Where the Waters Turn Black #2020

Where the Waters Turn Black Benedict Patrick Where the Waters Turn Black When gods and monsters battle her music will not protect her The Crescent Atoll is a remote string of tropical islands connected by long canoe journeys and a love of stories When Kaimana a young oc

  • Title: Where the Waters Turn Black
  • Author: Benedict Patrick
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  • Where the Waters Turn Black Benedict Patrick When gods and monsters battle, her music will not protect her The Crescent Atoll is a remote string of tropical islands, connected by long canoe journeys and a love of stories.When Kaimana, a young ocarina player, discovers the lair of a taniwha a legendary monster she finds herself inspired The song she is composing about their encounter will be her masterpiece, butWhen gods and monsters battle, her music will not protect her The Crescent Atoll is a remote string of tropical islands, connected by long canoe journeys and a love of stories.When Kaimana, a young ocarina player, discovers the lair of a taniwha a legendary monster she finds herself inspired The song she is composing about their encounter will be her masterpiece, but her disturbance of the beast attracts the ruining gaze of the god of war She must convince the taniwha to trust her if they are both to survive.Where the Waters Turn Black is a standalone novel from Benedict Patrick s Yarnsworld series Inspired by the myths and legends of South Pacific island cultures, this book is perfect for those seeking fantasy stories with a hint of the unfamiliar.
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    1. Edit Full length review and an upgrade to 5 stars As I sat and wrote this review and stewed on what I read I really feel this should be bumped up I would have picked this book up anyway since I ve already read, They Mostly Come Out at Night, which is book 1 in this series.Although this is a sequel , it s really of a stand alone story in the same world IMO, although there is a cross over character by the end, you don t necessarily have to know who he is to get the story.I liked They Mostly Come [...]

    2. After Benedict s previous work They Mostly Come Out At Night I was left wantingwanting of his work Fortunately for me and you the author hasn t kept us waiting long.ew.We are back in the wonderfully dark and exciting world the author has created full of gods and monsters that will send shivers down small children s backs.I loved this book It feels like a fairytale but not the Disney kind the true kind think The Brothers Grimm Myths told to scare the little ones come to life and change the life [...]

    3. Imagine a baby blue clear ocean, lots of sunshine, golden sandy beaches, canoes coconut trees and colorful fish People who live a simple life, believe, fear and celebrate gods The Crescent Atoll is a laid back paradise of breathtaking sights and yet gods are not the only ones the people of the Atoll feel weary about, there are also the taniwhas The monsters Like many Atoll villages, Pukotala was a small collection of wooden huts thatched with dried palm leaves It was a fishing settlement, built [...]

    4. Full review is here, on my blogOh my this was such an enjoyable little book It s a standalone in the Yarnsworld series, definitely, as it takes place in a very, very different part of the world that They Mostly Come Out at Night began to describe This one takes place in The Crescent Atoll, a series of islands that is than a little reminiscent of Polynesia Where TMCOaN gave me a very dark, spooky forest feeling, this one gave me a much sunnier, beachier volcanoier you re welcome for this word fe [...]

    5. Full of folkloric charm and a classic tale of the triumph of virtue The Odyssey meets Free Willy an adventure between unlikely friends into mysterious lands inhabited by strange, fantastical creatures and capricious gods.Evoking breathtaking imagery, moving fluidly or swimmingly, if you prefer from one exotic setting to another, a testament to a very thoughtful worldbuilding The writing is similarly thoughtful and deliberate, sophisticated and lyrical.Particularly interesting was the relationshi [...]

    6. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I knew I would love this story from the first page It is hard to describe the beauty in this piece, as there is so much The characters, their lives, their culture, their faith, their journeys all of it is a culmination of everything you would want in a dark yet somehow lighthearted book of fable, folklore, and myth It has just the right mix of adventure and mystery, friendship and hurt, joy and wonder It all comes together so w [...]

    7. Disclaimer I won a paperback in a giveaway from the author This has not affected my review I thoroughly enjoyed the immersive South Sea fantasy, where only entertainers range widely between islands and gods walk in, magical realism style, if their name is slighted A young musician who left her fisher family for a exciting life has to wait for a creative Spark of inspiration which only seems to arrive after she disturbs a big scary doglike monster in a cave While doing damage to all and sundry, [...]

