Jen Williams â 5 SummaryThe 2016 November BBB re read of the final book in the Copper Cat Trilogy with my wonderful friends Choko nd Sarah is now done Thank you so much for reading it with me ladies it was The Pavement Arena a great time DAs for the book it was fantastic oncegain A poignant Dungeon and rewardingnd fun filled read that I will look forward to experiencing Rabiosa again in the futureThe Silver Tide is the perfect ending ton excellent debut trilogy It takes everything I love Sculpting Making a Toddler Doll about fantasynd spins Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso n 2) a wonderful web of tale with characters that will refuse to vacate that corner of your heart they have On Disgust annexed when the ending of thedventure A Dirty Wedding Night: A Dirty Rockstar Romance Collection (Dirty, Book 2.5) approaches And whatn New Menopausal Years adventure it has beenIm filled with sadness t the conclusion of this trilogy Must everything come to n end And yet handled correctly s this was there is such satisfaction in n ending such pleasure that even s you mourn the end you delight in the memory of the joy that was the journey the lives you have lived in those pages And will relive for years to come Welcome to the big leagues Jen Williams Read with my buds t BBB 2016FINAL RATING 45 STARSAGAINWhat beautiful book I read the previous two couple months go nd still remember the characters nd the plots I was hesitant to pick this one up s I was pretty nxious to have it ll end but las there must be n end to everythingand this may be one of the best endings to book series I ve read I m seriousI m girl who loves her trilogies Eg Lord of the Rings The Godfather Howl s Moving Castle Foundationthere s plethora of trilogies that re great The number 3 to me has many positive connotations I know some people will wholeheartedly disagree but just remember this is my opinionHowever there re lso trilogies thatdon t end well I mean the character development goes downhill the plot becomes cliched nd boring it s very common in trilogies ctually I believe this is so because the uthor who spent so much time developing characters in the first book nd introducing the plot in the first nd second is now on the third book nd just wanting to finish it upIt s like long beautiful bridge you re crossing on beatific day However when you re lmost cross the bridge suddenly collapses nd you nd the materials of the bridge fall It s of course very unfortunate but some re just not meant to lastThe bridge never fell in The Silver Tide This book didn t cause it to collapse Instead it guided me through some incredible plots nd some truly caring nd fantastic characters This book made me forget I was sitting in busy train station waiting for the Blue Line to downtown Portland Can you imagine how noisy it was I loathe waiting there but this book let me take off my ear muffs s I was engrossed enough to no longer hear the crowds of peopleIn fact the farther I got into this series the compelling it became I think this is my favorite book out of the three of them This book clung to my emotions nd tugged on them until I was in tears but it was definitely one of the best feelings I ve ever gotten reading book It beats just scanning words nd counting how many pages until the chapter endsSo yes the bridge was crossedand it lead into sad place fter I was ble to see the beauty it was because of that ENDINGwhich I won t spoil Definitely one of the best experiences I ve ever had reading book A solid 55 shining platinum stars nd homemade cookie on the side Pure magic I first got into fantasy through the likes of Narnia nd The Hobbit s kid After years of terrible Tolkien imitations I went off it nd moved on to urban fantasy The Copper Cat trilogy has made me fall in love with swords nd sorcery ll over gain nd The Silver Tide in particular has had me beaming with joy It is just such blast to read replacing long travel descriptions with fights nd dventure nd replacing the sausage fest of Ye Olde Fantasy with fabulous nd diverse cast of characters And women Women everywhere Women sell swords women pirates women sawbones women sailors of every ge nd colour major nd minor characters just living their lives Wonderful stuff Full review to go up on Geek Syndicate soon 444 Another great buddy read with the Fantasy Addicts t BBB We need DragonsWhat refreshing treat this whole series has been I have to dmit the first book in the series was bit disjointed nd I was not sure how it would progress but the uthor got out of the first book jitters nd delivered great two following books to close the story with This whole trilogy was strongly reminiscent of the fun science fiction of the late 70 s nd 80 s It brought live worlds nd creatures filled with imagination nd creativity reminding us that not ll Fantasy is set in the Middle Ages or in Faery It created settings so different from the ones we have come to ccept s the Fantasy Default settings that color once gain infused the genre painting everything in Technicolor The characters themselves were fresh nd real nd I think Wydrin is going to take her well deserved spot on the my favorite kick ss female characters