Silence (Queen of the Dead #1) by Michelle Sagara

Silence

 

Publisher:DAW
Released: May 1st 2012
Received: Own
Rating: 3 kitty rating

 

I’m a huge fan of Michelle Sagara’s other series, the Chronicles of Ellentria so I wanted to give her other series a try. While I enjoyed Silence, I don’t think it’s a strongly written and her Ellentria series, so I find myself wishing I had read them in opposite order. Oh well, what’s done is done, right?

Spoiler Warning

Emma is fine, or at least that’s what she keeps telling everyone. Her father passed away years ago, and her boyfriend passed much more recently. But she’s fine, she promises. She enjoys spending time in the cemetery at night; it calms her, the silence of it all. Until that one time the graveyard wasn’t empty, and the creature she met changed everything.

It turns out that Emma is actually a necromancer, most of whom are on the whole terrible people who either end up being killed or becoming killers themselves. Emma’s one of the rare ones, with no temptation to kill everyone around her, especially because doing so would drain the helpless ghosts around her. Something that she is loathe to do.

There are about a dozen side characters in Silence, most of them being friends of Emma. They help to round out the world shown to us. They also explain Emma’s attachment to said world, and why she wouldn’t be willing to turn her back on everything, like most necromancers apparently do.

Emma’s determination to help save a young boy (well, ghost really) is very endearing, as well as a huge plot point for the book. She and her friends willingly endanger themselves to try and help a person that most would (and do) consider a lost cause. The whole thing just felt very human, which I’m sure was the point.

All in all Silence was a pretty quick read – I finished it in less than a day. So I was able to get right into it and therefore the plot. I liked Emma and the world Sagara created, I just find myself wishing there was more to it. Perhaps it’s a series that depends on build up. It is the first in a trilogy, which implies there will be more world building in the later novels as well. Or at least one can hope.

As I stated earlier, I am a huge fan of Michelle Sagara’s other works, so I do think this was worth reading. I also believe that I will continue with the series, if nothing else to see where it takes me.

Silence (Queen of the Dead #1) by Michelle Sagara

 

Publisher:

Released: May 1st 2012

Received: Own

Rating: 3 Kitties

 

I’m a huge fan of Michelle Sagara’s other series, the Chronicles of Ellentria so I wanted to give her other series a try. While I enjoyed Silence, I don’t think it’s a strongly written and her Ellentria series, so I find myself wishing I had read them in opposite order. Oh well, what’s done is done, right?

 

Spoiler Warning

 

Emma is fine, or at least that’s what she keeps telling everyone. Her father passed away years ago, and her boyfriend passed much more recently. But she’s fine, she promises. She enjoys spending time in the cemetery at night; it calms her, the silence of it all. Until that one time the graveyard wasn’t empty, and the creature she met changed everything.

It turns out that Emma is actually a necromancer, most of whom are on the whole terrible people who either end up being killed or becoming killers themselves. Emma’s one of the rare ones, with no temptation to kill everyone around her, especially because doing so would drain the helpless ghosts around her. Something that she is loathe to do.

There are about a dozen side characters in Silence, most of them being friends of Emma. They help to round out the world shown to us. They also explain Emma’s attachment to said world, and why she wouldn’t be willing to turn her back on everything, like most necromancers apparently do.

Emma’s determination to help save a young boy (well, ghost really) is very endearing, as well as a huge plot point for the book. She and her friends willingly endanger themselves to try and help a person that most would (and do) consider a lost cause. The whole thing just felt very human, which I’m sure was the point.

All in all Silence was a pretty quick read – I finished it in less than a day. So I was able to get right into it and therefore the plot. I liked Emma and the world Sagara created, I just find myself wishing there was more to it. Perhaps it’s a series that depends on build up. It is the first in a trilogy, which implies there will be more world building in the later novels as well. Or at least one can hope.

As I stated earlier, I am a huge fan of Michelle Sagara’s other works, so I do think this was worth reading. I also believe that I will continue with the series, if nothing else to see where it takes me.

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I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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