Snow, Fire, Sword
They are looking for Fire, Snow and Sword - three companions who will enable them to defeat an evil Sorceror who is trying to destroy the rule of the Sultan and to wipe out the Adi's master is a kris-maker. They are looking for Fire, Snow and Sword - three companions who will enable them to defeat an evil Sorceror who is trying to destroy the rule of the Sultan and to wipe out the spirit denizens of the island. A book where religious differences, spiritual zeal, opposing faith, religious tolerance and spiritual betrayal form a complex background to a fantasy world reminiscent of Indonesian culture - and the island of Java in particular.
Jul 16, Cathyl rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
First of all, I think the writing style is a bit cringy, but the plot is pretty good. But the whole book had an overarching great message, and that is to always appreciate the things you already have and the things you eventually get. Dewi and Adi were suppose to find Snow, Fire, and Sword together, but unfortunately split after a hantumu attack while they were going to ask for the blessing of Queen Rorokidul. You can see how Dewi and Adi faced the same situation differently.
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Upon seeing the dea First of all, I think the writing style is a bit cringy, but the plot is pretty good. He becomes unappreciative regarding the Queen of the Southern Sea and vowed never to be reliant on the spirits again. Dewi on the other hand embraces the fact that Anda Mangil died and appreciates the fact that Queen Rorokidul will honor him in her realm.
Dewi definately understood when Queen Rorokidul said, "'His body will be laid to rest in the halls of the sea, but his spirit will still be with you, while you need it,'" Masson Dewi was also appreciative when it came to the help of Sword and Fire. She was thankful that they were there, being true companions as she put it. Another person, the Sultan, shows another example of appreciation, or more the lack of it. He had neglected Queen Rorokidul for too long and all of a sudden he wants forgiveness.
He was asking for her help. No, he was pleading for it," Massom But the problem is you can't just plead for forgiveness and get Queen Rorokidul's protection. The fact that he had neglected her caused her to be unable to help him. As Ratupohen put it at the Water Garden, "'Too many forget to honor us, and so our protection cannot extend very far,'" Masson Nowadays, more and more people don't have a religion they believe in and so they lose faith in many things. I think that's why the world is so chaotic. Nov 02, Jess rated it liked it Recommends it for:?
After his master is attacked, Adi meets up with Dewi and sets off on a quest for the only hopes to defeat an evil sorcerer: Snow, Fire, and Sword. There's a lot going on in this book including location created but obviously [see the map at the start] based on Indonesia and religion but I think the author's message was tolerance The author was born in Indonesia but has lived elsewhere - not sure how long in any of these places but this offers at least some credibility.
I didn't have problems with After his master is attacked, Adi meets up with Dewi and sets off on a quest for the only hopes to defeat an evil sorcerer: Snow, Fire, and Sword. I didn't have problems with it but I can how others might. Some in my class mentioned an inaccuracy with one of the spirits. Mostly it was exciting, although I didn't like how long Adi and Dewi spent apart.
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I thought they were partners in crime. I don't know what else to say. Dec 12, Juliana rated it did not like it Shelves: islam , ya , sff , poc , fantasy. Some of my classmates more familiar with Indonesian culture noted that this did have a very Indonesian feel, but that there were some things particularly with regard to the deities that were just not right, in a way that didn't seem to make sense for the alternate universe Masson was creating. There are some neat things in this book, but ultimately we all felt like it came down on the wrong side of cultural appropriation.
Spoilers: Also, I was very disappointed that a fundamentalist Muslim cha Some of my classmates more familiar with Indonesian culture noted that this did have a very Indonesian feel, but that there were some things particularly with regard to the deities that were just not right, in a way that didn't seem to make sense for the alternate universe Masson was creating. Spoilers: Also, I was very disappointed that a fundamentalist Muslim character turned out to be the bad guy after all. It looked for awhile like he was going to be an important good character, but no, bad.
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Mar 24, Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: young-adult. It's a fun premise and very original setting based on Indonesian mythology. I like the two main characters and a lot of the setting, but the story just ends up being a little convoluted and anti-climactic. Also, religion plays a big part of the story and the obviously Muslim religion and characters mostly don't come off well.
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From what I know of Indonesia, it's at least partially accurate that the Muslims are very aggressive in their proselyting, but I was left unsure of how I felt about the negative characterization. Dec 19, Melissa rated it it was ok Shelves: challenge-winter09 , young-adult , fantasy. Something was missing from this book. For lack of a better word, I will call it personality. It has all the right plot elements: two young people, brought together by chance, the only ones who can affect the outcome of the pending apocolyptic battle between good and evil. Perhaps this is partly why I never really felt invested in the characters or situation.
I have asked Something was missing from this book. I have asked my kids to read it; perhaps their opinions will be more favorable. Nov 21, Kerri Green rated it it was ok. It kept me going but in order to get into the story quickly it was too flat, it had no willing suspension of disbelief to engage me and that stayed in the back of my mind even when I get entranced by the action. It's an action story rather than a fantasy. A good fantasy should be moralistic, deep and have whole characters that are heroic.
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This book did not have that. Mar 28, Roshni rated it did not like it Shelves: fantasy. This book was too cliche and predictable. The plot was not engaging enough and the character's did not inspire any loyalty.
The good guys won a little too easily. Masson tried to incorporate some complexity, but failed to make it entertaining. Overall, a cliche fantasy book that was not worth reading. According to Benerro : [ citation needed ]. No one ever looked for a girl.. It was a prince that was promised, not a princess. Rhaegar I thought … the smoke was from the fire that devoured Summerhall on the day of his birth, the salt from the tears shed for those who died.
What fools we were, who thought ourselves so wise! The error crept in from the translation. Dragons are neither male nor female, Barth saw the truth of that, but now one and now the other, as changeable as flame. The language misled us all for a thousand years. Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now. Books with a similar title. In Stock. Description Product Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Our Awards Booktopia's Charities. Item Added:. Are you sure you would like to remove these items from your wishlist?