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And Blue Skies From Pain

And Blue Skies From Pain Northern Ireland Liam Kelly is many things a former wheelman for the IRA a one time political prisoner the half breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman and a troubled young man l

  • Title: And Blue Skies From Pain
  • Author: Stina Leicht
  • ISBN: 9781597803472
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Northern Ireland, 1977 Liam Kelly is many things a former wheelman for the IRA, a one time political prisoner, the half breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman, and a troubled young man literally haunted by the ghosts of his past Liam has turned his back on his land s bloody sectarian Troubles, but the war isn t done with him yet, and neither is an older, mNorthern Ireland, 1977 Liam Kelly is many things a former wheelman for the IRA, a one time political prisoner, the half breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman, and a troubled young man literally haunted by the ghosts of his past Liam has turned his back on his land s bloody sectarian Troubles, but the war isn t done with him yet, and neither is an older, mythic battle between the Church and its demonic enemies, the Fallen After centuries of misunderstanding and conflict, the Church is on the verge of accepting that the Fey and the Fallen are not the same But to achieve this historic truce, Liam must prove to the Church s Inquisitors that he is not a demon, even as he wrestles with his own guilt and confusion, while being hunted by enemies both earthly and unworldly A shape shifter by nature, Liam has a foot in two worlds and it s driving him mad.

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    1. Gah! So good. Leicht reels you in and beguiles you. So good. The Irish brogue and rhythm flow effortlessly and I am immersed in Ireland, 1977, the Fey, and Catholicism. I can't wait to read more of Leicht's work GOOD. See? I repeated that thrice so you know it must be true. GO READ IT. Beautifully written, melancholy, and a whole lot of action. WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?

    2. Review: of Blue Skies from Pain by Stina Leicht (no spoilers)“And Blue Skies from Pain,” a book of the Fey and the Fallen, the sequel to Stina Leicht’s fantastic novel “of Blood and Honey,” is just as good as the first one. It started right where book 1 left off, though it does have a fascinating prologue featuring Father Murray, and covers an event that weighs heavily into this book. We get to see a mission from when Father Murray was a young man, just starting out in his order, and i [...]

    3. Set in Ireland this novel throws the reader into sudden conflict and war, with the church at its very heart. Being a shape-shifter adds a touch of surprise and a twist to a somewhat interesting tale where the main character is the central focus, aiming not to loose himself or his mind. This story was utterly original and completely new, catering to both those readers who love this particular genre and also chilling fiction and as someone who enjoys fantasy fiction I was completely blown away by [...]

    4. I really like the story and the creativity that Stina Leicht brings to her books. The tracks on this bit of history aren't miles deep, making for fresh historical fiction. I think she's a fine writer and I look forward to reading more.Where I hope that Leicht will do some work in her next book is to work with an editor with an eye for detail. There are too many areas where she knows what she means, but she leaves the reader scratching her head. There are things that need to be "unpacked" so they [...]

    5. This book is an enjoyable blend of fey, religion, and irish politics in the 1970's. It is the second book of The Fey and The Fallen. It delves more into the world of the Fey than the first book. It is enjoyable but I would have liked more detail.The book revolves arround the mystery of what Liam Kelly is as the child of both Fey and human. It brings the church to question what the Fey is and if they are an enemy, previously the Fey were considered dangerous and one of the fallen angels. The book [...]

    6. And Blue Skies from Pain is the second in The Fey and The Fallen series.These books are beautifully written. They are impossible to put down.The book is set in the time of Ireland's Troubles.Liam's father is a puca. The Militis Dei think Liam is a demon.Father Murray is a member of the Militis Dei and believes he is not a demon.Liam must show the church how that he is not a demon.

    7. For the sake of avoiding spoilers, I won't say much since this is a sequel, but this book was definitely stronger than the first in my opinion. If you liked Of Blood and Honey, you should absolutely read the sequel. With minor complaint, all of my open questions and gripes with the first book were resolved. I only docked a star because there were a few passages which were a bit difficult to get through and could have possibly been trimmed a bit for better pacing. That said, I overall enjoyed thi [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book, and it's almost a five star rating, but it just isn't quite as good as the first book. To me, And Blue Skies suffers from the Book-Two-of-a-Trilogy syndrome, where there isn't an exact beginning middle & end, the unresolved problems from the first book are resolved without any new ones really being added with the main character going through an evolution where he'll be ready for whatever happens in the finale of the trilogy, and the drama of the story just isn't a [...]

