- Title: Cast in Fury
- Author: Michelle Sagara
- ISBN: 9780373802692
- Page: 384
- Format: Paperback
When a minority race of telepaths is suspected of causing a near devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court and into a PR nightmare To ease racial tensions, the emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, sWhen a minority race of telepaths is suspected of causing a near devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court and into a PR nightmare To ease racial tensions, the emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics and murder To make matters worse, Marcus, her trusted sergeant, gets stripped of his command, leaving Kaylin vulnerable Now she s juggling two troubling cases, and even magic s looking good by comparison But then nobody ever said life in the theater was easy.
Recent Comments "Cast in Fury"
Another solid entry in the Chronicles of Elantra. As usual, the story picks up shortly after the events of the previous book. The racial prejudice that Kaylin successfully confronted herself still prevails in Elantra in the aftermath of events that nearly destroyed the city. In the midst of this, a new challenge arises for Kaylin and Severn when their Sargeant, Marcus, is held for murder of a fellow Leontine. As this is being dealt with by the Caste Courts, Kaylin and Servern have no jurisdictio [...]
I think I liked this one less than the last one. It doesn't have a lot of Nightshade in it - who knew I'd miss that guy, but I did. He's a nice and mysterious one. There's more dragons and Severn still, yay. This time around it's all about the Lions and a playwright. Kaylin & Severn are the cultural consultants to Rennick, the Imperial playwright, writing a play on the Tha'lanni (tentacle mind readers). This part was super boring and I didn't enjoy it. As usual, there's something that Kaylin [...]
*** 4.55 ***This was, it was gosh, heartbreakingly beautiful and emotionally devastating, wonderful story! I realize that not everyone will feel the same, and I am cool with that, since I am well aware that I am a tenderhearted sap And maybe almost 5 stars might be a tad too high a rating, but I finally figured out why I am so drawn to this series. Yes it has a fun fantastic world, yes the main protagonist is a cool girl who kicks ass, and most of all, there are DRAGONS!!! But what has sunk its [...]
I just love this series and each book further explores the fantastic world that the author has created. This book does that even more than some of the other selections. The overt action is more muted in this novel and the primary activity revolves around a murder mystery, the creation of a political play, and the result of the protagonist's volunteer midwifery. The culture of the Leontine race is more fully explored. I can't wait for the next one!
Yet another excellent entry into the series, yet another facet of the world unveiled. The history of Elantra is becoming clearer with each instalment, and I rather love the procedural style of each investigation. Classic comfort reading.
It's time to take a closer look at the Leontines *happy* Markus is one of my favourite characters of the series and the Leontines seem to have a peculiar social structure similar enough to a pride but with some major differences. Markus' Pridlea are great, fierce females and I love the way they intereact with each other and with Kaylin.The origin story of this race was fascinating and only opened a door to more questions regarding these Ancient Ones. Getting to know more about the races inhabiti [...]
Kaylin is a Hawk. An investigative cop in a realm where safety is relative. Where each case is defined by the neighborhood and the magical species involved. And just how many superiors Kaylin will manage to offend.When Marcus, i.e. her boss—who also happens to be a Leontine (super large catlike person with a serious antipathy for paperwork) is accused of murder, there really isn’t any question of whether Kaylin will get involved.Only of how many rules she will have to break.Cast in Fury is t [...]
So obviously, each book in this series will focus on a different race or group of people, this one all about Leontine politics. The plot was straightforward and compelling, but the book overall lacked some of the emotional pull that I felt in the previous books. I did however really enjoy a new character, Rennick, the pompous prima donna playwright for the emperor. It would be so easy to turn this type of comedic character into a total caricature, but this doesn't happen. The cover, btw, makes a [...]
Fav quotes:One of the things that living in the fiefs taught you was that it didn’t particularly matter which god you prayed to—none of them listened, anyway. The magelights were burning, but they always were, and even this close to the river, no enterprising and desperate thief had managed to dislodge them from their high perches. People were afraid of magic, even magic that they saw every day. That, and it was hard to carry a ladder furtively.
This author is in desperate need of a better editor. Not only were there a few traditional editing problems, the author needs to be reminded that after the fiftieth time of mentioning in the series that orange dragon eyes means danger and red dragon eyes means duck and cover, you really only have to mention that fact once or twice in the next books in the series. Or assume that your readers aren't complete idiots and let them figure it out in the continuing books using situational clues. Also, w [...]
I'm so far behind in this series First book is still my favorite, but Elantra is a very cool world with lots of corners to poke around in. This book primarily dealt with Leontine culture, but we did dip back into the fiefs and see Lord Nightshade again! I felt like the pacing was a bit slow in this book, but honestly it may have been because I was spending my days intensely editing and had a bit of a problem turning that part of my brain off when I picked up the book.
I give this book 5 stars. What an amazing story. I can't tell you how much I love the world building! this is a very creative, compelling world. i can't say anything about the incredible cast of characters! I have no words. Dang! The world is populated by all sorts of fascinating species: the immortal Barrani, Dragons and Tha'lani, the mortal humans and Leontine and Aerians. Very much in my head during this book and after.-------------------------------------------------------------------------- [...]
