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A Mad God-King Undone

Review of +Lisa Cohen's Time and Tithe

Faerie demands a leader. Lyds, in her petulance, refuses to lead. As such, Faerie begins to wither. Sure, she stopped a war but she left a power gap by her refusal to lead - it wasn't fair. With all power gaps it must be filled, and Faerie demands it be filled. Taylor is taunted by her imaginary friend when the same happens to her nephew. Imaginary friends aren't always your friend and friends are sometimes your enemy. Your enemies are sometimes the allies you didn't know you needed.

What do you do when a god-king shows up ticked off as h*** looking for revenge? What do you do when the very life of Faerie is bound to a maniac? What do you do when you find out your whole family can sling glamour like a gunslinger? You complain about how it's not fair. You hunker down. You become queen. In the end you save Faerie, and hopefully your family.

I loved Time and Tithe. I thought it a worthy successor to The Between. It has more twists and surprises than it's predecessor but I did feel it was a bit more lacking than The Between.

As the story progresses it becomes apparent that the once courts of Faerie are hanging on by a thread. The courts have no one to follow. As the power shifts from Fey to Fey Faerie can feel it and responds, at least in part. Once a queen arrived where were the Fey besides the Unbound. We only "see" a couple of members of the former Bright court. We are repeatedly reminded that power attracts power. I get that no one wants to ally with Aeon, he's freakin' crazy; but, what about the new queen of Faerie? You would think that more of the Fey would have backed the queen that finally arrives with not only her innate glamour but the glamour granted by Aeon and Faerie itself. Of course Cohen could have done this on purpose to create a sense of futility and alone-ness.

In the story we find out that the Hawthorns are all glamour slingers like something out of the Faerie old west. Each member of the Hawthorns have the innate ability to cast and destroy glamour at will, to one extent or another. So much so that the mad Aeon sought to mold them in his own image, or at the very least control their power. When the family is finally all in one place I felt like there was going to be a scene out of the O,K. Corral. The intensity of the fight built and built. The Unbound stood courageously giving their new queen the power she needed. Lyds is once again overflowing with the power of bright and shadow glamour. Two new players of the Hawthorn family are symbols of the unity of the family, there will to survive, and the power of glamour unfettered by petty power struggles. In the end, they did not unit against the god-king Aeon. The way it all ended seemed convenient and anti-climatic compared to the build up. Of course this could have been intended to help emphasis the unfairness of it all but with a thread of hope still lingering.

Now it could be Cohen's intent to have Time and Tithe to end the way it did to get us ready for a truly spectacular ending of the series in a third book. Aeon swears his loyalty in typical Fey fashion leaving opportunities. The glamour abundant Hawthorns could be getting ready to break loose. Faerie could be getting ready to bust loose into the "real" world. Could the next book in the series be Armageddon? 
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Well I did notice that Aeon's swearing of fealty left a lot of lateral movement. Then there's the duality that exists in Faerie. It's still unbalanced since there's only a queen. Then there's the Bright and Shadow courts that haven't sworn fealty yet. Oh, and since the veil between Faerie and the mortal realm is so thin the former king and queen could pull an Aeon on all of them, since they aren't in Faerie anymore and Lyds glamours could weaken over time.

Just some thoughts to play with. :)
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Sales boomed in September - I sold four books instead of the usual three!
Plus, there's that weird second line, where Prime users are reading my books without buying them. Yay?

How was September for you?

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  • 42wd Publishing | Us + You + Creativity = Success | 42wd Publishing is a community sourced publishing / ePublishing company that puts creators in direct contact with their consumers. Join a group of artist, writers, editors and various other content creators coming together to create the type of publishing / ePublishing company that should exist.
    Founder of 42wd Publishing and Social Media Doctor, present
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    Social Strategist // Web Designer // Systems Interface Designer // Graphics Samurai, 2011 - 2013
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Social Strategist and founder of 42wd Publishing - A revolution in publishing and ePublishing
Introduction
Doc Harvard Social Strategist is the founder of 42wd Publishing. We say founder because while 42wd Publishing is a company it is founded in community.

