Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of conduct, the Orders are sworn to keep the peace and protect the people of Asiana Kyra has pledged to do so yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her murdered fKyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of conduct, the Orders are sworn to keep the peace and protect the people of Asiana Kyra has pledged to do so yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her murdered family.When Tamsyn, the powerful and dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run She is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof.Kyra escapes through one of the strange Transport Hubs that are the remnants of Asiana s long lost past and finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of a desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men Among them is Rustan, a disillusioned Marksman whose skill with a blade is unmatched He understands the desperation of Kyra s quest to prove Tamsyn s guilt, and as the two grow closer, training daily on the windswept dunes of Khur, both begin to question their commitment to their Orders But what they don t yet realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is thin as thin as the blade of a knife.
Markswoman Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly trained elite warriors Armed with blades whose metal is imbued with magic and guided by a strict code of
I freaking love this cover I loved the summary of the book but it was just an okay read for me I m sure plenty will love it though Happy Reading Mel
This was a fast paced fun read It was YA so it unfortunately it fell into some of the same YA pitfalls I tend to dislike, most notably, an instalove triangle Not to fear though, the love interest doesn t even show up until halfway into the book and the romance was in no way a central plot thread.I loved the characters here Kyra does not have special snowflake syndrome She is the youngest full fledged Markswoman in the Order of Kali and her skills aren t always up to par which was refreshing She [...]
Title MarkswomanSeries Asiana 1Author Rati MehrotraRelease date January 23, 2018Cliffhanger YesHEA view spoiler HFN hide spoiler To be evil is to suffer, and there is joy in releasing others from suffering When I first spotted this book, I just had to have it The entire package was calling out to me, telling me that I needed to read it A group of revered female assassins who use magic daggers to enforce justice and keep the peace That cover A debut YA fantasy author to try out Yes, yes, and yes [...]
I AM HERE FOR SISTERHOODS OF BADASS WOMEN My reading interests fall pretty neatly into two categories books full of badass characters the characters I want to become and trashy romance novels for the trashy person that I am I was so certain Markswoman would fall into the former category, but it ended up falling into neither My emotions while reading went something like bewildered confused quite frankly lost bored a little than slightly angry confused oh what the book ended Let s START AT THE VE [...]
omg omg omg I just one this book as my first giveaway I m sooo happy I entered than 100 give aways for over a year and I FINALLY won Can t wait to start reading this book D Great read It was a bit confusing sometimes because it went very fast at some points, but still a great book.
Review from Tenacious Reader tenaciousreader 2018 0This debut was such an enjoyable read for me It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving The world in this is definitely interesting It starts out feeling like a standard fantasy world with magic and swords, etc But then as you keep reading and details are revealed, you come to realize it also is post apocalyptic I ve seen this in a number of other books, but that certainly did not prevent me from [...]
tw self harm I read a few chapters of this book but I m going to put it off for some time later It was good so far like the world building and characters were interesting but what bugged me was that the MC cuts her arm after a kill this happens in chapter 1 It is explained why though, to remember who they kill but I just I ll give this book another chance some time later So I did give this book another chance but it just fell flat for me There were many great elements like the world building but [...]
heteronormativity and insta love aside THE PLOT IS SO GOOD AND I LOVE ALL THEM FEMALE ASSASSINS, they can murder me i ll thank them
WARNING Dont read than the first paragraph of the summary because it will spoil half the book and make it a lot less entertaining.I was hooked after the first line of the blurb An order of magical knife wielding female assassins Set in a fascinating world where women with the gift can bond telepathically with their blades These women train to become peace makers and executioners in a sisterhood of Markswomen Kyra was taken in by their leader Shirin Mam after everyone in her village was murdere [...]
Check out my book blog for book reviews and other bookish posts I received an ARC of Markswoman from the publisher It was one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 Fantasy stories about assassins are always sure to pique my interest This is a new adult fantasy novel MC is 19 years old.It s ownvoices for Asian representation It s set in post apocalyptic Asia.__The pacing in this book picks up momentum with every chapter I couldn t stop reading The ending was a massive cliffhanger, and after a [...]
Markswoman is an interesting fantasy title in the fact that it defies categorization, to a certain extent While the uniqueness of the world appealed, I did find the execution a little disorienting and confusing This was part coming of age story, a revenge plot, a romance, and an adventure There were many things happening inand I felt that to be a detriment considering that it took so long for the plot to get moving Readers go in to the book knowing that Kyra s mentor is going to die it says so r [...]
I LOVED THIS BOOK Post apocalyptic magical knife wielding female assassins FTW I received a galley through the publisher also my publisher , and was happy to supply a blurb Markswoman is a breathlessly paced post apocalyptic fantasy with a highly original setting and characters you can t help but love and hate.
