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    The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins even though this book has the enchanting quality i have come to associate with BC thanks to her debut novel, ‘the binding,’ im still trying to figure out why i didnt love this as much. this is an extremely atmospheric novel. with the abstract concept of the grand jeu, a tragic death, a nefarious government party, and elusive characters, theres a mysterious feel to everything. and i think its because the primary focus see

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    The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins I do not know how Ms Collins does this but her writing and imagintion take me on a reading journey that is most unique and captivating. The world in The Betrayals can be traced down to the dark times in history, with fascism and it ideas suc

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    The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins ‘’Tonight the moonlight makes the floor of the Great Hall into a game board. Every high window casts a bright lattice, dividing the hall into black and white, squares and margins. The ranks of wooden benches face one another on three sides; in the space between them, there is nothing but straight shadows on stone, an abstract in pen and ink. It is as still as a held breath.’’ In a country ruled by the Party, a minister who

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    Free read The Betrayals The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins Bridget Collins ð 4 Read & Download At the end of the novel, Bridget Collins notes that the story, and particularly her Grand Jeu, was influenced by Hermann Hes

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    Bridget Collins ð 4 Read & Download Free read ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Bridget Collins The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins I loved Bridget Collins’ adult debut The Binding so there was never any doubt that I would read her second adult offering and oooh was it gooooooood.To me Collins’ novels are all about the experience of reading. That journey. Somehow she manages to suck me into these worlds she creates, worlds almost like oursbut not quite. It’s difficult to describe what The Betrayals is about. I actually went into the read completely blind. I didn

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    Free read ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Bridget Collins Bridget Collins ð 4 Read & Download Free read The Betrayals Wooow… this is so disappointing! I almost don’t want to believe this is the same author who wrote “The Binding” one of my fav standalone book on 2019, maybe the high expectation I put on this book is the “problem” why I didn’t enjoy thisThere are 4 POVs in this book (The Rat, The Magister Ludi, Leo and the past Leo) and I can only enjoyed 1 of them, the other 3 felt so unnecesarry or else… felt so bland and boringThe plot

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    The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins Free read ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Bridget Collins Bridget Collins ð 4 Read & Download The grand jeu is an inexplicable and indescribable game and the students of Montverre Academy are tasked with creating it.Leo is in his second year and has been given a second chance at creation but the game, for him, is already tinged with grief and guilt. Can the glory and greatness it also promises surpass these feelings? Claire is the only female tutor in this male, academic world and has to prove that despite her

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    Bridget Collins ð 4 Read & Download The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com*www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr**2.5 stars**The Betrayals by Bridget Collins. (2020). At Montverre, an exclusive a

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    The Betrayals) [Pdf] ñ Bridget Collins Free read ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Bridget Collins On my blog. Rep: bi mc, minor side character with bipolar disorder(?)CWs: mentions and descriptions of suicideGalley provided by publisherI wanted to read The Betrayals based on my love of The Binding. This too promised a historical fantasy with a slowburn plot and a romance at the centre. Great, I thought. I’m certain to enjoy it.And I did enjoy it. I definitely liked the story, namely the wr

