Jaeth's Eye

Jaeth s Eye The true story as always is in the details The minor characters in an epic story are often forgotten relegated to the dusty corners of a text footnotes in a biased account that draws focus on the p

  • Title: Jaeth's Eye
  • Author: K.S. Villoso
  • ISBN: 9780989446044
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • The true story, as always, is in the details The minor characters in an epic story are often forgotten, relegated to the dusty corners of a text footnotes in a biased account that draws focus on the privileged, the named, and the powerful This is a story from those shadows The lives of a mercenary, a seamstress, and a merchant converge Kefier, who is picking up the p The true story, as always, is in the details The minor characters in an epic story are often forgotten, relegated to the dusty corners of a text footnotes in a biased account that draws focus on the privileged, the named, and the powerful This is a story from those shadows The lives of a mercenary, a seamstress, and a merchant converge Kefier, who is picking up the pieces of his life after his brother s accident, finds himself chased down by former associates for his friend s death Already once branded a murderer, he crosses paths with his friend s sister, Sume, whose only desire is to see her family through some troubled times In the meantime, young, arrogant Ylir takes a special interest in Kefier while he himself is entangled in a battle with a powerful mage, one whose name has been long forgotten in legend At the crux of their conflict is a terrible creature with one eye, cast from the womb of a witch, with powers so immense whoever possesses it holds the power to bring the continent to its knees.Praised for immersive worldbuilding, depth, and complex character development, Jaeth s Eye introduces an epic fantasy tale of revenge and lost kingdoms, but also of grief, love, hope, and a promise for tomorrow The Agartes Epilogues gets to the heart of epic fantasy from the sidelines and is a must read for the discerning fan.

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    1. I write character driven epic fantasy with huge doses of horror, angst, and frustratingly tangled character relationships You can read about my work at my website ksvilloso__K.S Villoso was born in a dank hospital on an afternoon in Albay, Philippines, and things have generally been okay since then After spending most of her childhood in a slum area in Taguig where she dodged death defying traffic, ate questionable food, and fell into open pit sewers often than one ought to , she and her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where they spent the better part of two decades trying to chase the North American Dream She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her family, children, and dogs in An, BC.

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    1. I ve made a character list to help people keep track of who s who in this seriesksvilloso 2017 05 10 tAnd a non comprehensive city town listksvilloso 2017 03 10 tUPDATE Added a country listksvilloso 2017 05 12 n

    2. Jaeth s Eye surprised me The cover may suggest that the book will be slightly melancholic I didn t expect decapitation, violence, blood and the rest of the package we get And yet that s what we re served Parents, keep your children away from this book I believe the author herself mentioned that the idea of the story is that you re following around three minor characters who slowly get involved into a major epic fantasy plot None of these characters are heroes they just try to survive and react t [...]

    3. Edited for in depth review This story took me for a ringer, and be prepared to learn a TON of worldbuilding We re talking Way of Kings info dumps at the beginning, so when you start this book give yourself a decent amount of time to submerse yourself in it to get accustomed to the names of people, places, and religions This book is overflowing with it and it takes a huge imagination to pull it all together.The story starts out with with a man named Keifer, and his friend almost father like figu [...]

    4. Jaeth s Eye is the story of two people, Kefier and Sume, joined by the death of Oji, Kefier s friend and Sume s brother, and their separate journeys to discover the reasons behind Oji s fate.For Kefier, who has spent the time since Oji s death on the run from the Boarshind, a company of mercenaries and his former associates who think he murdered Oji, trying to come to grips with the circumstances behind the event and his responsibility for it has driven him to the brink of madness.For Sume, who [...]

    5. If you re looking for a story that will hold your hand and explain everything as it goes, you re not going to find it here.This story is told in a way that relies on you to keep up as you follow around characters and live their trials, friendships, loves, and heartbreaks, until you become so involved that you almost forget that there is something in the works underneath it all It s a style that doesn t work without strong characters and an interesting world to keep you invested.There is a fair b [...]

    6. This review will cover the entire 3 book series The author was kind enough to send us a free copy of this series in exchange for an honest review.Don t miss this week s Book Geeks podcast episode covering this series as well I m a little surprised that this series is not at least a little well known There is a lot to enjoy with this story.Probably my favorite things were the interactions between the characters and how expansive and complex the world is I don t think this series really did much [...]

