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Rituals by Roz Kaveney

Ss murder And there are few who can stand against her A sudden shocking incident proves to Emma that the modern world is not what she thought it was that there are demons and gods and elves and vampires Her weapon is knowledge and she pursues it wherever it leads her The one thing she does not know is who she and. This book was a little bit all over the place There were two separate point of view characters who split the narrative of the book and never truly interacted I liked one of them a lot and the other I found boring and it was difficult to continue readingThe one I liked is mostly set in the present and the other is using the trick of I m relating my past stories to a third party that you only occasionally remember and it shows up in weird places to pull you out of the storyWorst of all the chapters are just tremendously long I don t mind the odd long chapter here or there but I need a break once in a while I mean in a 300 page book there were 5 chapters That s just meanOr perhaps the worst part was that there wasn t much of a specific plot and no real conclusions to speak of This isn t so much the first part of a trilogy as it is the first third of a single bookI don t know I ll probably pick up the next one at some point because I really did love the one POV character but this book had serious problems The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) readingThe one I liked is mostly set in the present and the other is using the trick of I m Homewrecker relating my past stories to a third party that you only occasionally Make your own model forts & castles remember and it shows up in weird places to pull you out of the storyWorst of all the chapters are just tremendously long I don t mind the odd long chapter here or there but I need a break once in a while I mean in a 300 page book there were 5 chapters That s just meanOr perhaps the worst part was that there wasn t much of a specific plot and no Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury real conclusions to speak of This isn t so much the first part of a trilogy as it is the first third of a single bookI don t know I ll probably pick up the next one at some point because I How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim really did love the one POV character but this book had serious problems

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Her ghostly lover Caroline are working for RHAPSODY OF BLOOD is a four part epic fantasy not uite like anything you've read before a helter skelter ride through history and legend from Tenochitlan to Los Angeles from Atlantis to London It is a story of death love and the end of worlds and of dangerous witty wome. This might just be the best book I have ever read about godsIt is not a book about religion or belief in that way it is not at all like Good Omens where the Powers That Be never even appear because they are not important to the storyIn Rituals the mechanics of power are what matter And what people would do to gather power This book might very well end up in a fire so if you are one of those who cannot fathom other cannons beside Christianity this book is not for you SeriouslyRituals is a book about how rituals of different kind makes gods In the same way of politics the best person for the job is usually the one that doesn t want it so you get the gods we ve gottenI m not usually inclined to tell what happens in my reviews but I think this books needs itThe narrative is split in two one is told by Mara The Huntress a being as old as most gods and a constant reminder that somebody knew them when they were just a barely dressed ambition with some poorly feed followers this seriously doesn t fly with the newer gods Awesome scene Mara in Jehovah s office Her job is to punish those that rise to godhood by the means of the rituals of blood so you can say her job has taken her all over the world and she has seen what people would do to people for power Because that is mostly the point that it all starts with people then legend then mythetc Then there is Emma Emma has the coolest super power EvahShe has a great abundance of common sense She is calm and collected and above all polite And armed with better weapons than most heroines Emma battles evil and the morally confused by mostly talking to it And yes the help of her lover ghost Caroline Long story seriously read the bookFinally the most interesting thing about this book is that in all it s destruction of the dogmas of most religions the rest are not mentioned it s not in any way an atheist book The gods exist Is just that they somewhat seem real looked though the eyes of Roz Kaveney PD I will address the cover because is the biggest disservice to a book I have seen in along while so please read the book we might get another edition with a better cover The Family read before a helter skelter The First Partition of Poland ride through history and legend from Tenochitlan to Los Angeles from Atlantis to London It is a story of death love and the end of worlds and of dangerous witty wome. 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Two women and the workings of Time and Fate In a time too long ago for most human memory a god asked Mara what she most wanted She got her wish to protect the weak against the strong For millennia she has avenged that god and her dead sisters against anyone who uses the Rituals of Blood to become a god through ma. Are you looking for ueer unconventional fantasy centered around female characters Than Rituals by Roz Kaveney is for youBefore I get into a plot synopsis I think it s necessary to explain the unusual structure of Rituals It s almost like a collection of novellas or novelettes than a standard book There s not really a plot arc for the book as a whole instead each chapter has it s own plot line arc climax and conclusion Usually they take place at different times as well What unites them is the characters and the worldRituals has two protagonists Mara the Huntress and Emma Jones an ordinary English woman who becomes involved in the world of the supernatural Emma s chapters take place in the 80 s and 90 s roughly a ten year span from 1985 to 1995 Mara s ranged from the ancient Middle East to the fall of Tenochtitlan which make sense considering that she s a goddess In the world of Rituals there s many ways to become a god but one is the ritual of blood committing mass murder to gain immortality and divinity Mara has sworn to be a protector of the weak and she hunts anyone who dares attempt the ritual of bloodBetween Emma and Mara I preferred Emma s sections In the start of the book Emma is a fairly ordinary student but when she goes to a party and sees her roommate eaten by an ogre she s suddenly thrown into the world of the supernatural Especially when her roommate shows back up as a ghost becomes Emma s girlfriend and starts working with her to solve supernatural problems My favorite of Emma s chapters involved one where she was called upon to witness a vampireelf wedding and business affair She knows there s something sketchy going on and starts to investigate One of my favorite supporting characters was the vampire princess who was self conscious about her small fangsEmma was easily my favorite character in Rituals I like how her superpower is basically being sensible and talking things through She doesn t have any sort of fighting skills and her eventual career as a psychic is due to her natural bent for diplomacy While I liked Emma I was not as into Mara or really any of the other characters I did appreciate how the major protagonists tended to be ueer women Emma her girlfriend Caroline and Mara are all lesbians There s also a bi woman as a major supporting character and the word bi is actually used I really loved how Rituals wasn t afraid to use words like bi lesbian and ueer and how it was trans inclusiveAs a forewarning if you re particularly religious I don t know how you d feel about this one Both God and Satan appear as major supporting characters and I can easily see devout members of the Abrahamic religions being upset by God s portrayal here Otherwise Rituals would probably appeal to you if you liked American Gods but thought that it could be a lot gayerRituals is a book that marches to the beat of its own drum Unfortunately I don t think the structure worked well for me I had trouble getting through Mara s chapters and my reactions to Emma s were variable enough that I m probably not going to head into the next book in the series I can see other people liking this book than I did and trust me when I say that the book is a whole lot better than the coverOriginally posted on The Illustrated Page


