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Shattering the Ley Erenthrall sprawling city of light and magic, whose streets are packed with traders from a dozen lands and whose buildings and towers are grown and shaped in the space of a day At the heart of the city is the Nexus, the hub of a magical ley line system that powers Erenthrall This ley line also links the city and the Baronial plains to rest of the continent and the world beyond The Prime Wielders control the Nexus with secrecy and lies, but it is the Baron who controls the Wielders The Baron also controls the rest of the Baronies through a web of brutal intimidation enforced by his bloodthirsty guardsmen and unnatural assasins When the rebel Kormanley seek to destroy the ley system and the Baron s chokehold, two people find themselves caught in the chaos that sweeps through Erenthrall and threatens the entire world Kara Tremain, a young Wielder coming into her power, who discovers the forbidden truth behind the magic that powers the ley lines and Alan Garrett, a recruit in the Baron s guard, who learns that the city holds mysteries and danger than he could possibly have imagined and who holds a secret within himself that could mean Erenthrall s destruction or its salvation [KINDLE] ✽ I Blame The Scapegoats By John O& – 9facts.co.uk whose streets are packed with traders from a dozen lands and whose buildings and towers are grown and shaped in the space of a day At the heart of the city is the Nexus ➠ [Epub] ➚ Beneath the Earth By John Boyne ➪ – 9facts.co.uk the hub of a magical ley line system that powers Erenthrall This ley line also links the city and the Baronial plains to rest of the continent and the world beyond The Prime Wielders control the Nexus with secrecy and lies ➶ [Read] ➲ Gagged By Richard Asplin ➾ – 9facts.co.uk but it is the Baron who controls the Wielders The Baron also controls the rest of the Baronies through a web of brutal intimidation enforced by his bloodthirsty guardsmen and unnatural assasins When the rebel Kormanley seek to destroy the ley system and the Baron s chokehold ❴Download❵ ✤ Aristocrats Author Stella Tillyard – 9facts.co.uk two people find themselves caught in the chaos that sweeps through Erenthrall and threatens the entire world Kara Tremain ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ A Dark and Twisted Tide (Lacey Flint, Author Sharon J. Bolton – 9facts.co.uk a young Wielder coming into her power [KINDLE] ✽ Wild Horses (Saddle Club, Author Bonnie Bryant – 9facts.co.uk who discovers the forbidden truth behind the magic that powers the ley lines and Alan Garrett ❰Reading❯ ➺ At Sixes And Sevens Author Rosie Harris – 9facts.co.uk a recruit in the Baron s guard ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ Save Rafe! (Middle School By James Patterson ✼ – 9facts.co.uk who learns that the city holds mysteries and danger than he could possibly have imagined and who holds a secret within himself that could mean Erenthrall s destruction or its salvation


About the Author: Joshua Palmatier

Joshua Palmatier started writing science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories in the eighth grade, when the teacher assigned a one page Twilight Zone ish short story He wrote a story about Atlantis It was from the perspective of one of the inhabitants as he escaped in a spaceship, watching his world being destroyed by water from one of the viewports of the ship He got an A Joshua hasn t stopped writing since The Skewed Throne is Joshua s first published novel, but it s the fourth novel he s written The sequels The Cracked Throne and The Vacant Throne are now all available His next series comprising the novels Well of Sorrows, Leaves of Flame, and Breath of Heaven was initially published under the pseudonym Benjamin Tate, but is being released in June 2016 under his real name He is currently hard at work on the third book in his latest series, Reaping the Aurora, with the first book Shattering the Ley now available and the second Threading the Needle due out in July 2016 He s also managed to write a few short stories, included in the anthologies Close Encounters of the Urban Kind, Beauty Has Her Way, River, and Apollo s Daughters Joshua is also the founder of a small press called Zombies Need Brains, which is focused on producing SFF themed anthologies There are two anthologies currently available Clockwork Universe Steampunk vs Aliens and Temporally Out of Order with two new anthologies due in August 2016 titled Alien Artifacts and Were Find outabout Zombies Need Brains at www.zombiesneedbrains.com.Bibliography Novels Throne of Amenkor series The Skewed ThroneThe Cracked ThroneThe Vacant Throne Well of Sorrows series Well of SorrowsLeaves of FlameBreath of Heaven forthcoming Novels of The Ley Shattering the LeyThreading the Needle July 2016 Reaping the Aurora forthcoming Bibliography Short Stories Mastihooba in Close Encounters of the Urban Kind edited by Jennifer Brozek APEX Tears of Blood in Beauty Has Her Way edited by Jennifer Brozek Dark Quest An Alewife in Kish as Benjamin Tate in After Hours Tales from the Ur Bar edited by Joshua Palmatier Patricia Bray DAW The River in River edited by Alma Alexander Dark Quest.Bibliography As Editor After Hours Tales From the Ur Bar DAW The Modern Fae s Guide to Surviving Humanity DAW Clockwork Universe Steampunk vs Aliens ZNB Temporally Out of Order ZNB Alien Artifacts ZNB forthcoming Were ZNB forthcoming



