Snow Like Ashes

Snow Like Ashes

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior-and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather-she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she's scaling towers and fighting enemy soldiers just as she's always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn't go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics-and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. Sara Raasch's debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one's destiny.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062345790
0062345796
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 56 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Rudd, Kate
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Beatricksy Feb 14, 2018

I see your fantasy novel, with your big, sweeping ideas of war and freedom and chaos. I get it. But you missed the bullseye. The worldbuilding is too clumsy and feels dated (gender-based magic should probably not be a thing anymore; we've run that fantasy trope to the ground). The protagonist flounces from scene to scene like the most spoiled brat in existence despite being on the run from the other kingdoms. She crabs when she doesn't get her way despite the horrific situations happening to other people. First world problems indeed. I'm sorry you have to wear a dress and be diplomatic and maybe, just maybe, have an arranged marriage to a super sexy prince that you happen to like a lot anyway. Sorry. Your life is the worst. Even if most of your kingdom is in slavery, your life sucks the most. The second half of the book grows up considerably: the plot twists are a bit silly, and "rousing" speeches always sound stilted to me, but the stakes are decently high, and her snarky attitude comes and goes appropriately. Definitely avoid the audiobook at all costs: it's not a good production.

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