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kindle ¿ Burning Bridges Retrievers #4 Ù 384 pages Download Ö Laura Anne Gilman æ [Download] ➵ Burning Bridges Retrievers #4 By Laura Anne Gilman – Wren Valere used to be almost invisible But now she's not only being seen she's getting involvedRecInternal power struggles Burning Bridges PDF or Wren is guilted into stepping up as spokesperson for the fragilely united Fatae and lonejack communitiesAnd because the cosmos deems her without enough complications her partner lover Sergei is drown Burning Bridges represents a major turning point in the broader story as the battle between the various factions of the Cosa and the Nulls moves from the shadows to outright conflict In the broad scheme this is a good move for the story The book itself unfortunately is somewhat lacking The plot bounces around the writing feels sloppy characters seem to suddenly know things they had no way of knowing a few pages earlier without explanation etc The random retrieval job thrown into the middle of the story serves essentially no purpose beyond reminding us of Wren's occupation Again a good move for the series a bad implementation for the book

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Wren Valere used to be almost invisible But now she's not only being seen she's getting involvedRecent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general humans included With the Mage Council distracted by Weakest in the series so far this book changes to format and shakes up the characters The changes are nice to see but they don't always work wellFor one thing the actual retrieval in the book is handled almost completely off camera and takes place between a couple of chapters in the middle It doesn't really add much other than a reason for Valere and Sergei to meet a couple of times A marked and uite acceptable change in the formula but having it there at all just confuses reader expectations The larger plot of vigilantes against fatae magical creatures is the center of the book While each book has made the conceit that fatae are a secret and almost no one even the super secret and super effective group The Silence knew about them the numbers of people interacting with this plotline and the ease with which they get seated and served in restaraunts makes that disbelief harder to suspend The revelation about the source of the attacks and the motivation behind them while completely predictable are well handled and move the story and the series nicely especially the reactions of the various major player Valere and Sergei of course but also the Council the Lonejacks and Andre Sergei's old boss in The Silence There is some contrived action to prevent Sergei from actually performing any real violence for some reason but Valere gets to get into some action during a grand 200 person melee between our side and the vigilantes Gilman writes the retrieval scenes very well She gives us what Valere is thinking what she is doing and builds the tension of the hunt Unfortunately she doesn't do as well with larger fight scenes even four or five people The climactic battle is just a mess until Valere separates and fights one on one against a group of Talented opponents It's a little hard to follow why it's one on one and there is some confusion in th text about thei relative power levels but it's a good scene and the simultaneous and separate situations between her and Sergei puts PB in a great bindSpeaking of which the growing understanding of the PB relationship is nice to see and well handled I think that has some great potential for the series Similarly KimAnne Howe the dangerous head of the Mage Council has a larger role in this book and her appearance in future books should be a whopper A powerful character holding all the cards is a good foil but a powerful character working her way up from the shadows is interesting As you can expect things get decidedly political on her endWhich leaves only the relationship between Valere and Sergei Nothing unexpected happens but it is handled passably well and bodes well for the next books as they deal with and alter their partnership Two bits of clean up 1 This book continues the relieving trend of not increasing Valere's magical power She picked up a new trick in the book before but not one she can use at will and never wants to risk again Most series in this genre would have her increasing in power regularly It's unnecessary she's effective as she is She has extended and practiced her trick from book one making cages for artifacts but that doesn't seem the same2 She resolves the excellent background story about the horse Old Sally I like that story a lot and her obsession with it added character I really hope it comes backOverall it's a good book but not as strong as the rest of the series It isn't so bad that I fear for the next one though and it pushes a variety of plot arcs in great directions without actually destroying any others

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Burning Bridges Retrievers #4Ing in his own problems But not only can't she help him she's the causeWith lives on the line including her own Wren is going to have to break the lonejack credo ditch her long cherished invisibility and take a standBut burning bridges can be deadl Our heroine is Wren Valere a talented young woman in her late 20s who is a lonejack a solo magic user raised up in a soloist tradition She works as a “retriever” – essentially a thief with considerable magical talents Someone stole something from you – something magical dangerous powerful You pay Valere and her “manager” Sergei Didier and she’ll steal it right backNew York City is a vibrant place at any time but in LAG’s world talents those who feel and manipulate current and nulls those who neither feel nor manipulate currentmagic intersect constantly and it’s not always a pretty sight We have the Cosa Nostradamus the fatae who live their own magic the nonhuman griffins piskies dryads etc – and those humans who are either lonejacks of varying power and skills or members of The Council The Council prefers to run everything in its own city They want control of all magic users – but they’ll settle for intimidationAnd then there are the humans who have no magic of their own but know it exists and want to know what’s going on in every nook and cranny of the city Among the most powerful are a group called The Silence They hire lonejacks to work with them their interface staff called “handlers” who manage the “talent”Wren who specializes in never being seen who keeps to herself and avoids all Council and fatae politics slowly finds herself being drawn into the intricate games of The Council and The Silence The fatae hating humans are hunting – and some of them are buried deep within The Silence The Council and Silence have their own traitors and will force the Lonejacks and fatae to either join them or fear them Wren becomes a lightning rod for all that is to come and a spokesperson for a fragile fatae and lonejack alliance that may not survive its first dawnLaura Anne Gilman’s books are intricate and she has a trick of dropping you into her characters’ lives so at first you can’t see the story for the trees shall we say But her work rewards patience For intricate urban fantasy give her books a try There are benefits to starting with the first book but I think they stand alone They do get progressively darker though