The Broken World Book One - Children of Another God

Rated 4.44/5 based on 9 reviews
When a young peasant girl is injured while hunting, she meets a strange, magical man who is a member of a despised race – Mujar. Truemen scorn the shape-shifting unmen for their odd, humble ways, and envy their power over the elements. Now a scourge is sweeping the land, armies of mounted warriors who cannot be defeated are wiping out Truemankind without mercy. More
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About T C Southwell

T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.

T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.

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Shorea A. reviewed on on May 10, 2016

Talsy, the female lead can be a little irritatingly stupid. But she's young. I hope as the epic continues her character also develops and matures.

Other than that minor gripe, this story reminds me of Hayao Miyazaki's work. The scenes with the Kuran in particular reminded me of Princess Mononoke. I hope this story gets picked up by a producer and turned into an epic anime.

Although I loved the story I find that I'm not too keen on buying the next book because of Talsy's juvenile behavior that I can't really identify with. Maybe I'm just too old to relate.

Frankly she was fine until the last few chapters with Kieran where she became ridiculously irrational. Calling someone an oaf for trying to help you for FREE, but championing a mujar that you had to hurt first before they'd help you was way out of character for a being a "chosen one." I thought she was deemed worthy because she dosn't judge and there she is being such a brat.

Although I think the insinuation of a love triangle would raise the tension a bit and make things more interesting for younger readers, I'm not looking forward to more of that behavior in the next book so for now I'll pass.
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Jeremy Drewett, Jr reviewed on on April 14, 2013

I enjoyed the writing and new ideas, but I found the characters very frustrating at times, so I rate this 4/5.

I'm intrigued enough to purchase the next book.
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RichNKatiesMom reviewed on on April 11, 2012

Loved this book and the new interesting and vibrant life that was described. I love this series and all the books that she has written.
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Amanda Loo reviewed on on March 12, 2012

This book gives me thoughts about humanity.I love all of the book especially the heroine.
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Sheila Whithorn-Farrell reviewed on on Sep. 7, 2011

I enjoyed this book but had a hard time with the main female character she keeps deliberatly endangering others for her own reasons not thinking beyond the imediate. Well written and developed as all ways
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A. Ying reviewed on on July 21, 2011

I enjoyed the author's writing and imagination, but was annoyed by the blatant and oversimplified Christian imagery (salvation and the fundamental unworthiness of men, not the general spiritual message). The book would have benefitted by a race of men more complex than a pack of dogs. I am considering giving book 2 a chance anyway, because I do believe the author is talented, but if it turns into a sermon on how unworthy the masses are compared to the "chosen" it will by my last from this author.
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Vanessa Finaughty reviewed on on July 16, 2011

Aside from the Queen's Blade series, this is my favourite series from this author. No one else I know has close to the imagination this author does, and I end up losing sleep because I can't put the book down!
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Maria Sokolova reviewed on on June 5, 2011

Amazing!I admire author's imagination and spirit!I Recommend it! Almost read all her books, a few remained.
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Taruna Lamba reviewed on on Dec. 20, 2010

absolutely outstanding......
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Taruna Lamba reviewed on on Dec. 19, 2010
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just downloaded going to read in night or may be next day
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