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I received this book well before it s release date in the hopes that I would give it a blurb for the cover It s wonderful it s action packed and the characters are empathetic The uniue world f dark wizards and creatures from another astral plane is fascinating Put this book in your TBR pile you won t be sorry This entire series is Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium out The Numina trilogy is the biggest and IMO the best story I ve ever written I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it Order the ebook hardcover paperback and audiobookn Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) on Barnes Noble 3f 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Summons by Charlie N Holmberg first caught my attention with its synopsis but I became even intrigued Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy once I realized what I was looking atn the cover was the head Witchopoly of a fiery demon like horse The reason for this striking motif was soon revealed as the story introduces readers to Sandis who is nordinary young woman For Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most one she is a vessel whose body is trained and primed to hold demon like spirits called forth from the netherworld She is also a slavef sorts kept under lock and key by a cruel summoner named Kazen who has captured a number Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of kids like Sandis for his nefarious purposes And because what Kazen does is highly illegal heperates underground in a top secret facility where he can hide his activities as well as keep his charges isolated and unaware f what s going n in the utside world This in essence is Sandis life where all she does each day is keep her head down and bey the rules as not to anger Kazen After all it s painful enough what happens to her whenever he calls forth her demon the fire horse Ireth into her bodyBut then Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) one night Sandis witnesses something at the facility that frightens her to her core prompting her to leave immediately escaping into the unfamiliar city Hernly hope is a name Boarding House of Hunks of an unknown relative she chanced to glimpse in Kazen s records perhaps a distant uncle who would recognize their kinship and protect her Instead Sandis finds Rone a caddish thief who thought the poor lost girl would be easy prey to his charms But to his surprise it is actually Sandis who catches himff guard and ends up making ff with something valuable f his an extremely rare and powerful artifact called amarinth which grants its bearer immortality for Bec (The Demonata, one minute every day To get it back Rone tracks down Sandis but then winds up getting swept along in her desperate attempt to escape Kazen and his minions Understanding that the twof them need each The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins other to survive Sandis and Rone strike up a reluctant partnership She needs to lie low until she can find her mysterious relative and he s hoping that the reward for helping her will earn him the money to free his mother from jailI ll be honest I think I would have enjoyed this book had I not disliked the characters rightff the bat On the whole Sandis was all right even if her meekness sometimes bothered me though at least this was in keeping with her background and history Rone n the ther hand was infinitely punchable and irritating I despised his smugness and arrogance the moment he showed up n the page He is also impulsive and shows an astounding lack f foresight and awareness f potential conseuences He has little consideration for thers and barely ever thinks beyond his Our Planet: Our Home own self interests It s hard to feel bad for him when you know hiswn bad decisions are the cause Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of all his troubles The reason he gets tangled up with Sandis is because he thought he could take advantagef her The reason his mother is arrested is because she wound up being blamed for a crime he himself had committed This guy thinks he has all these problems when really he is the problem but f course he s too self centered to realize itAnd the worst part I don t think Rone changed all that much It would be ne thing for an unlikeable character to redeem themselves throughout the course Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of a story and though Rone did show some signsf turning around when the moment f truth arrived in the second half f the novel he completely blew the chance to prove himself and made me angry at him all ver again I m glad I didn t waste my sympathies n him though I did feel bad for Sandis There were times where I felt the author might have been hinting at an eventual romance for her two characters but I was never really able to feel much f anything let alone a spark f chemistry between them One reason for this is the power and knowledge imbalance where it seemed Rone always held all the cards despite Sandis being the ne with the ability to channel a demon horse He went freely about the world while she remained stashed away in some hidey hole as she always was the na ve and innocent girl The relationship had all the ingredients f A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) one heading straight for trouble but even when it turnedut I was right the confirmation brought little satisfactionBut now for the things I did like without a doubt the whole premise f summoning demons into human vessels was the most intriguing and memorable aspect f the book There is an entire system involved in the process from the blood sacrifices it reuires to the permanent scars carved into a vessel s flesh Each individual vessel also has a power level associated with him r her determining the strength f the demon that can be summoned And then there was Rone s amarinth As magical trinkets go it doesn t get much cooler In the End or imaginative than that and reading about its effects immediately made me curious to know about thebject and thers like it Suffice it to say a lot f hard work was put into developing the magic f this universe given its layers upon layers f rich detail and as a fantasy fan I always delight discovering new and uniue world buildingStill at the end f the day I m a characters first kind f reader and ad. As a human vessel for an ancient spirit Sandis lives no rdinary life At the command f her master she can be transformed against her will into his weapon a raging monster summoned to do his bidding Unlike ther vessels Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits but hosting such creatu.
