City of Bones

City of Bones In A Place Where An Ancient Holocaust Devastated Civilization And Caused Most Of The World S Water To Evaporate, A New Civilization Has Arisen Where Sand Ships Cross The Deserts Between City States, Where Bones Are Used To Work Magic Of All Kinds Charisat Is The Greatest Of City States, The Imperial Seat Where Your Status Is Determined By How High Up The Tiers Of The City You Live Khat Is A Trader And Sometime Thief, One Of A Race Genetically Altered To Survive In These New Conditions Elen Is A Scholar And A Lady Who Is Investigating The Ancient Ruins, Looking For The Secrets Of Their Magic Together They Must Solve A Mystery Involving A Fanatical Cult Whose Members Are Trying To Unleash An Evil That Will Topple Charisat And From There, Destroy The World Again. Watch out for Martha Wells I get the feeling she is playing with a different Dungeons and Dragons set than the rest of the world Rarely has someone in fantasy so consistently impressed me with inventiveness In City of Bones, she does it again.City of Bones is set in the city of Charisat, one of the few major cities remaining after an apocalypse has nearly destroyed humanity Cities are surrounded by a hostile, desert Waste, and survivors rely on the roads of the Ancients to travel from one cit Watch out for Martha Wells I get the feeling she is playing with a different Dungeons and Dragons set than the rest of the world Rarely has someone in fantasy so consistently impressed me with inventiveness In City of Bones, she does it again.City of Bones is set in the city of Charisat, one of the few major cities remaining after an apocalypse has nearly destroyed humanity Cities are surrounded by a hostile, desert Waste, and surviv
I struggle to understand why isn t Martha Wells venerated She should be She outshines all the Gwynnes and McClellans, Clares and Maases, and other fantasy whatnots like a supernova.Yes I am going to ram this book down your throats It is fantasy at its best I don t really think that calling City of Bones a post apocalyptic book gives it justice The setting is far too complex to be explained by a simple end of the world It is also not really dystopian, even though the world is far from just I struggle to understand why isn t Martha Wells venerated She should be She outshines all the Gwynnes and McClellans, Clares and Maases, and other fantasy whatnots like a supernova.Yes I am going to ram this book down your throats It is fantasy at its best I don t really think that calling City of Bones a post apocalyptic book gives it justice The setting i
I read this book after reading Ms Wellsrecent Books of the Raksura, and I think that made for an odd reading experience I couldn t help seeing it as essentially proto Raksura material That s not a bad thing, since I loved the Raksura books, and this one has the same kind of clever yet hapless, fish out of water protagonist the same utterly alien yet believable worldbuilding the same breathtaking sense of beauty and almost primordial danger in every landscape.I loved loved loved the f I read this book after reading Ms Wellsrecent Books of the Raksura, and I think that made for an odd reading experience I couldn t help seeing it as essentially proto Raksura material That s not a bad thing, since I loved the Raksura books, and this one has the same kind of clever yet hapless, fish out of water protagonist the same utterly alien yet believable worldbuilding the same breathtaking sense of beauty and almost primordial danger in every landscape.I loved loved loved the fact that this was firmly postapocalyptic fantasy there aren t enough of those out there At varying points the story started to feelscience fictional, but it continually stayed clear in my head that what caused the Waste was magic, otherworldly, and so when the story turned distinctly Lovecraftian it didn t feel at all out of place The Inhabitants of the West are truly terrifying, and
Still a fantastic read the second time around Don t know how it s possible, but I think I love itthis time around.This book hits all of my fantasy requirements desert setting plus, it s also post apocalyptic unique city it s a multi level tower intricate socioeconomic system intricate caste system lots of minute but interesting details political intrigue a cast of outcast characters that you can t help but get attached to lots of dry, self deprecating humor which makes th Still a fantastic read the second time around Don t know how it s possible, but I think I love itthis time around.This book hits all of my fantasy requirements desert setting plus, it s also post apocalyptic
A book that made me gleeful to read Why It s urban fantasy in an imagined casbah on a desolate world It gives me a protagonist who s smart enough that when he s stupid, he d really stupid It teased me with the possibility of an mpreg and you re going to have to trust me on this one that made me think neat rather than ew It was a mystery and and a romp at once, and half the mystery was the entire nature of their world There were no helpless maidens, the villain was never certain, and A book that made me gleeful to read Why It s urban fantasy in an imagined casbah on a desolate world It gives me a protagonist who s smart enough that when he s stupid, he d really stupid It teased me with the possibility of an mpreg and you re going to have to trust me on this one that made me think neat rather than ew It was a mystery and and a romp at once, and half the mystery was the entire nature of their world There were no helpless maidens, the villain was never certain, and danger menaced on all sides Also, people commented several times on the prettiness of the male protago
