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  • Hardcover
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  • Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 9781442423763

10 thoughts on “Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

  1. says:

    Wow Where Durst has always placed her books at least partly in our world this is an otherworld fantasy where there are flying serpents made of unbreakable glass wolves made of sand and subsurface giant worms that live in salt Here the gods are vanishing and humans are in the midst of a great drought and famine blaming the vessels who are supp

  2. says:

    Creatively Vessel hits all the right notes Combining an intriguing premise a girl’s raised to be a vessel for her goddess but is instead abandoned by her deity and her tribe with a vividly stark desert landscape and plenty of moral uestions Sarah Beth Durst has certainly written one of the most highly original books I’ve ever read Yet at the same time the somewhat lacking characters and shallow plot really torpedoed what co

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    Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers REVIEW Ana's Take Thousands of years ago the people of the turtle made the desert their home

  4. says:

    35 stars I have mixed feelings about this book On one hand I really liked the story because it was uniue and thought prov

  5. says:

    Okay so what had happened was I wrote a very glowing review of this last year after I read it and apparently somewhere along the line it got deleted Couldn't tell you when as it was around the holidays that it would have gone up and who can focus on anything except yummy turkey dinners mmm gravy ugly holiday sweaters and family dramz around the holidays; all I know is that I went to link to it for something

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    I was surprised that this novel wasn’t aggressively marketed because it has all the elements necessary for a blockbuster in the book world I have been waiting for this novel for ages and it did not disappoint Liyana is an extremely likable protagonist and following her journey is exhilarating and thrilling at t

  7. says:

    How does she do it None of Sarah Beth Durst's books are remotely similar in topic or style yet they are all superb She's done middle grade fractured fairy tales contemporary vampire romance and now this gorgeous fa

  8. says:

    Do not let my three out of five rating deceive you this was a beautiful book and I enjoyed it immensely The world was rich in a mythology of its

  9. says:

    45 starsHoly crap this book is amazeballsI have no idea why this book hasn’t received hype than it did I mean there was a big rush of it when the cover first came out but then as the months went on the chatter died downAnd that cover Omg that cover Lemme salivate for a momentIt’s one of the most GORGEOUS COVERS EVER I

  10. says:

    35 On the day she was to die Liyana walked out of her family’s tent to see the dawn The people of the desert believe that every hundred years the godsdeities choose someone in their clans a human vessel to walk againLyana is the vessel of the Goat Clan but at her ceremony the goddess fails to appear That Is Not Good The goddess means WATER food and the life of the clan “It sickens me” Raan said “Killing people s

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E desert Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of herKorbyn is a god inside his vessel and a trickster god at that He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels The desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods But the journey is dangerous even w I was surprised that this novel wasn t aggressively marketed because it has all the elements necessary for a blockbuster in the book world I have been waiting for this novel for ages and it did not disappoint Liyana is an extremely likable protagonist and following her journey is exhilarating and thrilling at times The mythical world created by Durst is also fascinating with its different ecosystems tribes arts and religion The desert is almost a character in its own right and I believe Durst is able to accurately portray the harsh conditions in which people survive in the desertThe supporting characters are also well hewed with their own personalities and idiosyncrasies All the vessels are uniue but perhaps I most felt for the vessel whose name I can t remember and her struggle to live even when her soul is in danger of being consumed by the God living in her The mythology is also very well constructed with things being logical and fantastical see it s possible What I found really fascinating was the concept of ritual soul death that led to the emptying of the body thus vessel into which the God will pour themselves Korbyn the trickster God is the only one of the Gods who manages to correctly fill his vessel but I don t think the reader is able to forget at any time that the soul and body are different Korbyn is intriguing as Gods are wont to be and though he is much easier to understand than N K Jemisin s Gods he is still fey and fickleHis fascination with Liyana and her reciprocating his feelings has the air of a forbidden romance especially when you consider that Liyana is the vessel for Korbyn s true love Then you throw in a young Emperor trying to do his best in the circumstances for the people he rules a nefarious wizard magic and burgeoning feelings where there should be none Yes it is a rollercoaster journey I loved the ending I thought it was sufficiently postmodern and tuned in to contemporary expectations instead of traditional The only thing that detracted from the novel for me was that a very important character the prince could have been developed much than he was His interactions with several key characters needed building and depth That is just a personal thought and other readers may be uite satisfied by the way that relationship is built All in all I heartily recommend this fantasy It s very entertaining in all the good ways

