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The brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries and help topple the palaces of Symir But she is torn between her new friends and her duties. I can t read this It sounded great so great I spent wasted one of my precious 2011 book buying slots on it don t ask Or do if you want a long explanation The setting is interesting seems like there is a political intrigue plot and the tone of the story overall reminded me a bit of early Flewelling All of these are good things for me But the writing was driving me mad till I finally decided to just uit and go read something elseProbably it s me not the author lots of people seem to have been able to process the writing on this book Me I just had to reread paragraph after paragraph to make sure who a pronoun refers to or if the strange made up word is one that already has been referred to or is a place in the map or what on earth it means It was almost a chore to read this since

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Symir the Drowning City home to exiles and expatriates pirates and smugglers And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial governmentFor Isyllt Iskaldur necromancer and spy. well it started okay this review will be rather short and lame because honestly the good parts of the novel were fairly short and the rest was rather lame the first third starts out well and i was willing to suspend any criticism of the surprisingly weepy protagonist because the atmosphere was wonderfully evoked and the protagonist s profession a necromancer who is also a rebellion fomenting spy is fascinating The Drowning City itself is an absorbing place and the freuent use of magic was well done learned magic is separated into various arts and seem to also be based around various elements as well as charms that non mages can use the supernatural is also present in a wide variety of beasties spirits and ghosts especially ghosts the confusion and irritation started coming during

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And the longer she stays in this monsoon drenched city the intrigue she uncovers even the dead are plotting As the waters rise and the dams crack Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to sav. Again I wish Goodreads had a slightly granular rating system because this novel is a very solid 35Amanada Downum s debut is of everything than I was honestly expecting strongly executed vividly described willing to blow anything and everything sky high in a startling climax Not many first time novelists are willing to smash an intricate setting but Downum fuses confidence with unpredictability and goes for the gusto in her last act The Drowning City is an intriguing blend of espionage murder mystery culture clash and colonial criticism Some of the moral argument loses its tension when one of the story s factions drops all pretense of restraint and goes on a kill crazy rampage but as far as first novel problems go that s a mild blemish This is a brisk well calculated and atmos


10 thoughts on “The Drowning City

  1. says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths The Drowning City by Amanda Downing is an ambitious book with a penchant for compelling prose and a gray characters centered in a beautifully rendered city with a Southeast Asian flavor While it did not fully realize its potential I must give credit to the author for aiming h

  2. says:

    Pre RBRS #12This is a serviceable fantasy There was nothing I can point to that was awful or wrong but it was just

  3. says:

    well it started okay this review will be rather short and lame because honestly the good parts of the novel were fairly short and the rest was rather lame the first third starts out well and i was willing to suspend any criticism of the surprisingly weepy protagonist because the atmosphere was wonderfully evoked and the protagonist's profession a necromancer who is also a rebellion fomenting spy is fascinating

  4. says:

    I can´t read this It sounded great so great I spent wasted one of my precious 2011 book buying slots on it don´t ask Or do if you want a long explanation The setting is interesting seems like there is a political intrigue plot and the tone of the story overall reminded me a bit of early Flewelling All of these are good things f

  5. says:

    Two things make this book for me 1 interesting worldbuilding and 2 oh my god the female characters They're everywhere Doing

  6. says:

    I forgot exactly how I first came across The Drowning City by Amanda Downum but I’m sure it was from browsing online rat

  7. says:

    Again I wish Goodreads had a slightly granular rating system because this novel is a very solid 35Amanada Downum's debut is of everything than I was honestly expecting strongly executed vividly described willing to blow any

  8. says:

    I first read this ages ago and uickly followed it up with the second book but then didn’t get onto reading the third book So I felt like I needed to refresh my memory The first book wasn’t my favourite and I st

  9. says:

    I would say 3 12 stars; and the reason I am being generous this was the writers first novel There was definitely room for improvement My bigg

  10. says:

    Isyllt Iskaldur Necromancer and not to put too fine a point on it spy sent to the city of Symir with a couple of bodyguards to stir up trouble and incite the locals to rebellion against the rival government that rules the area Because that always works out so well Naturally complications ensue There are wheels

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