EVER shelf Sebastian nd Frith were great s well nd Devinia nd Oster were very compelling dditions s well I loved that the uthor was not fraid to make one of the major characters gay nd we even had very strong nd loving lesbian couple join the one of the major characters gay nd we even had very strong nd loving lesbian couple join the I hope uthors would do the same nd maybe just maybe one day the characters sexual orientation would be nothing but footnote nd ll of us would take it s just nother everyday boring occurrence I had great enjoyment of reading this book with my friends Eon nd Sarah who s lways made n lready exciting book even fun Thank you guys And s rule I would dvise ll who might stumble upon my review if you have the chance to read read But if you can do it with some friends there is nothing better Book clubs in Real Life or on line make the experience even memorable nd fun Find some others who love books nd make the magic happen Happy Reading to you ll Final rating 65 "StarsFor The Whole Series 55 Stars Despite Everything They Had "the whole series 55 stars Despite everything they had plan It was ridiculous plan nd they would likely ll be killed but they weren t going down without fight If it was easy it wouldn t be ny fun would it This is one of the best series I have read lately It was damn perfect Fantastic plot so many emotions fantastic characters I just couldn t stop reading I read first 20% in one nightand nother 80% today without restNot to mention THAT ENDING I don t remember crying this much for the end of the book because it was over nd there re no books I need because Wydrin Sebastian nd Frith re the best characters that I have read bout lately Did I mention this series had straight couple gay couple nd lesbian couple Perfection What is there not to love bout our wonderful couples Love is love nd their love was real I love how uthor did connections between characters how characters cted when their loved ones were in danger how they cted when they were round each other how wonderful they were ll together how passion bloomed between each one of them how complex their emotions were Love my friends is wonderful thing STORY spoilers for previous books lso goes for character sectionBlack Feather Three have new client Frith she said s her mother took the offered seat This is Devinia the Red notorious captain of the Crimson Sea Witch scourge of the Bararian flotilla first pirate to sail the Shadow Bone Pass without smashing her ship to pieces popularly referred to s the Succubus of the Silent Sea No one has ever called me that put in her mother evenly The Eighth Wonder of Crosshaven or the Terror of the Torrent continued Wydrin She is wanted in several countries with rewards healthy enough to set you up for life if you live to claim it She is lso my mother Now captain of the ship called the Poison Chalice Devinia wants to explore the island of gods lso known s cursed island Euriale In the forest near the the port town called Two Birds strange things re happening A blue ghost haunts the island Everyone who pproaches the forest never return Their job however is for Frith to use his magic he can still use Selsye s staff in order to push the ship into the center of the island Apparently Devinia has the map of the island nd wants to take the riches they will find in it After ll this is the island of gods nd of pirates It seems you have gained yourself the services of the Black Feather Three Mum Wydrin took sip of her mead Now we just need to discuss the fee There will be no family discounts of course And to make things worse the current mayor of the town is none other but Devinia s sworn rival Carlita Ristanov lso known s the Banshee And the danger of the island is not easy to dismiss It will still be dangerous said Sebastian his voice low They ll turned to look t him There will be monsters or other pirates or dark magic Things hidden in the hills history we shouldn t be disturbing He met their eyes one by one And men nd women will die Your crew will die Devinia Screaming frightened nd in pain If it is one thing I have learned it s that death is everywhere Is gaining the centre of Euriale worth the price Devinia Are you willing to let your own people die for it Meanwhile on the said island Estenn Emissary of the old gods wants nothing but to see their glorious return And nothing will stop her Now that she has the Spinner mysterious creature which she kidnapped nd imprisoned she knows what she needs And what she needs is coming on the ship of Poison ChaliceOn the other side Sebastian is seeing the ghost of the man of the island His obsession grows when ghost meets his eyes He must find him no matter whatOn nother ship two travelers board the ship Ephemeral ccompanied by her Narhl husband Terin have goal to find her father nd Terin would go nywhere with her even exposing himself to the heat that could gradually kill him CHARACTERS Frith has problem he is barely dealing with the loss of his magic It left him empty nd he wants it back but t the same time he is frai. From Jen Williams highly cclaimed uthor of THE COPPER PROMISE nd blistering follow up THE IRON GHOST comes the final epic instalment