Daughter of Exile

Daughter of Exile

Isabel Glass / May 26, 2020

Daughter of Exile Book by Glass Isabel

  • Title: Daughter of Exile
  • Author: Isabel Glass
  • ISBN: 9780765307453
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About "Isabel Glass"

      • Isabel Glass

        A pseudonym of Lisa Goldstein.


    1. This was a random book I grabbed on my way through the library. And I'm glad I did. It was slow at first, but kept building up to a beautiful and rather surprising ending. Not all characters are good, and not all good characters end up happy. Such is life, and such is this book. Worth a casual read.

    2. My full review is here: diamondlovestoreadThis book was a strong fantasy novel, with danger and suspense--and bits of romance weaved through. We follow Angarred, the "daughter of exile" from her home where she has lived in exile her entire life, with her father. She lives far from the city of her birth--Pergodi. And we travel with her on her journey through the country, to Pergodi, and in between. It's not so much where she goes-- as what she learns while she travels. Whether it's Pergodi or the [...]

    3. 3.5 stars.This book sounded great and I was in the mood for some whimsical fantasy. I’ve heard this book being compared to Patricia A. McKillip and I can see where other readers are coming from. The tone and mood the book is written in is quite similar to the sort of dreamy gloss the McKillip’s have, and the plot is fairly original and comes together nicely, but it doesn’t really have the same scope and depth as her writing does.McKillip’s writing is beautiful; lyrical, evocative, and fi [...]

    4. I think "romantic fantasy" is a good tag to put on this book. It was light, sweet, relatively cliche - but in a charming sort of way. The pacing was a little bit wonky, a few of the plot points were pretty weak, and I don't think the characters were all that deep, but I honestly enjoyed it as a whole. The world itself was interesting, even if its details weren't delved into too much, and the basic story was intriguing. It was pretty dramatic, with many a plot twist. I feel like, if Lifetime were [...]

    5. This is the story of a girl.This is a story about realizing that no one is who you think they are, that people aren't always purely good or purely bad, that power corrupts and that adulthood is a kind of exile.This is the story of a girl becoming a woman, because she leaves home to seek justice.This book made me want to read more Patricia McKillip.It was mildly interesting, and in a setting that could perhaps have been McKillips, but without the *magic.* The unexpected and wondrous that's always [...]

    6. This was a fairly slow read for me. While there was action and intrigue in the story, somehow it just didn't capture my attention. The main character, Angarrad, did not inspire me to feel sorry for her in any way, despite the misfortunes that befall her; and while I figured out who the 'hidden antagonist' was ahead of time, when it was finally revealed, it wasn't especially climactic, and there was only a sense of "well, I was right about that one".Overall: I didn't dislike it, but wasn't thrill [...]

    7. This book has a really pretty cover, and the characters have pretty cool names. Other than that, the story is pretty shallow and you will figure out what is going on about a third of the way into the book and have to spend the rest waiting for the characters to finish flailing around and figure it out, too.

    8. This is terrific romantic fantasy, recommended for fans of Patricia McKillip. A young girl seeking justice for her father's murder becomes embroiled in court politics, family secrets, and magic. I love Angarred's "fish out of water" adventures!

    9. This was a great book, and I read it in almost one day (and I'm usually a slow reader). It was exciting and a intriguing story. The sequel came in the mail and I read it in a matter of hours. I might be a fan of Mathewar and Angarred for life.

    10. I think I may have misunderstood the description “literary fantasy.” I assumed that Daughter of Exile by Isabel Glass was going to be a fantasy novel that pushed the genre, playing with image and theme in ways that you don’t usually find in epic fantasy, piling on those multiple levels of meaning that my English Lit professors loved to torture us with, and generally blending fantasy with the best elements of “literature.” I thought it would be an imaginative, evocative twist on the gen [...]

    11. Life is too short to read books you don't enjoy. I really tried, but I couldn't force myself to finish this one. The premise was good, but the plot meandered too much. Too little time was spent on some really interesting characters in favor of others who were too shallow and/or irritating. Try Patricia McKillip, Sheri Tepper, or Garth Nix for similar themes with tight storylines, solid characters, and exceptional writing.

    12. This was quite good, if a bit slow in places, and it reminded me a lot of Patricia McKillip, except much more straightforward and without so much intricate language. Angarred, the main character is a heroine much like McKillip's, a bit naive, a bit wild and rather an unlikely heroine who proves her mettle by the end of the adventure. I'm interested to read more by this author.

    13. Read 60 pages then quit. Boring as heck. And I so did not care if the heroine got off on men being jerks to her. And I did not care if she spread her legs for anyone either (so the author did not have to divulge). Did not care.

    14. Well this was really good. A bit slow-paced, with some things that didn't seem necessary to write about (unexplained subplots and mysterious bits), but overall it was a lot of fun to read. The world really came into its own and there was actual character development which is GREAT.

    15. Just a really long and drawn out story. It was interesting in the beginning, but just lost my interest after a while. In the end, I kept reading just to get it over with.

    16. Perhaps a worthwhile entry point for someone who has never read any fantasy, but slow, predictable, and a bit "deus ex machina" for anyone who's already been around that block.

    17. As many other reviewers have noted, this is similar in style to Patricia McKillip, which is why I wasn't terribly engaged or interested while reading it.

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