Abandoned ruins and lost civilizations are a dime a dozen in fantasy novels, but it s rare to find a genuinely post apocalyptic secondary world work like this one A thousand years ago, a magically advanced civilization was wiped out when the oceans boiled away, leaving behind a hellish landscape called, of course, the Waste and survivors eking out a hard existence in the Fringe Cities Enough time has passed that society is undergoing scientific modernization, with the introduction of air g Abandoned ruins and lost civilizati
Damn That was GOOD I ve been mainlining Martha Wells writing since GR friends pointed me toward her splendid Raksura series of novels short storiesCity of Bonesis quite different from that but is every bit as good.Wells writes strongly place driven novels with well realized characters she s nearly created her own genre of soft , anthropological science fiction mixed with fantasy elements Her world building is extraordinarily intricate, in the case ofBonesI practically felt th Damn That was GOOD I ve been mainlining Martha Wells writing since GR friends pointed me toward her splendid Raksura series of novels short storiesCity of Bonesis quite different from that but is every bit as good.Wells writes strongly place driven novels with well realized characters she s nearly created her own genre of soft , anthropological science fiction mixed with fantasy elements Her world building is extraordinarily intricate, in the case ofBonesI practically felt the sandy grit of post apocalyptic Charisat grinding into my skin.She starts with an almost cliche to Americans the clever thief and his stoic sidekick friend, the idealistic young noblewoman, the casbah esque Arabian Nights setting These quickly develop into people and a place with real depth I particularly appreciated the love of knowledge that i
This was a really good book with a nice complex plot I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.Khat is a relic deal in a post apocalyptic fantasy world where the level you live in on the tower decrees your status Khat is a kris, which is somebody who comes from the Waste, which is even lower than the lowest level of the tower itself The guard of a Patriarch and Warder approaches him and asks read demands him to lea
This book was like a bit slow just in the beginning but rather pleasant journey and I liked it a lot, if not in terms of amazing , then at least in terms of quite awesome.Also, I liked the main character, Khat, he reminded me of the Grumpy Cat a lot, and if you want to know why go read the book so later we can argue POn the serious side City of Bones might be classified as a traditional quest fantasy novel a team of protagonists is looking for certain artifacts and while doing so u This book was like a bit slow just in the beginning but rather pleasant journey and I liked it a lot, if not in terms of amazing , then at least in terms of quite awesome.Also, I liked the main character, Khat, he reminded me of the Grumpy Cat a lot, and if you want to know why go read the book so later we can argue POn the serious side City of Bones might be classified as a traditional quest fantasy novel a team of protagonists is looking for certain artifacts and while doing so uncovers a mystery, a plot and a possible apocalypse of their world They steal stuff, they run for their lives
I don t know what to think of this book It s my first Martha Wells book, and I m promised some of her others are even better this one is beautiful in its attention to detail, its careful worldbuilding I enjoyed a lot that this is fantasy and post apocalyptic work at the same time we re talking magic here, not science, not even science that looks like magic This is what I ve hungered for a one shot fantasy story that isn t focused on romance or anything other than solid characters and a s I don t know what to think of this book It s my first Martha Wells book, and I m promised some of her others are even better this one is beautiful in its attention to detail, its careful worldbuilding I enjoyed a lot that this is fantasy and post apocalyptic work at the same time we re talking magic here, not science, not even science that looks like magic This is what I ve hungered for a one shot fantasy story that isn t focused on romance or anything other than solid characters and a solid plot.There s a lot of really fascinating aspects to this world There s some interesting gender stuff going on with the main character, Khat He s part of an engineered race who are like humans but have various modifications to better suit the conditions of their post

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 488 pages
  • City of Bones
  • Martha Wells
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
  • 0812567080