in the Copper Cat trilogy Tales of the Black Feather Three nd their exploits bound far nd wide nd Wydrin of Crosshaven Lord Aaron Frith nd Sir Sebastian have become sell swords in D he would become like Joah monster who doesn t care bout lives nd uses them without thinking He still can t get over the fact that he had to kill man for sacrifice in order to destroy Joah And he is fraid this only makes him closer to the monster Joah became Aaron hates how powerless he feels stuck back into his fragile body with his magic gone And his love for Wydrin knows no bounds He would do nything for her no matter what the cost He just can t lose her gain not fter the disaster that happened before Wydrin now has many people to protect Her brother in rms Sebastian her lover Frith her mother Devinia nd her nan Augusta who is not ctually her relative but close to one Despite how reckless she can become nd how easily she will throw herself into danger to save those he cares bout she still thinks before she cts nd kicks everyone in her way She lways finds way out And her bond with Frith gets deeper with each day nd being with Frith made her fingers itch for her daggers filled her with n indefinable need to fight to protect She remembered how Xinian had mocked her fool willing to die for love but not to live for it She supposed this was living for love nd in truth it made her uneasy It was dangerous nd exposed like walking taut rope over great drop Sebastian is depressed forlorn nd cannot deal with his broken heart Prince Dallen bandoned him fter the slaughter he nd his brood daughters enacted in order to save Dallen from torture nd death But Dallen didn t react to that kindly nd found it hard to be with Seb Now Seb believes that everyone he loves will eventually bandon him no matter what he does As far s I can see Wydrin the only skills I have re to lienate those I love nd to fail in my responsibilities When she opened her mouth to protest Sebastian held his hands up I will still come with you if that is what you wish I can still wield sword well enough fter ll So he spends time being distant nd using his silver connection to the lizarddragon kin to pass the time He struggles with ccepting that he may never find someone to love nd while seeing Wyd nd Frith being together makes him happy he feels like n outsider We keep throwing ourselves t ludicrous situations gain nd gain Haven t we done enough damage Haven t we caused enough trouble The world was spinning gain Sebastian sueezed his eyes shut urging everything to keep still The people we ve hurt the lives lost because of us And here we re gain on cursed island We should go home or t least start trying to find one You two should be enjoying the time you have together not looking for inventive ways to get yourselves killed And his morbid thoughts keep going on nd on pulling him further into depression until he sees ghost which looks t him And now he won t stop until he finds the ghost nd see what he is The figure was still there watching him Without thinking too closely bout what he was doing Sebastian pulled himself up onto the guardrail He looked over his shoulder once half expecting Wydrin to have ppeared out of nowhere to tell him he was being n idiot but he was loneStanding up straight he felt the world turning round him There was sense of something new beginning or ending It didn t seem to matter which Ephemeral nd Terin re now husband nd wife nd Ephemeral is very protective over her cold human Terin would do nything for her even going on other places where heat could kill him lthough he is the seer of his people nd heat can only help him with the visions Ephemeral explores her bonds nd her choices nd does what she thinks is for the best It was different she told herself where once she had invaded now she explored The difference was important I have made choice she said loud The choices re mine Devinia nd Augusta make fantastic duo with Devinia being the captain nd Augusta the healer Augusta has known Devinia when she was child nd she knows everything bout her She is smart nd wonderful old lady who would rather not see her wonderful girls dead Course I don t It s bad place Unnatural Cursed No one with ny bloody sense would sail into those waters If I had my way we d never set foot on the island nd that goes for bloody Two Birds too She patted bsently t the knives on the belt What s there is best left lone And what is there sked Sebastian Frith was surprised to see that he looked ngry gain s though the old woman were lying to them Ghosts said Augusta Ghosts nd wolves Devinia is ruthless to her enemies nd fair to her followers She is terror in disguise but lso honorable nd strong leader who will not back down easily She is very similar to her daughter capable strong fighter nd hurricane but t the same time different from her And she loves her children than nything in the world I did mention how similar they were but this cements it Don t I know you girl You look wful familiar You ve probably met my mother said Wydrin looking tired for the first time that evening Devinia the Red Terror of the Torrent blah blah blah pain in my rse And the other side Fine Go then but know Wydrin Threefellows fabled Copper Cat of Crosshaven nd unending bane of my existence that you carry my life "and the lives of my crew in your pockets And if you sink that skiff I "the lives of my crew in your pockets And if you sink that skiff I follow you into the fterlife nd tan your bloody hide myself