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Ally was how it worked and what the purpose was nope no real clarification argh I honestly found it super Frustrating And It Distracted Me and it distracted me the storyline On top of that it is never clarified what year or location the story is set in Some readers may not mind this ambiguity unfortunately I am not that reader Putting that aside the writing is good really good Even through my confusion I was being drawn in and wanted to keep going Some chapters are from L o s perspective when "he was a student I njoyed the changing relationship between he and "was a student I njoyed the changing relationship between he and student Carafax although I didn t really like L o himself In the current timeline I appreciated the difficulties xperienced by Claire being the only female there who was clearly resented by others in this male dominated field Overall I think readers who are open to something different and don t mind a lot of ambiguity could really Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants enjoy this book however I personally like clarification andxplanation when I read fantasy type novels ueer Uncommon Leadership: How to Build Competitive Advantage by Thinking Differently enemies to lovers in a dark academia setting Who needs anything Set in anxclusive university young men play god with games and politics After tragedy struck twice one of our main men returns in disgrace only to become intrigued by the first female master of the schoolThis was so good I can t believe it The plot storytelling writing angst slow burn Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery: Supporting People to Achieve Better Rest everythingI have no other words sorry The grand jeu is an inexplicable and indescribable game and the students of Montverre Academy are tasked with creating itLeo is in his second year and has been given a second chance at creation but the game for him is already tinged with grief and gui Wooow this is so disappointing I almost don t want to believe this is the same author who wrote The Binding one of my fav standalone book on 2019 maybe the highxpectation I put on this book is the problem why I didn t Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems enjoy thisThere are 4 POVs in this book The Rat The Magister Ludi Leo and the past Leo and I can onlynjoyed 1 of them the other 3 felt so unnecesarry or Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework else felt so bland and boringThe plot isxtremely slow with very descriptive writing style Angels Whiskey esp The Rat s POV so many things words are notxplain well you just need to accept the way they are without knowing muchabout them that makes my reading journey felt so painfulThis book inspired by The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse so maybe I can Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities enjoy this book if I already read that book but since I haven t read it the concept about Grand Jeu felt so murkyThe concept about this book is really promising about someone who need to beback to his old school and deal with his past but in my opinion just not so wellxecuted So so sad I don t njoy this book I feel so Betrayed I loved Bridget Collins adult debut The Binding so there was never any doubt that I would read her second adult offering and oooh was it goooooooodTo me Collins novels are all about the xperience of reading That journey Somehow she manages to suck me into these worlds she creates worlds almost like oursbut not uite It s difficult to describe what The Betrayals is about I actually went into the read completely blind I didn t read any blurb promotional matter Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between etc And I love that I didn t Because it meant that the book unfolded for me in the most natural of ways I didn t know what was coming who was good who was bad what was up what was down It was delicious just discovering this world and these characters for myself The book is all about the Grand Jeu and what is thatxactly Well that s the brilliant part of this book we never really know in black and white only in abstract terms its an ancient game that is of huge importance to society It s part maths part music part philosophy part performance part religion I feel The Day Christ Was Born enough information is given throughout the story tonvision what the Grand Jeu means to 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set each of us as readers because as you read the book little glistening threads are woven together to create thelusive Grand Jeu it ll mean something uniue to you on completion However if you like your The Seventh Witch explanations to be a little litera. Cademy hidden high in the mountains society’s best and brightest are trained forxcellence in the grand jeu the great game an arcane and mysterious competition that combines music art math poetry and philosophy Léo Martin once And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake excelled at Monteverre but lost his passion for scholarly pursuits after a violent tragedy He turned to politics instead and became a rising star in the ruling party until a small act of conscience cost him his career Now he has beenxiled back to Monteverre his fate uncertainBut this rarified world of learning he once loved is not the same place Léo remembers Once the xcl. On my blog Rep bi mc minor side character with bipolar disorderCWs mentions "and descriptions of suicideGalley provided by publisherI wanted to read The Betrayals based "descriptions of suicideGalley provided by publisherI wanted to read The Betrayals based my love of The Binding This too promised a historical fantasy with a slowburn plot and a romance at the centre Great I thought I m certain to njoy itAnd I did njoy it I definitely liked the story namely the writing and worldbuilding granted but I liked it I just didn t like it as much as I was hoping toThe story follows four threads the Rat who opens the story but only becomes follows four threads the Rat who opens the story but only becomes relevant later on L o in the present a disgraced member of the governing party Clare the Magister Ludi a teacher at Montverre and L o in the past as a student It sounds complex than it is really because the Rat doesn t really get a look in that much in part one becoming of a character in part twoWhat I loved about this book was the writing and worldbuilding Bridget Collins xcels at historical fantasies those ones that lean on the fantasy side than uite historical Think C L Polk s Kingston Cycle And that was definitely the case here I loved the world that was created and the writing that built it was just beautiful It was a book I wanted to savour just to read that writing for a little while longerWhere I was a little let down was in the characters Don t get me wrong I didn t actively hate them I just didn t uite connect with them in the same way as I did in The BindingOf the two main characters I preferred Clare obviously but The Color of Our Sky even so I m not sure I could tell you a whole lot about her as a character She was a somewhat nebulous combination of grand jeu and honestly I don t know what Nothing about her particularly stood out for me Meanwhile L o was arrogant a misogynist and a member of a fascistsue if not full on fascist party meaning I found it very hard to like him at all In fact the only time I did Like Him Was In him was in flashbacks although they were tending towards tragedy and I could tell ven as I read them Also while L o did seem like he was starting to change to go against the party line it didn t feel like it came fast nough or Obsession extremelynough for me to grow to like himWhich really is my next point nothing truly compelling happens until a good 70% through I don t mean to keep harping on about The Binding but in that one for me the first part hooked you and the second part revealed leading up to the third part Here there wasn t really that hook until Emile showed up for the Midsummer Games That is when the storylines started to converge namely the Rat s with the rest of them What kept me going with the book was the writing which I cannot stress Cabaret: A Roman Riddle enough how much I loved and the flashbacks via L o s diary It was a character driven plot but while that worked in The Binding where the scope of the world is very much limited to the characters it didn t really so much here because there was axpansive worldBut while this review may sound pretty negative I did still like this book And it has definitely cemented Bridget Collins as a go to author for me wwwonewomansbbrwordpresscomwwwfacebookcomonewomansbbr25 starsThe Betrayals by Bridget Collins 2020 At Montverre an xclusive academy tucked away in the mountains the best and brightest are trained for xcellence in the grand jeu an arcane and mysterious contest L o was once a student there but lost his passion following a violent tragedy Now he is xiled there in disgrace with his political career in tatters But it has changed ven allowing a woman Claire to serve in the grand jeu s highest office of Magister Ludi When L o first sees Claire he senses an odd connection with her though he s sure they have never met before The bond between them is strengthening but they have both built their lives on lies And as the legendary Midsummer Game draws closer secrets are whispering in the walls Okay so I spent the majority of this book confused as to what the grand jeu actually was From what I gathered it was a game of some kind that involved hand movements math poetry musicbut what it actu. “The Betrayals is a beautiful dystopian romance about coming of age as an artist and the love affair artistic collaboration can be while also being an acute political novel about the fate of spiritual values in a totalitarian system A rich delight Sandra Newman author The Heavens and The Country of Ice Cream Star An intricate and utterly spellbinding literary All Roads Lead Home epic brimming withnchantment mystery and dark secrets from the highly acclaimed author of the #1 international bestseller The BindingIf your life was based on a lie would you risk it all to tell the truthAt Montverre an ancient and lite