I like it, but it is SO SLOW It takes forever to get going I think 150 pages so almost half of the book before the story starts Basic plot the story is told from 2 view points Rushtan and Kyra They are both assassins Markswomen Marksmen who are tasked to carry out all deaths for this world When Krya s favorite mentor is murdered she goes seeks aid for vengeance justice She is still trying to learn the difference So the world is interesting in that it is a bit like Shanara 100s year s after the a [...]
I wanted to love this book I wanted to devour it in one sitting and bask in the wonderfulness that is female assassins and with YA adult crossover appeal and and and I could go on But that s not what happened and it comes down to one thing, really, that made the rest of the book not work for me.But before I get to that, some positives First, the world building The world building, y all It s gorgeous Definitely fantasy but with an almost sci fi feel from the Hubs that transport you across the lan [...]
I just read magical knife wielding female assassins and i m sold
Full spoiler free review now on my blogKyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of five orders that were created to bring peace to the world of Asiana She and every member of the order fight with weapons that are infused with magic and are bound to their wielder But aside from her duty to her order, she has a deep desire to avenge her murdered family.In my opinion, this is totally enough to know before going into the book and to tell would only spoil the twist the story takes.O [...]
I received an e ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Review can be found on Milky Way of Books The captivating world of Asiana awaits you in this stunning debut of Asian inspired fantasy Kyra and her order of female assassins with telepathic blades rule over Asiana along with the other orders, keeping the peace and bringing justice When betrayal strikes and Kyra escapes to the desert on the other side of Asiana and the male order of Khur, she and her new ally Rustan will discover [...]
The synopsis sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous
Started a sample but couldn t get into it The writing seemed a little too descriptive and slow pace for YA.
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyI was drawn into MARKSKWOMAN by the impressive back copy and cover art Sign me up for any novel featuring a sisterhood of elite warriors Readers that love page turning action and assassinations will fall in love with MARKSWOMAN.However, I did have a few issues with MARKSWOMAN The story jumps into immediate and confusing action The pace is maintained throughout the book, barely giving the reader time to breath between paragraphs I often had to pause and [...]
Source Edelweiss Genre Young Adult, Fantasy Rating 3.5 4 Thoughts Rati Mehrotra s Markswoman is the first installment in the authors Asiana duology One can definitely call this a post apocalyptic version of Asia It is the year 853 of the Kanun and the Orders keep the peace barely Armed outlaws roam the Thar Desert, and a young woman seeks revenge for a horrific crime that was committed against her clan 19 year old Kyra Veer lives in a land called Asiana Here you will find Five Orders of Peace Va [...]
Markswoman is the first book in a duology set in Asiana, a post apocalyptic Asia in which justice is upheld by five Orders of Peace or four Orders of Peace, depending on whom you ask since some do not believe the fifth Order containing Marksmen to be valid The setting is fascinating and the first few chapters were engaging, but I thought it was ultimately hindered by an over reliance on prophecy mysterious instructions for the future to drive the plot and Kyra s actions.Full Review on My Website [...]
I received a digital ARC copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.DNF 40%The premises were interesting but the realization was awful It was boring as hell The story dragged on and on, it was confusing and sometimes I didn t even know what was happening Plus, the characters were passive and I couldn t care less about them I tried to keep reading but than once I almost fell asleep.
I loved the worldbuilding, but it was done at the sacrifice of plot happening So this book is of a setup for the series Beware the YA love triangle But once that s out of the way, the characters do interesting things.
Markswoman is a fast paced YA Fantasy The universe is rooted in Indian culture, so despite being a standard chosen one tale, there is a unique element to the story which adds interest It s also references a prior, greater civilization, which may or may not have been technology based While our heroine is multi faceted enough to have strengths and flaws, there wasn t much evidence of emotional growth in this book I m hoping to see a greater character arc over the course of the series.There is a ro [...]
I really enjoyed this book and I thought it was a great first book in a new series It set up a lot for the second book, which means that now I need to read book 2 to see what happens I loved the characters, especially Kyra She s almost like a chosen one character, with none of the regular tropes that go along with that She isn t instantly powerful or super talented right off the bat, she is still learning skills as the book goes on and makes mistakes, just like anyone else What I really love abo [...]
Markswoman is the first book in a planned duology and I absolutely loved it It takes place in Asiana many centuries after the Great War There are several orders which protect the land from crime and outlaws, and Kyra the mc is part of the Order of Kali.The book is mostly told from Kyra s point of view, but it does occasionally flip to Rustan the love interest s point of view I liked this as I always find it interesting getting a glimpse inside the love interest s head Kyra is 19 and Rustan is 21 [...]
I liked it, but I didn t love it, if that makes sense.I never really connected with Kyra as a character She was fairly bland and a bit irritating since she was so impulsive I didn t connect with Rustan either The romance was blah They re in the desert and she hates him one minute and then the next she s thinking about kissing him It seemed to come out of nowhere I was a bit confused by the worldbuilding and I had to refer to the map in the front quite a bit There were some elements that seemed a [...]