To Whatever End

To Whatever End

Claire Frank / Jun 01, 2020

To Whatever End The thriving kingdom of Halthas was founded by Wielders and Shapers people who can manipulate either energy or matter Cecily s noble birth and strong Wielding ability made her a favorite of the king

  • Title: To Whatever End
  • Author: Claire Frank
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The thriving kingdom of Halthas was founded by Wielders and Shapers people who can manipulate either energy or matter Cecily s noble birth and strong Wielding ability made her a favorite of the king, until she and her husband Daro were caught up in the war that saw him deposed Although they were hailed as heroes and a new king sits on the throne, Cecily and Daro chose tThe thriving kingdom of Halthas was founded by Wielders and Shapers people who can manipulate either energy or matter Cecily s noble birth and strong Wielding ability made her a favorite of the king, until she and her husband Daro were caught up in the war that saw him deposed Although they were hailed as heroes and a new king sits on the throne, Cecily and Daro chose to leave the politics of the Halthain court for a peaceful life, far outside the city Their quiet retirement is interrupted by an unexpected attack, leaving Daro captive and Cecily injured after a narrow escape With no trail to follow and few clues, Cecily desperately tracks rumors of a madman who is trying to bend the laws of Wielding magic The subjects of his human experiments rarely survive with their sanity, if they survive at all Only their bonded soul assures Cecily that Daro is still alive but for how much longer and in what condition, she can t tell Her best hope is to gather old friends, try to repair the bridges she burned when she left her old life, and muster every resource to find her husband No sacrifice is too great to bring Daro back, if his mind isn t already gone.

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    About "Claire Frank"

      • Claire Frank

        Claire is a fantasy author whose debut novel, To Whatever End, released in December 2014 She s a lifelong fan of both fantasy and sci fi and loves being able to contribute to the awesomeness of the genre.She writes classical fantasy with character driven stories, action, suspense and a lot of emotion She loves exploring themes of love, loss, heartbreak, loyalty and redemption and walking with a character as they fail, rise and try again Fantasy offers much than an escape, but a beautiful landscape to explore what it means to be human Her follow up novel, the next in the Echoes of Imara series, will be released in May 2015.


    873 Comments

    1. This is an unusual book in a couple of ways. For one thing, the main protagonists are a happily married couple. When Daro is kidnapped, Cecily sets out to find and rescue him. No, no, that’s not the other unusual thing. Surely it’s not unusual for a woman to rescue a man?The second unusual thing is that this story is set some years after a major upheaval in the kingdom. The old king was overthrown and his son and heir killed in a bloody war which Daro, Cecily and their friends helped to orch [...]


    2. The blurb for this one sounded great, but it fell flat for me personally. I almost declared it a DNF on a couple of occasions but stuck it out. The storyline sounded original but I think my problem was that I didn't connect to any of the characters. Also, the plot seemed to drag at times. Very slow moving read. I am glad it was offered as a kindleunlimited though. I'd still give this writer another try.


    3. To Whatever End by Claire Frank explores the underutilized relationship of a married couple in a fantasy book and it works really well. This book is not about two young lovers that meet each other during some fantastic quest but a slightly older couple that has been married for a few years. Because the reader knows that these lovers have an already established and strong relationship, we become much more invested in the story when something goes seriously wrong for one of the two.Daro and Cecily [...]


    4. Refreshingly familiar and disarmingly uniqueTo Whatever End is the sort of fantasy story that comes around rarely. One that can capture your attention with the idea of the familiar, but also surprise you with something very unique. In Claire Frank's debut novel, the story of Cecily and Daro, two powerful weilders, is unique because the story begins with them already married, and the war of succession completed. This story is about what can happen when the most important thing in the world has be [...]


    5. Interesting heroic fantasy, that follows a woman who tries to find and rescue her abducted husband.It is following a closed group of characters in one city, do it is not a big, epic book, but rather an was read with enough characters and magic abilities to keep the story interesting, but not overwhelming with tons of worldbuilding or lineages to follow.The relationship between Cecily and Daro is well developed, and does not feel like "romantic fantasy" at all, but simply is as a normal part of t [...]


    6. Claire was kind enough to provide me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.This is one of the hardest reviews I've had to write so far.The main reason for this is because it's excellent, but it's not the sort of fantasy that I'd typically read.To Whatever End has a fantastic cover, great prose, superb editing and a solid and enjoyable story.Despite this, I'm only giving it three stars. Why?The premise is an interesting one, with the protagonists being a married couple who have settle [...]


    7. I really enjoyed this. I'm always interested in fantasy with a married couple as the main characters, and To Whatever End fit the bill nicely. Cecily and Daro are trying to live a quiet life after fighting in a revolution that put a new king on the throne, then Daro is kidnapped by a corrupt magician/scholar for nefarious purposes, and Cecily has to draw on the help of their former comrades-in-arms to find and rescue him.There's a very cool magic system, which Cecily is quite adept at using, and [...]


    8. This is an absolutely fantastic book. The characters are genuine, and the story is fascinating. I found myself unable to put the book down the more I read. The magic system is unique, and the characters, while walking the gray area at times, are easy to believe in and get behind. Even the villains are awesome and I found myself rooting for one in particular more than once.A great book in a great world, and I can't wait to read more




    9. Score: 3/5Would recommend for: Readers looking for a new interpretation of the hero-saves-love interest-trope, readers looking for a powerful female main character. Not recommended for: Readers expecting beautiful prose in their fantasy readsI came across **To Whatever End** by *Claire Frank* in my feed well over a year ago, and it has been on my TBR pile ever since. The book focuses on Cecily and Daro, two extremely capable war veterans who have previously fought to overthrow an incapable king [...]


    10. Good readGreat start for a seriesNow ready for Book 2Thanks to KU, I find myself exploring outside my normal reading genre. When I came across this book I realized I was familiar with author so gave it a read. That being said, I did enjoy the book. While it was a slow start, I found myself intrigued and drawn into the storyline. When the book came to its end the main purpose had been met, although I found myself still questioning some things. I will be getting book 2 upon the return of this one [...]


    11. Rated it 3.5 but it was better than a 3 so it gets a 4. To Whatever End is what I would call a comfort read. It was easy to read, kept my interest, had nice, not great but nice characters, and a totally insane bad guy. I actually really enjoyed the read. I actually would consider continuing the series some time. Just don’t know when.


    12. I liked the world that was built. I thought though that some chapters just didn't move very much. I kept waiting for the story to progress and nothing was happening. Building characters is one thing, progressing the story is something else. Over all I enjoyed it and will read the rest of the series.


    13. Lovely fantasystory. A bit classic but with enough twists to make it interesting and engaging. Many characters but i did really like all the main characters and wished the book were actually longer! Much potential there for a great series.


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