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SUMMARY Tarnished City FREE READ · Tarnished City They know And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King the country’s darkest hour approaches Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost So who will pay the price. 455 TARNISHED CITY is an amazing follow up to last year s GILDED CAGE In fact I think I liked this one just a little bit Even though I see this listed and shelved as YA it s much darker than most YA I ve tried which admittedly is not a lot because it s usually too angst y for me In this case however the author nixes a lot of the extraneous stuff and focuses on the characters and the intricately plotted story It took me a little while to get back into the flow it s been just over a year since I ve visited this world but once I did I was so happy to be there There s no real re cap which I appreciated I feel that if an author s characters are strong enough they should come back without my having to be reminded and these certainly did There s a big cast here and the characters refer to other characters using the names by which they know them sometimes resulting in 2 or 3 different names for a person depending upon the point of view at the timeI noted that a lot of what is going on in this book is going on in the real world right now Perhaps not slavery exactly those with no Skill must serve 10 years as a slave but classism against those born with no Skill and the increasingly outspoken attitudes and acceptance of those with racist views It comes all the way up to the sanction of violence against those who disagree or who dare to stand up against those in power I guess I m trying to say that it s obvious to me that the author knows what she s talking about as far as how the story relates to the world today and it s downright scary I feel like I needed to make these points but now that I have I want to say how much I loved this tale I loved the characters they re well drawn and oh so human They aren t perfect in fact many of them are downright horrible people but they re fun to read about The machinations and the conniving going on rival that in any adult fantasy that I ve read with the added bonus of not having to wait 5 years for the next book I say BRAVO Vic James You ve created a compelling fun and interesting world populated with deep complicated characters and I can t wait to come back to it once again Highly recommended Thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the e ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback This is it Chancey of the Maury River just a little bit Even though I see this listed and shelved as YA it s much darker than most YA I ve tried which admittedly is not a lot because it s usually too angst y for me In this case however the author nixes a lot of the extraneous stuff and focuses on the characters and the intricately plotted story It took me a little while to get back into the flow it s been Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular just over a year since I ve visited this world but once I did I was so happy to be there There s no real re cap which I appreciated I feel that if an author s characters are strong enough they should come back without my having to be reminded and these certainly did There s a big cast here and the characters refer to other characters using the names by which they know them sometimes resulting in 2 or 3 different names for a person depending upon the point of view at the timeI noted that a lot of what is going on in this book is going on in the real world right now Perhaps not slavery exactly those with no Skill must serve 10 years as a slave but classism against those born with no Skill and the increasingly outspoken attitudes and acceptance of those with racist views It comes all the way up to the sanction of violence against those who disagree or who dare to stand up against those in power I guess I m trying to say that it s obvious to me that the author knows what she s talking about as far as how the story relates to the world today and it s downright scary I feel like I needed to make these points but now that I have I want to say how much I loved this tale I loved the characters they re well drawn and oh so human They aren t perfect in fact many of them are downright horrible people but they re fun to read about The machinations and the conniving going on rival that in any adult fantasy that I ve read with the added bonus of not having to wait 5 years for the next book I say BRAVO Vic James You ve created a compelling fun and interesting world populated with deep complicated characters and I can t wait to come back to it once again Highly recommended Thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the e ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback This is it

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SUMMARY Tarnished City FREE READ · Tarnished City R grip on a turbulent Britain brother and sister face a fight greater than their own New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation leaving Abi and Luke uestioning everything – and everyone –. Second books in a trilogy are always tough to review This one in particular really has me staring at my computer screen with no idea what to type It doesn t make things easier that I liked it but also didn t at the same timeThe concept set up in the first book is intriguing as it blends fantasy and dystopian fiction Set in modern day Britain magic rules everything A very small percent of people are Euals who wield magic while the rest of people are commoners All commoners are reuired to give up 10 years of enforced slavelife and serve Euals This work can be anything from serving in the home of an Eual which is considered lucky to working in one of the slavetowns where conditions are worse and you could be in the factories Regardless you give up all basic human rights while servingThrough multiple perspectives you get a clear view of this world from all angles In the seuel things pick up just after the events in Gilded Cage It did take me a few chapters to truly remember all the details of that ending so it was a bit confusing at first The problem with this seuel is that the story drags here There are parts that I found exciting More specificallyLuke s condemnation Besides that the political aspects slowed down here There wasn t as much action or revelations It didn t feel like the world was expanded on at all I ll still be reading the third book to get the conclusion of the series but this one definitely suffered from second book syndrome

