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I have never really fallen in love with this series The first two books, I enjoyed once I got into them, once I got past the writing I wasn t really a fan of, once I figured out who was who They were a lot of fun I liked them.Ilovedthis one From the start, I was basically captivated I loved it I didn t notice anything that I hadn t liked before namely, the writing in previous installments that had taken away from the story, but in this one I didn t even notice I think it r I have never really fallen in love with this series The first two books, I enjoyed once I got into them, once I got past the writing I wasn t really a fan of, once I figured out who was who They were a lot of fun I liked them.Ilovedthis one From the start, I was basically captivated I loved it I didn t notice anything that I hadn t liked before namely, the writing in previous installments that had taken away from the story, but in this one I didn t even notice I think it really says something, though, that this is one of those middle books that focus a lot on side characters and are slightly slow at times Those are my favorite kinds of books In any given trilogy, my favorite book will be the middle one My favorite book in the Gone series was Lies It just sort of follows the pattern I d set for myself.But man, I loved this I loved the characters I loved the situation I loved how I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen I really loved the characters.Even though I m still devoutly denying view spoiler Kodl s death at the end of book one, I m basically convinced that he s just joined some pirate ship far, far away and that s why we ll never see him again, not because he died, even though they didn t shut up about his death in bk2 hide spoiler , I do have some new favorites I ve always liked Tau, and I continued to love him in this one Evred keeps climbing the ladder of my favorites Flash was cool Loved him And Cama Hawkeye Noddy Tdor, those girls from that castle, Cherry Stripe, Jeje, and dude, Barend I mean, I ve always adored Barend Like he s been one of my favorites since he was introduced But I really think he might be my favorite now view spoiler I mean, behind the totally not dead Kodl hide spoiler True, this could be because of some stuff that s happening in the next book, which I m about 200pgs into at the time of writing this review, but manBarend And Inda Man, he was never really my favorite, but he s really been growing on me He s adorable.And I love the world I really think I m starting to get a grasp on it, and marathoning these last two books is going to sort of help that, I think But, yeah I adored this I adored this a lot Another great entry in this series This really stirred up a broad range of emotions plenty of happiness, plenty of sorrow, and a whole lot of tension.The book ended on an extremely satisfying note that left me really looking forward to 4, and also dreading the next shoe dropping I have no idea how many shoes have dropped over the course of this trilogy Lots of them. I preferred the first two instalments in this series, but while King s Shield was slower, I still enjoyed myself.Inda is definitely an underrated fantasy series which deservesreaders Especially readers who enjoy strong female characters who defend castles If it weren t for Reddit s r fantasy, I probably wouldn t have known about Inda for a very long time.To get into Inda you have to be willing to learn the names of a huge cast of characters and to make it evendifficult most of them I preferred the first two instalments in this series, but while King s Shield was slower, I still enjoyed myself.Inda is definitely an underrated fantasy series which deservesreaders Especially readers who enjoy strong female characters who defend castles If it weren t for Reddit s r fantasy, I probably wouldn t have known about Inda for a very long time.To get into Inda you have to be willing to learn the names of a huge cast of characters and to make it evendifficult most of them have several names what is this, a Russian novel It almost put me off at first, but I m glad I persevered, because ultimately you can trust the author to hold your hand and guide you through the plot and with time the important bits are revealed.This series has everything strong female characters, pirates, betrayals, treason, love, friendship, loyalty It s got amazing, detailed, intricate world building and refreshingly diverse characters.I recommend it to every fantasy fan Yes, all of you, every single one Try this It s worth it Dear Evred, Your douchiness in this volume is totally hindering my ability to ship you with Inda Please look into this.Yours, Betty. wawo I can almost see the smug face of the author on that last teaser chapter This is one of those books that will stay in my mind and will always have fanfiction fantasies about certain characters that the author deliberately keeps teasing me with I m going to take a short break before book four but I m already dreading what yet to come.. A great continuation of the story begun in Inda I m glad that she s now planning onevolume, because it seems like there s a lot still left to tie together One of the things I like about Sherwood Smith s books is that you really get a sense of peeking into someone else s personal universe although I m sure the author cares about her readers, I often get the feeling of this wasn t entirely written for you Sometimes I think that s awesome, sometimes it drives me a little crazy. It s not fair, I know, to review just the third book in a series of four especially when it s a positive review but between one thing and another I never got around to posting reviews of the first two Sorry about that The good news is, they re all still in print I was actually able to pluck all the first three off the shelves in bookstores.These are long, dense novels that primarily follow the career of Indevan Algara Vayir known to friends as Inda from early adolescence to some time It