This challenge is organized by Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger's Book Blog
Saturday 5 km bike and 30 min walk
Sunday 1.15 hour walk
Monday 10 km bike and 45 min zumba toning
Tuesday 5 km bike, 30 min walk
Wednesday 5 km bike, and 1 hour zumba
Thursday 5 km bike and 30 min walk
Friday 5 km bike, 1 hour yoga and 30 min walk
Sunday's walk. Found a new path :)
Alissa doesn't believe in magic. Her father's stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Maters, are just that―stories. But her mother insists that Alissa has inherited her father's magical ability, and so she must go to the Hold―the only place her talents can be trained.
On her way, she crosses paths with Strell, a wandering musician from the plains. And though Alissa is not sure she can trust a plainsman, Strell has something she needs―one of her father's old maps. Travelling together, they can reach the Hold before the snow sets in.
But they don't know that the Hold is nearly empty. Something is very wrong and someone believes that Alissa and Strell knows about a book called First Truth.
It started fairly good with a young girl going on a journey and meeting a young man. But then it started to draaaaaaag. First, Alissa was TSTL. Whatever, go and get yourself killed then idiot. Strell on the other hand...well ok I liked him.
What went wrong? When they arrived the book got boring and I stopped caring. And honestly I do not have much more to say than that. It got boring, end of story.
This is light fantasy, and then I mean light. And there is NO world building. People live by the sea, in hills or plains and blah blah. And..AND? Ok there is magic, nothing explained there either. I know it's light fantasy but come on, I need a world.
But as I did not DNF (I did skim though), I will still rate it ok. It had promise, it just needed a LOT of work. I would NOT recommend it.
Nice, but ugh
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Ace Books