    9. This is not a bad book by any stretch. It contains some great character work, some hard hitting plot points, and a very nice last 10 chapters, which may be the best stretch of either of the first two books. Liam's characterization is always dead on, and consistent. The character growth is never forced, no character points are simply orated and then never followed up with actions. These are all difficult things to do, and Leicht did them very well in both this book and the previous one.The reason [...]

    10. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyAND BLUE SKIES FROM PAIN, the second book in Stina Leicht’s The Fey and The Fallen series is beautifully written and brings a supernatural undertone to a violent era in 1970’s Ireland. I was curious about how the paranormal aspects would fit in with such a complex and tumultuous point in history. What I found interesting was the parallels of politics and conflict brought about by mistrust and ingrained prejudices among the Catholic Church with the F [...]

    11. I feel like this series needs a third book to round it out (let's face it, I want more!). I'd also want to see Liam exploring more of his fey heritage and interacting with his uncle and father. The history and magical elements were very well blended together.

    12. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy allthingsurbanfantasyAND BLUE SKIES FROM PAIN, the second book in Stina Leicht’s The Fey and The Fallen series is beautifully written and brings a supernatural undertone to a violent era in 1970’s Ireland. I was curious about how the paranormal aspects would fit in with such a complex and tumultuous point in history. What I found interesting was the parallels of politics and conflict brought about by mistrust and ingrained prejudices among the Cath [...]

    13. Stina Leicht's debut novel, 2011's "Of Blood and Honey", was one of my favorite novels of the year, to the extent that I submitted it for a Hugo nomination and Campbell award, and drove many of my friends and my wife crazy with constant recommendations. So the follow-up was very eagerly awaited. I re-read the first book in anticipation, and finished "And Blue Skies From Pain" tonight. And while it would be wrong to call it a disappointment, as it is, on its own, an excellent novel, it doesn't ha [...]

    14. It's 1977, Northern Ireland is still in the midst of the "Troubles" and Liam Kelly is trying to put his time as a wheelman for the IRA behind him and come to terms with both his half fey heritage and his grief from the death of his wife and unborn child.Father Murray wants to build an alliance between the Catholic Church and the Fey, but first he has to prove to the Church that the Fey aren't the Fallen. To help Father Murray, Liam reluctantly agrees to submit to some testing by the Church to pr [...]

    15. 4.5/5Of Blood and Honey and And Blue Skies from Pain (The Fey and the Fallen series) are absolutely amazing!I read them in a row and couldn’t put them down!And I am stunned that they are just the author’s debut novels!Both are awfully compelling, able to enchant and sadden due to an atmosphere that’s ethereal, weird, gloomy, dim but realistic and plausible at the same time, and a dark and gritty story, but also moving, full of magic, emotions, beliefs.Stina Leich is truly awesome and it’ [...]

    16. I liked this one a lot more than its predecessor in this series -- I never had a problem with Leicht's writing, since her style is good and well-written (though once she hits on a particular image that she really likes, like hearts beating against ribcages, she sinks in her teeth and doesn't let go). My biggest problem was just in the focus/direction of the first book, and so I appreciated the direction of this one much more, as it felt like a much more straightforward and driven novel than "a p [...]

    17. Don't get haunted in Ireland. The spirits there will knock the piss out of you. Which is just one of Liam Kelly's problems in the second volume of Leicht's "Fey and the Fallen" series. Liam's a good boy, really. He's trying to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But the Church, the Fallen, the IRA, Liam's Fey relatives and even his friend Father Murray have other ideas. (We see a lot more of Father Murray in this book, and he turns in another fine performance as the Bruce Willis action h [...]

    18. “And Blue Skies from Pain,” is the second book in the The Fey and the Fallen, series. This book started off right where book 1 left off, though it includes an intriguing prologue featuring Father Murray ( Making me wish she would write a prequel with Father Murray as the main character).Stina Leicht continues to excel with her well researched history and attention to details of the time period. Immersing the reader in the troubled times of 1977 Ireland. Leicht's use of an Irish brogue is sea [...]

