Rhapsody[ Bearbeiten Quelltext bearbeiten ] Rhapsody ist die Protagonistin. Nachdem sie an ihrem Trotz der vielen schlechten Erfahrungen ist sie eine sehr naive und gutherzige Person. Achmed[ Bearbeiten Quelltext bearbeiten ] Der Bruder von allen, aber verwandt mit keinem. Achmed ist neben Grunthor der einzige Freund, der Rhapsody von der alten Welt noch geblieben ist. Er vertraut, abgesehen von seinen zwei Freunden aus der alten Welt, keinem.
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Recommends it for: Romance-novel loving Faire-Goers. Recommended to Jocelyn by: Amy Shelves: fantasy The good: This book is very well plotted - in fact the series is very well plotted. The overall story was gripping.
I think I saw that the author is a musician, and used music theory to help structure the book. The heroine consistently is the one moving the plot forward, and is clearly the hero, all men are rescued by her and not the other way around. Girl power! The bad: The writing and characterization of the The good: This book is very well plotted - in fact the series is very well plotted.
The bad: The writing and characterization of the people in the book was pretty terrible. And the way the men reacted to Rhapsody to a man - hah hah was absurd. The transitions in characterization were awkward at best and totally absent at worst.
The Ugly: Oh, the word choices. Oh, the terrible dialog. In this land, if something is "very", it is always "more fill in the blank than you can imagine. Etc, etc, ad nauseum. The descriptions I ended up skip-ping over loads of stuff and just reading the dialog because I did want to know what happened, the bones of the story and the plotting are really good , and I noticed that this author has the same problem with scenes - every little detail of every little action is related.
Hayden wrote it all down. In short, Hemingway would choke on these three books, and would glad of his impending death rather than finish the series.
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Recommends it for: Romance-novel loving Faire-Goers. Recommended to Jocelyn by: Amy Shelves: fantasy The good: This book is very well plotted - in fact the series is very well plotted. The overall story was gripping. I think I saw that the author is a musician, and used music theory to help structure the book.
Plot[ edit ] Fourteen-year-old Gwydion is transported into a nearly one and one half millennia distant past to the Isle of Serendair by the mysterious Meridion. They want to marry, yet when Gwydion goes to propose, he is taken back to his own time by Meridion. The devastated Emily runs away from home in search of him. Rhapsody, lives in the town of Easton. A former prostitute, she studies to become a Namer and Singer, a profession which gives her semi-magical abilities. When she is pursued by the underlings of her former client Michael, who is obsessed with her, Rhapsody tries to enlist help of two Firbolg , accidentally renaming one of them, a ruthless assassin then called The Brother to Achmed the Snake. Against her will, she is forced by Achmed and his friend Grunthor to accompany them on a journey through the center of the Earth, along the root of Sagia, the Holy Tree.