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Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess She will dance and summon her tribe's deity who will inhabit Liyana's body and use magic to bring rain to the desert But when the dance ends Liyana is still there Her tribe is furious and sure that it is Liyana's fault Abandoned by her tribe Liyana expects to die in th Creatively Vessel hits all the right notes Combining an intriguing premise a girl s raised to be a vessel for her goddess but is instead abandoned by her deity and her tribe with a vividly stark desert landscape and plenty of moral uestions Sarah Beth Durst has certainly written one of the most highly original books I ve ever read Yet at the same time the somewhat lacking characters and shallow plot really torpedoed what could ve been a great book for meMy problem with the characters can pretty much be summed up in three words engaging empathy and development Liyana has a great story almost her whole life she s been raised as a vessel not expected to do anything except give her life so her goddess can take her body and use it to provide for her tribe but she never engaged me She s described as a practical character with a wry sense of humor but those moments are few and far between In the meantime she shows her practical side with some pretty mean feats of desert survival after she s left to her own devices but as a practical person she just does exactly what s necessary to live Sure she fights against the forces of the desert snakes and sand wolves heat and thirst but I never got a sense of the desperate struggle for survival that would ve drawn me to her story because she s so darn practical she has everything calmly taken care of almost as soon as the danger passesHer personal story too it could ve been deep and meaningful but it never goes anywhere How can anyone live knowing that her entire purpose in life is to die that her entire tribe depends on her to die just so her goddess can live That should ve been the central uestion in Vessel but instead Liyana s uest to find her goddess sucks so much air out of the story that her own personal feelings about her role remains one of resigned acceptance Maybe it s her practical character again but I couldn t empathize with her never got a sense that even a small part of her wanted to live The entire book turns on the morality of gods taking vessels and yet the driving character rather than weighing her life and her tribe s survival is just ok with the whole thing And as the story progresses as Liyana s confronted with differing points of view as situations put her in the position to judge the gods themselves she never has second thoughts That lack of development was just hugely disappointing for meActually a lot of other things are glossed over too The first half of the book is just Liyana and Korbyn going from tribe to tribe recruiting vessels to rescue their gods but like Liyana none of the other vessels feel like fully a formed character Sure Fennik s tough and dedicated to his god Pia s blind an excellent singer and even dedicated to her goddess while Raan s the rebel with the drinking problem who doesn t want to be a vessel wants to live but not only does the story feel really repetitive going from one tribe to the next Korbyn giving the same our gods have been kidnapped and we need your vessel to join us speech to the mistrusting chief of each tribe every time Fennik Pia and Raan never gave me the impression there was any to their characters than their dedication or sacrilege in Raan s case to their gods Rather they re all a single motivation each and free of second thoughts Only Korbyn really kept me reading not only because I m a huge fan of mischievous but generally well meaning trickster gods but because of his complicated relationship with Liyana and her goddess Bayla because he made the backstory of the gods and the world generally interesting with the myths and stories and because he s the only character god or mortal to really address the morality of taking vessels balancing the good of the vessel with the good of the tribeI thought the story would improve once the vessels gather and head off to save the gods but for me Vessel s second half is even underwhelming than its first Durst writes some pretty amazing scenes of the desert that s something she gets right but the villain of the story the Crescent Empire just failed to impress me Rather than being the rich magnificent or even militarily powerful realm like all the characters swear it is it came across to me as some vague amorphous political unit Leaving the desert was like a night and day moment because the setting immediately went from interesting to a blank canvas And the leader of this Empire the Emperor while I understood his motivations completely his reasons for doing what he did like many things about Vessel was just shallow and leads into one of the most convenient relationships I ve ever read The entire time I didn t feel like the conflict with the Empire had the same tight focus or level of detail as the journey through the desertDespite its uniue premise Vessel is a decidedly average fantasy for me Nothing about the characters made me particularly invested in their stories and what enthusiasm I had for the fairly imaginative desert scenes dropped off as the book leaves that interesting world behind The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, use magic to bring rain to the desert But when the dance ends Liyana is still there Her tribe is furious and sure that it is Liyana's fault Abandoned by her tribe Liyana expects to die in th Creatively Vessel hits all the right notes Combining an intriguing premise a girl s raised to be a vessel