    19. Stina Leicht was one of the first authors that I reviewed and interviewed when starting the blog last summer. Since then she has been generous with her time, contributing not only our original interview, but also a guest post for the Spec. Fic. 101 project, and is currently pitching in on a top secret project that will be coming soon. Needless to say, I think Stina is a wonderful person, and one of the most compassionate, articulate, and intelligent people I've met since my journey as a reviewer [...]

    20. Except for a couple of parts where Liam exhibits the kind of stubborn, independent behavior I so dislike in characters, this story moved along surprisingly well: not all sequels stand on their own, particularly not when it's obvious there will be more in the series, but this book definitely does. The additional threads tying this book to the next are woven rather well, although there are a couple of places where it seems as though Leicht could have come up with better reasoning for the threads. [...]

    21. A much stronger book overall than its predecessor, And Blue Skies From Pain sticks primarily to the fantasy side of the equation and works quite well there. The pacing works better, it's not so bogged down in scene-setting, and it's not so relentlessly grim. I could wish that the origin of the Fallen in Ireland was explored beyond a one-line "they came with the priests" handwave, but I do like the general setup that the Church recognizes itself and enemies and other immortal sentient beings come [...]

    22. I really liked AND BLUE SKIES FROM PAIN, by Stina Leicht, which I won in a give away. It took a while to receive the book but it was well worth the wait. The story has demons, shape shifters, a couple of wars going on, as well as people of all types suffering from guilt associated with their percieved mistakesin the past. I fell in love with main character Liam Kelly, a young man who is trying to set his life straight while reconciling his mortal half with his Fey (immortal) half; while avoidin [...]

    23. Crossposted at BooklikesI didn’t enjoy this sequel as much as I enjoy of Blood and Honey. Perhaps because I waited too long in between reading the books. This book continues the story of Liam, but it is more of a journey of discovery. In some ways, it feels as if Liam is just wandering around waiting for something to happen. The writing, however, is good and in regards to character interactions very powerful. It’s not bad but not as gripping as the first novel

    24. Even though I didn't realize at first that this was the second in the series, I felt like it stood fairly well by itself. I wasn't lost at any point - and it was enough of a teaser of what happened in the past that I want to find the first one.I thought the world here was well-built. The voice was strong throughout. I'm curious about the intersection between the Fey, the Fallen Angels and the Church that Leicht has created here.

    25. 3.5/5I picked this up off the bargain table at the bookstore, and I'm glad I did. Even though I didn't read the first book it does a good job of filling you in on what happened that's relevant to this story. I do want to read the first now though, just to get the full depth of characters and world. I was less interested in the sections about Liam's IRA days and driving cars, but it wasn't enough to detract from the overall narrative.

    26. Superbly written, this is a worthy sequel. The atmosphere is dark and gritty, and the conflict between humans, the Fey and the Fallen is explored in greater detail.It is a story about mistakes, consequences, sorrow and loss that is almost tangible. Filled with nuances and dark corners aplenty, this series is a treasure that needs to be savoured. I regret that the series has been limited to only two books, but perhaps that adds to its appeal.

    27. Excellent follow-up to the first book, "of Blood & Honey," and the continuation of Liam Kelly and the war between the Fey and the Fallen. The writing is equal to the first novel and kicks off with my favorite character in the book, Father Murray. If you enjoy fantasy, 70's punk rock, or Irish history, you will enjoy this novel. I recommend you read both "of Blood and Honey" and "And Blue Skies from Pain" back to back.

    28. Both "Of Blood and Honey" and Blue Skies are great: merciless, cruel, beautiful, true. The writer does not take shortcuts, it plunges you into the middle of the turmoil without hesitation, without excuses. And you find together with the main character pain, shame, helplessness, courage. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    29. I really liked the first book, and this sequel was not a disappointment. Liam's struggle to come to terms with what he is was well-written, and often difficult to read. Likewise, the priest trying to accept that he had been so very wrong about Liam's child was interesting. Flawed characters trying to be better.

    30. Liam's an addicting character. So is Leicht's style. Like with good music (which is clearly one of the author's inspirations), the audience is wafted along on various sequences of tension and release--dissonance and then harmony. If you're looking for urban fantasy that has real heart, as well as grit and action, look no further.I hope there will be more.

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