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Now I Rise
Now I Rise | Kiersten White
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The highly anticipated, mind-blowing sequel to Kiersten White s New York Times bestseller, AND I DARKEN the series that reads like HBO s Game of Thrones . . . if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Fans of Victoria Aveyard s THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir s A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT won t want to miss this riveting and gorgeously written novel the second in the trilogy. Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her. What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople and it s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines Radu longs for his sister s fierce confidence but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him? As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost. Praise for And I Darken A dark jewel of a story, one that gleams with fierce, cunning characters absolutely riveting. Alexandra Bracken, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofPassenger A dark, gritty, and seriously badass epic that will have you dying for more . . . required reading for every feminist fantasy fan. BuzzFeed Evocative . . . this book takes no prisoners. NPR"
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FantasyChick
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Thanks for the tag @JessClark78

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Hmmmm..... @StayCurious have you been tagged yet?

7 covers, 7 days, no explanation

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hissingpotatoes
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐ The plot & characters are mostly still okay & interesting. I'm still invested in Lada & Radu getting a satisfactory ending. However, their respective obsessions (Lada w/ Wallachia, Radu w/ Mehmed) now feel very flat & lacking nuance. They & their circumstances are changing, but their main focuses & goals aren't evolving at all in tandem. I'm hoping events in this book have an appropriate complex impact on the conclusion in the next book.

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LiterRohde
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“The shortest man, broad-chested and of middle years, gave her an ugly sneer. ‘I do not take orders from women.‘

‘My men do not have a similar problem.‘ Lada lifted a hand. The man fell, a crossbow bolt [aka, a quarrel] sticking out of his chest.”

#QuotsyFeb19 | #Quarrel

📷: Made with Typorama

TK-421 👏👏👏 I was wondering if anyone would post a quote using the lesser known meaning of quarrel! Well played! 11mo
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mdemanatee
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Finally finishing this trilogy via audio.

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Book 2 in the “And I Darken” Trilogy. The Dracul siblings are on their own paths in this book. Lada is ruthlessly fighting with her handpicked Janissaries trying to restore herself to her rightful throne in Wallachia. Meanwhile Mehmed sent her brother Radu to Constantinople as a spy. His time there disillusions him somewhat to the cost of war in the name of faith.

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ReviewsMayVary
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‪“That is the best we can do for our children, turn them into strangers with better hope than we ever had.” #AmReading Now I Rise by Kiersten White. #YALit #BookQuotes

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sammisho
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#octoberstats 18 books read, 3 NF, and 7 audio. These are my favorite reads of the month!

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Deborah42
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With the current political nightmare in the US, Dracula reimagined as a woman who will stab a man in the heart without a second thought is the badass I need right now.

Our 3 MCs are off chasing their fortunes. Lada is on a mission to reclaim Wallachia and Mehmed to conquer Constantinople. Radu, hopelessly in love w/ Mehmed, serves as a spy for him rather than answering Lada‘s rare request for help.

Hist. fiction that reads like epic fantasy.

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sammisho
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Lada Dracul is the badass heroine we all need. And I cannot wait to see what happens to Radu. I am really enjoying this series.

JulieAnn I‘d forgotten about this! Thanks for the reminder! 1y
MiraMonroe It‘s really good! I‘m listening to the last book - Bright We Burn. 1y
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sammisho
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If you need me today...don't.
I plan on sitting right here all morning and finishing the second installment in Lada the Impaler's story.

PickingBooks I need to do this! 1y
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CyaneFillion
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So much better than the first one! I can't wait to see how Radu's story continues.

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Bookscoffeeandmore
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Morning reads with coffee!
I‘ve been doing so fantastic with my goodreads reading challenge. I‘m 6 books ahead so I just gotta stick with it and I‘ll be good! Also feel free to search for me on goodreads and come be my friend, id love to see what everyone‘s reading! My username is pxfabulous. #bookworm #currentlyreading #readingchallenge2018 #nowirise #bookdragon

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Such a great book. Lada and Radu have gone their separate ways, Lada to fight for her throne and Radu to fight for the sultan. But once they get there (after a lot of murder, war and strategies) it‘s not what they thought it would be. Each sibling is given alternative chapters which creates an action packed, fast flowing book. Great sequel!

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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1: books and my puppy!
2: A nice tax- rebate! 💷
3: Dairy
4:😱🏔🕌🧕💪❤️👳‍♂️🧠💙
5: Nope 👍

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

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mutlee
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I think I enjoyed the first book slightly better. Maybe bc I like Lada and Radu together. They balance each other so well. But I guess that adds to the drama. Lada is still awesome and badass, but I was surprisingly more drawn to Radu‘s storyline this time around. I found the timeline of the parallel storylines not matching up a little jarring. But, overall still a wonderfully brutal read.

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Paula3 😃 2y
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bbackes
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At work, but really wanting to finish this book! There‘re only 15 pages left!

