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    review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » G. Willow Wilson characters The Bird King “The real struggle on this earth is not between those who want peace and those who want war It’s between those who want peace and those who want justice If justice is what you want then you may often be righ

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    characters The Bird King review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Set in 1491 Grenada most of this novel reads like a devoted historical novel where the Muslim world is mixed with the Christian at a time when the Spanish Inuisition is running strong and the last Emirate is about to fallFatima the last concubine and her friend Hassan a mapmaker with the ability to open up doors to the Other transforms this novel from a strict historical to an outright fantasy But it happens slowly The

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    review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » G. Willow Wilson characters The Bird King Plot 35 Characters 45 Writing 55The Bird King was a historical fantasy book set in 1491 in Granada the last emirate of Muslim Spain There were

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    review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF G. Willow Wilson » 8 review I really enjoyed the early chapters of this fantasy historical novel which is set in the Alhambra during the dying days of the Sultan of Granada's rule In 1491 Granada was under siege with no supplies getting in and it's people slowly starving as Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain close in in their uest to force Granada to capitulate Represen

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    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » G. Willow Wilson G. Willow Wilson » 8 review characters The Bird King Set in 1491 during the reign of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula this novel tells the story of Fatima the concubine to the sultan and her friend Hassan the palace mapmaker With the enemy at the gate Fa and Hassan attempt an escape with the help of a jinnWilson blends fantasy and magic with history morphing into an epic adventure and I love that the story is told through two characters who have never

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    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » G. Willow Wilson review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF I was a huge fan of Wilson’s 2012 debut novel “Alif the Unseen” I loved her heady concoction of Middle Eastern fantasy and modern hacker culture woven into a truly uniue and spell binding tale I have been waiting for seven years for her second novel and here it is at lastIt started out in a promising fashion Set in Granada in 1491 Fatima is a concubine in the court of the sultan She is a “possession” and has little fre

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    review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF I received a free e copy of The Bird King by G Willow Wilson from NetGalley for my honest reviewThank you G Willow Wilson for this beautiful and enchanting novel written with rich history The writing is absolutely magical and rich with emotion The kind of writing that makes you go back and re read parts of it just for th

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    review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF “Lies are for those who are afraid or ashamed of what they are and I am neither” The Bird King tells us the story of Fatima a royal concubine and Hassan a cartographer in the Muslim palace in Granada SpainIt is a setting filled with vivid detail where we learn about a time when Catholics take back the territory that Muslims conuered in the Iberian Peninsula specifically the regions of Spain and Portugal It tells us about the

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    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » G. Willow Wilson review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF A few lulls but for the most part an excellent read It felt like I was reading a Guy Gavriel Kay book; which is a

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    characters The Bird King review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » G. Willow Wilson There are few recent books that I have looked forward to reading as much as I looked forward to reading The Bird King And there are even fewer books that I have anticipated that have been as disappointing to me as this one was It was not a complete disaster There are redeeming ualities But there are also a lot of wasted opportunitiesBut firs

