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Power and Majesty ➟ [Epub] ❤ Power and Majesty By Tansy Rayner Roberts ➩ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk She almost missed the sight of a naked youth falling out of the sky He was long and lean and muscled He was also completely off his face A war is being fought in the skies over the city of Aufleur No She almost missed the sight of a naked youth falling out of the sky He was long and lean and muscled He was also completely off his face A war is being fought in the skies over the city of Aufleur No one sees the battles No one knows how close they come to destruction every time the sun sets During daylight, all is well, but when nox falls and the sky turns bright, someone has to step Power and PDF or up and lead the Creature Court into battle Twelve years ago, Garnet kissed Velody and stole her magic Five years ago, he betrayed Ashiol, and took his powers by force But now the Creature Court is at a crossroads they need a Power and Majesty who won t give up or lose themselves in madness.


10 thoughts on “Power and Majesty

  1. Leonie Leonie says:

    I really enjoyed this book It was a book that grew on me The first few pages had me wondering, thinking that Velody was going to be just another run of the mill female character but I was completely wrong Velody was much, muchI loved the detail that Tansy Rayner Roberts put into developing not only Velody but Delphine and Rhiaan, and I thought that sentinel MacReady was just fabulous I really hope we seeof him in the subsequent books.There was drama, great secondary characters, I really enjoyed this book It was a book that grew on me The first few pages had me wondering, thinking that Velody was going to be just another run of the mill female character but I was completely wrong Velody was much, muchI loved the detail that Tansy Rayner Roberts put into developing not only Velody but Delphine and Rhiaan, and I thought that sentinel MacReady was just fabulous I really hope we seeof him in the subsequent books.There was drama, great secondary characters, excitement and lots of page turning The politics were complex, but not too complex, and realistic, given the characters involved.The world building was great, and I m desperately wanting to know what s behind it all, and why it all works the way it does This book sucked me in completely and I was sad when it came, quite abruptly, to an end, so I was very happy to see that there are another two already written Which I will be purchasing and reading A comment on the Kindle formatting it looks as if there s about nine hundred pages of text when you download it What you get is an enormous font, which can be reduced slightly, but is still larger than normal


  2. Danielle Danielle says:

    A cracktastic piece of fan fiction made flesh in the best possible way This was a great summer read that kept me coming back to find out whatdesires and betrayals and fabulous costumes were waiting for the characters for all that, it s a gentle, sweet, almost meandering story with a surprisingly likeable lead female The women in this story, particularly, get satisfying development and moments of growth The men kind of feel like sexy, twisted and angsty decorations, so if you A cracktastic piece of fan fiction made flesh in the best possible way This was a great summer read that kept me coming back to find out whatdesires and betrayals and fabulous costumes were waiting for the characters for all that, it s a gentle, sweet, almost meandering story with a surprisingly likeable lead female The women in this story, particularly, get satisfying development and moments of growth The men kind of feel like sexy, twisted and angsty decorations, so if you like that kind of thing turns out I do, on occasion then give this a go I particularly liked the way the lead came into some mighty powerz yet didn t become an over aggressive kick ass loner, and shows signs of being a fallible but compassionate superhero I ve readinsightful and skillful writing, and the angst of past relationship tortures literally does get ladled on a bit thick at times, but she kept me coming back to the book for the pleasure of her storytelling Looking forward to book 2


