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    River of Ink is a breathtakingly dazzling novel by Paul M M Cooper Located in Sri Lanka in the 13th century Cooper injects the country people climate culture flora and fauna with vibrantly alive lyrical prose and poetry ex

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    January is too early to start proclaiming anything the 'best book of the year' right?Well obviously I can't say for sure but this very well might be'River of Ink' is historical fiction with the feel of epic fantasy It's an ABSOLUTE

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    In the blackness I was struggling through the briars of Lanka's dark forests I swam in the depths of the lotus pool and then it was a pool of ink then a river drenching my robes filling my lungs my eyes with its haunting smell If the life you knew the life that you enjoyed and were comfortable in was stolen from you what would you do? Would you be one of the nameless who died? Would you fight? Would you be afraid? So afraid that you would d

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    The central metaphor of the title could just as well be in the plural for flowing images appear throughout – of rivers rivulets of water blood and sweat as well as the ink with which the stories are written and which itself becomes part of the taleThe central strand of the narrative has all the elements one expects of an epic tale – an evil king from afar Kerala brutally invades a calm unprepared kingdom in Sri Lanka where h

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    35I would have probably enjoyed this if I'd had the time and the will to read ituni lessons and other stuff aka the AnY fandom going c

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    ‘River of Ink’ is without a doubt one of the cleverest books I have ever read Not in a showy or flashy way but through i

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    We first reviewed this book on our blog where we also talk to the author about Sri Lanka writing and research lovely physical book is just such a great opener to a good story Paul’s book has a striking cover an era appropriate stylus which he carefully researched for the period see below flowing ink turning turuoise The complementary colour to turuoise is the colour of blood and were they to be placed adja

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    Actually 35 starsUsually Sri Lanka is not one of the countries I often visit in books That is why this one is certainly among the most special books I read this yearWhat I found especially exciting was to learn a little about Sri Lanka’s history and medieval customs which I had known next to nothing about and

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    Writers and artists employ powerful tools that can shape how a society views itself its past and how it envisions its future They are often the front line of resistanceRiver of Ink by Paul M M Cooper came to my attention when the author followed me on Twitter I downloaded a sample of his book and enjoyed his writing and bo

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In thirteenth century Sri Lanka Asanka poet to the king lives a life of luxury enjoying courtly life and a sweet furtive love affair with a palace servant a village girl he is teaching to write But when Magha a prince from the mainland usurps the throne Asanka's role as court poet dramatically alters Magha is a cruel and calculating king and yet a lover of poetry and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy. January is too early to start proclaiming anything the best book of the year rightWell obviously I can t say for sure but this very well might be River of Ink is historical fiction with the feel of epic fantasy It s an ABSOLUTE MUST for any fan of Guy Gavriel Kay It s a shame that this isn t going to show up on fantasy lists just because it doesn t feature the alternate names overlay that Kay uses in his fiction But it s the exact same mix of history with a dash of the fantastic and features very similar themes homeland loyalty loveIn 13th century Sri Lanka an invader later to be known as Magha the Tyrant has seized power Under the new regime executions and bloody slaughter are daily events and no one from the lowliest farmer to the highest court official is safe The court poet Asanka lives in terror but is spared for now because Magha has a use for him he is ordered to make a translation of a famed epic poem The Shishupala Vadha from Sanskrit into Tamil Magha believes that this project will endear him to the populace but almost by accident the act of translation might become an act of seditionMeanwhile Asanka attempts to use his precarious protected status to procure safety for his beloved mistress Sarasai But will his favor only endanger her furtherAs befits a story deeply involved with a poet and poetry the language is lyrical and evocative For that alone it is a pleasure to read But beyond that the background is painstakingly researched and the setting brought vividly and believably to life And then above the setting the true strength of the story is the character study of Asanka his cowardice his passions his complex emotions and beautifully realized contradictions and the growth that he is led toIt s almost hard to believe that this is both a debut novel and that the author is so young the mastery of the writing craft feels strong and effortless and the portrayal of a character who is no longer young is wholly convincing ImpressiveMany thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the opportunity to read As always my opinions are solely my own Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar enjoying courtly life and a sweet furtive love affair with a palace servant a village girl he is teaching to write But when Magha a prince from the mainland usurps the throne Asanka's role as court poet dramatically alters Magha is a cruel and calculating king and yet a lover of poetry and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy. January is too Absolute Banking English early to start proclaiming anything the best book of the year rightWell obviously I can t say for sure but this very well might be River of Ink is historical fiction with the feel of Jewish Life executions and bloody slaughter are daily Sex Toys 101 events and no one from the lowliest farmer to the highest court official is safe The court poet Asanka lives in terror but is spared for now because Magha has a use for him he is ordered to make a translation of a famed The Joy in Business epic poem The Shishupala Vadha from Sanskrit into Tamil Magha believes that this project will Stuffed endear him to the populace but almost by accident the act of translation might become an act of seditionMeanwhile Asanka attempts to use his precarious protected status to procure safety for his beloved mistress Sarasai But will his favor only Cotas Claim endanger her furtherAs befits a story deeply involved with a poet and poetry the language is lyrical and The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, evocative For that alone it is a pleasure to read But beyond that the background is painstakingly researched and the setting brought vividly and believably to life And then above the setting the true strength of the story is the character study of Asanka his cowardice his passions his complex Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) emotions and beautifully realized contradictions and the growth that he is led toIt s almost hard to believe that this is both a debut novel and that the author is so young the mastery of the writing craft feels strong and Fakers, Forgers Phoneys effortless and the portrayal of a character who is no longer young is wholly convincing ImpressiveMany thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the opportunity to read As always my opinions are solely my own

