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01 February 2012 @ 09:24 pm
Favorite Book of January - Kei's Gift  
I'm back with another post. This one is abut my January favorite book.
I managed to read 10 books this month (yey for that) but this one is by far the best.

Kei's Gift by Ann Somerville
(Goodreads link)

This one is the first book from the Darshian Tales series and, I should say, the best. Though there are 4 books in this series I only read the first 3. I don't care much about the characters in the 4th.

I've become interested in books about characters with special abilities and this one seemed a good start. There are lots of reasons why I love this book and why I recommend it.

First one is the world and setting Ann Somerville created. She managed to make it so believable and so real. The countries described are so different, their societies complete opposites. It kind of makes you think about the European and Asian societies a few hundred years ago. The people's mentalities, their behavior, the politics, the medicine and all the elements that create a nation's culture are so well outlined and described.

Then there are the characters. There's a lot of character development, Kei and Arman have to pass obstacles and lots of problems to become the persons they are at the end of the book.

The story goes smoothly and it's truly epic. Ann Somerville is an amazing writer. I should check some of her other books as well.

What is your January favorite?
yukisayukisa on February 2nd, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, I love that book as well! It has been some years since I read it, but I have it in fond memory! And It's funny, I also only read the first books (I don't actually remeber which volumes) becasue I also didn't care about the other charas!

What I also liked of Ann Somerville is "Different Senses" and "A Fluffy Tale"
❧ Olivia ☙colourful_light on February 2nd, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
The book is very good but form the 4th one I only read the end of Kei and Arman's story. The 2nd and the 3rd are about Arman's supposed son and the 4th about a character introduced in the 3rd book.

But what I like about this series is that we can still see Kei's and Arman's lives though they're not main characters anymore.

I should check your recommendations, I haven't read anything else from Ann Somerville.
Judith Bartholomewjoyfulljunebugg on August 17th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Just finished reading this book it was lovely the only thing I didn't like was the ending it was a deus ex machina that I really didn't see coming. I would of thought if they had that much power they would have had a better military system in place. =/