Kaylin Neya, a private in the investigative wing of the Empire's Hawks, bears on her body certain marks that have magical power. She is not the first to bear the marks. In prior books we have learned that she is able to use the marks to perform feats of magic and power that are the equal of the most powerful of the inhabitants of the land. The Emperor, who is a dragon lord, has assigned a Dragon Mage to teach Kaylin how to use the magic. Kaylin Neya has mostly used her power to help as a midwife [...]
My favorite of the series so far. Kaylin is growing up, slowly and painfully and well aware of her convictions. She is beginning to define herself by what she loves rather than what she is afraid of. She is slowly beginning to understand when silence is called for which was always Kaylin's problem.The next book is entitledCast in SilenceI wonder if Kaylin is going to learn the value of silence even more :)Severn is still a mystery but it is obvious that he cares for Kaylin because of who she is. [...]
*Fantasy* Dragons, Magic, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5-4.0First Thoughts!I really like this series! Seriously I do. I love the world building. I love the turmoil that Kaylin gets into time and time again. I love the fact that she somehow, someway manages to thwart the bad guys designs with her Old One's magic that hasn't been fully explored as of yet. You learn something new about Kaylin's abilities every time out and not even those around her can imagine what she is capable of.I also love Merrin. I love [...]
I am rereading the series with the audiobook and devouring them!This book goes into the legend/history of Leotines and we get to find out why the foundling hall was founded. We also get to see the family life Marcus leads and how Kaylin was adopted as part of the family. The focus of the story is a question. Should we destroy something based on what one “might” become in the future or should we allow the chance for a better future? I love the way the story develops and explores the myths as [...]
These books are getting longer and longer and filled with more and more filler, but I still love them. The story is simply incredible. Although like the previous books the details get lost in all the philosophical ideas.Also I would like for the main character to finally get a clue. How much more life experience does it take??? I understand that the author does not want her to be smarter then the immortals, but damn she really is annoying sometimes, not making leaps of logic that are apparent an [...]
Quick Thoughts1. This book was must easier to follow than the previous ones.2. I wish the author followed up on the potential love interest. It would make the book a little happier.3. Lots of things going on in this book. So much action.4. The world here is incredible. There's so many different races and all of them have their own section in this city. I'd love a map.5. There's tons of fantasy and magic in this book and I love it.
I love this series to pieces. It gets a little annoying after a while how it's endlessly repeated about the main character's tendency to be late. I am also a little disappointed with there being a lack of Lord Nightshade as I totally love him. However even with my little complaints I still love this series and this book was no exception.
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+Really enjoyed the insights in to the Leontine race, the Prideleas, etc in this book. The second half of the book was much stronger than the first half and I felt like the overall story was finally starting to gain momentum.
This is one of my favorite fantasy series. I loved the world the author has created, and again in this one, she introduces to a race that is alien and yet somehow so "human". My biggest complain--not enough Nightshade! He's one of my favorite characters and barely makes an appearance.
Why isn't there more Nightshade in this story?!?
super fun and the dialogue was delightful.
Fourth in the Chronicles of Elantra fantasy series revolving around Kaylin Neya.My TakeAbsolutely fascinating as Sagara expands on another of the civilizations that make up the inhabitants of Elantra, focusing on the Leontines this time, and we learn a great deal about its society, its culture and origins, and its stance on babies. Of Marrin's past and her reasons for starting the Foundling Halls. All of which Sagara uses to twist this tale of propaganda and murder. And, man, does she dribble ou [...]
I still like the series. It's hard for me to say, but I do.However, like a lot of other reviews I've read, I really feel like we need something to happen with our characters. Nightshade is only thrown in as a remedy when the cases stall, and Severn is described only as her shadow, and that's all he acts as anyway.Kaylin, while having saved Elantra four times now from certain doom, has developed very little as a character. Not even her situation seems much changed. I really hope the looming meeti [...]
I love this series. It's different than anything out there. Very original and well written. Each book is its own story with a continuing overall story arc. Each new installment continues world building and expanding on interaction between different species and castes. I have seen it classified as romance but I don't really see that at all. This is more of an epic fantasy series. Also, the audio books are worth the audible credit. The narrator is good.
Michelle Sagara's The Chronicles of Elantra series is one of my favorites and this title did not disappoint, A few of the books in this series have not been as strong in my opinion and this is one of those unfortunately but I still like it. The story was engaging and helped to move the plot along. I felt like I learned more about many of the characters including the protagonist in this volume. I recommend this book.
I loved the fact we got to see more of the Leontines, and more of the enigma that is Kaylin. I genuinely like Marcus' Pridlea as well as Marai. I'm also glad the author manages to not make her a complete goddess powerwise. On the negative side, there's a lot of world building going on still, and the plot could have a bit of a faster drive, but then, learning about the world is fun, and trying to put all that detail into one book would not work.
This was the best book in the series so far. Very happy with it.
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