Oracle

Oracle➳ [Read] ➮ Oracle By Michelle West ➾ – Bluevapours.co.uk Oracle is the richly intricate sixth book in Michelle West s House War epic fantasy series Oracle is the richly intricate sixth book in Michelle West s House War epic fantasy series.

See also Michelle Sagara WestMichelle SagaraMichelle is an author, book seller, and lover of liter ature based in Toronto She writes fantasy novels as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West and some times as Michelle Sagara West You can find her books at fine booksellersShe lives in Toronto with her long suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogsReading is one of her life long passions, and she is some times paid for her opinions about what she s read by the venerable Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction No matter how many book shelves she buys, there is Never Enough Shelf space EverShe has published as Michelle Sagara her legal name , as Michelle West her husband s surname , and as Michelle Sagara West a combination of the two.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 688 pages
  • Oracle
  • Michelle West
  • English
  • 21 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Oracle

  1. Richard Judson says:

    For all those who ve complained in the past about the lack of political intrigue in the earlier House War books, this one has it in spades, and ensures that that intrigue will continue into the last book of the series.Not to mention the clarification on the differences between, and origin of, the Allisiani and Ariani and the hierarchy within the Hells and why it is the way it is Along with the other things that are clarified explained Lord Islader makes a appearance, along with Lord Darranatos For all those who ve complained in the past about the lack of political intrigue in the earlier House War books, this one has it in spades, and ensures that that intrigue will continue into the last book of the series.Not to mention the clarification on the differences between, and origin of, the Allisiani and Ariani and the hierarchy within the Hells and why it is the way it is Along with the other things that are clarified explained Lord Islader makes a appearance, along with Lord Darranatos and a plethora of other demons and dragons.Jewel continues her quest to become a Sen Adept, she continues to build her host she continues to learn and become what she must in order to face what is coming and preserve the things she most cares about.In my opinion, no one writes high epic fantasy like Michelle West She has always had a clear vision of where her stories are headed In her blog posts she s even stated that she already knows how it ends But it is in the journey between the beginning of her books and the last word on the last page of the last book is written, that all the fun happens

  2. Katherine says:

    The very best yet of this series Ms West begins to reveal the origins and connections between the various groups the Arianni, the gods, the first born, the Kialli and the rest of the demons, the Sen, the Cities of Men, and the citizens of the current empire They are evencomplicated and farsatisfying than I expected In addition, secondary characters that were previously incidental not common at all in this series , come into their own well developed with good back stories I The very best yet of this series Ms West begins to reveal the origins and connections between the various groups the Arianni, the gods, the first born, the Kialli and the rest of the demons, the Sen, the Cities of Men, and the citizens of the current empire They are evencomplicated and farsatisfying than I expected In addition, secondary characters that were previously incidental not common at all in this series , come into their own well developed with good back stories If you don t like complicated and detailed world building and a plethora of complicated and fascinating characters, this series may not be for you.The story line continues to follow Jewel s quest to understand and gain control of her powers, hence her trip to the Oracle, preserve the Terafin House, and, just possibly, save the empire Her den must step up to the plate to preserve her position as The Terafin, maintain some order in the House, and play serious politics inside and outside the House I am eagerly awaiting the next title, planned to be the last The end of the war continues to be very much in question.This is a very complex series As a stand alone read, ORACLE would not be at all satisfactory The previous five titles are absolutely necessary for full comprehension of the story This is a big commitment in reading It is well worth every minute I cannot think of the last time I was so invested in a series Oh, yes I can It was Michelle West s Sun Sword series, which serves as a sort of prequel to The House War, while being very much its own story Michelle West is a fine writer Her world building, story lines, and characters are among the best I ve experienced I cannot recommend her work too highly You should read THE HIDDEN CITY, the first title in the series, and prepare to be entranced

  3. Kyla Zerbes says:

    It pains me to give this a 3 but it just didn t live up to the rest of the series It was soooo slow to get into then spentthan half the time not focused on the Oracle quest I usually love the parts about the den but there wasabout them than what Jewel was trying to accomplish, which should have been the point And this was beyond a cliff hanger without the anticipation It just ended and I still felt like I hadn t really gotten to the end of the novel.

  4. Bruce Wert says:

    great story, but really hard to read.

  5. T.J. Fox says:

    For probably the first time in this series, we get a much closer look at one of the other members of Jay s den, Jester While he hasn t taken on a level of importance as some of the others, like Finch or Teller, we see that he does have a roll to play that hints at becomingimportant than just a background character.We have seen it in other books, but in this book, the gathering of additional support for the entire group, not just Jay, becomesprominent and solidified Both in firming For probably the first time in this series, we get a much closer look at one of the other members of Jay s den, Jester While he hasn t taken on a level of importance as some of the others, like Finch or Teller, we see that he does have a roll to play that hints at becomingimportant than just a background character.We have seen it in other books, but in this book, the gathering of additional support for the entire group, not just Jay, becomesprominent and solidified Both in firming up support from past characters as well as introducing some new ones The specific enemies are still left unclear as new potentials have appeared.While we got to see quite a bit of growth for some of the den members, Finch in particular, and learned a bitabout Meralonne and Hectore of Araven s servant Andrei, there wasn t as much for some of the other characters that I was either expecting or hoping for in this book I really thought we d see somethingfrom Angel and learn a bitabout his specific role in relation to Jay We did get a some, but I kind of thought there would beAvandar fell into the background a bitin this one as well Since I m fascinated with his character, I always wantfrom him.As is often the case with any book from this author, I wasn t ready to be finished by the time I got to the end, but for a fewthan the usual reasons this time It didn t have quite as clean of an ending as her books usually do, and that left me hanging in a way that I wasn t thrilled with I don t want to give it away, but I honestly expected something totally different, or maybedramatic None of that really takes away from how amazing the book overall is because I know that all of the loose ends that have been left are leading up to what should be the last book, so it works.I will say that I couldn t help but be brought to tears in this one It has been a while since a book tore at me that hard, but this one yeah, it got to me It has me wondering if I should by stock in tissues in time for the final book of the series is released

