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eBook The Drowning City (Necromancer Chronicles, Bk 1) ePub
Author: Amanda Downum
Language: English
ISBN: 0316069043
ISBN13: 978-0316069045
Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Amanda Downum's "The Drowning City" is her first novel and thus the first featuring her heroine Isyllt Eskaldur, perhaps the fantasy genre's only forensic necromancer (and spy to boot). It's carefully crafted, and it takes time to build. You won't hurry through it, but it'll fascinate you if you let it.

Amanda Downum's "The Drowning City" is her first novel and thus the first featuring her heroine Isyllt Eskaldur, perhaps the fantasy genre's only forensic necromancer (and spy to boot).

The Drowning City by Amanda Downing is an ambitious book with a penchant for compelling prose and a gray characters, centered in a beautifully rendered city with a Southeast Asian flavor

The Drowning City by Amanda Downing is an ambitious book with a penchant for compelling prose and a gray characters, centered in a beautifully rendered city with a Southeast Asian flavor.

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She wasn’t as helpless in a fight as she’d once thought, but she had no gift for strategy. Isyllt stayed with the council, leaving Zhirin to retreat to their room, where she rubbed her mother’s ring. till her fingers ached and watched the light change as it slipped down the wall. Jabbor came later in the afternoon, and now his face held all the pity and concern she’d feared. He eased the door shut and sat beside her, not quite touching.

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Amanda Downum is an American fantasy author currently living in Austin, Texas. She was born on July 15, 1979, in Virginia. She is most known for her necromancer chronicles: The Drowning City, The Bone Palace, and Kingdoms of Dust. Downum’s books consist of themes relating to identity, gender roles and sexuality, death, secrets and social stratification. She was nominated for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2010.

The Necromancer Chronicles. As the attempt to rise. An exile, perhaps, but at least it was an interesting one. Isyllt’s gloved hands tightened on the railing as the Black Mariah cleared the last of the Dragon Stones and turned toward the docks, dark estuarine water slopping against her hull.

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Symir -- the Drowning City. home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir. But she is torn between her new friends and her duties, and the longer she stays in this monsoon-drenched city, the more intrigue she uncovers -- even the dead are plotting. As the waters rise and the dams crack, Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to save.
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Amanda Downum's "The Drowning City" is her first novel and thus the first featuring her heroine Isyllt Eskaldur, perhaps the fantasy genre's only forensic necromancer (and spy to boot). It's carefully crafted, and it takes time to build. You won't hurry through it, but it'll fascinate you if you let it.

The characters speak modern, semi-formal English, not high-fantasy English, although with some made-up words tossed in. They might confuse at first, but it shouldn't take long for you to grasp them. And the book's not without wit, both in the dialog and the descriptive passage. (Wit, but not humor. There's no comedy here.) Ms. Downum also has mastered the tricky art of a multiple POV structure. The sets change quickly, but logically. You probably won't want to skip ahead at any point to keep following the story of Isyllt, when we switch to a different pov.

It's got a simple concept: Isyltt is sent by an ex-lover to the city of Symir to foment revolution against the crown. Accompanied by a body guard and a mercenary, she pokes around among the various rebel factions (there are two principal factions, one sane the other crazy) and embarks on a scheme to fund the sane faction's rebellion. But things soon go rather wrong, and events spiral out of her control.

The characters who possess mage-like abilities have different abilities: Isyltt can exorcise ghosts and probe the dead to see what they've witnessed just before they've died, another character can absorb fire, a third can call the river into the fray. And the author unlayers their capabilities as the story develops, which means not only that there are few pauses for explanations, but also that there's no chance that on page 207 she can violate rules established on page 59--you'll learn the rules as you go along.

Isyltt herself is complex; she fascinates. And I was happy to learn that a second book in the series, "The Bone Palace," has already been published.
Kazimi
My reading preferences shy away from fantasy, but I read this as part of the Heroines Book Club for our local book shop. I'm glad to be enticed out of my comfort zones by participating in groups like this. The Drowning City is an engaging and well written book filled with lush description and fulling formed characters. I particularly appreciate that the females in leadership don't need to justify their roles, Downum has constructed a world where balanced-gender leadership is the norm.

I do think that had I been better acquainted with ancient mythology, some of the characters and "creatures" in this book would have made more sense to me. That is a thin-place in my own literary education, not a criticism of this novel.

Overall, a great read.
Burirus
I was wandering around on the Amazon Community forums and I stumbled across this book as a recommended read and thought I would give it a shot. It's a dark fantasy about a necromancer named Isyllt. She's creepy as hell. I like her. I thought that Downum did an excellent job of creating a female lead that walked that fine line between tough and too tough. And she also wasn't a drop dead gorgeous super model killer. I like that. After all, we can't all be Barbie and a necromancer with power over the dead should not look like Barbie.

The supporting cast was pretty awesome. I loved Asheris and the back story on his character was perfect for him. I was left guessing who's side he was really on right up until the bitter end. Zhirin's character development was also very well done. In the beginning I thought she was a total twit but as the story progresses, she does too. And she really steps it up in the end.

And that leads me to the only complaint I had about the whole book. Some of the names were similar and early on I would get them a little confused. By the end I had them all worked out. It could just be me and the fact that I don't read a lot of pure fantasy, so the unique names throw me. Who knows.

The plot was executed extremely well. It flowed along at a fast pace and I didn't experience a single lull or "come on already" moment.

I thought this book was fan-freaking-tastic! I read it in roughly 5 hours. I had to put it down and sleep at one point but it was so hard to do. My eyes were about to bleed though, so I had to give in.

It was creative and detailed. I have a tremendous amount of respect for people who can create a whole new world. But to be able to give it such detail and really bring it to life is even more impressive.
This is a five star read. I absolutely, positively, loved this book.
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