The Castings Trilogy by Pamela FreemanThe Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman

The Castings Trilogy

byPamela Freeman

Paperback | December 2, 2010

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A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants were driven onto the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no one.

Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements in the landscape that cannot be controlled and that may prove the Warlords' undoing. Some are spirits of place - of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human.

Bramble: A village girl whom no one living can tame, forced to flee her home for a crime she did not commit.

Ash: A safeguarder's apprentice who must kill for an employer he cannot escape.

Saker: An enchanter who will not rest until the land is returned to his people.

As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could have foreseen - by their past, their future, and their blood.

This omnibus edition includes all three novels -Blood Ties, Deep Water, andFull Circle- together for the first time.
Pamela Freeman is an award-winning writer for young people. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she has also lectured in creative writing. She lives in Sydney with her husband and young son. Find out more about the author
Title:The Castings TrilogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1280 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 2.25 inPublished:December 2, 2010Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316102857

ISBN - 13:9780316102858

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good story, muddy pace. I wanted to like this book, and normally books like this I breeze through but I found the author's method of story telling a bit disjointed and a struggle to get into, it took so long for me to become invested in the story. The separate chapters for 'very' tertiary characters was, to me, completely unnecessary. Book 2 was completely unneeded and could have been streamlined and split to add to book 1 and book 3. I literally half way through the book started skipping the extra character chapters and lost nothing from the story that I can see. The story overall was great, and was the reason I gave it three stars, even though I was inclined to give it two stars.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Full of action but carries a strong plot. Makes you feel like you are in the Domains with Ash, Bramble, Maritine and Leof. You find yourself rooting for characters and hoping for the outcome to side with you. A great read! Anyone who enjoyed "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothifus will enjoy this novel!
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The casting trilogy Wanna read it again...
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The casting trilogy I found The Castings Trilogy to be a well thought out story with the many threads coming together neatly at the end. The story follows the rules of the created world, keeping the action believable within the established framework. I found the book easy to read and the action kept moving along at a good pace. There were a few places where the author's choices made the timeline a little muddy, but the confusion was usually cleared up within a few pages.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. This is a great read.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good value and worth the read. This is a pretty solid collection overall. It's strength is in it's world-building, and the setting is very interesting and well-developed, with a lot of interesting features. The development of the history and culture of the domains is thorough and intricate, as are the roles the different professions play, such as the Stonecasters. The characters are different and layered, although I found one MC so obnoxious it often made pushing through to the next chapters difficult for me. YMMV of course. At times a character would make a decision that utterly bewildered me, as there seemed to be no rhyme or reason to the action/decision. A significant chunk of the second book gives the impression of being a huge info-dump, but the third book picks up the pace and things start happening at a pretty rapid speed. There are lots of sort of 'vignette's where a (often very secondary/background character) gives you their story in the first person. While this is all explained at the end of the series, it can still take you out of the story a little and often seems like the author just showing off some detail of her world-building she's in love with. Still, as the setting is so interesting, for the most part these work well and add another layer of understanding for the reader to interpret events.
Date published: 2012-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic!! This is a brilliant series. I love everything about it and highly recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy.
Date published: 2011-01-20