  6. Katyana says:

    Really great book But heartbreaking There were a couple points where I had to take a break, because it was just so heartbreaking.I love the world and all its complexities I love the characters I love the slow unfolding of history the discovery of firstborn, of Meralonne, and finally getting some idea of who Andrei is.But I m so very afraid that in the end, Jewel will lose everything she is, in order to preserve what she loves And it just kills me Because aside from her den kin and her ha Really great book But heartbreaking There were a couple points where I had to take a break, because it was just so heartbreaking.I love the world and all its complexities I love the characters I love the slow unfolding of history the discovery of firstborn, of Meralonne, and finally getting some idea of who Andrei is.But I m so very afraid that in the end, Jewel will lose everything she is, in order to preserve what she loves And it just kills me Because aside from her den kin and her handful of allies, they don t deserve it What have the Kings Exalted Ten Astari ever done to deserve such a sacrifice from her She s been treated like an enemy Fuck them all She can protect her people, and the rest of them can try their luck with Allasakar or the Sleepers, since they seem to so disdain her and or find her so dangerous

  7. Nicole Lisa says:

    I love Michelle West I ve been reading her since the Hunter books came out in the 90s and I ve been waiting for this book for a long time but not this version, which needed serious editing for pace and content How many times can the characters have the same conversation How many times can everything just stop while they talk at each other and explain things for pages and pages About 570 pages worth actually I really feel like I could have read the last 100 150 pages and gotten all the I love Michelle West I ve been reading her since the Hunter books came out in the 90s and I ve been waiting for this book for a long time but not this version, which needed serious editing for pace and content How many times can the characters have the same conversation How many times can everything just stop while they talk at each other and explain things for pages and pages About 570 pages worth actually I really feel like I could have read the last 100 150 pages and gotten all the important parts In fact all the stuff we ve been waiting for happens in the epilogue in the last 20 pages It was a really frustrating read for me 3 stars seems too much, but how else can I rate a book I ve been waiting for for 20 years

  8. Lace Marc says:

    Riveting series I finished the whole series in about 3 weeks Jewel s story grabbed me and I couldn t put it down and I m happy there s a new book release next month.

  9. Alecia says:

    I was excited about this book because Jewel was FINALLY going to take the Oracle s journey, something we ve been explicitly building towards for the last two books of The House War as well as the entire Sun Sword series, which happens concurrently with this one Of course, we only get to one of the Oracle s tests and are told that it was not even the most important one It s balance out by the political intrigue and a significant knowledge drop about what led to Allaskar s first defeat Some rec I was excited about this book because Jewel was FINALLY going to take the Oracle s journey, something we ve been explicitly building towards for the last two books of The House War as well as the entire Sun Sword series, which happens concurrently with this one Of course, we only get to one of the Oracle s tests and are told that it was not even the most important one It s balance out by the political intrigue and a significant knowledge drop about what led to Allaskar s first defeat Some recurring themes for Jewel are her intense fear of abandonment, her fear of losing her moral compass if she claims her power, and her utter unwillingness to knowingly sacrifice anyone, ever She claims these fears as her non negotiable boundaries but they re crutches Jewel is childish in her belief that she can fight and win against a god without any negative consequences It limits her and at this point, she is starting to hurtpeople in her willful ignorance and procrastination than she would by taking the reins of her power and taking action Because she is gone, the demons have grown bolder and the book starts with a massacre at the merchant s guild house Theshe stalls, thedemons get to run amok but I guess they don t matter since she s never met them eye roll It s a curious blind spot but I guess it s in keeping with the fact that Jewel remains in extreme denial of any fact she dislikes until the last possible moment The only thingannoying is the constant refrain of her cats hissing, stepping on people s feet, saying stupid girl and talking with every other word in italics like this Please, God, make it stop As usual, the non Jewel parts of the book were my favorite For the first time ever we get a detailed look at how her den is on their own Getting to know them as grown ups, I hope they find a way to support Jewel without having to sacrifice themselves Her love of them looks a lot like codependence as we see just how much the den may be inclined to make other decisions, but are bound by what Jewel would do Six books into this series, Jester finally gets some character development and it turns out, he s pretty interesting He gets taken under Haval s wing as they help Finch get into position to claim the regency to hold the house for Jewel Teller should get the regency as right kin but he doesn t have the nerve for it Although he is particularly cherished and relied upon by Jewel, he s just a bit of a wet blanket and is her brother in denial Jester and Finch, however, have nerves of steel and the practicality that Jewel lacks We finally get to see why Amarais wanted Finch mentored by Jarven, and what she learned I came away from this liking Jarven less, but Finch, Jester and Haval a whole lotIf we can speed up Jewel s oracle journey and keep up the rest of the momentum, the last two books will be epic

  10. Melinda Weprin says:

    amazing I really enjoy this author and the depth that she brings to a story

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