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The Jewel and Her Lapidary Download ò 4 À Buried beneath the layers of a traveler's guide is a hidden history two kingdoms powerful gems and the even powerful Lapidarys who bind them Lin and Sima caught in a web of intrigue and deceit must find a way to escape the traps set by the past and save their kingdomAn epic fantasy in miniatureThe even powerful Lapidarys who bind them Lin and Sima caught in a web of intrigue and deceit mus. After reading Updraft which I loved I put Fran Wilde on my auto buy listSo I was excited to read this novella and indeed here were the nifty world building and lovely characters that I expected This is of an elegiac tale that feels like a novel boiled down to novella lengthA great deal of attention is paid to the rules of the lapidary that I thought might have gone to character development and to the sense of living in the world But that might just be my taste for elaborate tales that take several books to unfoldIt's a swift read full of vivid image that will tug at the heartstrings

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T find a way to escape the traps set by the past and save their kingdomAn epic fantasy in miniatur. Engrossing fantasy as a kingdom based on magical gemstones is betrayed from within and a young woman of the royal blood a Jewel finds herself the last heir presiding over a ruin conuered land She and her magical companion a Lapidary must decide how to best cope for their own benefit or the kingdoms as temptation and betrayal surround themInteresting world building a little rough getting started as the exposition seem to lag the storytelling a bit but yielding a clever world and a pair of completely engrossing characters who must test the limits of their vows and trust

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The Jewel and Her LapidaryBuried beneath the layers of a traveler's guide is a hidden history two kingdoms powerful gems and. I know I've only read two of Fran Wilde's tales but I'm getting the impression that I'm just not her audience at allI was reading this for her Hugo nomination this year and I had high hopes because some authors can really kick butt with the shorter stuff even if their longer works fall short for some readers Read meUnfortunately the whole concept of jewels of power is a very very old one and while she tries to make it fresh by doing the whole linking them to their wearers and then having the added dimension of social caste rebalancing going on well it was kinda dull for me I'd rather have the jewel action be a MacGuffin or something far off rather than this It's hard not to compare it to some really big classics either and in that comparison this will always fall short AlasMaybe this is fine for a younger YA reader who's never read anything else I don't know I just know that it didn't really do the job for me