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Would you consider the audio edition of Sword and Verse to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print version. Thus, I can't make a comparison. Though I did notice that some parts of the audiobook seem to interchange Linea and Lorea(?) who are different characters
What was one of the most memorable moments of Sword and Verse?
Definitely when Raisa finally finds out the meaning of her Heart Verse. And when she manages to save people with it
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I could have done without Raisa and Mati being hormonal teenagers. Or Raisa having to ponder constantly on her relationship with Mati. To be honest, I find the book a LOT more interesting when it has little to nothing to do with Mati. In other words, when the book focuses more on Raisa's stints with the Resistance and the book's mythology.
Any additional comments?
Readers/Listeners who don't care much about the heroine pining a lot about her beloved might have to bear with it in order to appreciate the book as a whole. Because I've noticed a lot of pining. And I feel that some readers/listeners would have issue with the romance as Raisa was very naive going into a relationship with Prince Mati, who is technically her owner and expected to marry some noble girl to bear the next heir.
This is not to say that Mati is the worst guy ever. Because he does do some redeeming actions. However, that back and forth of that relationship as well as Raisa thinking so much about Mati (and thus, focus being turned away from the Slave Resistance and the current political turmoil -ie the more interesting bits of the book) makes me even more unsympathetic of their love.
But personally, I think the book makes up for it by introducing that universe's mythology and how much it actually bears relevance to the things happening to Raisa's world. Unfortunately, I just had to go through Raisa's tale in order to finish the mythology (which I think is totally cool and awesome).
So in short, If you love an interesting mythology within the book's world but don't really like spending hours listening to the heroine angsting about how her love shouldn't be...you might have to think twice about this book. But in my opinion, it's worth going through it to get to the ending. Because I really love the ending, which to me was VERY Satisfying
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A world with a pantheon of gods, a strong girl, and the underlying message about verse- reading and language are powerful.
A budding romance entertains the reader as the plot unfolds.