Doc Harvard the Social Strategist has almost 20 years of experience in helping make brands social and helping brands to build trust. Some of these brands include MTV, Xfire, DIY, HGTV, FoodNetwork, Detroit Zoo and many Indie-Companies [ This includes people like Indie-Comics and Indie-Authors ]. He believes so much in brands being social that he founded 42wd Publishing42wd Publishing is an open model community sourced publishing company; which is a fancy way of saying We Are You. The company's whole existence was created out of a need to provide better opportunities for creatives [ poets, writers, novelist, authors, painters, sculptors, comic artist, and so forth ] to gain exposure to the people who would value most from their work, the community.

Every product and service that has been and is being created by 42wd Publishing is a direct result of social. These products are driven by community, consumed by community and are the direct result of the community expressing their needs.

Some other places you can find me are on the 42wd Publishing Blog.

I'm Famous
Apparently I have achieved some level of stardom as I am now being impersonated, even if it's rather incomplete and a poor attempt at it.


Like many of my comrades here I am a sapiosexual - I like brains [In the zombie and non-zombie way.]

I created the word fictacide

fic ta cide -
Noun:
1. The deliberate and lawful killing of one fictional person by another; murder
2. The content creator that deals and or is faced with such fictional crimes.

By day I bare the burden of these corporate titles [o.k., they really aren't that much of a burden]: web designer, graphics designer, SEO, social media guru ["their" idea, not mine], UI / UX expert, user advocate, Social Strategist and Graphic Samurai [my idea, not "theirs"].

By night I am the super secret [practically unheard of] superhero to content creators around the world. I'm working very hard to change the way publishing and epublishing is done. With my publishing company 42wd Publishing LLC I'm working to publish content creators; not just their content.

I am seriously passionate about changing the world. I fully believe in teaching a person to fish. I am working towards starting education programs, art revitalization programs, library rescue programs and city revitalization programs. My goal is to use 42wd Publishing as the vehicle to do this. Hopefully you guys will help me in this adventure.

I'm also very fond of experiments. 42wd Publishing started out as an experiment and all the products it has to offer are based on experiments.

My Current Location - USA, MI, Ypsilanti / Ann Arbor / Detroit
My Skills - Social Engineering, Design, Graphics, Writing, Google+, Blogging, Publishing, ePublishing, and thinking outside of a tesseract.

Google+ users I recommend:

Ayoub Khote - Interesting streams and I work with him on differnt projects

Elaine White - She always seems to find the most interesting images

Fernando Fonseca - creator of NLD*42 [Pnut-42's partner in crime]

Liz Fong - even if you don't agree with her political views she expresses them well

Daria Musk - in my opinion, the greatest hangout singer around

Content Creators of 42wd Publishing:

Stephanie Reeves - Creator of Bad Artist and average G+ user [she likes the games]

Carrie Sorensen - up and coming author we hope to be working with soon

Jessica Ralston - content contributor to 42wd Publishing and willing victim of one of our publishing experiments

Donnelle Wheeler - Lover of food, oddities, DM / GM-ing, and content contributor to 42wd Publishing

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Britt Howell  -  +Doc Harvard I want to hire you! Your writing skills are incredible.

Mark Milley  +Doc Harvard This is brilliant. Let them tell you what they want to be notified about. - made when commenting on our circle strategy for our business page found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108384201920217141722/posts/Zeu2PoyPiEq 

David F.  -  +Doc Harvard is now my favorite G+ poster of the day.

Made in reference to this psuedo-rant:

If hipster becomes synonymous with geek I will abandon the geek boat and declare myself a nerd. Then I will use the geek side of the force to solidify the nerds under one banner and we shall create a technology that shall rain down fiery death upon the wannabe geeks and we shall call it PieNet!

And just how many movies did I just reference there? :P

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42wd Publishing got our business phone number and we think it's awesome: 313.74.42PUB

That's 313-744-2782 in normal phone number speak.

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I'm a cakeist. All shall parish in the great coming of the cake - unless the cake is a lie, which we're ok with as long as there's cupcakes.
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