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L you might struggle with the conceptAs for the characters prepare for unlikeable characters determined characters pompous characters innocent characters I just loved how I went on a journey with ach of the main characters How by the nd t At the nd of the novel Bridget Collins notes that the story and particularly her Grand Jeu was influenced by Hermann Hesse s The Glass Bead Game Now if I d remembered my university reading of that book this one would have made a hell of a lot sense My Latin did finally come in handy when deciphering Magister Ludi MasterTeacher of the Game but that s where my sense of accomplishment The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis ended The grand game is a complex mix of music and math philosophy religion and life itself understood by the reader only in the abstract Unlike us the students and teachers at Montverre feel the power of the game working to create the most intricate or clever version in competition withach other So central is this process of creation that the game becomes important than any character in the novelBut its inherent mptiness is alienating and while that s a perfectly apt metaphor for the themes in the book it s going to leave a lot of readers dissatisfied There s so much mystery shovelled into this book that it burns all the motion out The of readers dissatisfied There s so much mystery shovelled into this book that it burns all the motion out The Jeu no real xplanation given the Rat Just Cause evidence of a past mystery and a mystery in itself the Party some kind of fascist government who want something from the game the school and apparently to persecute christians the death who and why Instead of coming togetherach strand nullifies the others The romantic lement was disappointingly resolved a beautifull Tonight the moonlight makes the floor of the Great Hall into a game board Every high window casts a bright lattice dividing the hall into black and white suares and margins The ranks of wooden benches face one another on three sides in the space between them there is nothing but straight shadows on stone an abstract in pen and ink It is as still as a held breath In a country ruled by the Party a minister who has fallen out of favour returns to I do not know how Ms Collins does this but her writing and imagintion take me on a reading journey that is most uniue and captivating The world in The Betrayals can be traced down to the dark times in history with fascism and it ideas such as purity laws or authocratic rule and yet this is not strickly speaking a historical fiction The tale of Claire Leo and the Rat is an ngaging story of choices they make of courage of mother s love and of opportunism or opposition towards dictatorship The feeling of uneasiness and looming danger stayed with me throughout the whole novel and specially the Rat won my heart the Rat who is lonely and alone and whose hiding and survival are heart wrenchingFor me "The Betrayals Was A Perfect "Betrayals was a perfect absorbing and offering total immersion A big thank you to Bridget Collins Harper Collins and NetGalley for arc inexchange for my honest review ven though this book has the nchanting uality i have come to associate with BC thanks to her debut novel the binding im still trying to figure out why i didnt love this as much this is an xtremely atmospheric novel with the abstract concept of the grand jeu a tragic death a nefarious government party and lusive characters theres a mysterious feel to verything and i think "ITS BECAUSE THE PRIMARY FOCUS SEEMS TO BE ON "because the primary focus seems to be on characters which im not uite sure was the best decision as that leave the multiple outside forces not really fully xplored and i feel like the story was hindered because of it and looking at the four main character POVs there was truly only one whose chapters i was actively looking forward to reading the other three are ither seemingly unnecessary or just uninterestingthat being said i just could not put this down something about it sucked me in and kept me ngaged i think the writing just has such a charming nature to it that i didnt want to stop reading itoverall not as good as BCs debut novel in my opinion but still worth reading 35 stars. Usive bastion of men Montverre is now run by a woman Claire Dryden also known as Magister Ludi the head of the grand game At first Léo feels an odd attraction to the Magister a mysterious erily familiar connection though he’s sure they’ve never met beforeAs the legendary Midsummer Game approaches the climax of the academy’s year long buried secrets rise to the surface and centuries old traditions are shockingly overturned A highly imaginative and intricately crafted literary The Perfect Christmas Gift epic The Betrayals confirms Bridget Collins as one of the most inventive andxuisite new voices in speculative fiction?. ,
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