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Es pure in order to preserve the gift of magic that they believe the gods have magic that they believe the gods have them The series starts off simply and grows and complex as things are revealed There are many mysteries and not verybody is who they appear to be In this second book Lucian is pulled in so many different directions with his many responsibilities and concerns that I felt stressed out on his behalf The story which was already good really took off in this book It became harder and harder to put it downAs with the other books I ve read by Berg I really loved the characters and the story I
MENTIONED IN MY REVIEW OF THEin my review of the book that this duology is set in the same world and at around the same time as her Lighthouse duology Both duologies feature different characters but Campfire events in both books are at least partially influenced by some of the majorvents going
On In The World In Particular There Is A Warin the world In particular there is a war fought by the recently deceased king s sons as they ach strive to become the next kingThis series Sanctuary was written second but it would stand fine on its own so I think people could read them in whichever order they wanted Sanctuary nds chronologically before Lighthouse and I don t think it would at all spoil any of the major surprises from that series On the other hand knowing how things turned out in Lighthouse made it Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars easier to see through some of the deception toward thend of Sanctuary I did Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life enjoy seeing the small connections and revelations related to the first series though and they might have beenasier to appreciate in publication order Of the two Lighthouse was my favorite They were both great but I became Crazy Love especially attached to some of the characters in that first series I was also surprised by some of the twists in Lighthouse which may be odd because Sanctuary is arguably the twisty of the two Ash and Silver put Carol Berg on my list of authors to watch The world she creates is rich the plotxpansive and the magical and social systems intricate and complex Ash and Silver is the second book a series but it was the first book and indeed the only book by the author that I ve read I actually think the book may be Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society enjoyable without the context of the first The protagonist who goes by Greenshank is a paratus of the reclusive and mysterious Euites Cinere whose members must not only renounce all ties to the outside world butven their very memories of it I started the book very much like Greenshank utterly unaware of who he once was and what he had once done I think it made the slow reveal of his past far interesting and probably uite a bit less frustratingAs is clear from the first few pages Greenshank is a Very Special Person with a Very Special Role in the world despite his inability to remember the smallest bit of it He s also spectacular at almost verything he does If you re opposed to Chosen Ones this may be something of a trial but despite my general dislike of the trope I found myself captivated by the mystery and intrigue of the story The plot itself is slow paced and involves the slow intertwining of disparate threads plus various betrayals schemes plots and adventures Not all of it necessarily makes sense there was one bit in particular whose illogic niggled at me throughout the story but ven so I found the ventual resolution satisfyingview spoilerInek primarily Surely there was an asier way of telling Greenshank about his suspicions A way that might have you know actually worked I would suggest a conversation on the sea wall but hey there were plenty of other available options Getting yourself near dead by a charm in the hope that your student will miraculously regain his abilities and ven miraculously get a message via his art is rather baroue not to mention ineffective Also am I the only one to notice that Lucian contradicts himself within a few pages on his attitude towards drawing living people hide spoiler Carol Berg is one of my favorite fantasy authors and although I didn t love it uite as much as the first half of this duology Ash and Silver was a satisfying conclusion Though there were some interesting parts in the beginning it took a little while for this one to completely pull me in but once it did get going I couldn t put it down The characters world and the xploration of memory were all well done and made this a memorable read one of my favorites released in 2015Full Review Carol Berg does it again long a favorite on my favorites list Her development of characters settings and above all plot twists is nearly unrivaled in fantasy today Highly recommended 35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum year I had the pleasure of reading Dust and Light by Carol Berg It was my first xperience with her work and I was introduced to the wonderfully nticing world of the Sanctuary Duet I had a feeling things were just getting started for protagonist Lucian de Remeni so I ve been waiting on pins and needles for the seuel New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood ever sinceButven though Ash and Si. The safety of the arth and the future of the war riven kingdom of Navronne He just can’t remember how or why Fighting to unravel the mysteries of his power Lucian must trace threads of corruption that reach from the Pureblood Registry into the Order itself the truth hidden