Estenn is the leader of religious group of the old gods She is religious fanatic nd would do nythingis the leader of religious group of the old gods She is religious fanatic nd would do nything order to return the old gods no matter what the cost She doesn t understand the terror they represent nd believes that they will be rewarded for their service especially by Res ni nd Res na The world had changed in some significant way nd the island was reacting coming to life or bringing life Estenn smiled s she ran feeling tightness in her chest s she contemplated what that could mean It wouldn t be long now nd Res ni nd Res na would call her to their service She was sure of it Oster is the mysterious man who is confused he doesn t like uestions because it is not his place to give nswers or better said he doesn t know them The Spinner was supposed to be there for him but now he is gone nd he can t find him Not only that but man whom he just met keeps sking for uestions nd is overly curious bout him The Silver tide will connect them in time nd it s up to Oster to make the right choices even when he is pitched gainst his family nd the only source of information bout himself And what joy it was seeing how it ll progressed how he grew nd started to understand that nothing is simple My history is long nd glorious my lineage is full of pride nd fury Others I didn t expect to see so many familiar characters back gain so I won t talk bout ny of them in order to void spoilers But they made me happy nd it was wonderful experience RELATIONSHIPS Wyd nd Frith Did I mention how mazing the two of them re Frith reached over nd took Wydrin s hand sueezing it firmly If I should vomit please do not tell your mother Don t lose my dagger I m very fond of it Fine Don t get killed I m very fond of you Don t you see Wydrin If I miss the power I m monster I saw what it did to Joah how it twisted him nd made him less than human I did things I can never forgive myself for nd yet part of me wants it ll back Part of me is still the person who killed defenceless man t the Storm Gates I m still the person who left Sebastian to die by the shore of the mages lake Wydrin blinked in surprise nd put the plate of pastries back on the table You still think bout that Of course I do He picked up goblet of wine nd drank it down in one gulp How the two of you have forgiven me for it I do not know Well if I recall correctly I punched you in the face for it t the time so I think we can move past it As for Sebastian the two of you have saved each other s skins so often I think that particular slight is long since buried You re not monster Frith Don t you see She touched his face lightly tracing the line of his jaw The fact that you even sk yourself these uestions proves that you re not You know if we d just listened to them in the first place none of this would have happened And I would have walked way from you nd Sebastian nd into nother life A bitter twisted existence dreaming of revenge of justice for my family knowing I could never have it Frith looked down t his hands Once they had been scarred his fingernails ll torn off with pliers And I would never have had you I have lways been selfish it s true but in this I cannot bring myself to feel Guilty Wydrin I Would Not Give You Up For Anything Wydrin I would not give you up for nything you ll never have to she replied Lord Frith re you ttempting to distract me with sex I m he said it s true I m occasionally capable of entirely selfless cts When I thought you had died within Joah s Rivener I lso did things I regret said Frith And I didn t have strange god magic ddling my head Yes Well I can say now that I m really glad view spoileryou weren t stabbed to death by that bitch hide spoiler 4 solid stars until the ending When they turned 5 The final book of the Copper Cat trilogy keeps the flair of its predecessors like unremitting ction witty repartee n engaging plot nd very very interesting characters Yet it s lso different there is definite development of ll the story threads weaved that far resolved or otherwise nd they converge well It is still light read with emphasis on ction than on motivations Sebastian Seriously but this installment offers complexity nd the story t large wraps up satisfyinglyThe first book was n interesting start but it s truly only n ppetizer The second is my favorite nd it doesn t suffer from ll the typical weaknesses of middle books The third is inspired nd the uthor has several surprises in store some easily nticipated nd some less so ll the while following memorable group of dventurers nd nice cast of secondary charactersMy earlier impressions re confirmed if you pay strict ttention to details loose ends rbitrary. Emand Having foiled powerful mages nd evil magic they now face challenge unlike ny before in the form of Wydrin's motherDevinia the Red notorious pirate nd captain of the Poison Chalice is intent on finding the fabled treasure hidden within the jungles of the cursed island of Euriale She needs the skills of her daug. ,
