Shinigami

Shinigami At age fourteen Sylph Walker died in a car accident That turned out to be only the beginning of her problems She and her sister Lina awake to an afterlife of sorts the world of Omega ruled by cruel

  • Title: Shinigami
  • Author: Django Wexler
  • ISBN: 9781932815719
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • At age fourteen, Sylph Walker died in a car accident That turned out to be only the beginning of her problems She and her sister Lina awake to an afterlife, of sorts the world of Omega, ruled by cruel, squabbling, and nearly all powerful Archmagi When Lina finds a magical sword of immense power, she becomes the unwilling epicenter of the conflict The sisters are forcAt age fourteen, Sylph Walker died in a car accident That turned out to be only the beginning of her problems She and her sister Lina awake to an afterlife, of sorts the world of Omega, ruled by cruel, squabbling, and nearly all powerful Archmagi When Lina finds a magical sword of immense power, she becomes the unwilling epicenter of the conflict The sisters are forced to join the Circle Breakers, rebels sworn to prevent the tyrants from expanding their rule Lina, bearing the ancient artifact, is hailed as the Liberator the latest in a long line of heroes expected to destroy the Archmagi Sylph finds herself at the head of the rebel armies fighting to take back the land and the lives of its people But what kind of a land is it Is Omega really the world that lies beyond death And who is the legendary Lightbringer, a being greater even than the Archmagi

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    1. I got this at a garage sale and if I hadn't stumbled on it, there's no way I'd have ever known it existed. Anyway, the title made me think of Bleach and the synopsis sounded interesting, so I took a shot.Two teenage sisters die in a car accident and wake up "alive" in another world. Before they can even get their bearings, they stumble upon a confrontation between 2 other girls and a group of soldiers. Events escalate from there (a cool magic sword is involved) and before they know it, the siste [...]

    2. Very nice world building, and Wexler meets C.S. Lewis' definition of true fantasy. I did not feel the main character was 14, as is stated in the book. I think it would have worked a little better (for me) if she had been a year or two older. The story line requires her to be brilliant, and have a knowledge of chemistry that I think unlikely of a 14 year old. Her maturity level is years beyond what most kids that age could muster or be able to implement around the turmoil and angst of mid adolesc [...]

    3. This book changed the way I perceive teens and females as protagonists in fantasy novels. I never liked them. They never really struck a chord with me, I guess. But in this book, they did. The action and the pacing of the story really moves this one along quickly. I had a lot of fun reading it.

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