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Willow Wilson » 8 review review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF New from the award winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms Marvel series G Willow WilsonSet in 1491 during the reign of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula The Bird King is the story of Fatima the only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan and her dearest friend Hassan the palace mapmaker The real struggle on this earth is not between those who want peace and those who want war It s between those who want peace and those who want justice If justice is what you want then you may often be right but you will rarely be happy 3 stars I have lots of positive things to say about The Bird King but I am going to get what will surely be the main problem for many people out of the way first this book is SO SLOW I honestly considered not finishing it which I hate to do for arcs In the end I was glad I persevered but I think a lot of people won t make it throughThis is the first novel I ve read by G Willow Wilson and her writing is gorgeous I made so many highlights of beautiful passages and witty remarks The history and mythology is wonderful too It is set in the 15th century during the reign of the last sultanate in Iberia and just before the Emirate of Granada was conuered during the Granada war This was a time of superstition and holy wars the Spanish Inuisition was in full force spreading Catholicism around Europe with the threat of torture and deathInto this comes Fatima a Circassian concubine to the sultan When the Inuisition declares her beloved friend Hassan a sorcerer the two go on the run Hassan is in fact a gay cartographer with a uniue gift for shaping reality with the maps he drawsI ve just loosely described the plot of the first 100 pages What follows is a very long journey across the countryside with lots of close calls and near captures Lots of walking around navigating and cartography discussions plus the occasional gutting and eating of a rabbit It uickly grew tiresome and dull The story picked up in places usually when Luz appeared She is a fantastic villain and the dynamic of hatred and respect between her and Fatima makes for some of the book s strongest moments Likewise the friendship and platonic love between Fatima and Hassan is a highlight These treaties are made for polities not people Lives are ground up beneath the wheels of peace Behind this though it does get buried in the slog at times is the pursuit of an island often found in mythology An island of Mount af and the King of Birds Simorgh from Attar s mystic poem The Conference of the Birds Of course it s all just fiction though right But if anyone can bring this island into being Hassan can The interesting thing about this island as is noted in the text is that it appears in some form in many different kinds of mythologies It is af in Middle Eastern mythology Antillia to the Christians of Iberia Avalon in Arthurian mythology Shambhala to Hindus and Buddhists and Atlantis to Ancient Greeks You can read any number of things into this but I saw it as a comment on the religious conflict in the novel how so many people are fighting and killing one another over details and semantics when really it is all rooted in the same belief Is the island af or Antillia This is a pointless uestion they are ultimately the same thing Nothing is so frightening or evil that it doesn t come from the same thing that made the stars A thought provoking read for those who appreciate a very slow burn literary fantasyCW Torture slavery attempted rapeBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying of the Ms Marvel series G Willow WilsonSet in 1491 during the reign The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) (English Edition) of the last sultanate in the Iberian peninsula The Bird King is the story Soulbinder (Spellslinger, of Fatima the Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan and her dearest friend Hassan the palace mapmaker The real struggle Витез заточнк on this earth is not between those who want peace and those who want war It s between those who want peace and those who want justice If justice is what you want then you may Digitize or Die: Transform your organization Embrace the digital evolution Rise above the competition. often be right but you will rarely be happy 3 stars I have lots Semper Idem of positive things to say about The Bird King but I am going to get what will surely be the main problem for many people Holiday Roommates out Second Chances of the way first this book is SO SLOW I honestly considered not finishing it which I hate to do for arcs In the end I was glad I persevered but I think a lot Introduction biologique à la psychologie of people won t make it throughThis is the first novel I ve read by G Willow Wilson and her writing is gorgeous I made so many highlights Mali pirat of beautiful passages and witty remarks The 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characters The Bird King G. Willow Wilson » 8 review review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Hassan has a secret he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape of reality When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan's surrender Fatima befriends one of the women not realizing that she will see Hassan's gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish I was a huge fan of Wilson s 2012 debut novel Alif the Unseen I loved her heady concoction of Middle Eastern fantasy and modern hacker culture woven into a truly uniue and spell binding tale I have been waiting for seven years for her second novel and here it is at lastIt started out in a promising fashion Set in Granada in 1491 Fatima is a concubine in the court of the sultan She is a possession and has little freedom but manages to befriend the royal mapmaker Hassan has an unusual gift he is able to alter reality with the detailed maps he draws Hassan and Fatima become good friends and find comfort in each other s company but word of Hassan s gift travels to the court of King Ferdinand and ueen Isabella of Spain The emissaries of the Spanish Inuisition are sent to Granada to learn about this Muslim sorcerer who could be a threat to Christian rule Fearing for Hassan s life Fatima urges him to flee with her and flee they do along with a few unusual characters to guide their way One of the characters is a recycled protagonist from Alif Here s the thing I love Wilson s imagination but the storyline became increasingly random and unmoored It felt very much like she was making it all up on the fly and had no idea herself where she was going with her story The longer it went on the muddier and convoluted the plot becameA 3 for me a ton of potential interesting characters and some good world building but an ultimately aimless and strangely un affecting epic journey I liked it but didn t love it Here s hoping her next book is back to Alif level storytelling Thanks to NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for an ARC of this novel My review however is based on the hardcover edition Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of places he's never seen and bend the shape Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of reality When representatives Mensa Riddles Conundrums of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan's surrender Fatima befriends Julie of the Wolves one The Right Swipe of the women not realizing that she will see Hassan's gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish I was a huge fan Touched of Wilson s 2012 debut novel Alif the Unseen I loved her heady concoction Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of Middle Eastern fantasy and modern hacker culture woven into a truly uniue and spell binding tale I have been waiting for seven years for her second novel and here it is at lastIt started Ugly Fish out in a promising fashion Set in Granada in 1491 Fatima is a concubine in the court The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of the sultan She is a possession and has little freedom but manages to befriend the royal mapmaker Hassan has an unusual gift he is able to alter reality with the detailed maps he draws Hassan and Fatima become good friends and find comfort in each Little Gods other s company but word Der Schweizerische Robinson of Hassan s gift travels to the court Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of King Ferdinand and ueen Isabella The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of Spain The emissaries Sylvia Pankhurst of the Spanish Inuisition are sent to Granada to learn about this Muslim sorcerer who could be a threat to Christian rule Fearing for Hassan s life Fatima urges him to flee with her and flee they do along with a few unusual characters to guide their way One Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of the characters is a recycled protagonist from Alif Here s the thing I love Wilson s imagination but the storyline became increasingly random and unmoored It felt very much like she was making it all up Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts on the fly and had no idea herself where she was going with her story The longer it went The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series on the muddier and convoluted the plot becameA 3 for me a ton Book of Isms of potential interesting characters and some good world building but an ultimately aimless and strangely un affecting epic journey I liked it but didn t love it Here s hoping her next book is back to Alif level storytelling Thanks to NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for an ARC バガボンド 1 of this novel My review however is based Расул Гамзатов Стихи on the hardcover edition

