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The Crystal Desert #2020

The Crystal Desert THE CRYSTAL DESERT is the third book in the Guardian Cycle a sweeping fantasy epic from one of the best new storytellers in the genre Terrel s destiny is far from clear In exile from his home he jou

  • Title: The Crystal Desert
  • Author: Julia Gray
  • ISBN: 9781841490939
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Crystal Desert By Julia Gray, THE CRYSTAL DESERT is the third book in the Guardian Cycle, a sweeping fantasy epic from one of the best new storytellers in the genre.Terrel s destiny is far from clear In exile from his home, he journeys through a hostile world, with only the spirits from an earlier life and his instincts to guide him.Having crossed two oceans, Terrel finds himself in Misrah A harsh anTHE CRYSTAL DESERT is the third book in the Guardian Cycle, a sweeping fantasy epic from one of the best new storytellers in the genre.Terrel s destiny is far from clear In exile from his home, he journeys through a hostile world, with only the spirits from an earlier life and his instincts to guide him.Having crossed two oceans, Terrel finds himself in Misrah A harsh and barren desert land, survival there is a daily struggle for its nomadic tribes But Misrah is also a place of many wonders, where superstition is as important as the constant search for water For Terrel, his magical talents may be all that can save him And lead him one step closer to discovering the truth of the mysterious prophecies in the Tindaya Code For information on this or any other Orbit book, visit the Orbit website at worbitbooks

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    1. I ve always thought that Julia Gray s greatest strength in writing is her skill with worldbuilding, and it s very much evident in this book Here we have Terrel seeing a land and people unlike any he s ever known, a desert dwelling nomadic tribe If the people he met in the previous book were strange to him, well, they have nothing on the people of Misrah The culture was obviously heavily inspired by traditional Arabic peoples, though artistic license was obviously taken.The greatest detriment to [...]

    2. I was really disappointed by this book, given that I loved the first two in the series It s main downfall was that it was pretty much the same as the 2nd book the jasper forest The way it was set out was pretty much the same, except instead of moving to be with a new group of people in the 2nd half, Terrel is with the same people Although the setting was different, the basic plot was the same as the 2nd book.I really had to force myself to finish this book, which is tragic because, as I said, I [...]

    3. Normally a writer needs a balance between description and plot to carry a novel I usually go for novels with description and less plot, because it creates of a sense of immediacy for me A good use of description can create an almost tactile experience for the reader Gray, I m referring to the author as Gray for convenience here, in spite of the fact that it s two people , breaks with the mold by plunging the reader into the deep end of the story, without going into a lot of background In spite [...]

    4. I m not sure why I like this serie so much so far.The main characters are one sided, not much progression to them even after 3 books, and the plot is thinBut I must admit that the countries landscapes she describes in these books are fun And the people living in these landscapes fit very well within their environment.So once again we get Terrel walking around a new continent, trying to fulfill is bargain with the Ancient from the first book He is travelling across a desert with a tribe of nomads [...]

    5. I didn t like this book too much It was too similar to the second one In both these books, the first part deals with Terrel getting himself familiar with certain group of people and their customs, eventually becoming a full member of their community The second part of the book is where he meets the elemental and has to fix certain things to continue his quest.The story was predictable As soon there was a mention of the lost city in the desert and the Great race, I knew that Terrel will find the [...]

    6. Superb middle book in this series It estabilishes a new layer of confindence in the main hero Terrels confindence and that of his companions especially that of Alyssa The books sees our heroes journeying in one form or another to the land of Misrah, which is a country ravaged by desert with all the comforts that comes with The character yet again strike you as as real with all the strengths and frailties that you would expect The way they overcome the challenges they face is handled very well an [...]

    7. Terrel s journey leads him farther and farther from home Foretold by prophecy, he joins the Toma tribe as a healer, seeking the cause for a great plague that has descended on the world, and the mysterious disappearances of water.The nomadic culture of the desserts proves a delightful change of pace from the standard fantasy I really enjoy that each novel carries it s own unique story and setting while maintaining an overarching theme with the rest of the series.

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