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Ve served as the first 100 pages r so that would lay the ground work for further development in the same novel But nah Bon app tit A young target audience is no excuse to skimp The Age of Treachery on content Megan Whalen Turner Garth Nix J K Rowling Ray Bradbury Philip Pullman even Lol girl bye Release day and I just received an eARC Fun Really looking forward to thisne being a bit dd and very magical This book was freaking awesome I got this book as my Kindle First pick for January You know it sounded good and all but I had no idea This world f magic and demons and people in a world together Sandis and Rone are the main characters and I loved them I even loved Ireth even though I shouldn t I hope he shows back up in the next book We shall see Happy Reading Mel No The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy one s going to read this why do I write book reviews Nonef my friends are Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite on this site and I doubt people who aren the site look for Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) other people s reviews Oh wellI think Charlie builds a decent fantasy world but thisne is a lot weaker than her Paper Magician series I think this is an attempt to make a darker series but keep her super wholesome religious characters It s not that this is a hopepunk r whatever people are calling it but you can definitely tell that the author is very devout and has particular ideas n how people should be and that s what she writes about The main character is pure trusting and constantly being degraded by the world literally dropped in the sewers multiple times and enslaved but never violated and yet never loses her faith in a thinly veiled god She is betrayed by the last person she trusts but is When a Man Loves a Woman obviously going to forgive this person because she just wants to cook for himr something I don t know Honestly the budding romance is the worst I d rather she rescue herself thanksReading Charlie s books you can guess what part f the US she s from and that s fine She s bviously very devout and it shows because her characters are a very particular sort Keep From Falling of wholesome In the Magicians series it works because it s set in Victorian England anyway so it fits well for the time and the heroine was mostly workingut her Catalogue the Insanity own shit It just feltrganic The Numina series feels forced like she set Blessed Homecoming out to write about her faith and how it interacts with the world through a bunchf metaphors around slavery and demonic possession and endless bouncing between sewers and rooftops get it highs and lows The girl is possessed Shrek of awesome power but never wields it herself she isnly a vessel for some therworldly force to act through her She literally has no agency f her Look Alikes Jr. own she s called a vessel like 100 times and mostf the book is her being backed into a corner before her fire horse demon r her boyfriend betrayer can save them probably by descending into a sewer It seems like the nly things she does Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of herwn free will her contribution to trying to get away is cleaning up and making sure the boyfriend betrayer gets something to eatThis is Twilight level wish fulfillment fantasy Which is fine if that s your thing but it isn t mine This book bothered me for many reasons but here are the main nes This book is a classic example f weak plot syndrome Where the plot isn t really good so you fill the pages with chase scene after chase scene And then in the calmer spots you get the woes He Remembers the Barren of young love and the weaknessf the main characters Sandis is a super weak woman and a horrible role model for women especially young women IMO She is the classic damsel in distress and never grows ut f it The Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis only time she shows backbone is when she insistsn running in a certain directionbut she is still runningeven though she has immense power inside her Maybe this is The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives on purpose maybe Charlie is setting it up so she can have a big moment where she finds her power But honestly this book could have used that scene All the characters felt wooden and very trope y Nonef them had any depth and I couldn t get into them at all Another thing that bothered me was the clunky writing I mean it was just clunky Hard to explain but it just felt Let the Wolf Howl odd Meh Nonef the magical features The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of Charlie N Holmberg s Smoke and Summonsverwhelm you and that s a good thing We become aware f the illegal magic practiced and are also informed that there are rare magical artifacts We are not allowed to see than that at least not at this timeWhich is kay because it allows the story to revolve around Sandis who is a vessel capable Blue Guide New York of becoming a temporary homef a demon Her life is about to abruptly change which is where the story begins Her attempts to escape from her former captor ensnares Rone who has enough problems without adding Sandis to the list Both are seeking answers to their troubles while evading the ruthless people looking for them Ms Holmberg slowly builds his world allowing us nly to see whatever Sandis and Rone are experiencing This works well eliminating the possibility f information dumps and keeping the book action Homesick oriented Tension is another underlying aspectf the plot as the danger A Criminal Affair of capture lurks around every cornerThough they are scantily fleshedut there is enough description to cause us to care about Rone and Sandis The villains in the story both major and minor are fairly Sangue Derramado one dimensional We can feel the essencef evil but not much else As the story focus is not n the villains this tends not to be too much f a factorOverall this is a decent enough tale that I am considering taking the plunge and moving n to the second book The author almost lost me as I believed the book would end with a cliffhanger Thankfully although the end was abrupt the story did not finish with someone s life n the line Lighthearted at times a slight breath f potential romance and pages f action make this a solid four star effort. Eedom But Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is He’s determined to get her back and he has the manpower to find her wherever she runsNow to utwit her pursuers Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device For her master has summoned than mere men to hunt her do.
