The Speaker by Traci Chee

The Speaker

Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are back on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move. Haunted by painful memories, Archer struggles to overcome the trauma of his past with the impressors, whose cruelty plagues him whenever he closes his eyes. But when Sefia and Archer happen upon a cr...

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  • Holly

    *The merry band of brotherhood - Peter Pan vibes for days, these lost boys (and girls) are rescued and then left with no direction, so Archer gives them a direction, and a purpose, and compassion. He gives them a reason to keep going and to move on from what happened. It's not always happy, nor is it easy, but I loved the bonds they all formed with each other. ALL THE FEELS.

    *The normalization of boys feeling emotions - society pretends boys can't and s

    *The merry band of brotherhood - Peter Pan vibes for days, these lost boys (and girls) are rescued and then left with no direction, so Archer gives them a direction, and a purpose, and compassion. He gives them a reason to keep going and to move on from what happened. It's not always happy, nor is it easy, but I loved the bonds they all formed with each other. ALL THE FEELS.

    *The normalization of boys feeling emotions - society pretends boys can't and shouldn't cry, and I loved that this book let them feel all their feelings without the toxic masculinity that pervades our world today.

    *The

    crew - always a pleasure seeing these pirates on the pages. They're thrill seekers looking to accomplish deeds that will get them remembered long after their deaths. But they're also just such a lovable group of misfits and rebels, and any time we were with them, I was SO into their newest adventure. I can't wait to see how they tie into the third book, and I want all the

    voyages, please and thanks.

    *Queer love accepted without persecution or argument - which never seems to happen? Unfortunately, in a lot of non-contemporary books especially, the standard is heterosexuality, and anything beyond that is Not Okay to the society inside them.

    . And I loved, loved, loved that.

    *It was diverse and detailed and

    - the world is one you'll want to sink your teeth into. It is vibrant and so unique (I mean, a world in which there are no books, HOW AWFUL AND CREATIVE), and the reason why I love fantasy so much. Also, it does not shy away from gritty subjects. Characters are tortured or do the torturing, some struggle with PTSD and their pasts, others lose loved ones or die. The book wasn't afraid to go there, and I'm here for the morally gray complexity of life.

    *Stories within stories - reading this, and

    , is an experience. I'm still trying to figure out how so much of it fits together, and because of its intricacy, I'm constantly surprised by the slow reveals and mysteries unraveled throughout the books. And the hidden messages, smudged thumbprints, crossed out and faded sections all make for an fascinating reading experience. One that you'll want to redo at least one more time so you can catch it all, even though you won't. I swear you still won't know everything. Trust me, I already tried it. ;)

    So yeah, y'all should read these books! They are SO GOOD.

  • Emily

    TRACI HOW.

  • Tara Sim

    If you loved THE READER, you won't be disappointed with the next installment of the SEA OF INK AND GOLD trilogy. I was delighted to return to the land of Kelanna with Sefia and Archer and experience all their new adventures. Archer's character arc in particular was so fascinating, and I loved the way Sefia grew more confident in her abilities and goals. There are some familiar characters who return in this book, as well as some new (and now favorite) ones as well. And the MAGIC! The magic is so

    If you loved THE READER, you won't be disappointed with the next installment of the SEA OF INK AND GOLD trilogy. I was delighted to return to the land of Kelanna with Sefia and Archer and experience all their new adventures. Archer's character arc in particular was so fascinating, and I loved the way Sefia grew more confident in her abilities and goals. There are some familiar characters who return in this book, as well as some new (and now favorite) ones as well. And the MAGIC! The magic is so cool, you guys. You want this one on your TBR.

  • Kerri

    i was lucky enough to read an early draft of this and it. blew. me. away. you guys are going to LOVE THIS!

  • Shenwei

    tfw a book/series is full of people and events that are all interrelated but you don't see the casuality and connections linearly and so you're just like omg wtf with every new twist and discovery and then you lie there wondering what kind of genius it takes to make all of that work

    sorry I'm incoherent but I loved this book.

    Sefia and Archer are probably my ultimate OTP of recent YA. *cries*

    p.s. there are multiple queer supporting characters/couples and I am happy that this turned out to be a muc

    tfw a book/series is full of people and events that are all interrelated but you don't see the casuality and connections linearly and so you're just like omg wtf with every new twist and discovery and then you lie there wondering what kind of genius it takes to make all of that work

    sorry I'm incoherent but I loved this book.