10 thoughts on “Shattering the Ley

  1. Mogsy (MMOGC) Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum m a pretty fast reader, but Shattering the Ley still took me about a couple months to read, due to the fact I started it earlier this summer right around the time when things got really busy I was only able to read it in small chunks over the weeks, though it s actually a very interesting book with well developed characters and a good foundation in place when it comes to world building That said, apparently it wasn t a 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum m a pretty fast reader, but Shattering the Ley still took me about a couple months to read, due to the fact I started it earlier this summer right around the time when things got really busy I was only able to read it in small chunks over the weeks, though it s actually a very interesting book with well developed characters and a good foundation in place when it comes to world building That said, apparently it wasn t a must drop everything to read this now kind of novel for me either, seeing how long it took for me to complete.The story takes place in Erenthrall, one of many large cities powered by the Nexus and a system of magical ley lines This also links Erenthrall to the world beyond Specialists called Prime Wielders control the Nexus and the ley lines, maintaining and protecting the infrastructure, but it is the all powerful Baron who controls the Wielders Seeking to overthrow the Baron and destroy the ley system, rebels who call themselves the Kormanley are carrying out attacks across the city, shaping the future of Erenthrall and forever changing the lives of many.The story is told in multiple parts, following several characters through different stages of their lives Kara is first introduced to us as a young child, but later on in the book we see her as a young woman coming into her power as a Wielder, then finally as a Prime Likewise, we follow another character named Allen, a Dog in the Baron s guard who goes from being a green recruit to a fugitive on the run with his infant daughter The timeline skips ahead at least twice during the course of this novel the first time it jumps ahead by about two years, but the second time it jumps ahead by about twelve.Time jumps like these are necessary sometimes to tell a story, but they can also be quite dicey There s the risk of the reader becoming detached from the characters, and to some extent I think that s what happened for me I never really felt connected to Kara, despite practically watching her grow into adulthood The same goes for Allen because I felt we missed out on too much of his life, especially in the twelve years since he was exiled and had to raise his child by himself People change after all that time, and I couldn t help but wonder about those untold years.To the book s credit, very little of the story is given to filler There s a lot happening, constantly driving the plot forward, and the political intrigue and ideological conflicts between the clashing factions keep things fresh and engaging There are many intense scenes, often followed by effects that are significant in the long run But another obstacle that kept me from being completely immersed was the complexity of the ley line system and the fact it wasn t explained very well I wasn t exactly sure how the Nexus and the ley lines were powering the city, or how the Wielders abilities worked specifically in controlling this system Like I said, we were given a pretty good starting point for the idea, but I still had many questions No doubtcan be built upon this premise And the great thing is, I think it has a lot of potential

  2. Crowinator Crowinator says:

    Actual rating 3.5 starsI enjoyed this series opener I think the magic system works as a fresh take on modern electricity and how it is harnessed and distributed frankly, electricity might as well be magic, right , and the two main characters have compelling personal stakes in how well the ley system functions I ll writecloser to publication date, but I m in it for the sequel.When is that coming out again Oh, rightI have a long wait ahead.