    8. My primary complaint about the first Yarnsworld book was that I never was able to connect to the main characters This standalone sequel yep, that s right rectified that.While it took a few pages to sink into this, I found myself thoroughly compelled by Kaimana s story The opening was a bit slow and I found Kaimana s inner thoughts to be repetitive, but by the time Kaimana had made the decision to leave the troupe of performers, I was eager to see where she would take me The setting of this story [...]

    9. One word Awesome Thanks for the ARC Benedict Patrick, Now I will have to buy the book to see if anything got changed It s on my Christmas wish list at

    10. 4.5 5 stars for me This was a highly enjoyable read Also, I swear I m not choosing books for their cover, but I m on a roll with the gorgeous covers lately The cover of this book is fabulous just as book 1, They Mostly Come Out at Night was Very striking Short Summary This is the second book in the Yarnsworld universe series, however each of the books in the series are designed to stand alone and so far they do that very well There is only one crossover character from book 1 who shows up in book [...]

    11. With this book Benedict Patrick has secured himself as one of my favourite authors This book has a wonderful cover that ties it into the first in the Yarnsworld series but also makes it feel different Although I know they say you shouldn t judge a book by its cover, I think you can put stock in how much effort was put into the cover and here there s a lot of thought and effort on show The book itself follows a similar set up toThey Mostly Come Out At Nightin that there are miniature stories nest [...]

    12. When Kaimana left her tiny island, all she d wanted in life was to prove herself to her parents, to goddess Laka of song and dance, to her knack and to herself However, that journey is derailed by a single moment of curiosity The moment she looked into the green eyes of the wooden Taniwha, Kaimana should have known that life would never be the same A tale of courage, a tale of an arduous journey, a tale of friendship between a girl and a monster Set in the universe of Benedict Patrick s previous [...]

    13. CharactersKaimana is a likable character but importantly she feels real Her decisions aren t always perfect but there is something of a dreamer in her that is to be admired Rakau is the tanwha and has a big personality He reminds me of a big intelligent dog The supporting characters are varied but most seems to be morally reprehensible characters From her parents that can t understand to her mentor Eloni who is a real twit.PlotThis book was such an array of themes At its core I felt this was ab [...]

    14. Let me start with a frank experience I couldn t put this book down The moment I flip over the the first page of the first chapter to the second, I couldn t put the damn good book down till the last page which leaves me quite emotional on how many twists were developed In between each chapters, Benedict slips a short folk tale which is quite unusual for writers and truthfully, I skipped the 2 last tales of the book BECAUSE THE MAIN STORY S REAL GOOD Trust me, I rarely finish a reading in a single [...]

    15. I am a big fan of Patrick s first book and was kind of disappointed he wasn t returning to the Magpie King I didn t need to worry This is another excellent book set in the Yarnsworld universe While They Mostly Come Out at Night was dark, Where the Waters Turn Black is hopeful, a little brighter.Kaimana is a character you will fall in love with as she navigates the atoll and all its wonderful creatures I found the setting unique for a fantasy and it had a real fable fairytale kind of feel And th [...]

    16. Read the full review at my site Digital AmritRarely in the stories did mortals fare well when concerning themselves with the affairs of gods and monsters.IntroductionThe Yarnsworld series , written by Benedick Patrick, consists of three books so far These are They Mostly Come Out At Night , Where the Waters Turn Black and Those Brave, Foolish Souls from the City of Swords.Yarnsworld is difficult to describe in terms of conventional genres Some of the books are very dark while others are not Mere [...]

    17. Where the Waters Turn Black was my first introduction to the Yarnsworld I read it in an evening after finishing The Rage of Plum Blossoms, which I loved because I fell in love with the characters Despite the improbable premise of the novel, the people were very engaging in their foibles, their loyalties, and their loves It was harder to love the characters in Where the Waters turn Black, although I really did like Yam It was hard for me to understand some of Kaimana s motivations and choices why [...]

