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StarbornDeath and destruction will bar her wayKyndra's fate holds betrayal and salvation but the journey starts in her small village On the day she comes of age she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony ending centuries of tradition So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community Kyndra is blame. I didnt realise this was an adult fantasy when I reuested it I dont read much of that genre because I find the pace to be too slow for me However the pace in Starborn wasnt too bad My main issue was not having much motivation to pick it up which affected my reading pace Some parts were vague Important uestions werent asked and important elements were ignored This books strongest asset was the world and the magic system The addition of the steampunk elements was also a nice surpriseSadly I wasnt completely invested in the characters So many of the characters and scenes made me angry Not all of them bad Some parts were suppose to make me angry but it did make it harder for me to enjoy the story and like the characters I didnt agree with a lot of their decisions For example going into a room for no reason after she was told not to was pretty stupid The main character seemed clueless and her denial got frustrating I like my protagonists to be a bit resourceful and cunning I liked the main characters friendship with Iri and how the other friendships developped but I would have liked to see them explored I probably should have read the dreams carefully but I started skimming them because they just confused me At times the plot felt aimless without a clear direction but there was some entertaining and intense moments I thought about giving examples for the issues I had but I wanted to keep this review spoiler free since the title itself is kind of spoilery I liked the ending and I do want to know what happens next but I doubt Ill read the seuel The characters just werent for me but Im sure other readers will connect with them than I didreceived in exchange for an honest review

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Starborn free read Á 6 Ý ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Starborn Author Lucy Hounsom – Death and destruction will bar her wayKyndra's fate holds betrayal and salvation but the journey starts in her small village On the day she comes of age she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony e Death and destruction will bar her wayKyndraD She fears for her life until two strangers save her by wielding powers not seen for an age powers fuelled by the sun and the moonTogether they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris And here Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past showing war and one man's terrifying response She'll learn in the c. This debut epic fantasy caught my attention because of the premise There are a few familiar tropes like a protagonist with a different magical gift and visions but the approach to magic is uniue and interestingThe opening coming of age ceremony in which the members of the community are assigned their future positions for life is a little overly reminiscent of YA dystopian novels but the story swiftly moves on as Kyndra having accidentally broken the sacred Relic an object used to divine the future is outcast by her fellow townspeople when a storm hits her town She's rescued by two strangers who might be able to give her answers about the odd visions that have plagued her since the ceremonyThe story is plot driven at first and the pace initially moves slowly so it took me a little longer to get into Kyndra's story because her motivations are largely based on where the plot happens to be moving and she doesn't ask some obvious uestions The plot itself lacks focus sometimes and there are uite a few side characters whose motives come across as muddled It seems strange that Kyndra's visions are ignored for a large part of the book while certain events seemed odd and inconsistent I think if the characterisation had been stronger I'd have felt invested in her uestWith that being said the worldbuilding is the strongest aspect of the story with plenty of uniue touches to build a vivid picture of the world and its history Some readers might find the level of detail slows down the pace but the narrative kept me engaged and entertained and the complex and detailed fantasy world provides a strong foundation for the rest of the series

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Ity's subterranean chambers amongst fanatics and rebels But first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magicIf she survives the ordeal she'll discover a force greater than she could ever have imagined But could it create as well as destroy And can she control it to right an ancient wro. ARC copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis is an enjoyable fantasy somewhere between a pure adventure and an epic The world building was well done and evocative managing to conjure images of something like middle earth mixed with medieval England with a few almost steam punk elements and an interesting magic system It does travel the well worn treads of a young person of ordinary descent suddenly finding out that they have a birthright which shapes their world view anew however it tackles this in a fresh engaging way not merely resorting to tired tropes The plot may contain few surprises for dedicated fantasy fans but it is nevertheless an entertaining journeyI found the characterization a bit spotty none of them really stood out for me although I liked a few of them well enough A few characters might have benefited from greater exposition whilst others could have done with less as they didn't really add anything Kyndra was a puzzle in this regard; one moment she has agency and the next she doesn't and things just happen to her while she passively thinks about them I did like her but I can't say I really connected with her There was no great strength or great flaw nothing to really get a grip on The pace could have done with variation It wasn't too slow or too fast but it was pretty much the same throughout Which is fine if you want to follow an epic adventure slightly removed from the action but I like to be a bit closer to the characters I'm reading I was pulled back to read the book not out of a need to know what happened next but out of a desire to visit that world again If you can have 'ideas fantasy' then this is probably a good example at one stage almost all the supporting characters and conseuently the choices they represent are uniformly horrible However this does call into uestion the responsibilities of power the habit of clinging to outmoded beliefs and systems and the effects of segregation even the psychology behind the latterIt may not have had me on the edge of my seat but I would definitely look out for book two uiet slower fantasy is good if it is done well and this is