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What would you do to win your freedom This is the question that sets bondwoman, Martise of Asher, on a dangerous path In exchange for her freedom, she bargains with her masters, the mage priests of Conclave, to spy on the renegade sorcerer, Silhara of Neith The priests want Martise to expose the sorcerer s treachery and turn him over to Conclave justice A risky endeavor, but one she accepts without hesitation until she falls in love with her intended target Silhara of Neith, Master of Crows, is a desperate man The god called Corruption invades his mind, seducing him with promises of limitless power if he will help it gain dominion over the world Silhara struggles against Corruption s influence and searches for ways to destroy the god When Conclave sends Martise as an apprentice to help him, he knows she s a spy Now he fights a war on two fronts against the god who would possess him and the apprentice who would betray him Mage and spy search together for a ritual that will annihilate Corruption, but in doing so, they discover secrets about each other that may damn them both Silhara must decide if his fate, and the fate of nations, is worth the soul of the woman he has come to love, and Martise must choose continued enslavement or freedom at the cost of a man s life And love....

Title : Master of Crows (English Edition)
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Format Type : Paperback
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Grace Draven 8 August 2011
Number of Pages : 279 Pages
File Size : 599 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Master of Crows (English Edition) Reviews

  • Erinome
    2019-08-01 23:16

    Der finstere Gott Corruption hat den Magier Silhara gegen seinen Willen erwählt und versucht über ihn, neue Macht zu erlangen. Silhara leistet Widerstand, er weiß jedoch, dass er auf verlorenem Posten steht. So wendet er sich an seine verhassten Magierkollegen und bittet um Unterstützung, die in Form der Sklavin Martise bei ihm eintrifft. Martise soll Silhara nur zum Schein helfen, ihr wahrer Auftrag ist, ihn auszuspionieren. Silhara und Martise kommen sich trotz aller Widerstände schnell näher, ihr aufkeimendes Glück steht jedoch unter keinem guten Stern: Corruptions Einfluss wird immer mächtiger.MASTER OF CROWS ist ein toller Genremix. Grace Draven verbindet gekonnt Fantasy und Romance und schafft so einen spannenden Roman.Martise und Silhara sind zwei sehr sympathische und starke Hauptfiguren, die überzeugend und nachvollziehbar agieren. Martise ist seit ihrer Kindheit eine Sklavin. Führt sie ihren Spionageauftrag erfolgreich aus, kann sie endlich ihre Freiheit gewinnen. Zunächst ist von ihrer Aufgabe völlig überzeugt, je näher sie Silhara jedoch kennen lernt, umso mehr Zweifel kommen ihr. Kann sie den Mann, den sie liebt, tatsächlich ans Messer liefern? Der einzelgängerische Silhara ist schon immer gegen den Strom geschwommen, die Bedrohung durch Corruption ist jedoch zu groß, um alleine etwas ausrichten zu können. Er ist sich sofort darüber im Klaren, dass Martise eine Spionin ist, und plant, sie für seine Zwecke einzuspannen. Auch ihm kommen bald erste Zweifel, als ihm Martise näher kommt, als ihm zunächst lieb ist.Auch die Nebenfiguren in MASTER OF CROWS haben mir sehr gut gefallen, allen voran Silharas Diener und Freund Gurn, dem am meisten Platz im Roman eingeräumt wird.Die Handlung von MASTER OF CROWS hat mich ebenfalls vollauf überzeugt. Der Plot erscheint über weite Strecken beinahe ein wenig wie ein Kammerspiel und atemlose Action hält sich eher in Grenzen, dies mindert jedoch nicht die Spannung des Romans. Grace Draven schildert wunderbar die Entwicklung von Silharas und Martises Beziehung und auch auf Corruption und seine Umtriebe wird eingegangen. Grace Draven hat einen sehr ansprechenden Stil, der wunderbar zum Fantasythema ihres Romans passt.Alles in allem hat mir MASTER OF CROWS sehr gut gefallen. Die Figuren sind stark und sympathisch, die Mischung aus Romance und Fantasy funktioniert sehr gut und beiden Anteilen wird genug Platz im Roman eingeräumt. Das war sicherlich nicht mein letztes Buch von Grace Draven. Sehr empfehlenswert!

