Resistance Reading Resistance Author B.R Sanders Resistance Has Many Faces, And One Of Them Is Shandolin S When She Finds Her Friend Brutally Murdered, Shandolin Decides To Fight Instead Of Run But Her Only Hope Of Survival Is A Takeover Of The City Government Shandolin Draws Everyone She Loves Into The Fray With Her Her Assassin Lover, Rivna Her Mentor, Moshel And Her Best Friend, Kel Apart, They Are Weak, But Together Shandolin And Her Friends, Lovers And Fellows May Be Just Strong Enough To Save Their Skins And The Skins Of The Other Elves In The City. Estos libros son el equivalente literario a abrirme el pecho, arrancarme el coraz n, prenderle fuego y volver a ponerlo en su sitio Yay, a bi elf Shandolin Doe , a female red elf, and Rivna, Rivvie a butch female blue elf, are lovers Shoket is a past male lover of Shandolin s Together they and several other characters from various ethnic groups attempt to wrest their majority elf city from the control of the Qin Tahrqin people who rule them Shandolin also flirts with a couple of other male characters, Lolo and Kel The storytelling is pretty good, tho
3.5Another winner from Sanders The world building here is fabulous Though I ve read several stories in this world, I think you get a pretty good idea of its complexity here in condensed form.The main character Shandolin Doe is likable as are the side characters But what s really great is that you get diversity in the cast, both in the racial divisions of the elves, Qin, satyrs, humans, etc though not all of them play a big part in this book , but also in sexuality, gender orientation, body types, and relationship styles And all of it is just part of who they are, no need to make it the conflict on which the story hinges.The infant social revolt that the story does hinge on is sketched out fairly faintly Much of it depends on connections Doe made before the beginning of the story But there is certainly enough to follow and believe it I did feel the end was a bit rushed Though I liked the ending just
In short, Resistance is about a bisexual elf and her girlfriend overthrowing the government Now there s an elevator pitch that grabs my attention Last year I read and loved Ariah by B.R Sanders, so I decided to check out books by the author Resistance is their debut novel, which is set in the same world as Ariah I had fun with it, but it never struck me the way Ariah did.Shandolin is an elf in a city ruled by Qin Although the majority of the city s population is elfin, the vampire like Qin retain tight control over the city Shandolin is a rebel who runs an underground revolutionary press She and her friends have managed to stay out of reach of the Qin until Shadolin Doe finds one of her friends murdered in the street The Qin have hired assassins to take out Doe and other elves who are resisting their rule Luckily, Doe has the help of her friends and her girlfriend, Rivna, who is herself an assassin The only way that they ll ever be able to live openly again is if they organize the city to destroy the Qin s strangle hold on power.At a certain point while reading R
Novella set in the same universe as Ariah with a completely independent cast of characters and plot ___________________Genre high fantasyTags elves, female protagonistContent warnings violenceRating 4 starsFor an Introduction
Very solid fantasy novel about an elven uprising against their oppressors.The elves are the majority in the City of Mages, but they re refugees and slaves Shandolin has a plan to change all that, but the Tarhqin who rule the city are onto her and planning to kill her, in order to discourage other revolutionaries.So Doe has to stay one step ahead of her enemies, and sometimes of her friends as well, if she wants to bring her plan to reality.The worldbuilding in this is breath taking Even though we only see one small city on the f