Who and what would I destroy for the one I love? Pieces of each other—actions and decisions--that make them who they are shattered and changed. Linked in their hearts and lives, but also in mine.
When you look back on your life, do you recognize yourself? I look back on parts of my life now and can no longer identify with who that person was—the decisions I made in my life. Did I really do that? Say that? So when Kahlil spoke of his past as not his—not his to claim. Not worthy of his past. It broke my heart. Hit me pretty damn hard actually. The pieces that make us whole can also shatter and change over time—change us over time. It will never cease to amaze me what actions, words, and moments leave a mark on us and alter our lives so completely.
Romance, longing, suspense, humor, and danger!
In other words, everything. This tale has it all. I loved it all! These words and characters have carved a permanent spot in my heart.
One I will not forget. Ginn Hale can mind fuck me any time she wants! The way she flirts and plays with time and history will leave you begging for more. The suspense, battles, and sacrifices are all coming to a head! I just want to tell them to hold on to each other.
The best kind, in my humble opinion. Why do bad things always happen to Sean Bean's characters? Was a little ambivalent for the first book or two. Flat Top-Level Comments Only. Or perhaps that had been chicken. However, the passage back to Basawar leaves Kahlilbadly injured and deeply changed.
View all 12 comments. Dec 11, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: read-mm. So many things fell into place for me with this book. So as a natural result of that I did enjoy this installment more than previous books. I'm still not totally clear on all the details but I'm feeling like I have a solid grasp on some of the important ones that were confusing me and as a result things that are happening are now making more sense and I'm on to book 7 Enemies and Shadows because things are really starting to happen and I'm feeling totally invested in finding out how this story So many things fell into place for me with this book.
I'm still not totally clear on all the details but I'm feeling like I have a solid grasp on some of the important ones that were confusing me and as a result things that are happening are now making more sense and I'm on to book 7 Enemies and Shadows because things are really starting to happen and I'm feeling totally invested in finding out how this story ends. Ohh those tangled webs some weave. This series just keeps getting better and better.
I have butterflies! Jun 02, Sofia added it Shelves: fantasy-au-paranormal. Cannot rate while the story is still in progress - this was one of the easiest parts for me to read though - will rate when I finish the whole lot. View all 15 comments. Oct 16, Katerina rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. A warning: This contains spoilers.
Broken Fortress book. Read 73 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When John opens a letter addressed to his missing roommate, Kyle, h. Broken Fortress (The Rifter Book 6) - Kindle edition by Ginn Hale. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like.
And is therefore only something for people who already know the story. At least to this part No 6. Or for people who are as curious as I am! But you really should have already read a few parts of this series, otherwise it spoils the fun. And is quite philosophical. Broken Fortress is probably the best part in this series - so far. This is more for me haha. To understand what actually happened here.
Because it's quite confusing. There is the rifte A warning: This contains spoilers. There is the rifter. A deity. Very powerful and capable of shaping or destroying the world. A true secret weapon when he is released. So much power needs to be controlled. Preferably by the church or priesthood quite generally. To keep the rifter in check there is the Kahlil. He is a priest and has special abilities but he is mortal.
The world building consists of the world we know here and now and a parallel world like Medieval Marrakech, I imagine it so. Both worlds are connected by the Great Gate. And to go through the gate, you need a key. The rifter is a man of flesh and blood in our world. The Kahlil has the duty to watch over him. To protect him, or if required, to kill him. In our world, the rifter is John, the Khalil's name is Kyle.
He lives in our world for a long time. From John's childhood to adulthood.
The last months as John's sub-tenant. Then it was decided to kill the rifter. Because some oracle predicts that he will destroy the world or something like this.
A key was sent to Kyle. This key, however, fell into John's hands. And that changes everything. John and two of his friends find by chance a gate in the mountains it's a strange stone formation.
John's friends were in the mountains and thought that was weird. Because John is familiar with geology, they show him these yellow stones. And there John uses the key to get to Basawar. Of course he has no idea what he is doing and where he lands with his friends. And, of course, the whole history changes in this moment. A younger variant of him. Ravishan is a teenager, while John is an adult man. And he experiences and supports his career as a Kahlil. Of course, he understands what happened.
But Ravishan is his only possibility and hope to return to our world, since he has lost the key. The events take their course. And terrible things happen. At the end of this altered history one of the friends is dead, the other now pregnant and accused of witchcraft, the rifter unleashed and Ravishan dies. You are one and the same. The fire and confusion of battle, and then agony. Kahlil felt cold and sick.
Kahlil was still here, the vestigial remnant of a history that never existed. John lives after that further in Basawar and tries to cure the damage of the rifter's destruction.
He had turned away from his initiation as Kahlil to save the man he loved. But he was not Ravishan.
They might have been one at some point in the past, but they were no longer one and the same. But not really for him. For Ravishan. A dim memory flickered to life in Kahlil, a scene from his other life. That time Jahn had wrapped his arms around Ravishan and promised to be his lover. This time he kept his distance.