for her goddess but is instead abandoned by her deity and her tribe with a vividly stark desert landscape and plenty of moral The Asset (Wounded Warrior uestions Sarah Beth Durst has certainly written one of the most highly original books I ve ever read Yet at the same time the somewhat lacking characters and shallow plot really torpedoed what could ve been a great book for meMy problem with the characters can pretty much be summed Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, up in three words engaging empathy and development Liyana has a great story almost her whole life she s been raised as a vessel not expected to do anything except give her life so her goddess can take her body and Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible use it to provide for her tribe but she never engaged me She s described as a practical character with a wry sense of humor but those moments are few and far between In the meantime she shows her practical side with some pretty mean feats of desert survival after she s left to her own devices but as a practical person she just does exactly what s necessary to live Sure she fights against the forces of the desert snakes and sand wolves heat and thirst but I never got a sense of the desperate struggle for survival that would ve drawn me to her story because she s so darn practical she has everything calmly taken care of almost as soon as the danger passesHer personal story too it could ve been deep and meaningful but it never goes anywhere How can anyone live knowing that her entire purpose in life is to die that her entire tribe depends on her to die just so her goddess can live That should ve been the central The Ruminator uestion in Vessel but instead Liyana s Infamous uest to find her goddess sucks so much air out of the story that her own personal feelings about her role remains one of resigned acceptance Maybe it s her practical character again but I couldn t empathize with her never got a sense that even a small part of her wanted to live The entire book turns on the morality of gods taking vessels and yet the driving character rather than weighing her life and her tribe s survival is just ok with the whole thing And as the story progresses as Liyana s confronted with differing points of view as situations put her in the position to judge the gods themselves she never has second thoughts That lack of development was just hugely disappointing for meActually a lot of other things are glossed over too The first half of the book is just Liyana and Korbyn going from tribe to tribe recruiting vessels to rescue their gods but like Liyana none of the other vessels feel like fully a formed character Sure Fennik s tough and dedicated to his god Pia s blind an excellent singer and even dedicated to her goddess while Raan s the rebel with the drinking problem who doesn t want to be a vessel wants to live but not only does the story feel really repetitive going from one tribe to the next Korbyn giving the same our gods have been kidnapped and we need your vessel to join Comfort of a Man us speech to the mistrusting chief of each tribe every time Fennik Pia and Raan never gave me the impression there was any to their characters than their dedication or sacrilege in Raan s case to their gods Rather they re all a single motivation each and free of second thoughts Only Korbyn really kept me reading not only because I m a huge fan of mischievous but generally well meaning trickster gods but because of his complicated relationship with Liyana and her goddess Bayla because he made the backstory of the gods and the world generally interesting with the myths and stories and because he s the only character god or mortal to really address the morality of taking vessels balancing the good of the vessel with the good of the tribeI thought the story would improve once the vessels gather and head off to save the gods but for me Vessel s second half is even A Cowboy Christmas underwhelming than its first Durst writes some pretty amazing scenes of the desert that s something she gets right but the villain of the story the Crescent Empire just failed to impress me Rather than being the rich magnificent or even militarily powerful realm like all the characters swear it is it came across to me as some vague amorphous political Comfort of 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Ith a god’s help And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s taleThe closer she grows to Korbyn the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess But she has no choice she must die for her tribe to live Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate or a human girl can muster some magic of her ow How does she do it None of Sarah Beth Durst s books are remotely similar in topic or style yet they are all superb She s done middle grade fractured fairy tales contemporary vampire romance and now this gorgeous fantasy set in a desert world where the gods walk among the tribes Beautifully descriptive with an interesting theme of the morality of sacrifice both being sacrificed and accepting sacrifice I even liked the stories within the story This is my pet peeve when authors have someone tell a story and the story is stupid or doesn t work or the moral of the story doesn t make sense There s actually a YA author I cannot stand to read because storytelling figures prominently in their books and the stories are jarringly stupid But that is not the case here Sarah Beth s stories were great and truly enhanced the narrative You can tell that she both knows trickster tales and traditional folk tales and has her own innate sense of writing style Just a jewel of a novel

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