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Fantasy
  • Author:
    Laura Anne Gilman
  • ISBN:
    0373802749
  • ISBN13:
    978-0373802746
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  • Publisher:
    Luna; Original edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Pages:
    416 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Fantasy
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    1877 kb
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    1859 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    178
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Wren turned and looked at the demon, all four feet of him standing upright and reaching

For James: Even now. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Wren turned and looked at the demon, all four feet of him standing upright and reaching. The vision of him lost in a snowbank, only the black tips of his claws and the black tip of his nose visible, made her laugh for the first time in days. She didn’t think he would appreciate her sharing the image, though.

Burning Bridges book. Rediscover the world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 4 of the popular series by Laura Anne Gilman. Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she’s not only being seen, she’s getting involved. Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general-humans included. With the Mage Council distracted b Rediscover the world of the Retrievers and the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 4 of the popular series by Laura Anne Gilman.

Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the Retrievers and Paranormal Scene Investigations urban fantasy series), and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket, as well as the YA trilogy GRAIL QUEST for Harper. Her first story collection is DRAGON VIRUS and she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres.

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Burning Bridges (Retrievers, Book 4) Paperback. Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the Retrievers and Paranormal Scene Investigations urban fantasy series), and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket, as well as the YA trilogy GRAIL QUEST for Harper.

Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she's not only being seen, she's getting involved.Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae haveescalated into hate crimes against magic usersin general—humans included. With theMage Council distracted by internal powerstruggles, Wren is guilted into steppingup as spokesperson for the fragilely united Fatae and lonejack communities….And, because the cosmos deems her withoutenough complications, her partner-loverSergei is drowning in his own problems. Butnot only can't she help him—she's the cause.With lives on the line—including her own—Wren'sgoing to have to break the lonejack credo, ditchher long-cherished invisibility and take a stand.But burning bridges can be deadly….

Cordantrius
This is a good series, it started out quite well, but this one dragged a little bit. The mystery is still there, it just seems to take longer to make a point or to understand the point of the story. Wren seems to be a bit whiny and Sergei seems to have been downgraded to be in a secondary role without a real reason why and seemingly no direction. Hopefully, things get better with the next one.
monotronik
Love the series, incredible ideas, great detective and fantasy miss.

terrible editing. By the 4th book you're jarred out of the reading quite often, its like the editors just gave up and rushed them into print. Still, I would recommend the series.
Mayno
Explicit sexual content is inappropriate for "Fantasy Adventure". It's a shame that such a talented writer resorts to this.
Samugul
Love this book series
Zbr
I love these books with Wren and Sergei. I read this book in two sittings. I couldn't put it down. There are new twists and turns for Wren and Sergei as well as shocking revelations about who is behind the attacks on the Fatae and Lonejacks.
Goldcrusher
I liked it but at times it went into a lot of detail and was drawn out, But it was still good reading
Dozilkree
After reading this book, I had to go back and re-read the other books in the series. Yes, it wasn't as good as the other three, but I would still buy her next book. My favorite character in the book is PB. Hopefully, Gilman will tell us his secrets. I can't wait.
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 well.

For 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 quite 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 P.B. in a great bind.

Speaking of which, the growing understanding of the P.B. 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 end.

Which leaves only the relationship between Valere and Sergei. Nothing unexpected happens, but it is handled passably well and bodes well for the next book(s) 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 same.

2) 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 back.

Overall, 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.