The Beast Player eBook ✓ The Beast eBook ô

The Beast Player eBook ✓ The Beast eBook ô

The Beast Player [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Beast Player By Nahoko Uehashi – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can saveElin s family has an important responsibility caring for the fearsome w In epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and The Beast eBook ô the warring kingdom only she can saveElin s family has an important responsibility caring for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom s army So when some of the beasts mysteriously die, Elin s mother is sentenced to death as punishment With her last breath she manages to send her daughter to safetyAlone, far from home, Elin soon discovers that she can talk to both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen This skill gives her great powers, but it also involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war Or is there no way of escaping the terrible battles to come.


10 thoughts on “The Beast Player

  1. Spencer Orey Spencer Orey says:

    Really cool Japanese YA fantasy about a society built around two kinds of magical creatures Perfect for anyone who loves animals or likes thinking about the place of animals in our lives.The first 30 pages are endless drama drama drama that made this seem like a high stakes but kind of generic YA fantasy I almost stopped reading.Then it pivoted into a brilliant book about how humans relate to animals There s wonderful soaring writing about wild animals and animals in captivity and how caring Really cool Japanese YA fantasy about a society built around two kinds of magical creatures Perfect for anyone who loves animals or likes thinking about the place of animals in our lives.The first 30 pages are endless drama drama drama that made this seem like a high stakes but kind of generic YA fantasy I almost stopped reading.Then it pivoted into a brilliant book about how humans relate to animals There s wonderful soaring writing about wild animals and animals in captivity and how caring for animals changes how animals relate to each other and to people.The political aspects of the book didn t land as well with me, but even those added up to some mildly profound points I mostly looked forward to learning about the lives of magical animals.One problem there s some uneven writing that may or may not exacerbated by the translation The one thing that really grated on me was that there s a central mystery that s held away from the readers in a really unfair way for most of the book At one point, the main character literally goes around explaining that mystery to other characters, but the reader only gets to be included a lot later That really cheapened the story for me But not enough that I didn t love the animals.There s also a really refreshing and insightful take on how we deal with rules and traditions of the past, whether we can ever really trust animals, and how to trust ourselves.I really hope this book does well enough that we can get someof this author s books translated into English


  2. Becca & The Books Becca & The Books says:

    I really can t convey how breathtakingly beautiful this story is This follows a young girl from the age of 10 to 18 as she learns about a world she spent most of her life sheltered from and the beasts who inhabit it.If you love Studio Ghibli, you will love this book.If you want a culturally rich young adult fantasy, ripe with Japanese mythology, you will love this book.If you love animals, you will love this book


  3. Hannah Greendale Hannah Greendale says:

    DNF at page 20.Clenched fists Expositional dialogue Hazy worldbuilding Pass.


  4. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    Part of my never ending quest to catch up on backlist ARCs I m stoked to get into this one An English translation of the sequel is set to release on July 28th Hopefully I can get to this before then.Thank you to the publisher, Henry Holt and Co BYR , for providing me with a copy to read and review Part of my never ending quest to catch up on backlist ARCs I m stoked to get into this one An English translation of the sequel is set to release on July 28th Hopefully I can get to this before then.Thank you to the publisher, Henry Holt and Co BYR , for providing me with a copy to read and review


  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    The thing that all creatures share in is not love It is fear.This is one of those books that broke all the rules and somehow made magic For a fantasy novel, it ischaracter based than your usual sword and dragon novel Beast Player begins with a prologue that I don t think was really a prologue I have certain expectations for prologue that it will divulge pertinent world building or take place years before the actual story events, or it will feature a narrator who only appears in the The thing that all creatures share in is not love It is fear.This is one of those books that broke all the rules and somehow made magic For a fantasy novel, it ischaracter based than your usual sword and dragon novel Beast Player begins with a prologue that I don t think was really a prologue I have certain expectations for prologue that it will divulge pertinent world building or take place years before the actual story events, or it will feature a narrator who only appears in the novel this one time The Beast Player prologue didn t quite meet those expectations.The prologue was just the inciting incident, the beginning of how Elin s life would forever change After the prologue, we roll right into the next scene, which happens only days later We also switch narrators This was one of the few books that I ve read with a third person omniscient POV that felt needed and I could actually follow, especially considering how quickly POV shifted at times For an adult novel, the majority of it follows Elin as a child and her various lessons on creatures and their care It involves lengthy lessons on beekeeping, which by some miracle, the author made not boring I think the benefit of giving us so much history on Elin and the characters surrounding her, is that I actually cared when something bad happened to them I teared up several times reading this This also had phenomenal world building, and not just about the world s history, rules and government, but about the day to day How education was managed, expectations of the certain classes, and the details on creature care As we have watched Elin s growth from age ten into her twenties, we can see all the lessons she has learned, and how the things she has seen in her young life culminate to make her story Up until the end, I was prepared to give this an unquestionable five stars But the ending left me wanting Sort of like eating the best meal of your entire life and then finding a hair on the plate after your last bite I m not saying it was a mistake As a character story, I can see why the author chose to end it the way she did, but I personally would have preferred a littleclosure