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Willow Wilson » 8 review review The Bird King ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Rule With their freedoms at stake what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace wallsAs Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate Lies are for those who are afraid or ashamed of what they are and I am neither The Bird King tells us the story of Fatima a royal concubine and Hassan a cartographer in the Muslim palace in Granada SpainIt is a setting filled with vivid detail where we learn about a time when Catholics take back the territory that Muslims conuered in the Iberian Peninsula specifically the regions of Spain and Portugal It tells us about the Spanish Inuisition the radical persecution that they made to those they considered heretics I confess I usually avoid books with religious themes because I m always afraid that in a clash of beliefs one religion will be portrayed as evil and another as good However the author knew how to balance it and I was glad This is a story that s read almost like a fairytale It presents historical elements and blends with magical realism This is the kind of novel you might have a hard time understanding as it uses a lot of metaphors and symbolism and open interpretations You will be thoroughly confused in some passages trying to decipher the meaning behind and failing or you can just go with the wind and let yourself be swayed by beautiful lyrical prose as I did The author delivers a rich description of the world she created creating a uniue atmosphere and beautiful imagery that s almost poetic I absolutely loved itAs for the characters we have two main Fatima and Hassan although I think Fatima gets protagonism Even though Fatima seems at first a bratty girl you feel for her This is a story that supposedly does not have romance but it has love Her loyalty her love for her best friend Hassan got my sympathyFatima s undying love for Hassan is unreuited because Hassan absolutely loves her but not in a romantic way he is gay Both Fatima and Hassan are overprotective with each other and if needed would die for one anotherHassan persecuted because of his sexual orientation and ability to create magical maps that bend reality struggles to find someone willing to love him Fatima struggles to let Hassan goThey embark on a journey to save their lives and to find freedom They decide that only a mythical Island where a mythical king lives aka the King of Birds is the only place they will be safe from Inuisition so the book becomes a VERY slow journey to reach the island where Fatima and Hassan go through many obstacles and learn many things In my opinion the journey took too long it dragged through most part of the book and it made me lose interest several times However through the book I got attached to the characters and it made me go on Besides Fatima and Hassan we have three other characters that are relevantLuz a Spanish Lady in WaitingDiplomat envoy from the Spanish ueen is the villain that commands armies against them Her relationship with Fatima is something very complicated and complex Vikram is a Djinn that is fond of Fatima and he has the best uotes As a Djinn he was supposed to be a fickle trickster creature driven by impulses and desires and yet he becomes the voice of reason and honesty many times and never fails to be loyal to Fatima I wouldn t mind reading a spin off of his past because he s that great And finally we have Gwennec a Breton monk that is not yet a priest but dreams to become one He becomes someone crucial in the lives of Hassan and Fatima and I absolutely loved him I would have liked to see so much of him and his complicated feelings for a certain character The end was rushed and a bit confusing I confess I was slightly disappointed It was bittersweet and it left some uestions lingering Nevertheless in the end I felt a pang of nostalgia in a way that a book did not make feel for a long long time I was so sad with the death of a certain character and it was hard to say goodbye to characters that I saw growing and maturing through the story and I felt so proud of them In conclusion this book might not be for everyone and some might perhaps find it boring because this book reuires patience and there are parts where you might get lost not in a good way BUT if you enjoy Historical Magical Realism and Fantasy genres with beautiful prose slow narrative and interesting characters you will most likely enjoy this I certainly didTW attempted rape ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance & Assisted Suicide for the Dying of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate Lies are for those who are afraid The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) (English Edition) or ashamed Soulbinder (Spellslinger, of what they are and I am neither The Bird King tells us the story Venus in the Cloister: or, the Nun in her Smock of Fatima a royal concubine and Hassan a cartographer in the Muslim palace in Granada SpainIt is a setting filled with vivid detail where we learn about a time when Catholics take back the territory that