Plot devices ndor if you re looking for depthscope this may not be the book for you but s I said there is lots of ction lots tons of things happening likeable heroes healthy doses of blood nd rum so really no need to fuss over details rightThe story is not profound or nything nd it doesn t try to pretend otherwise rather the uthor takes care of ll the elements that matter nd delivers impeccable entertainmentThis is one of the best swordsorcery series I ve read lately Why ruin what they have now All happiness ends in death nyway 45 BLACK FEATHER STARS Another buddy read with my chums t BBB The so called Emissary is going to regret crossing the Black Feather Three Another fantastic book by Jen Williams well done Jen thank you for writing the Copper Cat Trilogy I enjoyed every second spent reading it can t wait to read it gain I can honestly say that this book is very special treat nd not only this book the whole entire trilogy is wesome I loved reading them ll but I enjoyed this one tiny bit I felt it had ction from the very start nd was really fast paced The others were the same but the first two slowed down in the middle of the story This one didn t the ction didn t stop I felt sicknervousscared while reading it it was fucking intense to say the least But I was happy with the outcome nd ending A few times in this book there was some omg moments that left you feeling like shit but that s how good books make you FEEL It was definitely great conclusion to the series I didn t have ny issues with the writing it was well written nd the plot was well thought out interesting moved smoothly I have now dopted Wydrin s vocabulary because I love her so much so Fuck me sideways that was bloody great book It had bloody great happy ending so go read it you bastards xD I m the Copper Cat of Crosshaven she told herself I m the daughter of Devinia the Red I can take this bitch I didn t think Jen could think of nything else to put in her novels like she has given us everything good from zombies dragons mages giant spiders mountain monsters sea monsters crazy gods demons Griffins haha you name she s thought of it but this book is bout something else I bsolutely dore TIME TRAVEL I loved it I didn t see it coming nd I bsolutely enjoyed reading it I really wish this wasn t the end of the series But it s safe to say I m fan of Jen Williams forever now nd can t wait for her to release books I m so sad to be ending my journey with the black feather three I don t know if I want to do happy dance or ugly cry I truly love my three babies nd hate that I have finished this trilogy I WANT MORE Sebastian s blood soared with the silver tide The characters in this story were mazing I had some issues in the beginning with Sebastian he cted like sooky teenage boy nd it disgusted me I understand he was heartbroken but he made me so ngry with how childish he was being but I m glad he came back to being my precious cinnamon roll Dragon rider nd full time badass gay knight Haha so I liked the decisions he made t the end nd I m so happy for himOster was mazing nd I ship him Seb so much Frith is character that really grew on me throughout the series I didn t like him very much After reading this book I love Frith so much he was so consistent throughout this story nd I ended up loving him so much I love his new magic nd thought it was very uniue I think I liked him in the last book but not s much s I like him now Lord Aaron Frith of Blackwood 3Wydrin is my favorite female character ever I love her so much She is so badass outspoken I can honestly say I ve never liked character s much s I like Wydrin She is the breath of fresh ir for this series she makes every terrible situation funny I saw her murder nd eat people nd she would not have stopped not until every human was dusty black mark on rock somewhere I saw that while you were sitting out here in your commune for weirdos Her one on one fights in this book were bsolutely mazing She is so hectic Stronger than man nd swears like sailor xD Somehow she had lost Glassheart too but the Tower Gauntlets were there lying mongst the broken glass Stumbling slightly she snatched them up nd slid them over her bare hands There was sensation like plunging your hands into hot water nd she made pair of fists in front of her The gauntlets were over sized but beautiful nd she grinned tasting blood in her mouth All right then let s see what you ve fucking got STOP READING SPOILERS BELOW FOR THE WHOLE SERIES Don t lose my dagger I m very fond of it Fine Don t get killed I m very fond of you This book gave me the FEELS Frith Wydrin s romance was so heart melting Seriously I don t know when I turned into cheesy loving romance kinda person I have never liked romance but lately it has been melting my heart Especially Frith Wydrin seriously they re my favorite ever book couple I can t get enough of them Their romance didn t overpower the plot t ll but it was there nd it was beautiful Yes Well I can say now that I m really glad you weren t stabbed to death by that