  3. Denise Denise says:

    Shattering the Ley is a unique and intriguing tale that does not quite fit into commonly recognized genres It is not quite high fantasy, yet does have a taste of the high fantasy world with the use of different magics and manipulation of ley line power It also has a bit of the dystopian society feel with the use of ley line magic for common comforts such as cooking, heating, and transportation, although there is no premise provided of amodern society coming to ruin and rebuilding through Shattering the Ley is a unique and intriguing tale that does not quite fit into commonly recognized genres It is not quite high fantasy, yet does have a taste of the high fantasy world with the use of different magics and manipulation of ley line power It also has a bit of the dystopian society feel with the use of ley line magic for common comforts such as cooking, heating, and transportation, although there is no premise provided of amodern society coming to ruin and rebuilding through the manipulation of magics There is a rather unusual and promising blending of the two that had me eagerly turning the pages.The story begins with Kara as a young child and follows her intermittently through early adulthood, but in the meantime bounces back and forth between various characters making it difficult to become invested in any one or two characters to a significant degree and in my opinion this disrupted the continuity of the tale I wanted to become attached to Kara, but never really had the chance before we were off on another plot twist The story is full of greed and hunger for power, brutality and abuse, and expounds on how this all influences the magic of the ley, as well as society as a whole and the social hierarchy.I cannot really say the ending was satisfying, as I felt a bit detached by the end and I did not really care much about what happens next It does appear there isto come, but the expectation I felt left with was that it would just beof the same rather than a new adventure There is some really good writing here with a wonderfully unique premise, but for me the outcome fell a little short of my expectations I received this book via NetGalley

  4. Melissa J. Katano Melissa J. Katano says:

    I don t often give out 5 stars, because I feel that a book has to be really somethingand this one is.SHATTERING THE LEY is the first book in a new series by Joshua Palmatier, and I feel like I ve been waiting for this one to come out FOREVER Sometimes, it s a little scary to be anticipating a book this much, because you wonder if it can live up to the build up you ve created This one did NOT disappoint.I don t want to say too much, because I m afraid of inadvertently spoiling the book This I don t often give out 5 stars, because I feel that a book has to be really somethingand this one is.SHATTERING THE LEY is the first book in a new series by Joshua Palmatier, and I feel like I ve been waiting for this one to come out FOREVER Sometimes, it s a little scary to be anticipating a book this much, because you wonder if it can live up to the build up you ve created This one did NOT disappoint.I don t want to say too much, because I m afraid of inadvertently spoiling the book This book has a lot going on political ambition, ideological battles over how the ley lines are used and who gets to control them , and people whose lives are intertwined even if they don t realize it Seeing how they all intersect is fascinating.Now, forgive me while I go sob loudly into my pillow It s going to be another YEAR before the next book is out. sob

  5. J.L. J.L. says:

    This is one of those books that I snagged at a convention after meeting the author that then sat on my to be read shelf for an embarrassing amount of time When I saw the final book in the trilogy had been released, I figured it was long past time to dive in Diving in is an apt description of how it feels to immerse yourself in this book and its world Despite the gorgeous cover, this is not a science fiction novel But at the same time, it s an epic fantasy novel set in an era that s hard t This is one of those books that I snagged at a convention after meeting the author that then sat on my to be read shelf for an embarrassing amount of time When I saw the final book in the trilogy had been released, I figured it was long past time to dive in Diving in is an apt description of how it feels to immerse yourself in this book and its world Despite the gorgeous cover, this is not a science fiction novel But at the same time, it s an epic fantasy novel set in an era that s hard to pin down, because the unique use of magic in the world has launched technology forward so quickly, creating an interesting amalgam of flying vehicles, clockwork, and handmade candles that never seems to clash awkwardly.Unfortunately, it is the world and the state of how it s left at the end of the novel that propels me toward purchasing the next book in this trilogy The two main characters were interesting, but never seemed to grab me Kara, especially, seemed to spend the entire novel reacting to things instead of taking any sort of initiative On top of that, so much of the book is spent also following the villains While their information was useful to have to get the entire scope of the story, I often found myself wanting to hurry them along It must be noted that Palmatier did accomplish that delicate balancing act of creating villains who do villainous things but do such a good job of justifying it A final secondary character that I found myself invested in seems to drop off the radar about halfway through the book I hope he s revisited in the next, though I have no idea how he could have survived the turmoil we leave behind at this point.The text was so dense that I don t find myself itching to dive immediately back into the next book which has to be ordered and mailed anyway But I m certain to revisit this world and see what happens soon