    7. Halfway through Jaeth s Eye and I was convinced this book wasn t for me I was confused, frustrated and starting to give up.60% in and I found it hard to put down.So yes, it took me over half way to actually start enjoying the book, but in this case that s not such a bad thing Because, when I hit the 60% mark, things started to happen Everything I was confused about started to come together, I started to understand where things were heading, and frustrated as I had been up until that point, I rea [...]

    8. This one is a bit hard to judge The start of the book is probably a 1 2 star for me the end is a solid 4 star.This book really does reward patience In the start you have no idea who is who, where we are and what is even happening This cionfused state stays until way into the second half of the book Things are happening that make no sense, or even seem to be a plothole a lot of things happen off stage Like in one scene you a character is imprisoned and likely to die the next chapter has him free [...]

    9. The author kindly sent me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.Wow Just Wow K.S Villoso is a new voice in fantasy that any fan of the genre should be taking note of right now.Filled with everything you should expect from the genre and Jaeth s Eye delivers on so many levels I have laughed, I have cried I have leant forward in my seat in expectation of what s coming next My expectations were a good read a pleasant way to pass a few hours I got so much .Bring on book 2

    10. took me a while to get into this one but once I did I really enjoyed it Bit of an info dump at the beginning but once I did it was really enjoyable The demons where seriously creepy and I loved that we got quite a few different POVs I can t wait to pick up the sequel

    11. This is Book 1 in the trilogy The Agartes Epilogues The author recently made the trilogy available for purchase together as an ebook omnibus, which is how I picked this up I read Jaeth s Eye as part of the RRAWR monthly read on Reddit s r fantasy I read this book, Jaeth s Eye, just after finishing an ARC of the author s new book, The Wolf of Oren yaro The books are set in the same world, but reading them out of order has not posed a problem I will say, I enjoyed the author s newer work than I e [...]

    12. Okay, wow Jaeth s Eye is about a bunch of people in a turbulent world with some supernatural magical things that are threatening to undo everyone Let me try that again.This book is about Kefier as he struggles to reconcile his past and find his way in life Or it s about Sume s struggle to care for her family and the sacrifices she makes to achieve that goal Or maybe it s about Ylir, a man with something to prove to his master and everyone else he s so desperate to manipulate.The thing is, there [...]

    13. This was a different experience for me, and I m really pleased that I went along for the ride Jaeth s Eye is a complex world with a massive cast of characters, and it doesn t feel any immediate need to explain itself to the reader this can be a blessing and a curse, depending on both your inclinations as a reader and how good your memory is especially the latter There were times that I was genuinely confused as to what was happening and why but many of these instances became clear to me later on [...]

    14. I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.This book really surprised me, I wasn t expecting such a rip roaring epic adventure The world that I was thrust into is full of strange names and fantastic places I was so pleased to learn that there are another two books to follow as I am not ready to leave these characters behind.The story is a rich tapestry of adventure, heart break, violence and hope Well worth a read and definitely a book to read slowly in a quie [...]

    15. 3.75A bit rough around the edges, but shows a good deal of promise The characters were pretty much all great, and the plot, while it took a while to get going, was entertaining.The bits that bothered me were the pacing Things happening very quickly with not enough prose to back them up, which sometimes took a while to figure out Still, not enough to stop me from finishing the book, and I ll definitely be picking up the second one Good writing is good writing.

    16. So much drama If you like stories about family and friendships unexpectedly intersecting across a vast world amidst tumultuous events, which I do, this is definitely worth checking out It s difficult to go into much detail without spoiling things, but suffice to say the story appears to begin with two friends, Oji and Kiefer, preparing to leave a life of difficult work Oji intends to bring Kiefer with him back to meet his family his wife Hana, his son Dai, and his sister Sume, who will come to p [...]

    17. Book Review originally published here iheartreading book touJaeth s Eye is the fast paced, intriguing start of a fantasy series that will leave you wanting Kefier is on the run from people who once were his allies and friends and who now consider him a murderer He s aided by an unlikely ally, Ylir, who takes special interest in Kefier and making sure he s not killed Various different storylines come together and connect, sometimes in surprising ways, sometimes in ways I could slightly anticipat [...]

