As the City struggles to recover from the result of Éirime's first and only Candidates, it falls to the Immortals and to Aclaí's leadership to fill the gaps left when the Mentor abandoned them.But the changes that come to the City are both threats and opportunities. Opportunities to learn new Arts, opportunities to change things for the better. Can Anleacán's Gift really tAs the City struggles to recover from the result of Éirime's first and only Candidates, it falls to the Immortals and to Aclaí's leadership to fill the gaps left when the Mentor abandoned them.But the changes that come to the City are both threats and opportunities. Opportunities to learn new Arts, opportunities to change things for the better. Can Anleacán's Gift really transform the Sea People?Hermes and the Sea People is the second volume of the Fall of the Sea People....
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Hermes and the Sea People Reviews
An excellent continuationBuilding on the cast and setting established in Venus and the Sea People, this second volume ramps up the pace and the action while continuing to offer realistic and compelling character development. There is a lot more action than in the first book but the central focus remains the politics of the City and the, often morally ambiguous, struggles of the various residents to achieve success, happiness, and – above all – the attention of the Mentor who holds them in thrall.Once again this is fantasy with an intelligent, sophisticated edge and once again I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone with an open mind and an active imagination. Some of the concepts that come to the fore here, such as Eala’s development of her Art, certainly take us away from traditional fantasy fare and into ideas rooted in an extrapolation of real-world sciences; science fiction, in a very literal sense. The setting bears each new revelation with ease though, and it is clear that the author has great clarity in both the breadth and depth of his vision of the world and its denizens and history. The only area that remains to be at all explored, although there are hints that it will be, are the motivations and nature of the creatures of the forest – the enemies of the City – who so far remain as simply monsters to be killed.If you found the first volume a little slow for your liking then it’s worth noting that the pace very much accelerates here, although equally if you loved the depth and complexity of the first volume then rest assured that none of that is lost and the characters continue to develop and struggle with moral as well as physical threats in Hermes and the Sea People. And if, like me, you were startled by the first cliff-hanger ending then prepare yourself for the end of this one … volume three can’t come soon enough.
I love this story. It is engaging and magical. The worlds are well constructed and the characters are well developed. The characters have their own mysteries, and it keeps the reader reading. I wish I had more of the story, but sadly I only have the first 2 so far. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. The issues I do have with this book are mostly formatting issues. While better formatted and larger print than the first, it is still formatted with the text flowing into the spine and a large amount of blank space at the top and side. It just needs to be formatted better.There is no clear distinction when going from one part of the story to another, just another line spacing between the paragraphs. This can be confusing as the reader is engrossed in the story, and suddenly the story is focused in another area of the worlds, with other characters.This story would have received 5 stars from me, if it had a professional typesetter, and some mark or other separation when it jumped to another area. I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. I was not paid for my review. All views are my own.
I was lucky enough to get a peek at the preview proof copy! I'm very excited to read the book. From what I have read, it is great so far.There seems to be a lot happening in this story. It appears that Eala and the Mentor have had some sort of falling out, and that the politics and dynamics of the city have changed.I want a copy! Where can I get one online? :)