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Mittedly my loathing for ne f the key characters most likely impacted my Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star overall enjoymentf this novel Still I didn t think Smoke Summons was a bad book despite having to put up with Rone and I actually find myself curious to see how he and Sandis can move forward in the wake Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of the choices he made Both are now changed from the experience which should make the next book interesting 199 Kindle sale May 5 2019 Pretty good YA fantasy the startf a new series the second book has just been published 325 stars Final review first posted The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky on Fantasy Literature Smoke Summons is the startf a new YA fantasy trilogy by Charlie N Holmberg with an interesting rather dark ccult concept underlying it Demons and spirits called numina from the ethereal plane are able to be summoned and controlled by those who know the necessary rituals which include painfully branding a person s back with golden script and tattooing the demon s name in blood above it Kazen an evil man in his sixties seriously he has no redeeming ualities whatsoever has figured ut a system to use these ancient powers for his wn ambitions he finds teens and children who have no family to protect them and who have the ualities necessary to be a vessel for a demon good health no piercings virginity and a cryptically described but vital uality called an pen spirit and enslaves them Then he can trot ut the demon at will to terrorize and injure people so they ll do what he wants like sign ver certain assets to him What Kazen is doing is also highly illegal so if any f his young vessels gets caught by the police it s an immediate death sentence for them despite their innocenceOne f Kazen s slaves is Heart of the Wood our 18 yearld heroine Sandis who s been chafing under Kazen s control and cruelties Though she s supposed to have total amnesia when Ireth a fiery horse numina possesses her she has some vague recollections The King's Commissar of events and feels a connection with Ireth When Kazen does something particularly horrifying Sandis finally musters up her courage and runs away Her family is dead but during her lastuting with Kazen she saw the name Bloodmage of a person sharing her unusual last name Sandis pins her hopen finding this Talbur Gwenwig hoping he s a long lost relative who will protect herWhat Sandis finds instead is Rone a twenty something thief who has an ancient magical artifact called an amarinth that he can spin nce every 24 hours giving him protection for sixty seconds against any mortal wounds and conveniently healing any that he s already gotten When Sandis swipes the amarinth while Rone is protecting her against Kazen s henchmen who are chasing her down Rone s and Sandis s fates become tied together Sandis also knows that Kazen is bent n summoning a far dangerous demon Kolosos who might destroy their city Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction of Dresberg She s not sure how to prevent him from doing this but she wants to try even if it means keeping her connection to IrethI thought Smoke Summons was an engaging novel easy to read and get lost in and teen readers who like dark magical fantasies with a romance subplot are likely to enjoy it The plot has several weaknesses though the type that start to bother younce the excitement Making Instruments Count: Essays on Historical Scientific Instruments Presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner of reading the novel starts to wearff I freuently wanted to shake Sandis and Rone who Every Sigh, the End occasionally make blindingly imprudent decisions One that Sandis makes at the very endf the novel was the final straw for me though Holmberg The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence the Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence offers justification for her choice that may satisfyther readers And nce you cut through all the chasing mostly by Kazen and his goons and running around which takes up most f the story this novel feels like it s mostly a long set up for the next novels in the NUMINA TRILOGYDresberg and the entire country Milk, Turkey, and Neurosis: Or, How Mother (Almost) Ruined My Life of Kolingrad are a dirty corrupt placene that most people except the wealthy and powerful would love to escape from were it not that the borders are so strictly controlled Sandis and Rone are a fairly typical YA fiction couple dancing around their attraction and having their relationship nearly torpedoed with misunderstandings and external pressures Kazen and his grafter henchmen are entirely villainous without nuances to make them sympathetic Quest for Celestia: A Reimagining of the Pilgrim's Progress or at least understandable I mf the pinion that Kazen isn t the nly numina summoner in Kolingrad Perhaps that would an interesting way for the plot to develop in next booksWhat I appreciated most in Smoke Summons were some f the secondary characters and subplots especially those involving Rone s long lost father this was a memorable episode fraught with emotion and a hard message about self serving choices and his former mentor Arnae Kurtz Rone s relationship with and devotion to his rather saintly and definitely long suffering mother also ends up playing a key role in the plot Smoke Summons is a darker novel than I would have expected from Holmberg though not as dark as some YA fantasies I ve run across and Holmberg does pull her punches with the sexual content if not with violence and death This novel has a killer cliffhanger at the end the ne with the aforementioned hard to swallow choice by Sandis Overall it s an interesting story and world and despite some shortcomings in the plot and characterizations I m interested in seeing what happens in the next book in this series I received a free review copy A Christmas Tree for Lydia of this book from the publisher 47North and the publicist Thank you I found the ideaf summons and vessels very interesting but that s all I found interesting It very uickly went from Smoke Summons to Worry Running That s about all that happens in this bookThe author tells us everything instead The God Solution: A Reply To The God Delusion of showing us anything The characters are shallow and bland The plot is almost nonexistent The 300 pagesf chase scenes and worried internal monologues should. Res can be fatal To stay alive she must run And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption she finds a surprising allyA cunning thief for hire Rone Eterlimus owns a rare device that grants him immortality forne minute every day a uniue advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for fr.