  6. Jaanaki Jaanaki says:

    The Beast Player , by Nahoko Uehashi is a fantasy tale ,translated from the Japanese version with a very different kind of world building and storyline also.The original was titled Kimona No Soja and published as four volumes from 2006 to 2009.The series was so popular that it has been adapted into a Manga version and also an anime series on Japanese TelevisionNahoko Uehashi ,is in fact a famous teen fiction writer in Japan and is also famous for the Moriboto series of books.This is a wor The Beast Player , by Nahoko Uehashi is a fantasy tale ,translated from the Japanese version with a very different kind of world building and storyline also.The original was titled Kimona No Soja and published as four volumes from 2006 to 2009.The series was so popular that it has been adapted into a Manga version and also an anime series on Japanese TelevisionNahoko Uehashi ,is in fact a famous teen fiction writer in Japan and is also famous for the Moriboto series of books.This is a world where huge serpents called the Toda are trained for battle by the Aluhan who use them to defend the borders of the country ruled by the Yojeh divine Goddess.The Yojeh are in turn protected by the huge magnificent ,golden royal beasts who can fly in the sky and whose natural prey are the Toda.It is a world where humans fight their wars using these fierce animals without realizing the harm caused to the animals.Erin,the heroine is orphaned at a very young age and she has a heart filled with compassion for these animals.She is the only one who can communicate with the beasts and this gift makes her get caught in the murky waters of state politics.This is a very beautiful book with writing that just flows like a smooth stream,peaceful and calm.The natural descriptions were really wonderful including two or three chapters on bees.I loved the heroine Erin who is exceptionally quiet and looks at the world with different eyes.She is innately curious and wants to know everything about the animals she comes across.There is a lot of discussion about using creatures who are meant to be in the wild for their own selfish reasons.The only thing I did not like was the abrupt ending.It was as though the story was left hanging Midway.Recommended for all fantasy lovers who are looking for something different


  7. Tatiana Tatiana says:

    For those who like to read about animals and or dragons.__________Printz Honor 2020Never heard of it, but down to try.


  8. Jay G Jay G says:

    Want to seebookish things from me Check out my youtube channel I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review In this world, giant water serpents called Toda are trained to fight in the royal army and protect the country s border The defending kingdom is protected by giant bird like creatures they call the Royal Beasts Neither country realizes the suffering they cause these animals A young girl named Elin is orphaned Want to seebookish things from me Check out my youtube channel I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review In this world, giant water serpents called Toda are trained to fight in the royal army and protect the country s border The defending kingdom is protected by giant bird like creatures they call the Royal Beasts Neither country realizes the suffering they cause these animals A young girl named Elin is orphaned at the age of 10 when her mother, a Toda stewardess is blamed when the group of Toda are found dead When Elin discovers she is able to communicate with the Royal Beasts she must decide who she can trust with this knowledge and who are actually enemies This isn t a bad book I just don t think it was my cup of tea I really struggled with this story and how it seemed to drag on and on I was annoyed that Elin continuously talked about a big catastrophe that happened with her people but we never found out what it was until the last few chapters of the book I did enjoy the relationship between Leelan and Elin and their dynamic


  9. Femke (booksfemme) Femke (booksfemme) says:

    100% a new all time favourite will review properly later


  10. Allison Tebo Allison Tebo says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Don t you hate it when you reach the end of a 500 page book and aren t sure whether the MC lived or died because the finale is so oblique Yeah, me too.


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