Sasha A Trial of Blood and Steel review ï 3

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Sasha A Trial of Blood and Steel review ï 3 ↠ Sasha turns her back on her regal heritage forsakes the life she could have as the princess in a rich kingdom and trains instead to be a powerful warrior fighting for the good of the people her father commands Sasha is a princess the like of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seE swordplay astonishes all who witness it But Sasha is still young untested in battle and often led by her rash temper In the complex world of Lenayin loyalties her defiant wilfulness is attracting the wrong kind of attention Lenayin is a land almost divided by its two faiths the Verenthane of the ruling classes and the pagan Goeren yai amongst whom Sasha now lives The Goeren yai w. I think I would have enjoyed the book better if Sasha was not the only woman with skill and intelligence for most of the book She is the sterotypical only woman who can do anything right Still good world building Strangely the best character is Sofy

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Sasha turns her back on her regal heritage forsakes the life she could have as the princess in a rich kingdom and trains instead to be a powerful warrior fighting for the good of the people her father commands Sasha is a princess the like of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seen before Spurning her royal heritage to be raised by the great warrior Kessligh her exuisit. It's intricate and hard to get into at first as the author throws a lot of world building and complex societies peoples and religions at you but I kept reading and was rewarded with an outsider princess who took up a warrior's training to bring her closer to a beloved brother When he was killed she stayed with it for his sake and for her own not realizing that by becoming the favored student of her father's former top general and counselor she has placed herself in the spot of a prophesied hero who will bring peoples together and raise downtrodden pagans from beneath the rule of their conuerors Throw in the battle between a harsh vigorous new monotheism and non human peoples who are beginning to come forward in response to word of this new hero and SASHA is a fascinating read that's left me hungry for The fight scenes are hard to follow and I mentioned the dumps of information about peoples politics and history Those are flaws that can be read past Parts of the fight scenes truly rock and the relationships between characters the flux of power between noble houses and a king who is halfway a monk with mixed loyalties for everyone make this an engrossing book

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Sasha A Trial of Blood and SteelOrship swordplay and honour and begin to see Sasha as the great spirit the Synnich who will unite them But Sasha is still searching for what she believes and must choose her side carefully When the Udalyn people the symbol of Goeren yai pride and courage are attacked Sasha will face her moment of testing How will she act Is she ready to lead Can she be the saviour they need her to. Joel Shepherd's “Sasha” Pyr 16 514 pages is simply a tremendously satisfying fantasy that is a winner on pretty much all countsThe Australian author has started a new tetraology with “Sasha” called A Trial of Blood and Steel and it’s set on the typical pre industrial world but with limited magic Since there are three other books to come and Shepherd’s intricate plots depend as much on political and economic issues as on interpersonal relationships it takes him a while to set the scene But once through the exposition “Sasha” is just my kind of book Complex action packed realistic and unpredictable The heroine is literally a warrior princess young stubborn and due to her mastery of an unfamiliar discipline and her physical gifts all but unbeatable with the sword Political considerations have marginalized her however but the many competing forces – from religion to racism from greed to a lust for power – drag her back into the mixI enjoyed “Sasha” as much as any book I’ve read recently and was disappointed when I finished it Volume two can’t come soon enough