    18. This was one of those books where I was intrigued by the story when reading but felt no pull to read and as I progressed with my reading I became and confused by the storyline and eventually I just had to DNF I think that was very much a me thing rather than the book, though, because I was interested in the story.I will say that the characters are the biggest draw in this book I was really interested in the story of Kefier and what drove him Seeing his continual struggles and waiting to learn [...]

    19. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review This review may contain spoilers.I found this book to be an intriguing fantasy read At first, I didn t know how the different storylines all fit together and I m still not sure how the very first chapter fit in with everything, although it was intriguing and did a good job of drawing me into the book and making me want to learn .It was good to see quite a lot of this world and the different cultures there were, though there were severa [...]

    20. This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader There is no doubt in my mind that Villoso had a very clear idea what was going on in these pages but as I read, I felt like I was constantly re evaluating what was going on guessing what I was supposed to understand, and what was supposed to be being revealed to me either where I was or in the future Not only did I not understand where I was, I couldn t really tell you until the end how everything tied together and what the overall story was I [...]

    21. I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I couldn t decide whether to give this 3 or 4 stars, so I went with 3,5 which rounds up to four The way this story was told felt quite different There are multiple perspectives, tons of characters and names that feel very foreign Have to say I loved the diversity To put it shortly, this book sets the groundwork for something much bigger You get to know all the main players in the story You get to see the story slowly unfold, and I [...]

    22. The author was kind enough to send me a digital copy in exchange for an honest review I thought this was a good start to a series and the mix of characters was very well done I have to admit I was not entirely grabbed by the story or characters and I can t say why but I don t want to affect you too much as it is a good book I think the characters are one of the main strengths of this book There are quite a few interesting characters, some you like and others you don t but they are all well writt [...]

    23. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Fantasy, Suspense or Science Fiction.This book has a lot than I anticipated I found the character development exquisite The story is entwined with a full range of emotions The story will take your emotions into a roller coaster ride with its ups and downs.While coming to terms with grief and going into hope, Kefier begins an adventure of epic proportions of murder, false accusations, [...]

    24. I ended up really enjoying this book a lot, but it wasn t easy at first Reading it as part of SPFBO, where you are looking for a hook and a reason to keep going, the main thing that did so was a stubborn desire to figure out what the heck it was all about Key things happen off stage, secrets are kept from the reader, the level of description and reflection is minimal , and the main POV characters don t have much idea what s going on themselves most of the time or really any idea that anything is [...]

    25. I started this early in January and set it aside a couple of weeks ago, unsure whether or not to continue I really enjoyed the Prologue it was a fascinating story, adeptly told It is after the Prologue when my troubles with the story began Too many characters, places, etc introduced in rapid succession causing much confusion I understand there s a legend somewhere but I feel fiction ought largely stand on its own without need of external reference It also suffered from much meandering in the sto [...]

    26. Incredibly immersive fantasy with an underpinning of horror The world feels like a real place, somewhere being related rather than envisioned, and the characters likewise feel like real people whose lives the reader is glimpsing The plot is incredibly dense, but this is a book to be savored, about relationships and dealings within a fascinating and extremely original fantasy world populated with interesting people, cultures, and dangerous creatures.

    27. I found the concept of K.S Villoso s Jaeth s Eye quite captivating when I read it what would an epic fantasy told not from the vantage point of the high and mighty, but from those on the lower ranks of society look like What would it be like for those who aren t the ones making the decisions, who can only endure what is thrown at them, trying to live their lives as well as possible Would this create a narrative of people who feel helpless and lost, without any agency of their own To me that ques [...]

    28. Intriguing Character Driven TaleJaeth s Eye caught me by surprise Villoso knows her characters and their world intensely She conveys the story primarily through dialogue and thought, building a sense of each character s motivations and personalities The threads of the tale interweave and bring the reader along for the ride, up to the dramatic conclusion of book one which easily sets up its sequel There are Asian influences throughout the story, particularly in terms of some locations, customs, a [...]

    29. Review I want to thank the author for sending me a free copy of this e book in exchange for an honest review This is probably the third or fourth book only that I couldn t finish That either means that the book was completely horrible and had no appeal to it whatsoever or I just chose a book that wasn t something I d enjoy The situation is like this isn t the book, it s me I did try for 9 days to read this book because the world really did intrigue me and I read some reviews that got me extra e [...]

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