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Author: Jay Lake
ISBN13: 978-0765327154
Title: Endurance (Green)
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Language: English
Category: Action and Adventure
Publisher: Tor Books; First Trade Paperback Edititon edition (August 21, 2012)
Pages: 320

Endurance (Green) by Jay Lake



Green is back in Copper Downs. Purchased from her father in sunny Selistan when she was four years old, she was harshly raised to be a courtesan, companion, and bedmate of the Immortal Duke of Copper Downs. Godslayers have come to the Stone Coast, magicians whose cult is dedicated to destroying the many gods of Green's world. In the turmoil following the Immortal Duke's murder, Green made a God out of her power and her memories. Now the gods turn to her to protect them from the Slayers. Jay Lake brings us an epic fantasy not "in the tradition of Tolkien," but, instead, sensual, ominous, shot through with the sweat of fear and the intoxication of power.

Endurance by Jay Lake. This is one of those butt kicking female protagonist stories I enjoy so much. Green is a god ridden sell sword seemingly bent on self destruction. There can be no other explanation.

Green killed the Duke, and many others, and won her freedom. Yet she is still claimed by the gods and goddesses of her world, and they still require her service. Their demands are greater than any duke’s could have been. Godslayers have come to the Stone Coast, magicians whose cult is dedicated to destroying the many gods of Green’s world. In the turmoil following the Immortal Duke’s murder, Green made a God out of her power and her memories.

Endurance is the sequel to Green-an unusual book in and of itself in the mainstream fantasy genre for its frank sexual (alright, very and uniquely sexual), furry and BDSM tones-continuing the journey of the titular Green as she struggles to find a place for herself in a world that is jus. eally unkind to he. Gods make their feelings clear in this second novel by Jay Lake. Green has been forced to return after the events in Green and has found the city is in shambles. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as it's predecessor, Green. One person found this helpful.

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2011 Sold at the age of three by her father, Green is taken to a distant land and raised to be a courtesan. Frequent punishment fails to break her spirit, and at the age of 12 she escapes, and finds her way back home. But she discovers that you can’t go home again, and this is just the beginning of her adventures. This starts off rather slowly, as we get a lot of details of Green’s training, parts of which become useful to her in her later adventures. It is like a very unpleasant fantasy boarding school story.

Written by Jay Lake Read by Katherine Kellgren Format: MP3 Bitrate: 96 Kbps Unabridged. Their demands are greater than any duke's could have been.

Green is back in Copper Downs. Purchased from her father in sunny Selistan when she was four years old, she was harshly raised to be a courtesan, companion, and bedmate of the Immortal Duke of Copper Downs. But Green rebelled. Green killed the Duke, and many others, and won her freedom. Yet she is still claimed by the gods and goddesses of her world, and they still require her service. Their demands are greater than any duke?™s could have been.Godslayers have come to the Stone Coast, magicians whose cult is dedicated to destroying the many gods of Green?™s world. In the turmoil following the Immortal Duke?™s murder, Green made a god out of her power and her memories. Now the gods turn to her to protect them from the Slayers.Jay Lake brings us an epic fantasy not "in the tradition of Tolkien," but, instead, sensual, ominous, shot through with the sweat of fear and the intoxication of power.
Reviews: 7
DEAD-SHOT
(Before I begin, I want to give the same warning I’d give to anyone reading Green: TRIGGER WARNING! this book heavily features child trafficking, implied prostitution, physical/emotional/psychological abuse, and some pretty general sexual tones overall.)

It’s tragic when you can sense a shift as such, but…these books are going in the wrong direction. I don’t mean storywise; I’m generally not one to criticize as such. Yet you know what they say about movie sequels? Apply here.

Endurance is the sequel to Green—an unusual book in and of itself in the mainstream fantasy genre for its frank sexual (alright, very and uniquely sexual), furry and BDSM tones—continuing the journey of the titular Green as she struggles to find a place for herself in a world that is just…really unkind to her. In so doing, however, Endurance tragically fails to evolve from its predecessor—it’s marred by similar issues, and fails on its own merits to materialize into anything truly hard-hitting.

But let me be frank: it’s good, and it’s quick, it’s just not great. If you want something to read on a goodly-lengthed airplane flight? This one is your book. The action scenes are well-written and entertaining, and there are still characters (alright, in my case, one character) that will amuse, if also baffle.

We get more of the gods in this book than we got even in the last one—it deals with their machinations (hi, Green!) and desires; along with a very steady dichotomy of male vs. female. Some rather chauvinistic baddies want to turn the world to a male god-dominated bachelor pad, while the female goddesses obviously want to preserve the status quo and keep people on their rightful, equal footing. Factor in restless Pardines, a city that can’t seem to get a sense of itself, and a new divine order for people to grow accustomed to, and my oh my, the troubles do abound.

People in the worlds of Jay Lake—well, they’re not very nice.

