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Book Title: Fortune and Fate|
The author of the book: Sharon Shinn
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Date of issue: August 25th 2009
ISBN 13: 9780441017751
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Reader ratings: 7.8
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Surprise!!! This Fifth Installment of the Twelve Houses series has turned out to be my favourite, though I loved Books 1-4 before.
This book, this book ....
It was the perfect read for me: I loved every page. I wanted to finish it in one reading and yet I kept stopping so that I didn't finish. :) It ended too soon anyway.
It was actually a makeover story and I am a sucker for makeover stories.
Former King's Rider Wen, leaving Ghosenhall after King Baryn's death and trying to deal with her demons (survivor's guilt & having failed) finds her way to Fortunault lands. She inadvertently saves young Karryn Fortunault, to-be-marlady of the land, and agrees to build a guard for her upon her guardian's request. Good thing too, as it seems, someone wants Karryn dead to seize power for themselves.
In the meantime, Cammon, consort to Queen Amalie, decides to tour the Southern houses to see how the land lies, in company of his closest friends.
First the 2 stories run in parallel, switching POVs, and toward the end they become intertwined.
It is good to learn what exactly happened after the war the Southern houses waged on the Crown (that was a kind of question mark for me at the end of Reader and Raelynx ). It is lovely to meet the circle of friends again.
But surprisingly -for me- the most satisfactory storyline was Wen's: how she is building up the guard, how her relationship with the guardsmen/women, with Karryn, with Jasper (uncle/guardian to Karryn) is developing. How she finally learns to forgive herself and puts her demons to rest. How the world in general is put to rights again.
I found it so easy to relate to Wen as a character. I loved her loyalty, determination, bravery & her vulnerability.
I just did not want the story to end and would happily read a 6th/7th installment to this series any day.
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Read information about the authorI’ve been writing stories and poems since I was eight years old. My first poem was about Halloween: "What is tonight? What is tonight?/Try to guess and you’ll guess right." Perhaps this inauspicious beginning explains why it took me till I was in my thirties to sell a novel. It occurred to me early on that it might take some time and a lot of tries before I was able to publish any of my creative writing, so I pursued a degree in journalism at Northwestern University so I’d be able to support myself while I figured out how to write fiction.
I’ve spent most of my journalism career at three trade and association magazines—The Professional Photographer (which, as you might guess, went to studio and industrial photographers), DECOR (which went to frame shop and art gallery owners), and BizEd (which is directed at deans and professors at business schools). My longest stint, seventeen years, was at DECOR. Many people don’t know this, but I’m a CPF (Certified Picture Framer), having passed a very long, technical test to prove I understood the tenets of conservation framing. Now I write about management education and interview some really cool, really smart people from all over the world.
I mostly write my fiction in the evenings and on weekends. It requires a pretty obsessive-compulsive personality to be as prolific as I’ve been in the past ten years and hold down a full-time job. But I do manage to tear myself away from the computer now and then to do something fun. I read as often as I can, across all genres, though I’m most often holding a book that’s fantasy or romance, with the occasional western thrown in. I’m a fan of Cardinals baseball and try to be at the ballpark on opening day. If I had the time, I’d see a movie every day of my life. I love certain TV shows so much that knowing a new episode is going to air that night will make me happy all day. (I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan, but in the past I’ve given my heart to shows all over the map in terms of quality: "Knight Rider," "Remington Steele," "Blake’s 7," "Moonlighting," "The Young Riders," "Cheers," "Hill Street Blues," "X-Files," "Lost," "Battlestar Galactica"...you can probably fill in the gaps. And let’s not forget my very first loves, "The Partridge Family," "Here Come the Brides" and "Alias Smith & Jones.")
I don’t have kids, I don’t want pets, and all my plants die, so I’m really only forced to provide ongoing care for my menagerie of stuffed animals. All my friends are animal lovers, though, and someone once theorized that I keep friends as pets. I’m still trying to decide if that’s true.
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