10 thoughts on “Rituals by Roz Kaveney

  1. says:

    Consider me ravished This is like American Gods Buffy Dr Who with an awesome multiplier

  2. says:

    The only thing that is wrong with this is that it is Volume 1 of a four part seuence and I want the rest now

  3. says:

    Are you looking for ueer unconventional fantasy centered around female characters? Than Rituals by Roz Kaveney is

  4. says:

    Thisthisgood gods how can I possibly put this book's awesomeness into words? It is going to the very top of my favourites pile forever Let's start simple the plot Which is not really simple at all There are two plotlines within this book one told by Mara the Huntress an immortal slayer of evil gods is uite simply Mara telling her own story to a magician she happens to have met As an immortal slayer of evil go

  5. says:

    This book was a little bit all over the place There were two separate point of view characters who split the narrative of the book and never truly interacted I liked one of them a lot and the other I found boring and it was difficult to continue readingThe one I liked is mostly set in the present and the other is using the trick of I'm relating my past stories to a third party that you only occasionally remember and it shows up in weird pla

  6. says:

    This book is a heap of fun and deliciously ueer

  7. says:

    This might just be the best book I have ever read about godsIt is not a book about religion or belief in that way it is not at all like Good Ome

  8. says:

    This would have been three and a half stars but that's not allowed here 'Don't judge a book by its cover' has never been truer here it's awful the cover that is The book itself is packed full of great ideas and humour but it feels like a collection of short stories rather than a continuous narrative hence the lower scoreStill I'm bu

  9. says:

    While aspects of this book interested me I found myself frustrated by flaws in its presentation an erratically anachronic order dual storylin

  10. says:

    This is amazing Frightening thought provoking and also hilariousSo cool to see all the different historical and mythological figures c

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