Stormcaster

Stormcaster

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities can't protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine's relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. If he can't convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall, and his last sanctuary will be destroyed. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can't stand to lose. Meanwhile, the queen's formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana'Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the empress's ship, sailing east. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the empress from within her own tightly controlled stronghold."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062381002
0062381008
9780062819819
006281981X
Branch Call Number: YA FIC CHIMA, C.
Characteristics: 535 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Storm caster

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 02, 2020

Stormcaster is the third book in the Shattered Realms series. I love this series. It is so exciting to read. Sometimes there are so many characters that I get confused about who knows what. Even though it can get confusing I still love reading from so many different points of view. There are so many different characters but when you read you can see how they are all connected. Sometimes it’s not obvious, but by the end of the book it becomes clear. This whole series is amazing and this book by itself is fabulous. I would definitely recommend Stormcaster. 4.5/5 stars
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IndyPL_JosephL May 25, 2019

The third entry in the Shattered Realms series, following the events of Shadowcaster. Now that even more characters are added to the story and the greater conspiracy is starting to make itself known, it's also becoming clear that Chima might be overextending herself this time as she turns her attentions to fleshing out the stories and good intentions of the previous volumes' villains.
Having been captured by the pirate Empress Celestine, Alyssa is forced to train the bloodsworn army that will eventually attack her home or join their ranks. Having concluded his business in Arden, Adrian has returned home to the Fells only to learn that things didn't stay the same in his absence. Jenna, for her part, has taken to the skies with her dragon Flamecaster in the hopes of taking out the Empress herself. Meanwhile, Destin Karn is moving to sway the balance of power in the Ardenine Civil War, siding with the rebel thanes while still working in the court. While all this goes on, though, the Stormbringer Captain Strangward has been working to convince all the realms to take up arms against the Empress.

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Cynthena
Jul 15, 2018

(Vague Spoilers) I enjoyed this book, and I liked the introduction of Evan Strangward and his character, and was interested by his interactions and decisions throughout the story. We also learned more about the land on the other side of the ocean, and a little more about Celestine and the mage marks. However, this book also had some problems as well. With each book, more characters are introduced, and it feels like the author is struggling to juggle screentime effectively and I felt disappointed by the lack of focus on some of the characters that I cared about. I understand that they aren't the main characters of this book, but considering that there is only one book left, I'm worried that they won't really get fleshed out at all. In addition, this book didn't really have a climax or a real conclusion, and it felt like one book-long set up for the next one. It felt like the tension kept building up, and then it just stopped aruptly, "the end", and the book was over. Honestly, the rating would probably be closer to 3.5 stars but I liked Evan so it's bumped up a bit.

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May 04, 2020

“Strong men do choose strong women, he thought. It's only the weak that are threatened by them.”

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