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River of Ink

Sanskrit epic into the Tamil language spoken by his recently acuired subjects The poem will be an olive branch a symbol of unity between the two culturesBut in different languages in different contexts meaning can become slippery First inadvertently then deliberately and dangerously Asanka's version of the epic centered on the killing of an unjust ruler inspires and arouses the oppressed people of the land. River of Ink is without a doubt one of the cleverest books I have ever read Not in a showy or flashy way but through its simplicity which speaks volumesI was drawn into Asanka s story straight away Although not a period of time or a location that I am overly familiar with Paul M M Cooper did a fantastic job at setting out the scene without info dumping and I felt very much at home there feeling the heat on my skin and the fear in the air It was though our introduction to Asanka the court Poet that made me aware of just how special this book was going to be Asanka is in no way a hero which sets him apart from other leading characters in literature He is a normal man fearful in love riddled with issues and above all else at times cowardly something to which he readily admits Already I felt a connection to him as the protagonist for our story He was real River of Ink is written almost in the form of a love letter from Asanka to his lover a serving girl Sarasai a love for which he bases most of his decisions and choices throughout the novel This is another reason that the novel felt so clever to me It foreshadowed so much of the later story in such a simplistic way that it kept me on tenterhooks throughout Asanka s lengths to protect Sarasai from the new King and his desperation to prove his worthiness to her by meddling with the translations of the King s stories is what leads us to seeing his amazing development whilst still remaining the same old Asanka at heartThis is a beautifully written debut from Paul M M Cooper and is worth every one of the five stars I rate it as It is a story of love freedom and strength that is set in a historical time that was well researched and brilliantly portrayed5 StarsReview copy was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest Waterstones Bookseller Review The Isles epic into the Tamil language spoken by his recently acuired subjects The poem will be an olive branch a symbol of unity between the two culturesBut in different languages in different contexts meaning can become slippery First inadvertently then deliberately and dangerously Asanka's version of the KING epic centered on the killing of an unjust ruler inspires and arouses the oppressed people of the land. River of Ink is without a doubt one of the cleverest books I have Ty jesteś moje imię ever read Not in a showy or flashy way but through its simplicity which speaks volumesI was drawn into Asanka s story straight away Although not a period of time or a location that I am overly familiar with Paul M M Cooper did a fantastic job at setting out the scene without info dumping and I felt very much at home there feeling the heat on my skin and the fear in the air It was though our introduction to Asanka the court Poet that made me aware of just how special this book was going to be Asanka is in no way a hero which sets him apart from other leading characters in literature He is a normal man fearful in love riddled with issues and above all The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy else at times cowardly something to which he readily admits Already I felt a connection to him as the protagonist for our story He was real River of Ink is written almost in the form of a love letter from Asanka to his lover a serving girl Sarasai a love for which he bases most of his decisions and choices throughout the novel This is another reason that the novel felt so clever to me It foreshadowed so much of the later story in such a simplistic way that it kept me on tenterhooks throughout Asanka s lengths to protect Sarasai from the new King and his desperation to prove his worthiness to her by meddling with the translations of the King s stories is what leads us to seeing his amazing development whilst still remaining the same old Asanka at heartThis is a beautifully written debut from Paul M M Cooper and is worth Complete Amber Sourcebook every one of the five stars I rate it as It is a story of love freedom and strength that is set in a historical time that was well researched and brilliantly portrayed5 StarsReview copy was kindly provided by the publisher in Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet exchange for an honest Waterstones Bookseller Review

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Asanka must juggle the capricious demands of a king with the growing demands of his own political consciousness and his heart if he wishes to survive and imagine a future with the woman he lovesThe first novel from a remarkable young writer River of Ink is a powerful historical tale set in the shadow of oppression one with deep allegorical resonances in any time celebrating the triumph of literature and love. Actually 35 starsUsually Sri Lanka is not one of the countries I often visit in books That is why this one is certainly among the most special books I read this yearWhat I found especially exciting was to learn a little about Sri Lanka s history and medieval customs which I had known next to nothing about and about the Shishupala Vadha the piece of literature Asanka has to translate It is uite astonishing that Sanskrit allows to write whole lines which are palindromes and other linguistical virtuosities The poems included in the book Asanka s talk of poetry and the mysterious tales he receives make up the part I admired the most I do not want to reveal much since everyone has to discover such a great work by themselves but the author clearly succeeded in showing how literature can reflect reality and influence it at the same timeStill I have to admit I did not like Asanka very much His way of thinking and weak behaving sometimes did not appeal to me at all though he had his moments of strength In contrast to this Sarasi was one of my favorite characters especially since certain additional information was revealed at the end of the story I would have preferred if the conueror s character would have been presented from much different points of view I cannot be sure how accurate his description is compared to the ones in historical documents so this is why I had hoped for an afterword Maybe it is to come since I just read an advance copy of the book which is still to be corrected In any case from my point of view an afterword rounds up a piece of historical fiction and you can access the extent of the author s work Did Asanka or someone similar to him exist Did Kalinga Magha order a translation of the Shishupala Vadha Had the king his first wife executed There is a great deal of uestions which remain uestions after you are done readingI also felt there is certain lack of action but there can be other readers who favor this kind of stories Though when something IS going on the author creates a fitting atmosphere making this scenes enjoyable to readTo sum up I would recommend River of Ink although I did not like it as much as I had hoped Nevertheless it was a journey I will not forget