  3. S.B. Wright S.B. Wright says:

    Power and Majesty is the first book in the Creature Court Trilogy The second book in the series, The Shattered City comes out in April of this year.But on with the StoryPower and Majesty charts the story of Velody and her two friends Rhian and Delphine, as they move to the city of Aufluer and begin their apprenticeships as Seamstress, Ribbon maker and Florist.The setting is an interesting mix of renaissance Rome with perhaps a sliver of steampunk the characters catch a train to their hometown a Power and Majesty is the first book in the Creature Court Trilogy The second book in the series, The Shattered City comes out in April of this year.But on with the StoryPower and Majesty charts the story of Velody and her two friends Rhian and Delphine, as they move to the city of Aufluer and begin their apprenticeships as Seamstress, Ribbon maker and Florist.The setting is an interesting mix of renaissance Rome with perhaps a sliver of steampunk the characters catch a train to their hometown and machinery is used to sew garments.The night she arrives teenage Velody is kissed by a strange boy that falls from the sky, he manages to steal a bit of her innocence as well as a dormant magical power her Animor But before the story can turn into a coming of age tale, Roberts fast forwards five years to where Velody and her friends are running their own business Unbeknownst to Velody and indeed the entire daylight world, an age old invisible battle is being fought against the sky by the mysterious and internecine Creature Court humans with the ability to transform into animals and wield Animor magic The Sadistic Power and Majesty the title of the Ruler of the Court falls in one of these battles and the Animor he stole from Velody as a girl returns to her, brining with it enormous power and good dose of trouble to go along with it.Power and Majesty is then chiefly about Velody s coming into this power, the power plays within the Creature court, the political and personal maneuverings all the while dealing with being a dressmaker with two very ordinary and troubled friends.What I likedI found the concept, the setting and the writing original While the ability of magic users or Fae to transform into animals is an old trope, I felt that Roberts had an original spin on this and that the descriptions and the visuals of the Creature Court transforming into their various forms had an almost anime like quality It was this that steered it away from what could easily be seen as a paranormal romance While there s love and lust within these pages, there s also a good deal of blood and violence I think Roberts has struck the balance right with this one What I didn t likeThe cover which shouldn t really bother me since its an eBook If I didn t know Tansy s work I wouldn t have picked this book up of the self I much prefer the style of the illustrations found at Creature Court website or perhaps something similar to Kate Elliot s Cold Magic.Final thoughtsA well written, original fantasy of which I will be buying the next book in the series Tansy has roped me in with her pace, deft handling of emotional content and the intriguing and manipulation carried out by the various characters of the creature court


  4. Siavahda Siavahda says:

    I want to review this book so badly, because it is one of the best books I ve ever read and not enough people know about it But I genuinely don t think I have the words to describe how beautiful, original, clever and ground breaking it actually is Yes, I said ground breaking Can you name many other fantasy novels where homo and bisexuality is not even a Thing The Creature Court trilogy doesn t deal with being gay this isn t an issues book Most of the characters are gay or bi, and that s I want to review this book so badly, because it is one of the best books I ve ever read and not enough people know about it But I genuinely don t think I have the words to describe how beautiful, original, clever and ground breaking it actually is Yes, I said ground breaking Can you name many other fantasy novels where homo and bisexuality is not even a Thing The Creature Court trilogy doesn t deal with being gay this isn t an issues book Most of the characters are gay or bi, and that s that But that s really just a fraction of Power and Majesty s awesomeness The best part of this trilogy is how it constantly goes against expectations I read almost nothing but fantasy, so I can promise that most books ultimately follow the same pattern with the same kinds of twists If characters fall in love, they will stay in love Big dramatic sacrifices always successfully save the day Nobody REALLY important dies Last minute ideas and plans always work Idealism is always rewarded.Except they aren t and don t, here For all that this is an amazingly unique fantasy, it s incredibly real both in characterisation and in plot The twists are truly twisty, and almost nothing goes as expected Then there s the worldbuilding, which is so stunningly gorgeous heavenly choirs should start singing every time I crack this book open Without ever info dumping the reader Roberts gets across an incredibly detailed, beautiful world and not just in the magical, idealistic department either There are nitty gritty details, like festivals and music and drugs and slang, all of which help to turn the city of Aufleur into a place you feel you could walk right into Urgh, I m failing totally at getting across how amazing this book is Put it this way it s unputdownable, it s beautifully written, and it s original in a genre where everything seems to have been done a million times It s intense and sensual and exciting You don t just read it you get sucked in and you live the story.Please, please, PLEASE pick it up You won t regret it for a second