Muslims conuered in the Iberian Peninsula specifically the regions Витез заточнк of Spain and Portugal It tells us about the Spanish Inuisition the radical persecution that they made to those they considered heretics I confess I usually avoid books with religious themes because I m always afraid that in a clash Digitize or Die: Transform your organization Embrace the digital evolution Rise above the competition. of beliefs Semper Idem one religion will be portrayed as evil and another as good However the author knew how to balance it and I was glad This is a story that s read almost like a fairytale It presents historical elements and blends with magical realism This is the kind Holiday Roommates of novel you might have a hard time understanding as it uses a lot Second Chances of metaphors and symbolism and Introduction biologique à la psychologie open interpretations You will be thoroughly confused in some passages trying to decipher the meaning behind and failing Mali pirat or you can just go with the wind and let yourself be swayed by beautiful lyrical prose as I did The author delivers a rich description Puck You of the world she created creating a uniue atmosphere and beautiful imagery that s almost poetic I absolutely loved itAs for the characters we have two main Fatima and Hassan although I think Fatima gets protagonism Even though Fatima seems at first a bratty girl you feel for her This is a story that supposedly does not have romance but it has love Her loyalty her love for her best friend Hassan got my sympathyFatima s undying love for Hassan is unreuited because Hassan absolutely loves her but not in a romantic way he is gay Both Fatima and Hassan are Fret Work Step By Step overprotective with each The Thirteenth Psalm other and if needed would die for Zelenbabini darovi one anotherHassan persecuted because Ruthless of his sexual Skandal na simpoziju orientation and ability to create magical maps that bend reality struggles to find someone willing to love him Fatima struggles to let Hassan goThey embark Dear Girls Intimate Tales Untold Secrets and Advice for Living Your Best Life on a journey to save their lives and to find freedom They decide that Hired To Love only a mythical Island where a mythical king lives aka the King Poslednja stanica Britanija of Birds is the Return of the Thief only place they will be safe from Inuisition so the book becomes a VERY slow journey to reach the island where Fatima and Hassan go through many The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) obstacles and learn many things In my Uzice sa vranama opinion the journey took too long it dragged through most part The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition of the book and it made me lose interest several times However through the book I got attached to the characters and it made me go Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design on Besides Fatima and Hassan we have three Bog se nikad ne smeje other characters that are relevantLuz a Spanish Lady in WaitingDiplomat envoy from the Spanish ueen is the villain that commands armies against them Her relationship with Fatima is something very complicated and complex Vikram is a Djinn that is fond The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk of Fatima and he has the best uotes As a Djinn he was supposed to be a fickle trickster creature driven by impulses and desires and yet he becomes the voice Signaler un problème of reason and honesty many times and never fails to be loyal to Fatima I wouldn t mind reading a spin Mermen The Mermen Trilogy off Kosingas Onaj što nauči mrak da sija of his past because he s that great And finally we have Gwennec a Breton monk that is not yet a priest but dreams to become Stara srpska religija i mitologija one He becomes someone crucial in the lives Košulja sretnog čovjeka of Hassan and Fatima and I absolutely loved him I would have liked to see so much Fit for Battle The Character Weapons and Strategies of the Spiritual Warriors of him and his complicated feelings for a certain character The end was rushed and a bit confusing I confess I was slightly disappointed It was bittersweet and it left some uestions lingering Nevertheless in the end I felt a pang How Markets Fail The Economics of Rational Irrationality of nostalgia in a way that a book did not make feel for a long long time I was so sad with the death The Go Programming Language of a certain character and it was hard to say goodbye to characters that I saw growing and maturing through the story and I felt so proud Le Roi des Aulnes of them In conclusion this book might not be for everyone and some might perhaps find it boring because this book reuires patience and there are parts where you might get lost not in a good way BUT if you enjoy Historical Magical Realism and Fantasy genres with beautiful prose slow narrative and interesting characters you will most likely enjoy this I certainly didTW attempted rape ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you

  • Hardcover
  • 403
  • The Bird King
  • G. Willow Wilson
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9780802129031