  6. Tea Tea says:

    Vividly imagined world, characters I cared about and an engaging story Sounds perfect, right It was, mostly I really enjoyed Palmatier s take on what amounts to a sort of magic in the Baronies It was like reading a SciFi novel in Fantasy clothing The best of both worlds Much of the basic and now considered essential technology we ve developed using electricity, they ve managed to create using ley and what they don t have that we do isthan made up for by what they have but we don Vividly imagined world, characters I cared about and an engaging story Sounds perfect, right It was, mostly I really enjoyed Palmatier s take on what amounts to a sort of magic in the Baronies It was like reading a SciFi novel in Fantasy clothing The best of both worlds Much of the basic and now considered essential technology we ve developed using electricity, they ve managed to create using ley and what they don t have that we do isthan made up for by what they have but we don t Palmatier gave us in depth looks into the two protagonists lives while letting us learn nearly as much about a handful of secondary characters There was never a moment where I was banging my head, feeling like the Palmatier was either withholding pertinent information or over sharing.What kept this book from getting five stars was sentence structure Some people would probably find my complaint nit picky, but I just didn t like his style after a while I needvariety in the length of my sentences and in the way verbs are used Not every sentence withthan one action going one needs to follow the She did this, the man across from her ing something else, as she did I ve got nothing against that structure hell, I ended the last paragraph with a variant of it but I don t need to see it several times on every Single Page Other than that, the book was perfect Watching Kara and Allan evolve kept me turning pages long after I should have closed the book Waiting in anticipation of how Baron Arent and his deputies, Captain Daedallen and Prime Wielder Augustus, would next complicate the lives of Erenthrall s citizens nearly drove me to bite my nails and I m not a nail biter

  7. Normalene Normalene says:

    While I found the initial setup to be similar to his earlier series, The Throne of Amenkor, with a young girl who is coming into her powers as the main protagonist, the worldbuilding was sufficiently different, that I found this very entertaining The idea of using ley lines as a power source is not new, but what Palmatier does with it is very different from the approach that Kim Harrison takes with The Hollows series or that Kat Richardson takes with the Greywalker series Several great support While I found the initial setup to be similar to his earlier series, The Throne of Amenkor, with a young girl who is coming into her powers as the main protagonist, the worldbuilding was sufficiently different, that I found this very entertaining The idea of using ley lines as a power source is not new, but what Palmatier does with it is very different from the approach that Kim Harrison takes with The Hollows series or that Kat Richardson takes with the Greywalker series Several great supporting characters compete for time, but when they all come together, you can see that their stories were integral to the plot resolution The book is the first in a series, so be prepared for an ending that makes you want to read the next one

  8. Craig Craig says:

    Very decent character development in an interesting world and a lot happens, but it felt like something was missing that would help me immerse in it all Part may be that I never really understood the full structure of the ley magic, despite it being discussed in 90% of the book I think there was also a similar superficiality in the development of the society a lot of discussion about its surface, but little feel for its depth was conveyed So, I liked it and will read the next, but in the en Very decent character development in an interesting world and a lot happens, but it felt like something was missing that would help me immerse in it all Part may be that I never really understood the full structure of the ley magic, despite it being discussed in 90% of the book I think there was also a similar superficiality in the development of the society a lot of discussion about its surface, but little feel for its depth was conveyed So, I liked it and will read the next, but in the end I was disappointed

  9. Brian Brian says:

    I read this yesterday and, well, the only thing I have to say is this I stayed up til 2 30 to finish it The only question I have is this when is the next book gonna be out

  10. Andrew Ahn Andrew Ahn says:

    Shattering the Ley was not what I expected, a very good thing Characters changed as the story progress from preteens to adults, from good to neutral, and maybe even a little bad I think the biggest shock for me was this first book in the trilogy was actually a Dystopia And it rang with a certain environmental political resonance applicable to our days and our society The world was unique and the writing was incredible, descriptive and well handled fight scenes something I cherish in a story Shattering the Ley was not what I expected, a very good thing Characters changed as the story progress from preteens to adults, from good to neutral, and maybe even a little bad I think the biggest shock for me was this first book in the trilogy was actually a Dystopia And it rang with a certain environmental political resonance applicable to our days and our society The world was unique and the writing was incredible, descriptive and well handled fight scenes something I cherish in a story If I was to find a fault in the story at all some of the descriptive used for the final climatic imagery became repetitive and the warping of beings no spoilers here didn t have an explanation as of yet which makes sense as nobody knows in the story either.I can not wait to start book 2

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