two centuries in the past and beyond the boundaries of the wor. The leap of faith reuire by this book is so Great That I Don T Think That I Ve Seen this book is so Great That I Don T Think That I Ve Seen I don t think that I ve seen done before let alone pulled off A character that you start off genuinely not liking all that much in the first book but who wins you over which may be becoming a hallmark of the author s has to be started off from scratch as a man who s lost his memory So not only do you have to be able to see the man he was the man he became the man who has been rased the man as he is rebuilt and manipulated in the rebuilding and the man he chooses ventually to be At the same timeThings got a bit too messy and last minute toward the nd and I found myself struggling to remember the ЯED events of the sister series But a bang up job and impressive handling on an impossible writing task I ve been waiting anxiously after thevents of DUST AND LIGHT to continue the series and finally I can know what happened to Lucian in ASH AND SILVERTurns out that his struggles in DUST were just the beginning It s been two years since the closing vents of DUST when Lucian was whisked away from the city after the devastating revelations he made about the Registry revelations that put his life and his sister s in danger He agrees to go to a refuge without really knowing what he was agreeing to It turns out to be Evanide an isolated citadel where men who can wield magic are molded into warriors His memory was wiped when he ntered so has no recollection of his past or The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs even his real name As the men of Evanide go through their training to become knights they are sent on missions that protect the weak and forward the cause of justiceOn Lucian s most recent mission he is visited by a woman who knows him and he is compelled to learn despite the lies he must tell to his senior officers Soon after he s brought in to the Knight Marshal s office to meet with Damon a Registry curator whose presence at Evanide causes Lucian nothing but trouble Damon has an unexplainable hold over the Marshal and despite being an outsider determines some of Lucian s missions Strangelynough these missions lead Lucian to two of the three brothers vying for the Navronne throne and which show him the horrible realities about the princes and the lengths they will take to obtain the throneI wish I could tell you about the story but it would mean spoilers and it s too awesome a story for me to give away what happensTold from Lucian s first person PoV he continues to be the honorable man who is willing to do the hard things necessary to do what s right Moreno even if it means risking his own life It sasy to admire Lucian s perseverance when it seems Monsieur Pain everyone is conspiring against him It s interesting to watch as he interacts with people and tries to discover their true motives sometimes his conclusions are right sometimes they aren t We see old friends from DUST as well as get to know new ones These characters all rotate around Lucian s central story however while we hear little about their background they aren t uninteresting and areasily identifiableAs in DUST and in her Collegia Magica series Carol Berg s worldbuilding is in top form The magic
Takes Center Stage Here She Deals With The Danae Faeriecenter stage here She deals with the Danae faerie their magic tied to the A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author earth and nature There s Lucian s dual bents bentan affinity for a particular kind of magic it s rare to have two and it s believed that people with dual bents go insane which because of their nature gives him the particular ability to travel between thisarth and the Danae home This book deals with the magic involved in combat compared to the magic in DUST that dealt with history and art We learn about how Lucian s magic is both a blessing and something others fear What he s learned at Evanide over the past two years has only made Lucian stronger both magically and physically and he uses What If everything he s learned to try to overcome all who would try to use him for their ownndsEvanide is the hub of all things that happen in ASH AND SILVER We learn about its structure and purpose Lucian considers it his home and a bastion of honor The outside world is in a state of chaos as the war of succession rages on his missions show us this chaos and it s asy to see that despite the hard training at the citadel why he considers it a refuge We learn about other cities including a central theme first shown in DUST and why the decisions of others reuire Lucian s helpThe story moves at a pace similar to DUST Despite action Berg s prose gives the action less power compared to others such as the flashy Brent Weeks This does not bother me I love how she weaves a story of twisty revelations self discoveries and mysterious motivations Pair that with her beautiful prose and ASH was a delight to read You could read ASH without having read DUST but I don t know why you d want to They are both worth the time and with this duet both done you can read one right after the otherRecommended Age 15 for comprehension than contentLanguage NoneViolence A fair amo. In Dust and Light national bestselling author Carol Berg returned to the world of the award winning Flesh and Spirit Now she continues the saga of a man whose past is veiled in shadows Ever since the Order of the Euites Cineré stole his memory his name and his heart thinking about the past makes Greenshank’s head ache After two years.