#nowirise #Lada

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Captivatedbybooks
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I loved the note on the box 😂😂😂 i always forget the cards AFTER i start putting tape smh. But GURLLLLL you sure do know how to tape a box. I would hate to live with you doing xmas 😂😂😂 there ant no peeking in those gifts! LOVE everything! Someone got the cat socks on here and i was “awww im jelly” i screamed sooo loved when i saw them in my box! #sockswap

Ke633 Lol!! I was so worried the lid would come off.. and then the tape was almost gone so I just used the rest of of! 😂😂 I‘m glad you like everything. Your other book came in today so I‘ll send it off soon!! 2y
erinreads THOSE DISNEY SOCKS 😍 2y
Captivatedbybooks @erinreads its all different B&B characters 2y
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InsomniacGhuleh
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1. Oh goodness where to begin. Mads Mikkelson, Lee Pace as Thranduil, Bendy-straw Cabbage patch (Benedict Cumberbatch), Viggo Mortensen, to name a few.
2. Blood Red
3. Now I Rise - at 471 pages
4. Katniss Everdeen, Laszlo Strange, Thranduil, and Aragorn
5.✋✋✋✋
#friyayintro #nowirise #red #celebritycrush #fantasymarsteam #thranduil #aragorn #leepace #viggomortensen #madsmikkelson #benedictcumberbatch
@jesshowbooks

EmeraldSorceress 😆 I‘d want to be sent anywhere with those peoples! Not just mars, I‘d go anywhere 2y
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Melli
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The ending does not disappoint. Cannot wait until the next book

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Melli
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I am so glad I stuck with it and kept reading I think the first time around it wasn't the right time.. A little over halfway through the the book and this are happening..

InsomniacGhuleh I actually started this put it down, and ended up coming back to it. And the second time around I was really able to get into it. It's certainly a slow burn in the first part. But it gets sooo good! 2y
Melli Yes and the ending.. I cannot wait for the last book 2y
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InsomniacGhuleh
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The follow up to And I Darken does not disappoint! Lada remains fierce and unapologetically her while trying to reclaim the throne of Wallachia. Her travels send her to unexpected places, and ultimately befriends characters that are quite the surprise. Radu and Mehemed remain also in the forefront with the fight for Constantinople, and their sly plan has unexpected consequences. It's a thrill from start to finish. #listyreview #yabook #nowirise

Melli This pic is awesome 2y
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InsomniacGhuleh
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1. Nope
2. 28°F I do believe
3. Now I Rise by: Kiersten White. Seriously go read this series if you haven't already.
4. Estonia, Spain
5. ✋✋✋✋✋
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro #TravelDreams #NowIRise #KierstenWhite #WinterTimeReads #YABooks #Nosportsforthisgirl

hes7 🖐🏻 2y
InsomniacGhuleh @hes7 ✋✋✋ 2y
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Good lord this book has made me feel some feels. But this. . . I just can't even. #NowIRise #KierstenWhite #Booksthatgivemefeels #Lada #Radu #Yabooks #Strongfemaleleads #Ladathefierce #AndIDarken #Readthisseries #Readthisnow

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InsomniacGhuleh
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk That is one rockin‘ cover. 2y
InsomniacGhuleh @TobeyTheScavengerMonk It is! Even the first book has a great cover. And hello fellow Ravenclaw! 🙋🙋🙋😊😊😊 2y
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leevereads
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This book was so much better than And I Darken!! I need Bright We Burn asap!!

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leevereads
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I guess he just wanted revenge for not giving him attention 😂

Please tell me I'm not the only one that's gone through this 😂

ju1iar My cat will shred papers if I leave any out. I wouldn't be surprised if he destroyed one of my books but he hasn't so far! My other cat has puked up her food on my book before though... yuck. 2y
leevereads @ju1iar Let's hope he doesn't decide to give books a try...ever! I'm not sure if that's better or worse than destroying front pages 😂 Poor thing! 2y
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wizard-rachel
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I like maps in my books.

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leevereads
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After having like 4 ebooks as my current reads, I finally decided to start my first physical book of the year! "Now I Rise" by Kiersten White! And I brought my Mumei bookmark back to life–oh, how I missed it! I really hope I get enjoy this more than the first one. Wish me luck with this beast!

What physical book(s) are you currently reading?

#CurrentRead #CurrentlyReading #NowIRise #KierstenWhite #Fantasy #HistoricalFantasy #Mumei #Bookmark

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InsomniacGhuleh
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My current #tbrpile and trying to figure out which one to read. Especially now that I've finished The Cruel Prince. #winkpoppymidnight #witchspyre #theretributionofmaradyer #theglitteringcourt #nowirise #lostgods #bookhaul #ya #youngadult #helpmepickmynextread #bookpile #tbr

The_Heeler_Booklife I so want to read Wink Poppy Midnight. 2y
InsomniacGhuleh @allthingskayla yes! What's your next read? I've been really enjoying chatting about The Cruel Prince with you. :) 2y
InsomniacGhuleh @allthingskayla So I started The Glittering Court, but if you want to buddy read Wink Poppy Midnight I'm game. I got my copy in the bargain section of B&N that was an extra 50% off that price. They had a table full of YA titles - just in case you have one near you. :) 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife @InsomniacGhuleh I need to get my hands on it and then I will let you know. 😊 2y
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Even though "And I Darken" wasn't my favorite because of the slow pacing—until the end, then it got better—,I decided to get this the other day and I'm pretty excited to finally dive into it and see if things get better—or worse!

