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CHARACTERS The Wolf of Oren-yaro î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ In a nation of lost glory and fallen cities mad dragons run amok and warlords bristle under the guise of peace Now a woman must stop the ruin she helped create but how do you fight what you are fated to failI murdered a man and made my husband leave the nighHer to meet with him across the sea An assassination attempt interrupts Talyien's uest for reconciliation sending the ueen struggling in a strange and dangerous land With betrayals in every twist and turn she is forced to enlist the help of a con artist to survive and save her husband from the clutches of those who would seek to use him for their gain if he would let he. Thrilling and touching a personal tale with the scope of kingdomsI thoroughly enjoyed this book It was a refreshing change of pace for me from the military sword and sorcery or urban fantasy I usually read reminding me of the introspective narrative feel of The Goblin Emperor which I loved but with action which I greatly appreciated Villoso can weave a yarn and make us care in a way I haven't experienced in a very long time Read it and weep and cheer at the same time

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K The shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves that nearly tore her nation apart her marriage to Rayyel the son of her father's rival spoke of peaceful days to comeBut all storybooks must end Rayyel's sudden departure before their reign began created fractures that left the land as divided as everYears later Talyien receives a message from Rayyel urging. I found KS Villoso on reddit a year or so ago I believe on one of the self promo threads they post from time to time I clicked on her name on Goodreads and found that she was from the Philippines and writes character driven epic fantasy It's so rare when I stumble upon a non western female authored epic fantasy story I knew I had to check it out I did not leave disappointed Jaeths Eye had some of the best world building I had read in a long time and the characters were endearing and fresh Jaeth's Eye is a book that rewards patience For the first half of the book you're not sure entirely what's going on and how everything connects This is done intentionally and I do want to say that it comes together in the end so nicely it's totally worth it That being said I would recommend this book over Jaeth's Eye for new readers of KS Villoso I mean this in the best possible way though This book is far 'accessible' than Jaeth's Eye because it was written very differently Jaeth's Eye throws a lot of names of people places and gods at you very uickly and it's also multi pov It's one of those books that drops you into a fully realized world without explaining much outright With Wolf of Oren yaro it's a much gentle introduction to the world there is still a great amount of world building that makes it stand out among the books I've read this year but it's not as dense and as intimidating as it can be in Jaeth's Eye And now I'll get to the actual review  Long review is long Plot The book starts out with the coronation of the new ueen of Jin sayeng but this isn't a happy occasion There are no celebrations or festivities it's a tense and brooding affair with no smiles The ueens husband ran off the night before she was to be crowned and the whole deal was their betrothal was uniting two warring houses of Jin sayeng without him there could be many problems The coronation goes through anyway since this was part of the pact signed long ago these two had been betrothed at birth and they had been married and had a son but even here there's very little joy The prince isn't an emotional person he's rather distant and aloof and there had been problems in their relationship for a while He wasn't faithful to her during their betrothal and it helped spread a lot of unkind rumors about the ueen and their engagement After he leaves she doesn't hear from him in 5 years and ruling alone has proved to be an enormous challenge The warlords of her realm are always on edge and always ready to go to war The rumors spread about her have gotten worse over the years and she's known as The Bitch ueen They say her cruel and sarcastic nature drove off the prince into someone elses arms because she's that cold and terrible She's not though she's actually one of the fascinating characters I've read about in a long time She definitely is sarcastic but it's used as a shield than a weapon unless provoked She receives a letter from him asking her to join him in a foreign city to discuss things she's advised not to go but she does it anyway thinking that if the people heard the prince reached out and she snubbed him that she would be accused of wanting the power all to herself Things go very badly at the meeting assassins were sent and she finds herself running through the city after being stabbed and wakes up in a very precarious situation The rest of the plot is her trying to find her footing on foreign soil figure out who is sending assassins and why where her husband is and what his involvement was with the assassinations Final Score 8510 Characters This story was told in first person by the ueen of Jin Sayeng ueen Talyie Tali She's one of the most interesting ueen POV's I've read she's incredibly dedicated to her country and her duty She's strong but not cutthroat she has a sense of justice but not really for vengeance I think her most endearing uality is her unending sarcasm it's not overdone but it's sprinkled throughout the book in all the right ways She has a deeply complex relationship with her husband and I find it amazing how dedicated she is to trying to make it work despite how horrible he's been to her I am NOT a fan of this guy at all I kind of kept hoping he'd die so she could run off and be happy with someone else Depite that reading about her backstory with him and why she's so persistant was really fascinating Khine is probably my favorite character in the book outside of Tali he's a con artist on the street who helps Tali out of some bad situations You never really know what his deal is he's being nice but why He doesn't know who she is so his motives remained unclear for a while Final Score 910World Building Trying to go into world building with a series like the Argates series or this new Bitch ueen series is tough there's SO MUCH Everything about the different locations and countries in this world have their own flavor Everything from the way the palaces tend their gardens their dress their food so much food in this book it made me hungry to the way the servants dressed and wore their makeup Both of these series are so well detailed they are great examples of how to make a living breathing world Dragons are a thing Tali's ancestors used to ride dragons but it's become a lost art The legends say that the dragons were intelligent and tameable but the dragons that are known to the world today are aggressive and terrible monsters with little to no intelligence Agan is the 'magic' of this world mages are mentioned in the book but they really don't come into play all that much Mages and magic aren't embraced in Jin sayeng instead children who are afflicted are sent away or drowned Tali doesn't know whether those rumors are true or not but she would never sanction the drowning of kids Mages are openly accepted in other parts of the world however and there was an interesting discussion about it between the ueen and a foreign noble Final Score 1010PacingWritingTone The pacing of this book will vary from person to person largely dependent on if you are a plot person or a character person This book is very character driven so if you need a lot of action scenes or mage battles this isn't that For anyone who enjoys something like The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet I urge you to try this The tone isn't the same and there's much plot than Angry Planet but the character building is what makes the book go from good to great The tone is somewhat bleak actually The ueen gets betrayed a lot and she doesn't always know by who and she's walking around on foreign territory so it's all about anxiety inducing for the character she's almost always on the run from something or someone This was an ARC so I know the editing isn't done yet so I'm actually going to omit this for now and rank this book out of 50 instead of 60 Pacing Final Score 810Originality I've seen a lot of house politic books before but not one with this sort of spin on it where a wife is trying to find a princeking who threw away everything at the last moment Reading about a ueen who's trying to rule alone without a King is also rather uncommon for me The world building is also extensive and uniue Final Score 810 Audience For people who like character driven storiesFor people who like female pov'sFor people who like betrayal and backstabbing fuckeryNot for people who don't like cursing For people who like extensive world building For people looking for spins on house rivalries For people who like first person writing For people who like single pov Final Score 4350 or 8710 

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The Wolf of Oren yaroIn a nation of lost glory and fallen cities mad dragons run amok and warlords bristle under the guise of peace Now a woman must stop the ruin she helped create but how do you fight what you are fated to failI murdered a man and made my husband leave the night before they crowned meBorn under the crumbling towers of Oren yaro ueen Talyien's life unfolded like a storyboo. UPDATE 199 Kindle US 1112045 stars I effing loved it Read it yourself to decide don’t ask me I’m not your mind 😉Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