  • Mina
    2019-07-26 23:15

    This is one of those fantasy stories one has to make sure have the time to read it in one setting, since I literally couldn't lay it down. And when I had, the story and its characters stayed with me. This tale is nothing short of enthralling.Martise is a slave, sould-bound to a mage and therefore ultimately his to do as he wants. She was sold by her starving mother at the age of seven and since then never has known freedom. So when her master, her owner actually, dangles her freedom like a carrot in front of her for a spying job, she jumps on the chance and does what she is supposed to: she is brought to the infamous Master of Crows, Silhara of Neith, as a mage-apprentice and a scribe and translater, all a cover for spying on him and convict him of heresy. Because the mage-priests know that the God Corruption is looking for a chance to get an embodiment, an avatar, on earth and fear he is enticing the reclusive and forbidding mage called Master of Crows into doing his bidding.Martise's job is made harder, if not impossible by the fact that the Master has an idea of her real task as a spy. He knows the priests would not sent him some help searching to defeat Corruption, without gripping the chance to set a spy on him. But with the days passing and Martise working alongside the Master and his sole servant/friend Gurn, they find themselves not only drawn to each other but feeling a lot more and not all of it welcome. And all the time the coming separation looms in the background and Martise is warring with herself, if her freedom is worth the death of a man, since a heretic would definitely be executed.All that was enough to draw me in, especially since Martise and Silhara are such intriguing characters. Since they are nearly alone, the book feels like an intimate play most of the time. And the dialogue [and yeah well, be prepared for some serious s*** encounters, those of the real hot variety], either inner dialogue or between them, is predominant. That was very artfully done and I guess it's not easy to write a story in which not that much is happening on the outside, yet a lot on the inside.But nevertheless the worldbuilding is done masterfully. The world, the magical system, the various peoples and countries are described so well, I practically saw them. And back to the characters: Martise is awesome. I guess, it would have been easy to become defeated or bitter, in her situation. Yet she shines with strength and hope and integrity - and not in a Mary-Sue-kind of way. She is on the receiving end of fate's punches a lot, but she never let's that bring her down for long. I admired her for it. Especially since she is a heroine and willing to sacrifice a lot, but only for the right reasons. And in Silhara she has a worthy counterpart. His struggles against the malevolent God and his own urges are shown in an intense manner and the author never shies away from writing the drastical truth of what happens to people under the utmost pressure and being tortured and frightened.The plot with its inevitable, palatable doom looming over the two at all times and the hopelessness to get freedom and stay alive at the same time, sets the characters in just the right light to bring out the best and worst in them. So to end my gushing: this is immensely well written high fantasy and PNR, with a gripping plot, surprising twists and a heart-rending love-story. If I find anything else from this author, I'll have it on my kindle in no time.

  • W.
    2019-08-03 06:31

    ***SPOILER ALERT***Although I'm personally not a fan of the whole "woman as vessel" trope (a female character holds tremendous amounts of magical power within herself but has no way of accessing or controlling them), I genuinely enjoyed Master of Crows. Martise is a very resolute woman, and not just in spite of but because of her "disability". So it didn't feel like the author was using it to make her appear more vulnerable or to give her a pressing reason to rely on Silhara.Oh, and she's not some clueless virgin either, which is always a huge plus in this genre.

  • Amazon-Kunde
    2019-08-02 04:18

    Nach Radiance (zugegeben, dieser Band bleibt weiterhin unschlagbar, was die Werke von Ms Draven betrifft) und Entreat Me die dritte Geschichte, die ich von der Autorin lese - oder eher verchlinge. Ihre Protagonisten sind herrlich erfrischend, die Handlung - wenn auch nicht die leichteste Lektüre wegen dem nicht immer einfachsten Englisch - toll be- und geschrieben. Ich denke, ich werde gleich wieder ein ebook von der Autorin herunterladen - das wäre dann das vierte in drei Wochen ;-) Langsam hole ich Ms Draven ein. Ich freu mich drauf.

  • Kachina Kat
    2019-08-20 02:18

    First book that I read by this author and enjoyed the writing style and the way the plot developed. Visualised the house and background through the story which was great

  • Dede
    2019-08-03 05:34

    Die Geschichte zweier Menschen, die eigentlich nicht zusammen sein sollten und es doch sind, ist toll geschrieben. Man kann sich in diese Welt entführen lassen und das Lesen endlich richtig geniessen.