Carol Berg µ 3 summaryUnt of fighting some bloody deathsSex ReferencedFind this and other reviews at Elitistbookreviewscom A Few Words A few words this book Several years ago she wrote a duology about a young wastrel named Valen who is addicted to drugs and on the run from his family Obviously there is much there that resonates with me and the Lighthouse Duology became two of my favorite books ver Berg is one of those writers who likes to keep it fresh and The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good exciting much like Guy Gavriel Kay she completes a project and then starts over with a fresh world new characters a new system of magic and new challenges Never once did I think she would return to Navronne and to Valen Then a couple years ago she announced that she would indeed bexploring Navronne again in a companion seriesI have to admit that made me groan If there is one thing I like than falling in love with a character it is having the promise of books featuring said character A new duology set in Navronne but void of Valen It seemed a sort of torture There is room for about Valen the Supplemental Book ending of Breath and Bone seemed poised to be the perfect spring from which a new duet couldmergeAnd then I read Dust and LightLucian is the complete opposite of my favorite rampaging drug addict He never met a rule he didn t love to uphold he took his responsibilities seriously and he would never Hark! The Herald Angels Scream ever have repudiated his family as did Valen Lawful good types usually annoy me but there is something beautiful and pure about LucianThe world building though I am deeply amazed at how the two duets fit so seamlessly together The Sanctuary books Dust and Light and Ash and Silver fulfill the Lighthouse books and give them meaning nuance I don t know how she did this I really don t Maybe she had Lucian in mind all the while she wrote Valen Perhaps she knew the mysteries of the Sanctuary duet before sheven probed the mysteries of the Lighthouse Perhaps she is a geniusI miss my drug addict wastrel Valen but throughout Ash and Silver Lucian became the bravest man I have ver met Word is that she will one day return to Navronne to finish the story to have the unstoppable Valen meet immovable Lucian to see what happens when Order meets Disorder Until that day comes I think I will go ahead and reread all the books again to see if there are any connections I missed the first three times Come join me Read Dust and Light first or you re likely to be just as confused as Lucian is in this bookIn Ash and Silver we meet a postulant known only as Greenshank who s been in training for some time with the secretive Order of the Euites Ciner Knights of the Ashes All of their candidates for knighthood willingly submit to a magical procedure which suppresses all of their memory of personal identity allowing them to train and make decisions free of their former identity and deeds For their final confirmation a knight must decide whether to agree to let that past finally go continuing on solely as an instrument of justice or whether to return to their old life giving up instead all knowledge of the OrderBut Greenshank s case seems to be a little unusual Forces from both within and
WITHOUT THE ORDER SEEM TO HAVEthe Order seem to have kind of special interest in him What could be the common link that leads both politically inclined Registry officials and a lovely inhuman woman of the Dana to seek him out It is revealed to Greenshank that he was once Lucian de Remeni but without knowledge of the past what does that mean If corruption has infected the Euites Ciner the missing information is vulnerability rather than freedomAs always Carol Berg is xcellent At the dge of the astern sea the Fortress Evenide holds the Order of the Knights of the Ash Greenshank is a paratus one level below a knight and is working day and night to be deemed ready for promotion Greenshank is completely loyal to the Knights of the Ash in part because he has to be He has no memory of any life before two years ago when he was brought to the citadel Then one day returning from an assignment he is accosted by an otherworldly woman a Danae and she calls him Lucien de RemeniAsh and Silver is the second book in Carol Berg s SANCTUARY series I m not sure what to say about it Bidadari yang Mengembara except that if you have liked Berg s other work you will like this one Everything she does well is here against the backdrop once again of a plau Read More This was the second and final book in the Sanctuary duology I ve now read seven books by Carol Berg and I ve lovedvery one of them Why don t people I know talk about her books often I ll definitely read of them Red River Girl eventually after I ve made a dent in some of the other books on my list There are still so many authors whose books I ve never readThese books are told from the first person perspective of Lucian a young pureblood man who gets caught up in a web of deception and scheming centering on the purebloods and their leaders Purebloods are sorcerers and they believe it s important to keep their bloodlin. Of rigorous training he is almost ready tombrace the mission of the Order to use selfless magic to heal the troubles of Navronne But on his first assignment alone the past comes racing back threatening to drown him in conspiracy grief and murder He is Lucian de Remeni a sorcerer whose magical bents for portraiture and history threaten.