s not fair, I know, to review just the third book in a series of four especially when it s a positive review but between one thing and another I never got around to posting reviews of the first two Sorry about that The good news is, they re all still in print I was actually able to pluck all the first three off the shelves in bookstores.These are long, dense novels that primarily follow the career of Indevan Algara Vayir known to friends as Inda from early adolescence to some time in his twenties They re busy years, as Inda attends a military academy Inda , is exiled and becomes a pirate hunter The Fox , returns home and helps defend his country against invaders The King s Shield , and tries to secure a peaceful future for his country Treason s Shore.Other important point of view characters include Tdor, the girl Inda was betrothed to at birth his sister Hadand fellow sailors and pirate hunters especially Jeje and Tau the crown prince and the king s second son and others I m probably forgetting There are, in fact, a lot of point of view characters, many of them situational And some of them die.Part of the novels density is that Marlovan society that s Inda s home country has a lot of formal, complex relationships, and a lot of the characters have both personal names and titles used as names and which are in a foreign language, and some of which change during the course of the story These can be hard to keep track of.Another part of the density is that this world is different from ours in a number of notable ways A couple of samples the cities don t need sewer systems, because the Waste Spell disposes of such things and women can only get pregnant if they consume a certain plant, and sometimes not even then There are othersubtle but significant differences as well Smith lays out a bunch of it as well as explanations that the characters are largely not aware of here, if you d rather have all the background up front.Finally, the world has a long history that directly affects the cultures and politics that are present in it some of it is explained, and a lot of it is just there.It s all fascinating, if you like dense tapestries of culture, politics, and war And then there are the characters individual, interesting, imperfect, and subject to growth and change over time The difference between adolescent and adult versions of several of them is great, and very believable.So much goes on even in the third volume that I m not going to try to be specific about the plot Suffice it to say that the enemy approaches the shore desperate last stands are made politics turns deadly secrets are revealed people rejoice, suffer, and die These are great books, really intense experiences, and definite permanent additions to our library Several times while reading this book I had to take short breaks because I was afraid horrible things would happen to all my favorite characters Fortunately it wasn t as bad as I feared There were even some good things Though the book did a good job never letting me forget that war is terrible and has a high cost.While not as gripping as book 2, I enjoyed this one too, especially the character interactions They re all learning a lot and adjusting. Book 1 4 Book 2 4.25 Book 3 3.5 At 20% through this book I thought it was definitely going to be a 5 effort There was so much going on, so much intrigue, plots within plots, chemistry between characters And then the author made in my mind a fatal mistake She left the women at home Smith writes amazing female characters Tdor and Hadand rank among the best ever When she sent the men to confront the Venn and put Jeje to the side it sucked the life out of the story Many of the boys of the Book 1 4 Book 2 4.25 Book 3 3.5 At 20% through this book I thought it was definitely going to be a 5 effort There was so much going on, so much intrigue, plots within plots, chemistry between characters And then the author made in my mind a fatal mistake She left the women at home Smith writes amazing female characters Tdor and Hadand rank among the best ever When she sent the men to confront the Venn and put Jeje to the side it sucked the life out of the story Many of the boys of the first two books who hadvulnerability,passion and emotion lost that as male characters You can say men in war will have that happen and it s true but all thereason to keep these wonderfully robust female characters in the thick of things I m hopeful these characters play a much larger role in book 4 and the conclusion `READ BOOK ⇹ King's Shield ↯ Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith s epic fantasy Sartorias deles universe Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse charactersInda was the second son of the prince and princess of Choraed Elgaer It had been Inda s fate, as second son, to be his family s Shield Arm and spend his adult life protecting the lands his brother would one day inheritBut powerful factions in the royal court were committed to seeing Inda fail For eight difficult years, Inda had been at sea, using an assumed name and forcing himself to never think of all he had lost And he had created a new life, for the military skills that had been trained into him and his own inborn leadership ability could not be erased After founding a mercenary marine company, he had earned a reputation for defeating dangerous pirate fleetsWhen Inda discovers that his home country is about to be attacked from the sea by an ancient enemy, he throws his carefully guarded anonymity to the winds and returns home After nearly a decade at sea, Inda finds his home utterly changed His good friend Evred, the formerly powerless and harassed younger prince, iss now king Evred has heard of Inda s martial accomplishments at sea, and is determined to make Inda his Royal Shield Arm the person in charge of defending the entire kingdomThough Inda is skilled, his experience is entirely naval Can a former pirate captain alter his tactics to become a successful ground commander in time to save his endangered homeland