The Ninth Rain

The Ninth Rain The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold Now its streets are stalked by wolves Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors fal

  • Title: The Ninth Rain
  • Author: Jen Williams
  • ISBN: 9781472235176
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold Now its streets are stalked by wolves Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces talk about a guilt trip Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza Vintage de GThe great city of Ebora once glittered with gold Now its streets are stalked by wolves Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces talk about a guilt trip Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine.When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza Vintage de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind.But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war For the Jure lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall

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    1. Update: 24 Feb 2018 - Kindle edition is FREE right now on UK guys - LINKI LOVE tales like these. There were legendary wars many years ago where good prevailed, but no-one really remembers what really happened and now there are endless mysteries and the possibility of having to face an ancient enemy yet again.Before you carry on reading, I feel the need to say that I have detailed most of the history leading up to the present day of the story below. I did this for two reasons: 1 - Because it is [...]

    2. The Ninth Rain is remarkably written book in which Jen Williams was determined to freshen up a bit fantasy worlbuilding as we know it, combining history, archeology, botany and Sci Fi elements, all while playing with - or completely dismissing - usual and existing tropes in this genre. For thousands and thousands of years the world known as Sarn was plagued with alien invaders, monstrous Jure’lia, worm people. Upon each invasion, Eborans, immortal, inhuman and impervious race would fight them [...]

    3. This is one of those big, classical style fantasy books that could so easily have been lost to cliche and repetition if not for the skill and direction of the author. Because it's an engaging read, full of action and humour, the creative and imaginative detail of this world slips so easily into the background that it feels right and natural. I found it amusing that the only thing to pull me somewhat out of the world was the use of modern swearing, not giant flying bats/parasite spirits/worm peop [...]

    4. Originally reviewed here: thequeenofblades.uWow. That was amazing. I don't usually go all fangirl, and when I do its never so public, but Holy Shit is this awesome!! I'd not really heard much about this book, it release was rather 'under the radar'. It was only when a friend read and enjoyed it that I was interested. I was lucky enough to be approved for an E-copy from NetGalley. So here we are. This story begins with prologue split between two different times, one 200 years before the present [...]

    5. Writing fantasy fiction is about asking ourselves, ‘What if?’When writing The Ninth Rain, I imagine Jen Williams asked herself much the same thing. What if Tolkien’s elves began to lose their immortality? What might happen if they realised that drinking human blood could partially restore it? What if they then realised that the blood infected all who drank it with a wasting disease known as the Crimson flux – and that now their species is dying out faster than ever? What if witches were [...]

    6. I'm thinking Christmas tree baubles with super awesome surprises insideWhat a world! What characters! What beasties! WHAT A BOOK!Thoroughly enjoyed this story and narration (Audible). At the start, It took me a little bit to get into the flow, but I had a lot on my mind (revision and then the exam itself) and I blame that, because the story is fantastic, the characters fully developed and well rounded, and the world is full of so much intrigue. And what happened towards the last third? I got my [...]

    7. The Ninth Rain has some interesting elements to it and I have nowhere near managed to give you the full picture of the threads that connect all of our characters in this fabulously imaginative fantasy. Laced with smattering of horror and occasional psychedelic-like descriptions, The Ninth Rain created a truly atmospheric visual and reading experience.Jen Williams wrote a book that sits among the strongest of them, in my opinion. With a simple plot, complex delivery and solid execution The Ninth [...]

    8. A must-read for fantasy fans! The Ninth Rain is the assured and striking first book in a new trilogy. Like the Copper Cat books, we have a central group of characters who you will be pretty much instantly smitten with: Tor (muscle for hire and brooding hottie from a sick and dying city), Vintage (sarky black lesbian scholar and general badass, her field of fucks is definitely barren) and Noon (fugitive witch) travel together as nightmares of an ancient evil resurfacing plague the land. Full revi [...]

    9. Jen Williams has written a wonderful fantasy book here, with a cast of warm and lively characters. Lady Vintage is a travelling scholar, researching the remains of what appear to be alien ships that crashed to earth in a failed invasion attempt. She has a strong and kind personality and she doesn't let problems stop her, almost refusing to acknowledge them. Vintage is still mourning the loss of her Eboran friend (lover?) Nanathema who disappeared 20 years ago.Tormalin is an Eboran who Lady Vinta [...]

    10. 4.5 stars.As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: thetattooedbookgeek.wordpressI received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through bookbridgr in exchange for an honest review. Ebora was once a vast and affluent city, now it is a desolate and unkempt area populated by the few remaining Eborans with the streets stalked by wolves. Eborans are long living with a life span upwards of 500 years, aided in keeping their youth and virulence by the sap [...]

    11. On the world of Sarn, Noon is a fell-witch. She is forced to live in the Winnowry, where all fell-witches are enslaved. Noon is dangerous because she has the magic of winnow fire inside her which she can barely control; but she’s innocent, guilty of no crime, a prisoner held against her will and she wants out of the Winnowry. Patient, calculating, smart, Noon longs to feel the wind on her face again, the earth beneath her feet, to be free, to be slave to no one. So when she spies her chance, s [...]

    12. For starters, this isn’t a straight swords and sorcery. The city of Ebora might be a faded version of its former self, driving Tormalin to seek his fortune elsewhere, but it isn’t the only place enduring sustained and catastrophic deterioration. Sarn and the other surrounding countries are still suffering the ravages of the last invasion by the lethal aliens, the Jure’lia. Wildlife and vegetation have been mutated wherever the huge spaceships have crashed, which also attracts the very dang [...]

    13. Lady Vincenza ‘Vintage’ de Grazon is a force of nature. You get the distinct impression that when she enters a room people know about it. From a wealthy background, Vintage has spent her years exploring the world. Why has the Eboran fallen into such a steep decline? Where have their enemies disappeared to? Williams starts to blend in elements from another genre to the point where reading The Ninth Rain almost feels like you are following a fantastical detective. Vintage is a natural observer [...]

