The Bewitchments Of Love And Hate

The Bewitchments Of Love And Hate The second volume in Storm s original Wraeththu trilogy expanded and updated with chapter heading illustrations Swift is a young harling growing up among the Varrs one of the most feared of Wraeth

  • Title: The Bewitchments Of Love And Hate
  • Author: Storm Constantine
  • ISBN: 9781904853404
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • The second volume in Storm s original Wraeththu trilogy, expanded and updated, with chapter heading illustrations Swift is a young harling, growing up among the Varrs, one of the most feared of Wraeththu tribes When a face from the past reappears, amid a host of dire omens, Swift has to face the truth about his own kind, and make difficult decisions about what is best foThe second volume in Storm s original Wraeththu trilogy, expanded and updated, with chapter heading illustrations Swift is a young harling, growing up among the Varrs, one of the most feared of Wraeththu tribes When a face from the past reappears, amid a host of dire omens, Swift has to face the truth about his own kind, and make difficult decisions about what is best for their future.

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    1. I finish this book 24h ago, but just now gather my forces and can write a few words about it. Don't be worried, it don't have any spoiler about this book or the previous (The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit)The first book is about a human, Pellaz, learning what are Wraeththu. It's a future, an apocalyptic future and humans are not the dominant specie on Earth, Wraeththu are ruling the Earth.Reading this book is almost like be again seeing by an innocent eye what an Wraeththu is. It's all Swift [...]

    2. Rating: 3* of fiveWraeththu burst onto the barren LGBT science fiction scene in the late 1980s with a blaze of attention. It was unique! Hermaphroditic men who fucked each other and made babies (somehow, I never really got with that part of the program)! They look like human men because they were human men until It Happened.And now that we're past the initial shock of how the Wraeththu change human men into themselves, the story moves ahead to some very political territory that I liked.

    3. Another 4.5 bumped to a 5 because it made me forget the little things I had less-than-amazing thoughts on.It's another re-read, too. Now's time for the third, which I haven't read. Which I couldn't read last time and nowIt's all Swift's fault. Okay, it's not all Swift's fault, but that last page of him talking directly to Cal in the narrative? Ooomph. Tears my heart out, it does. For Cal, that is.Dude. I'm not sure I can read the third one yet. I don't think my heart's ready. (Which of course me [...]

    4. Although this bills itself as the second in a series, I had little trouble sliding into this particularly distinctive fantasy world. And by about page 10, I was saying, "I told you so." For Storm, I am fairly sure, is a woman, and she has created a kingdom which is nominally monosexually androgynous (I know that sounds contradictory, but it's actually fairly accurate) and in fact nothing more or less than a version of the earth where gays have taken over from straights (including reproductive po [...]

    5. 3.5 STARSGood story but I'm reserving my judgement for now unfortunately. Being book two in a trilogy either kills it or makes it and I'm quite disappointed at the risk or risky choice of direction this particular book took, but I'm hoping it just wasn't re-edited like book one was and I know that's a strange thing to say.Unless the final novel of the series ties all together I'll be really disappointed.Major headache over this, which might explain the jolting and constant jarring of POV between [...]

    6. I think I like this book even more than the previous one; it's darker and packed with steamy passion. Constantine's knack for character development really shines through with her story of Swift; which follows his progression from innocent harling to mature har as he experiences the world outside of his haven - We Dwell in Forever.

    7. This might be my favorite out of the 3 first Wraeththu books.The story is written from Swift's innocent point of view and it is too adorable!You get to know the old characters better and knowing the new ones is fascinating.

    8. An oldy but goody recommended to me by a friend on a nostalgia trip. Truly original Sci-Fan with the steady pacing of Robin Hobb.

    9. Book Two, The Bewitchments of Lave and Hate, is narrated by Swift the young harling son of Terzian, and the story takes us through Swift's childhood and into his maturity. Initially I was disappointed that Pellaz was no longer the centre of attention (he in fact does not make an appearance, although he is often referred to), but Swift is such a fascinating character that the disappointment was short lived. As Swift grows we learn more about Wraeththu culture, including Swift's passage into adult [...]

    10. In book two we break with Pell and Cal, and instead return to the alluringly named Forever – the home of the Varr Terzian. This time we grow alongside his son, Swift, whom we encountered briefly as a harling in book one.As a pure born (both his parents were Wraeththu) Swift has many advantages over humans and indeed the Wraeththu who started out as humans. He experiences accelerated growth (coming of age within seven years as opposed to sixteen) and a precocious intelligence and aptitude for l [...]

    11. This book follows the life of a harling -- a natural-born har, never having been human -- who was briefly introduced in the previous book.Swift, the harling in question, has the sheltered life of the child of an important leader of the Varr tribe, a warlike, vicious tribe that is more interested in military might than har magick. Cal, the character who found Pellaz in the previous book, comes back into play, and sort of throws the situation in Swift's home for a loop. In the meantime, the Varr d [...]

    12. Though the odd comma placement that plagued the first novel persists throughout, other editing errors happen only in the first quarter of this book, and the rest is masterful. I expected more story from Pell's point of view, but instead we get a look into the life of Swift, a Varrish harling (young Wraeththu) we met in the first book. He is torn between the worlds of his father, a worldly head of the brutal Varrish clan, and his spiritual and superstitious hostling ("mother" to us). We follow Sw [...]

    13. Storm Constantine's prose style is, to unabashedly reference the title, bewitching. In my review of the first Wraeththu novel, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit, I mentioned that some slightly politically-tinged things made me fidgety in the book (women, for example, and the fact that I couldn't shake the idea that this book was a commentary on the state of the world nowadays). In Bewitchments, I felt no such uneasiness. The book was simply perfectly engaging, poems in the form of prose, with [...]

    14. Even though this book took me a while to get through it, the story entertains more than its predecessor, "The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit." Enchantments seemed more of an intro to the world that the author, Storm Constantine, has created. Bewitchments seems to contain more solid story telling. Definitely dark and gothic, Bewitchments tells about two cultures, both Wraethrhu, that colide and intend to wipe each other out. Bizarre but thought-provoking, terrifying but beautiful, repulsive but [...]

    15. I've enjoyed this second book as much as the first, that is, I couldn't put it down for a second. I lack words to accurately describe the author's beautiful prose and the vivid portrayal of the characters, who just seem to come alive in the reader's head. This is in many ways a coming of age novel, with an initially very young protagonist who grows up, matures, and discovers many things about the Wraeththu world and how he fits in it, with his loved ones and hated ones. Excellent reading!

    16. Storm Constantine has managed to bewitch me totally into her Wraeththu Chronicles. I put it down and pick it up again every chance I get. I wasn't sure that I would like this one as much as the original book in the series, but in many ways I liked it even more. But it is the world and the new race of hers that is so compelling. Read on my NookColor.

    17. DNF at 52%I couldn't push through. I picked up a better book, and then, another better book, and every time I thought about going back to this I remembered the moon sacrifice threesome. I just didn't give enough of a shit about the plot, despite the promising start and I HATE THE GENDER DISCOURSE!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO MUCH

    18. In the midnight hour she cried 'More! More!! More!!!'I am truly blown away by this series so far. I am merely stopping for a brief moment to let some of my pent-up admiration spill over before moving onto the 3rd book. What a story. What a wordsmith. What a world.

    19. Reread. Better the second time through. I didn't recall much of the middle of this book, so I'm glad I reread it. I love Constantine's voice with each character, and Swift is perhaps one of my favorites.

    20. This second book in the series only gets better and better! Great read, wonderful characters and world building. Can't wait to start the next book!

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