  5. Annette Annette says:

    And onceI downloaded a free book without even checking what it was about and if it would be something for me Based on my previous experiences with Roberts, I was quite certain that I would end up reading and liking this book However, the deadline for my review was coming closer and closer and yesterday I knew I had to get started And, since I already read a few of her other books I was already prepared that there would be a lot of information at first without many explanations.And I hav And onceI downloaded a free book without even checking what it was about and if it would be something for me Based on my previous experiences with Roberts, I was quite certain that I would end up reading and liking this book However, the deadline for my review was coming closer and closer and yesterday I knew I had to get started And, since I already read a few of her other books I was already prepared that there would be a lot of information at first without many explanations.And I have to admit that it s a good thing I was prepared for that There really is a lot of mythology and info in the first part of the book And there were actually no explanations In a way that makes a book harder to read It s not easy On the other hand, that s also part of the fun It s a nice challenge and I like figuring things out on my own or along with the characters who are thrown into the midst of everything without understanding it In this case it was a huge challenge There was a huge cast of amazing characters, there was a lot of weird stuff going on and there was a nice historical city with a lot of history and politics However, the further I got and theI started to understand, theI could appreciate all of this I m not a visual reader, but even I got flashes of images and had clear ideas on how certain locations looked and felt Everything was so well thought out, so detailed It really felt like I was walking around in the city, like I became part of the city.And although there are a lot of characters in this book, we get to see how layered, complicated and interesting they are Every character has their own story, history and interests Everyone also has their own motives Some characters we get to know a little better, because we re spending some time in their heads, reading what they think and feel Some characters stayof a mystery, hiding their goals and personal gains a little better All those elements combined result in a very interesting, complicated, vidid and layered story And even though it s quite a heavy read, there are a lot of questions still unanswered I m not sure when I ll pick up the next installment, but I will pick it up at some point


  6. Narrelle Narrelle says:

    Sometimes I m such a numpty I see a book in my stash that s 500 pages long and I think I want to read that but it will take aaaaaages It s so biiiiiiiiiiiig So I put it off and off and off, until finally I think Damnit I will MAKE time And then I read it over two weekends, in two massive gulps, devouring it like a starving thing, reluctant to put it down because OMG WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Apparently, it s not the size that counts, it s the writing.Power and Majesty is the first in a tril Sometimes I m such a numpty I see a book in my stash that s 500 pages long and I think I want to read that but it will take aaaaaages It s so biiiiiiiiiiiig So I put it off and off and off, until finally I think Damnit I will MAKE time And then I read it over two weekends, in two massive gulps, devouring it like a starving thing, reluctant to put it down because OMG WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Apparently, it s not the size that counts, it s the writing.Power and Majesty is the first in a trilogy about the Creature Court a group of people with extraordinary powers, who secretly fight a war in the night sky of the city of Aufleur The daylight folk have no idea what s going on each night or nox , or the price they ll pay if the Court loses.At the start of the book, Velody is a 14 year old girl, come to Aufleur to seek a position as an apprentice dressmaker On her first night in the city, she can t sleep Slipping away from her chaperone to the balcony of her accommodation, she witnesses a young man fall from the sky Garnet finds her, recognises her innate magic and with her uninformed permission, takes away her magic.Years later, Velody is an adult, an accomplished dressmaker living and working with her two best friends, still ignorant of the Creature Court and its nightly war That s when a sky battle goes badly wrong and Velody s power is suddenly restored She and her friends are drawn into the mad, dangerous and deadly games of the Creature Court and the war that s killing them one by one.That s the basic premise of a book that is rich in detail The world Roberts creates is an imaginative, delightful mix of an alternative Italy which could be a hundred years old or closer to our own times But don t rely on any idea of historical fantasy or modern alternative reality Roberts had done something muchdifficult and exciting She s taken bolts and cuttings of a world we know and stitched an entire, fresh new world out of them Innovative use of language and a respect for the complexities of different cultures and times make the worlds of Aufleur and the Creature Court distinct and complete, where they are separate as well as where they overlap.The characters are wonderfully complex and so very messed up There s darkness and light, betrayal and redemption, loss and triumph Often simultaneously No matter how strange the powers they have, or the lives they lead, every human, every sentinel and every mad bastard from the Court is a multi faceted, very real person.A big surprise for me was how much I enjoyed the frocks Fiction in which the female protagonist is excited about shoes and dresses rarely does much for me I care not a whit for shoes and dresses, generally But Velody and her friends Rhian and Delphine aren t just clothes horses Dress and appearance are a powerful representation of power and status as well as creativity, not to mention the fact that these skills are the livelihoods of these wonderful characters The mindset of creation, of stitching parts together to make awonderful whole, is an important underlying theme, too.Velody being a dressmaker is an integral part of who she is andto the point, this part of Velody is an integral part of how she deals with the challenges and horrors of the Creature Court Others who have come to the Court as children and have known nothing but the fight against the sky and vying for power with each other seem to know nothing but destruction Velody, protected from that world by Garnet s theft of her magic, grew to adulthood as a carer and creator She works with her friends to create wearable art The difference is vital and may be what will save both the Creature Court and the city they battle to protect.While Power and Majesty is certainly not a vampire novel I ve seen it described as a combination of urban fantasy and court fantasy with elements of manga and goth and none of that does it justice Roberts also makes innovative use of vampire tropes There s a lot of sharing of vital fluids ingestion of blood from mortals to members of the Court and vice versa not only aids healing but has other effects which are important to the plot In the Court, Poet s ability to become hundreds of rats echoes the same ability Dracula has in some versions of the old story, but of course this ability to become an abundance of one s power animal is a characteristic shared by the whole Court It s where the name comes from, after all Some Court members become birds, cats or wolves.So, here we have incredibly intelligent, creative, complex and colourful world building married to fabulous, layered characterisation and engaging, tense powerplays, social interactions and politics in all levels of society Add to that the fact that from one chapter to the next, I just couldn t guess where we might be going In a lot of stories, you can get the broad gist of what is coming next Reading Power and Majesty, I honestly never had a clue Who can be trusted How will Velody react to this latest challenge What s going to happen to Delphine Oh my giddy lord, what have you done to the sentinels It s delicious, it s exquisite, it s exhilarating, it s pain of the purest, most pleasurable kind to have no idea how it s all going to work out, or what s going to happen next, or who to trust, and sometimes even who to like and to wanted to grab the writer s hand and run headlong down that unknown path to find out No wonder I read it in those two big gulps I couldn t bear to slow down, and the grace of the writing led me down that magnificent path at a gallop.So, after leaving Power and Majesty unread for a year, stupidly daunted by the size of it because, as mentioned, I m a numpty I immediately upon finishing downloaded the next book, The Shattered City, to start right away And that night sat next to a complete stranger in a Melbourne theatre and told her she should read it Because she should You all should It s terrific