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SUMMARY Tarnished City FREE READ · Tarnished City A corrupted city A dark dream of powerLuke is a prisoner condemned for a murder he didn’t commit Abi is a fugitive desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind But as the Jardines tighten thei. On sale now 45 stars Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Tarnished City the second book in Vic James s DARK GIFTS YA fantasy series is a hard hitting novel that picks right up where Gilded Cage left off without any infodumping to remind the reader what happened in the first book In this alternate version of our world England is controlled by a minority group the ironically named Euals who have magical powers and brutally use them to enforce their rule on everyone who isn t magically skilled The heaviest burden is the slavedays a ten year period that each ordinary person is reuired to spend serving at the whim of the Euals In Gilded Cage here s your warning of some spoilers for that book the Hadley family decided to serve their slavedays together hoping to work them out on the Jardine estate in relative comfort But the experience has turned disastrous in only a few months Their teenage son Luke is now a prisoner of the sadistic Lord Crovan accused of murdering a prominent Eual Older daughter Abigail is a fugitive on the run and the Hadley parents have been sent to the industrial slavetown Millmoor conveniently removing them from the action The youngest daughter Daisy remains with the Jardines as a babysitter for the baby daughter of their eldest son Gavar Jardine Tarnished City like Gilded Cage shifts between the viewpoints of several characters Its primary focus is on the teenage siblings Luke and Abi Luke now wearing Lord Crovan s magical golden slave collar is helicoptered to a remote estate in Scotland where the worst political prisoners are given over to Crovan s sadistic control Luke is terrified of the mental and physical torture for which Crovan is infamous but what actually happens at the inescapable Eilean D chais is something he had never imagined Abi heads to the south of England to find the revolutionaries including some sympathetic Euals that her brother Luke had previously been working with Her hope and goal is to rescue Luke with their assistance But Tarnished City also follows the viewpoints of a few key Euals the oldest son and Jardine heir Gavar a playboy who is beginning to take life seriously and is finding himself at odds with his father s plans to control England Javar s fianc e Bouda an ambitious young woman who will do almost anything to increase her own power and the youngest Jardine brother Silyan an immensely gifted Eual who is following his own mysterious agendaLife is chaotic and holds unforeseen twists for all of these characters and others The odds against the commoners and their few Eual allies are nearly overwhelming in the face of the immense magical powers of the Euals Vic James uses this setting to examine the ills of slavery and humanity s tendency to abuse powerThe truth was everyone in Britain wore a collar they couldn t see Millions of people unuestioningly obeying the Euals Slaving for ten years in appalling conditions Subject to rulers they couldn t choose or criticize Confined to a country they couldn t leave until their days were done And accepting it all as normal Better to wear a collar you could see That way you never forgot Tarnished City is a darker YA Fantasy focusing on a culture of modern slavery that leads to foreseeable results including murder and public executions torture both physical and psychological profound betrayal and hinted at sexual assaultJames s characters are complex and do unexpected things After two books I still haven t figured out the end game for some key characters and whether they re trustworthy or not which adds a great element of suspense and intrigue Two characters in particular undergo shocking shifts in their behavior and outlook heading in opposite directions from where they started In both cases it improves the plot tremendously although the shift in characterization is so profound it left me with the sneaking suspicion that James had a change of heart and plans after writing Gilded Cage possibly in response to some criticism of one particular plotline view spoilerthe romance between Jenner Jardine and Abi which was inherently uneual hide spoiler


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