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I hate to say it, but everything I loved about Touch of Power has been completely leeched from this sequel.
When I first met Avry, she was this awesome character, on the run from everyone, the last healer in the Fifteen Realms. She had me at that first scene when she was agonizing over whether to heal that little girl, and scene after scene after that, as she's facing her impending execution, slowly building relationships with Kerrick and his gang, deciding whether to heal Rhyne, facing off against Tohon, I just kept thinking, wow, she's such an enormously complex and conflicted character.
Well, no more, because Scent of Magic drops all that in favor of plot development which barely treads water, and I'm sorry to report that there's almost zero character development. Where's that girl who impressed me with her inner turmoil over her role in a world destroyed by plague?
I never found her, because this entire book is just Avry doing whatever the plot mandates, mostly by Tohon's machinations, occasionally by someone else, Jael, the soldiers Avry's training, or, when she has the time, angsting over Kerrick. Avry's few scenes with her sister, one of weaker parts of the first book, provide one of the few glimpses into her character and just left me deeply unsatisfied.
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Part of it is also Snyder's choice to split up Avry from Kerrick, and the two of them from everyone else. The camaraderie of their little group was one of the highlights of the first book, and I highly question Snyder's decision to send Kerrick off to do his own thing in alternating chapters of third person point of view, while separating Avry from Belen and the others - who we barely see - and introducing new characters who just couldn't fill the hole left in the group dynamic.
Then there are the parts where Avry thinks Kerrick is dead, and her reactions when she gets news about him is just unbelievable and weird. Oct 01, Tatiana rated it it was ok Recommends it for: hardcore Snyder fans Recommended to Tatiana by: memories of "Poison Study" Shelves: , ya , fantasy On the surface, there is nothing wrong with Touch of Power.
Avry, a year old magic healer in a world where healers are persecuted and blamed for spreading deadly plague, is a nice character. She is kind, courageous, smart, strong, self-sacrificing, caring, self-sufficient, moral, a quick learner, a good friend you see where I am going with it?
Avry's adventure is fast-paced, something exciting is constantly happening. There is no instalove.
The magical system with 11 kinds of powers one of On the surface, there is nothing wrong with Touch of Power. The magical system with 11 kinds of powers one of which is the healing power is fairly interesting. The theme of uniting a plague-torn country is The problem is, there is nothing below the surface of this story.
There is no depth to it. The characters are simple and flat, their emotions and personalities are superficial, juvenile even.
Avry is condemned to death in the first chapter, for being a healer, and her only response to the death sentence is to shrug her shoulders and go to sleep. Her calling is to heal people by taking in their pain and illnesses, and never once does she feel resentful towards this ability, she always welcomes other people's bruises, cuts, whip lashes, infections, fevers. Does she enjoy pain?
No, this is not that sort of book, maybe unfortunately. There is hardly a moment of contemplation or any complex feeling in this story.She excuses Kerrick hitting her and mentions the fact that she managed to forgive him for it… And the way it was written was as if it was the right thing to do to learn to forgive the man that slapped, hurt and starved her.
There is hardly a moment of contemplation or any complex feeling in this story.
She was just slightly pissed at her 'friends' for a couple of paragraphs and then she was totally cool about them fucking her over… Because that's just the way she rolls. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways—and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better If romance is what you are purely seeking, however, then I suppose you might not have the best of luck with this one.
The cooling season in Ixia meant icy winds and freezing nights. As I was reading this book, I thought that it would make an awesome movie or television series.