  7. Matt Hope Matt Hope says:

    I really enjoyed my time with this book Plenty of drama and characters working out their multitudes of issues Casually queer too.


  8. Celia Celia says:

    I do think this book is a little let down by its cover It does refer to a specific scene in the book, but to me, despite the dark and brooding city in the background, it looks delicate and pretty, almost a YA book I anticipated a teenage antagonist But that s not what Power and Majesty is like at all This is one dark and intense novel There s sex scenes There s a hell of a lot of violence There s monsters, and betrayal, and torture it s fantastic.It s set in Aufleur, a city partly based I do think this book is a little let down by its cover It does refer to a specific scene in the book, but to me, despite the dark and brooding city in the background, it looks delicate and pretty, almost a YA book I anticipated a teenage antagonist But that s not what Power and Majesty is like at all This is one dark and intense novel There s sex scenes There s a hell of a lot of violence There s monsters, and betrayal, and torture it s fantastic.It s set in Aufleur, a city partly based on Ancient Rome, and a city under attack each night from the sky These attacks are only visible to the Creature Court, those people with magic who fight the night sky Velody had her magic taken away when she was younger, but after the Power and Majesty of the Creature Court dies, she gets it back and is suddenly thrust into a completely unfamiliar world, with its own very vicious politics So who will be the new Power and Majesty This is fantastic and very original fantasy, from an Australian author It doesn t have a cliffhanger ending, but there s so muchof this story to come I m really looking forward to the sequel


  9. Dee Dee says:

    It s not that this is a bad book it s just not my style The jumping around, the lack of explanation, the arrogance of the characters all add up to a mix I don t enjoy I guess I need something to be able to relate to even though there is some growing up with the characters the jumps change their personalities so I lost that connection.


  10. schneefink schneefink says:

    One of those books where I just wanted to read for twenty minutes on the way home and then ended up not doing anything else until I d finished it I really liked the worldbuilding, and the characters As characters, that is, many of them not as people, so many of them are really messed up to be fair they have good reasons I enjoyed both Ash s angst and Velody dealing so well with this mess she suddenly ended up in, and also her friends and the sentinels and the other minor characters I am so One of those books where I just wanted to read for twenty minutes on the way home and then ended up not doing anything else until I d finished it I really liked the worldbuilding, and the characters As characters, that is, many of them not as people, so many of them are really messed up to be fair they have good reasons I enjoyed both Ash s angst and Velody dealing so well with this mess she suddenly ended up in, and also her friends and the sentinels and the other minor characters I am so here for power struggles half people wanting to get power and half people trying to get rid of it and loyalty being tested and different worlds colliding etc etc., and I really look forward to the other books


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