bitch because I fucking love you Lord Aaron Frith I recommend this book to everyone who loves Epic fantasy everyone else D 45 starsConclusions can be tricky nd I ve been disappointed by uite few Thankfully The Silver Tide does not belong in that unfortunate category The denouement of this underrated Copper Cat trilogy was utterly satisfying nd even brought little lump in my throat s I bid farewell to the Black Feather Three to whom I ve grown uite ttached There have lso been t least "A COUPLE OF WELL LAUDED FANTASY "couple of well lauded fantasy out there which I ve put side due to the trusted opinions of great bookish friend of mine of a great bookish friend of mine of weak concluding books Most of the time the final book disappoints by introducing new characters that serve no purpose or having the main characters taking different direction in their growth or personalities The other common rant is how the plot goes off tangent or bec The Review Can Also Be Found HereThe Copper Cat Trilogy has been one of my favourites of recent years in the epic fantasy genre It s fun engaging nd well written feeling lot like David Lynch s Gentleman s Bastard series nd working really well s result The characters have been really fun to follow nd it was great to see Aaron Firth Wydrin nd Sebastian Caverson return even if this is the conclusion to the Trilogy We follow them on their latest ssignment from the deadly pirate nd Wydrin s mother Captain Devinia the Red nd it s great fun to read s the novel never slows down making use of n ctive imagination to tell fascinating storyThe Silver Tide sends our protagonists to n island that nobody had ever returned from nd it s interesting to see how the setting shapes how the book plays out making uses of Nassau like location However even the bravest of pirates knows that to venture beyond the Two Birds boundaries is to not return nd it s interesting to follow the three through this journey that splits up the three sending Sebastian on one mission whilst Wydrin nd Frith on nother This blend of narrative llows for n incredibly entertaining read nd it s not often nowadays you see fantasy that isn t fraid to use pretty much everything that the genre has to offerThe pace is electrifying nd manages to make use of the fantasy creatures in such way that doesn t feel cheap The sheer range of things that re featured in this book is fascinating there s Dragons Gods nd Time Travel nd that s just for starters s Williams holds nothing back in order to create n mazing finaleThe interactions re great throughout the book with some brilliant exchanges between the characters that only makes you miss them when you finish the novel There re plenty of themes that re used here to great effect that really help develop the characters making them ll the captivating nd ensuring that I won t forget them in hurryI really didn t want this book to end s these characters have been so much fun to read over the course of the Trilogy nd there was lso the worry that the ending would be letdown However ny doubts were uickly pushed side Williams manages to make everything work together so well nd s result that makes it three out of three for The Copper Cat making the Trilogy s whole must read for fantasy fans A worthy conclusion to the trilogy I was curious to see what the uthor would pull off in the third book fter ll how could things get bigger nd powerful than Y ruen in the first book nd Joah Demonsworn nd Bezcavar in the second I guess because of this expectation I struggled with the first half but fter that things started to click together though the ntagonists didn t had that much screen time specially when displaying full powerIt lso used very well certain trope I guess it would be massive spoilers if I said which one nd llowed for better understanding of the lore nd legends of the worldAnd lso the uestions such trope use nd lways make you mazed or infuriated s ll the nswers could be rightview spoilerMaybe the future was intertwined with the past nd that it was Frith who caused Joah to follow that dark path Maybe fter thousand years later he had vague memory of someone who looked like Frith who he looked with dmiration in his youth hence why he took him s pprentice in book 2 Would Sebastian not kill him knowing that would happen But if he did then would Joah not pass the knowledge to Frith later that would llowwell you know where this is going These re the marvels when someone uses time travel I lso expected from Ephemeral though it was nice to see how her life went on But the half of the brood rmy who separated from the original group was never heard of gainAnd Sebastian I never saw someone suffer so much heartbreak I ctually expected him to go back to the future heartbroken gain only to find later Oster since he is n immortal god I think they re immortal right That would be cool too hide spoiler. Hter Wydrin nd her companions to get there nd our heroes cannot resist the lure of coin nd dventure But no explorer has returned from the heart of the island nd it's not long before the Three find themselves in the clutches of peril Deep within the island of the gods there re remnants of forces best left undisturbe.