[Ebook] ↠ The Salbine Sisters Author Sarah Ettritch – Landyshi.info

Well I don t say this often but I m glad this one is done I don t think I could have managed much of this oldey timey road trip with two nuns and an orphan I had a total disconnect with the characters or their romantic feelings for each other and the plot couldn t save it from being a tedious affair Another inn, another torch bearing mob, another int This is one of the slightly fantastic novels that made me read it in only two days, simply couldn t put it down Easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable In a way it s an old fashioned adventure story which I love What a wonderful book I enjoyed it so much, that as soon as I finished reading it, I immediately started to read it again Sarah has built a new and interesting world where young girls can find themselves called to serve as Sisters of Salbine When they enter the order, they learn how to draw on and use the elements The book follows Maddy, who has left her family and all she knew to become a Sister of Salbine, who is sure in the knowledge that she s where she s meant to be Her relationship with the outwardly irascible, yet inwardly shy Lillian, an older Mistress of the order, is bringing her joy Especially when, after a few stumbles, they work out that they both want from the other than just a bed partner All this changes however, when she suffers a crisis of faith after she discovers she can t draw on the elements, which sets her apart from all other Sisters This prompts her to travel to another monastery to research her condition and hopefully gain an understanding of her place in the world Little does she know how life changing the journey will be Maddy and Lillian are wonderfully written, their budding romance I think if the bookgroup had not recommended this book it would never have made it to my to read list and then I would have missed out on a well written and interesting story.I have no idea what century this story was based in but it has horses, swords, magic, and women who are intelligent, strong and capable the last bit being the most important for me personally Here s the thing with this book, I don t think you have to be someone who reads fantasy type books to enjoy this one The magic or elemental portion of the story is an important factor but it s not the main factor Ultimately, the story revolves around Maddy and the fact that her faith has been shaken and her struggle to figure out her place in the world and her struggle with her religious beliefs Within that is the relationships between the ch She Gave Up Everything To Become A Salbine Sister, Member Of A Religious Order Of Powerful Female Mages But When Maddy Nearly Dies While Trying To Draw Forth Elemental Fire, She Learns That Salbine Has Withdrawn From Her The Gifts Every Sister Works To Master On Her Journey To Another Monastery To Research Her Condition, Maddy S Faith In Both Herself And Salbine Are Tested To Their Limits. Would have been 5 star but there were so many things I wanted to know I wanted to know or anything about Salbine The world was not really developed.The characters were nicely developed I liked the way Maddy and Lillian s characters grew over the cou Sarah Ettritch s new novel is one of those stories that sneaks up on you, snuggles in close, and seduces you into reading just a few pages before you put it down The words flow so easily and so sweetly on the page that you re halfway through it before you realise the house is quiet, the news is muted on TV, and everybody else has long since gone to bed.This is lesbian romance at its finest, with characters who are so wonderfully alive that you can t help but fall in love with them from the very first page Rarely do I come across a character who so completely, so instantaneously, and so effortlessly makes such a lasting connection with me as I found myself enjoying with Maddy She s honest and genuine, both a loving friend and a friendly lover Even though she s involved in a May December romance with Lillian, their love never feels cliched or tenuous.The Salbine Sisters themselves are a psudeo religious Order of sorceresses Organized in a convent like setting, these women are called to the service of Salbine, and come to learn the art of drawing the elements as part of their faith Many of the women are lesbians, but this is neither remarkable nor a point of controversy the joining of two women as concubines is just as special, just as much a cause for celebration, and just as commo This will also appear at in November ebook from NetGalley much thanks IntroductionMaddie entered into the monastery of Salbine Sisters, a religious order of offensive mages that draw on the elements to defend their country She begins her lessons with a mistress that she has taken as her lover, and discovers that she cannot draw on the first element, fire With the news that there is something different about her, she travels to another monastery to find her answers StoryIt takes too long to establish how this world works, and I still have questions Most of all, I want to know about their religion At one point we get a run down about Lina from a tapestry, but what about Salbine It s the name of their God Goddess, a central aspect to this story, and I know nothing about Her The story was supposed to be about Maddie travelling and researching her condition The story takes another turn and in the end I was left asking BUT WHAT ABOUT HER CONDITION Nope, we have just forgotten about that The book ends Thanks, Book, for disregarding what you set out to do.With this said, it was not a terrible story It meandered all over the place, and it presented itself as fantasy It s really a romance Straight up romances usually aren t my cup of tea, but this story had me wondering about Lillian and Maddie s relationship How can it survive the awful conclusion that she cannot draw on the elements So much happens consecutively after that, it made me anxious to read what would happen The Salbine Sisters is a strong character story about love and overcoming adversity The Salbine Sisters is a religious order of magi who reside together in a monestary We are introduced to Maddy, an initiate in the order who is having difficulty calling the elements and as such has been receiving tutelage from one of the most powerful mages in the order, Lillian By the time the story starts, the two have also formed a relationship beyond that of Mistress and student.The problems start, not because of the lesbian relationship nor the age difference although that does concern Lillian nor the difference in rank but the fact that despite receiving a calling to serve the order it transpires that Maddy is what the Sisters term malflowed which is an inability to wield elements or perform magic Whilst those around Maddy attempt to convince her that performing magic is not the only thing there is to being a sister in the service of Salbine it s not long before Maddy sets out on a journey to another monestary to research the journals of another who suffered from the same problem.Unfortunately, she never arrives and it turns out that the general populace also shares the view that wielding magic is part and parcel of being a sister and Maddy is viewed a fraud and sent to prison It is there where she meets Emmey and suffers hardship and learns what it is to be in the service of Salbine.I can t express how wonderful, sweet and romantic this love story is All three of Sarah Ettrich gives us a wonderful tale of Maddy who becomes a Salbine Sister after she was called in the Monastery to serve and learn the Salbine ways The Salbine Sisters are a group of female that are given the gift to call the elements to help and protect people around them As Maddy undergoes her training, she becomes involve with her tutor Lillian who is the best mage in the monastery As their Maddy s training and love with Lillian progress, she discovers that she cannot draw the elements which is a rare case As Maddy becomes malflowed, this is what the condition is called, Maddy tries to rethink her priorities and purpose in life.Maddy looses her will and purpose as a Salbine Sister which results to her adventure to know how to cope with her condition and have peace in her life.You can also fall in love with the story of Lillain and Maddy with each other to think that they are ages apart They both grew to understand and compliment one another which is a great factor in ones relationship in my point of view I loved how Ettrich wrote this element of the story Emmey was also a great character, so young but vibrant Ettrich gave us a wonderful story in this novel I lo The Salbine Sisters


About the Author: Sarah Ettritch

Sarah Ettritch writes stories featuring strong female characters Her protagonists are often lesbian Find her on Facebook at


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