Have any of you read this already? Do I need to prepare myself? ?

#TBR #ToBeRead #KierstenWhite #HistoricalFiction #AndIDarken #Dracul

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Wordsareweapons
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This book is crazy! Mehmed seriously needs to die, Radu needs some love and Lada is just a crazy badass chick....I can‘t wait for the next one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wordsareweapons
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The current read! I loved the first one so much!

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steffakish
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My Christmas exchange gift🎄 so happy to have been gifted this, they know me so well!

Happy holidays Litsy friends! ❤️
#happyreading

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AngelErin
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✨I am #currentlyreading #nowirise by #kierstenwhite that I borrowed from the library. I absolutely loved #andidarken and I hope this one is just as good! If you‘ve read it, what did you think about it?🤔✨

GypsyKat Great picture! 2y
AngelErin @GypsyKat Thank you! 😊 2y
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LouBeth
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I enjoyed this one more then the first in the series. There was more of a connection to the characters.

I am a little fuzzy on the first book though because I read it over a year ago. I will have to do a re-read when the 3rd book comes out.

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So much action in this story! Parallel stories of two of the main characters from And I Darken, set in Eastern Europe around the tIme of the crusades. Makes me want to brush up (or learn anything of substance at all) about the major figures in the real history of the area who the characters are based on. I enjoyed this one more than the first and look forward to the last in this trilogy!

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actualdisneyprincess
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BUT HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE???? 😩😩😩😩 #nowirise #kierstenwhite #theconquerorssaga

Ashley_Nicoletto Stacked. I don't even know what this is about but those capital letters got me. 😂😂😂 2y
actualdisneyprincess @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m so in love with these characters, I can‘t help the capsing!!! I wasn‘t sure how I‘d feel about the series when I started it, but the first one pulled me in FAST, and this one just omg I can‘t wait for the third!!!!!!!! 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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It‘s been raining since about 4am, and I had to be awake at 6:30 because people were coming to work on our cable. Even though it‘s dreary as hell and I‘m in desperate need of a nap, at least I have a good nest going, and this book to keep me company (and awake) while I wait for the cable techs to be done. #nowirise #kierstenwhite #theconquerorssaga

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After the night I had at work - screaming kids who pulled two shelves‘ worth of books to the floor and flung them around the room in addition to every board game we have, and who told me they didn‘t have to clean it up, and all while I was trying to head off a migraine - I‘m not even sorry about my wine (though I‘d rather have bourbon, these were open 🤷🏻‍♀️) and potato chips. #nowirise #kierstenwhite

cobwebmoth I hope you can have arelaxing evening. Hugs! 2y
actualdisneyprincess @cobwebmoth thanks, girl!! I have my diffuser going full-blast with lavender & peppermint oil, my wine, and Netflix, and have constructed a blanket nest. (And it‘s honestly the first bad shift I‘ve ever had there, so I really shouldn‘t complain 😂) 2y
MisterWhitaker That is a well constructed self care kit! 2y
Bookcation74 Cute bottles of wine make everything better 😉🥂 (edited) 2y
actualdisneyprincess @cobwebmoth @MisterWhitaker @bookcation74 protip: Sutter Home Sangria tastes nothing like sangria. 😂 Good thing the bottle was cute! 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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Even though it would piss her off to no end to hear anyone say this — I find Lada delightful. #nowirise #kierstenwhite #theconquerorssaga

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actualdisneyprincess
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Well, I couldn‘t fall back to sleep. I also have no attention span to speak of this morning, so it‘s time to go back and forth between books. #nowirise #kierstenwhite #theconquerorssaga

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DaisytheFairy
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Happy Monday everyone!

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Readinganonymous
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This book was so good!!! Much much better than “and I Darken” it was full of action and there was lots of blood and disgusting things which I think made it s good book. It wasn‘t too much gore. Just enough. If you have read this book who‘s your favorite character? I have a hard time deciding!

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Readinganonymous
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This book is much better than the first one! If I wasn‘t so tired and I would stay up all night to finish it!

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Readinganonymous
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Over 50 pages in and I am hooked! The first book was a bit slow for me, but this one is ten times better!

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mangokittty
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These books have my heart. I was crying at the brutality of the war and politics. I loved and hated and felt shame for each and every character. Wonderfully written!

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mangokittty
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"That is the best we can do for our children - turn them into strangers with better hopes than we ever had. Your father was a fool and a coward, but his choices shaped you into the fearsome creature you are. I do not want to imagine a world in which you are not you."

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I love historical fiction. These books delve very deeply into politics and war. Descriptions of battle take up chapters. As do people sitting around and planning. Still, good and a well build story. Excited to read what happens next.