    18. I really enjoyed the darker and grittier feel of the first Yarnsworld novel, so I wasn t sure how much I would like this one from the blurb However, once it got rolling it easily became my favorite of the two Instead of a bond between potential lovers like the first book, this is one of a bond between a young women and a monster This again focused on what lengths one would go in order to protect that friendship regardless of the circumstances and I felt the author did this very well.Another thin [...]

    19. Okay, I ll come right out and say it I LOVED this book Like, actually, completely loved it.There s just something about the whole girl and her odd friend going on adventures that satisfy my every story craving, and this was no exception It was full of adventure, Kaimana was just a lovely protagonist and Rakau was a lovely monster Some highlights I loved Yam too The forgotten god who doesn t want to be forgotten but just needs that extra push to get there And him joining in the adventure when it [...]

    20. I finished this story days ago.I am still thinking of Kamina s journey and it has permanently changed me and my views As a woman, I was inspired and empowered and Kaimana will now forever be my favorite character This is a story of unwavering love and trust but also one of breaking ceilings Kaimana went against the wishes of her family and friends to follow her passions and faced hardships and heartbreak but grew as a character and hero The theme was all about going against the grain and making [...]

    21. OMG where should I start I loved this book, even better than They Mostly Come Out At Night It was the perfect summer read for me it was full of adventure, sea, mithology, interesting creatures and characters and short stories supporting the main story I m quite drawn to water I m an aquarius, go figure and immensly enjoyed traveling around the Atoll with Kaimana and her friend Rakau, learning about the islands and their mithology I could see where the inspiration come from even before reading th [...]

    22. A grand adventure I read they come out at night, then city of swords Now I have read this middle novel and this is my favorite Night was a great novel introducing you to yarnsworld with a dark storyline This book is a grand adventure with awesome characters and a mythology I didn t know existed Believable characters makes this story amazing City of swords is a great character focused storyline with what I think will lead to legendary adventures in future installments The yarnswold series is some [...]

    23. I don t hand out five star ratings often Even though I enjoyed They Mostly Come Out at Night quite a bit, it felt a little unpolished at times That s not the case here at all Where the Waters Turn Black is a great fantasy adventure story and I love the unique setting it takes place in I would definitely recommend it to any fantasy fans, especially those that enjoy mythology and folklore.

    24. OVERVIEW ANALYSIS Where The Waters Turn Black by Benedict Patrick has many things going for it It s the winner of the best cover in the 2017 SPFBO competition as well as it s a very unusual cross between Moana the Brothers Grimm fairy tales This book while being a standalone is set in the Yarnsworld setting I loved Benedict Patrick s debut They Mostly Come At Night and so I was even excited when WTWTB was in my lot The story focusses on Pukotala and the neighboring Atoll islands as it is a veri [...]

    25. This is technically the second book in this series, but the series is a collection of standalone installments all set within the same world From what I know, there does appear to be a character from the first book who shows up in the second, but at no point was I confused about anything.Setting The setting of the book is fairly unique This book takes place in a pseudo Polynesian archipelago called the Atoll The people use boats for communication, trade, and travel between the islands This aspect [...]

    26. I loved this book Benedict Patrick s writing improves dramatically from his first book, They Mostly Come Out at Night I really enjoyed the character of Kaimana and her relationship with the taniwha I can t wait to read the next book.

    27. After reading They Mostly Come Out At Night Yarnsworld 1, I was ready to dive right into this book without a bit of hesitation, and I couldn t have been pleased with the story in book 2 This book is written very similarly to the first with the story being told with alternating chapters of the tales as well Unlike the first book, this one was a little lighter and had a different setting where the story takes place, but still has the same familiar aspects where each character has their Knacks and [...]

    28. This was such a good follow up to the first Yarnsworld TMCOAT was a good story, but this topped it with better mythology, a compelling main character, and much interesting monsters I appreciated the robustness of a world that was based on Pacific Islander New Zealand tales it delivered a pleasant dose of fantastical reality that made the novel just right Sometimes I felt like I was reading an early script for Moana, which made the tale a little flat although when you live on an island, there a [...]

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