But I’m not about to be in describing that world just now either, so, deep breaths everyone. For one thing, while I’m no prude, the sexual quality in these books continues to be just…odd. It’s downright implausible in some of the situations in which it comes up, unnecessary to the extent it goes for (I.E. we’re not advancing plot here), and the language used in its description—well, I’ll give Lake creativity points for the last, at least. Also: Green is horny. All the time. Which is just as well, because apparently so are the female gods she follows. Oh dears.

The delivery of the novel itself is also oddly rendered. Several before me have poked at the POV—and I must lend my voice to that crowd. I can understand reflection. It lends things to a novel—pointed, powerful insights into the character we’re following. Not so, in Green’s case. She bemoans, certainly, but as she herself is not a terribly caring or overly thoughtful character (she’s an impulsive ninja, alright?), her “insights” achieve little more than to tell me what I just read of her actions were obviously poor choices on her part. This does little more than to UNDERCUT the moment of those failures, essentially being someone standing just off to the side of the screen saying: “Well, that was dumb of me. Oh my.” It breaks our involvement IN the action, IN the moment, IN the decision.

What’s more: the whole pregnancy detail. It should be a hell of a game changer. Yet right up until the very end, it only proves a conflicting issue at the most convenient moments. Green is always presented as far above and beyond your average woman—and she’d have to be, because if a real woman did half the things she does quite freely here (flipping over rooftops, knife fights, and leaping through windows, to name a few), there is no way her baby would survive to the happy day. She talks ABOUT the pregnancy as an issue a lot—but practically speaking, it rarely is one. She’s still fighting her way to glory right up until the end.

While Endurance has risen above the pacing issue that Green suffered from—no sudden, three book splits in this puppy—and solid attempts are made to craft some intricate plotting, most of the twists and turns end up being pretty predictable, and pretty much all cured by another high octane fist fight or two. Why are people doing the things they’re doing? Well, that’s still not gone into depth enough. People’s motives, even when explained, are not the most intricate or necessarily sensible or reasonable in and of themselves (and there’s always the: “We sensed these two were assassins, so we sexed the urge to kill out of them!” moment…urgh), and while many of the actions and reactions are all coming back on things that Green has done or caused, given her own impulsive nature, this whole series of events can seem somewhere…frustrating.

It’s always proper to end on a high note, though, and I’ll let Lake have that. What this book does have is spirituality, alongside its action. The spiritual aspect—the creation, destruction, and inherent questions that come along with the divine—is in full bloom here, and now more than ever being used to showcase gender issues. Endurance continues THAT tradition that Green set, and while it does not go into quite the expanded depth on that front that I would like form a sequel, it continues to present a rather in-depth world, which I always appreciate.

With Green, I could say I adored the early bits and came to face palm, a lot, over the later bits. With Endurance, the path is set from the very beginning, and it’s consistent all the way through—but the journey remains an entertaining, but not an overly engaging or substantial one.
Berkohi
Gods make their feelings clear in this second novel by Jay Lake.

Green has been forced to return after the events in Green and has found the city is in shambles.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as it's predecessor, Green.
MrDog
Great story. Can't say the cover art does it justice though.
Golden freddi
This series has a challenging heroine with many rough edges. I LOVE the book, like the character. Green is a tough character to love but in a way that's all the better. She's very real and this series pushes the reader, giving us a protagonist who is NOT a paragon and not a victim,but is a person, often unpleasant, always fascinating. Don't expect to LIKE the protagonist, but I think a reader who puts in the time will the series.
Mushicage
Great character development. Intriguing plots and subplots. Helpful to have read Green first, but not entirely necessary. I can't wait to read the next of the series!
CONVERSE
Green was much better but this was still good
Nikok
I love Green! She's a very compelling character. Strong, independent, proud, but also vulnerable, fearful at times. And still that bit of get-out-of-my-face that crosses the line and throws things out of balance. I haven't read other Jay Lake novels, just Green and this sequel. I don't want to give any spoilers, so suffice to say that all hell breaks loose on the Stone Coast and Green finds herself in the middle of it. We are introduced to other forces, other societies and peoples from elsewhere, and get a sense that this world is quite a bit bigger than Green's two homes on either side of the sea. Lake's writing continues to carry you through with an almost hypnotic aspect; at times he reminds me of Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun series (which remains a high-mark standard for me). I'm very much looking forward to the third novel.
(The late) Jay Lake does not write stripped-down prose, so this may come off a little turgid to some readers. If you enjoyed the first book of the series ("Green"), this is definitely in that vein, and we begin to really understand the main character as she freely admits a lot of the mistakes she makes as the plot hurtles forward. This does suffer a little from the middle book of the trilogy problem: it's clearly a bridge that carries forward from where volume 1 left off, but doesn't provide the powerful denoument one might wish. Still and all, very vivid, the background is detailed and the motivations and actions of the characters completely sensible.

The cover art is, as I say, stupid. Sexy hot girl in leather outfit -- but the character is in her mid-teens and ranges from pregnant to enormously pregnant over the course of this book. Does she look pregnant to you? No. But if you're reading on your Kindle, the cover art is easily avoided.