    14. What I really liked about this book was the characters. They're cool ideas that are invested with a lot of energy. They've got strong interplay but are also capable of standing on their own, which is good as the characters do come and go and there's a lot of plot strands in a lot of different places. Normally that approach so early in a trilogy leaves me hissing and spitting like a cat with a plate of butter but here it works. Because of the characters.The action is pretty cool too. I'm not gene [...]

    15. It’s become a bit of an early January tradition round here to beat down the winter blues with a hulking great Jen Williams paperback. There are few finer ways to start the year than with a warm fire, a cuddly dog, a comfy seat on the sofa and 500+ pages of action, sarcasm, drinking and the occasional dragon. What more could you need?Following on from the barnstorming Copper Cat Trilogy, The Ninth Rain is the opening volume in an entirely new series. The empire of Ebora is fading, her god dead, [...]

    16. Simply put: an action-filled, intriguing, and highly entertaining Fantasy tale.As with The Copper Promise trilogy, Jen Williams managed once again to come up with an original and engaging world, told through a story that feels modern and fresh. It has all the good things of a sword & sorcery book, and although I am not particularly interested in action scenes, The Ninth Rain is quite good at them. However, it is a step further in terms of progress, pushing the genre forward with the times, a [...]

    17. A tremendously fun, proper sword-and-sorcery adventure with some solid worldbuilding and great characters. Lady Vintage is definitely a new favourite (darling!), and "Get back on your bat and fuck off" is one of the best lines of dialogue I've read for a long time. Hope it isn't too long a wait for the next instalment in the trilogy!

    18. In The Ninth Rain, first in The Winnowing Flame Trilogy, Jen Williams brings a fresh and unique story to the fantasy genre; a book that strides across epic fantasy and probes the boundaries into sci-fi.The Eboran Empire was Sarn’s first line of defense against their ancient foe, the Ju’relia. Over centuries, they would send defeating waves of attacks, only to be repelled by the Eboran warriors and their war beasts. They finally brought peace to Sarn, but at a dreadful cost; the annihilation [...]

    19. There’s been a lot of love professed for Jen’s last Fantasy trilogy, the Copper Cat series. The Ninth Rain is a new series, the first in a new unrelated trilogy and one I think will do very, very well.Set on Sarn, in the decaying realm of Ebora, the world of the alien Ebora is dying. With the death of Ygseril, their tree-god, the domain that remains is a dangerous one. In addition, the once near-immortal Eborans are also dying and relegated to drinking human blood for sustenance, whilst also [...]

    20. This just grew and grew on me even when the Jure’lia had me squirming. I adored Vintage and have a strong ship for Been/Aldasair (even if I do keep reading him as Alasdair). It didn’t matter that I could see where the plot was twisting to, I was still screaming with excitement at the Ninth Rain. Full review to follow. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    21. Yep, that was a bloody good book. Really original fantasy with all the action, adventure, magic, mystery, stakes, and suspense you could possibly want, and even a little romance. Good characters should go without saying, of course, with Williams, but the way each of them have a role to play is masterful. I did call some of the climax, but isn't that the point with a mystery, giving you the clues to get it, too? And all this without needing to be edgily grimdark, creating a world of terrors, deva [...]

    22. Last year Jen Williams completed her debut fantasy trilogy (The Copper Cat), marking the last of the adventures from Wydrin, Seb and Frith. A wonderful trilogy, that I highly recommend. On my knees tweeting I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Jen’s new novel ‘The Ninth Rain’.Jen has a style of writing that should appeal to many readers of fantasy and similar genres. Classical fantasy traditions of the past are not forgotten but embraced as a foundation to build upon. Take this famil [...]

    23. It took me longer than usual to finish because of real life interruptions, but this story was so good. The ending though How long before book two? I enjoyed this so much that I am going to track down the Copper Cat series and read those too.

    24. Read as part of the r/fantasy Book Bingo Challenge 2017 for the "Published in 2017" category.What a proper delight this turned out to be, and what a great way to end the year (because I know I won't be able to to finish another book by the end of the day). In some ways, it's been a bit of a slow reading year for me, with this being only book 44 (when in previous years I've nearly reached 60). Between mental health struggles and a commute that is now 80% by bike, my reading has suffered quite a b [...]

    25. Full review originally posted at Jet Black InkThe thing about Jen Williams is that she gets it. In the same way that any artist needs to know all the rules of their art intimately, in order to then bend or break those rules, Williams is so intimate with the genre of true, classic fantasy that she likely meets it in the pub for Sunday lunch and sends a card at the holidays. She knows exactly what she’s doing when she crafts these incredibly familiar worlds with almost-but-not quite familiar cha [...]

    26. Let’s not beat around the bush. I loved Jen Williams’ debut trilogy, the Copper Cat series, and I expected no less from her new series, The Winnowing Fire. And Williams delivered on that expectation in spades with this first book in the series, The Ninth Rain. I fell head over heels for Jen’s new main characters, especially the intrepid Lady Vincenza de Grazon. I did not know I needed Vintage in my life, but I really and truly did.Lady Vincenza “Vintage” de Grazon is that rarest of fem [...]

    27. This review and more on my blog rosalynkelly/blogActual rating 3.5 stars!This is set in an amazingly rich world with an intriguing past, curious creatures and gods, and with a touch of Sci Fi thrown in.  It tells the story of an unlikely trio: a human, a fell-witch and an Eboran who are searching for an answer to the mysterious Jure’lia, or worm people, who invade their world every few hundred centuries flying in from the sky in great behemoths, woodlice-like creatures, that carry beetle sold [...]

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