    Sefia and Archer are probably my ultimate OTP of recent YA. *cries*

    p.s. there are multiple queer supporting characters/couples and I am happy that this turned out to be a much more queer-friendly AU than most high fantasy. (I wish there were trans characters too instead of just cis queers though, which is my beef with a lot of fantasy that is trying to be queer-inclusive)

    CWs/TWs for: violence, death, murder, depression, self-harm, suicide/attempts, PTSD

  • Jessica Cluess

    An enthralling sequel to THE READER. Sefia and Archer are on the run and fall in with a band of kids just like Archer: forced killers with a score to settle. As the group embarks on a quest of retribution, Archer's in danger of losing himself to his own dark impulses. The writing is mouth-watering, the world endlessly inventive, the emotion real. Sefia and Archer's romance picks up steam, and there is, of course, more of my favorite, Captain Reed. I love everything about this series, and I think

    An enthralling sequel to THE READER. Sefia and Archer are on the run and fall in with a band of kids just like Archer: forced killers with a score to settle. As the group embarks on a quest of retribution, Archer's in danger of losing himself to his own dark impulses. The writing is mouth-watering, the world endlessly inventive, the emotion real. Sefia and Archer's romance picks up steam, and there is, of course, more of my favorite, Captain Reed. I love everything about this series, and I think you will, too.

  • Christian McKay

    Trust Traci Chee.

    If you are young, she will show you what it's like to have power. If you are old, she will remind you of what it was like to have adventure.

    She will fold you up in her world and make you gape at life and flinch at violence and not so much believe in magic as point out that the proof is all around you.

    I cannot wait to read the next one.

  • Gemma F

    Update:

    Oct 7, 2017

    My ARC has arrived! Thank you Penguin Random House!

    -

    Full Review on my blog:

    Oct 19, 2017

    This book was everything. Exceptionally well-written with a story which will live on through the readers.

  • Cassie James

    The lush and complexly beautiful world introduced in The Reader was an absolute delight to get back into with The Speaker. Traci Chee became one of my favorite authors with her debut book and she has amazed me once more. The Speaker is just as good if not better than The Reader. The Speaker begins with Sefia and Archer still on the run from The Guard, she has been p

    The lush and complexly beautiful world introduced in The Reader was an absolute delight to get back into with The Speaker. Traci Chee became one of my favorite authors with her debut book and she has amazed me once more. The Speaker is just as good if not better than The Reader. The Speaker begins with Sefia and Archer still on the run from The Guard, she has been practicing with her magic and is getting more adept with it. Sefia still hasn't used the Book due to a bit of fear over the knowledge it contains. She eventually gets over her fear and uses it, She finds out that Tanin is still surprisingly alive and more desperate than ever to find her. New devastating revelations weighed on Sefia and threatened to come between her and Archer. While on the run, Sefia and Archer encounter a band of Impressors. They freed the candidates they held captive, the candidates then join Sefi and Archie and they form their own fierce little band. They all decide to work together towards freeing the other candidates from their different bands of Impressors nearby in Deliene. Captain Reed also embarks on a grand new adventure that should take him from a lost sea wreck to the most coveted treasure Trove. His journey is one with so many complex layers as he oscillates between the pursuit of ultimate glory or the achievement of greater good. His character has come a long way from the beginning (though he still has some ways to go) but I loved the way his storyline was handled. The use of different POV's is once again of huge merit to the series, the different characters make The Speaker an absolute delight to breeze through. Sefi and Archer go through many things in The Speaker, Life changing experience that threatened to push them apart and rock the foundation of the world they've built for themselves. The love between Sefia and Archer will always be my favourite thing about this book, It was born from a dark time and ended up as the light leading them towards salvation.

    All the plots began to come together towards the end of the book. I commend Traci Chee for carefully crafting all the little subplots and pulling it off so gloriously. Untangling the massive web that's their complicated lives in an experience that is not to be missed. The action is up a notch, there are so many epic cool fights for those that are not faint of heart. The worldbuilding keeps expanding and becomes even more massive but still amazing nonetheless. The magic is further delved into and I love the intricacy of it, It's refreshingly original while being familiar enough to be able to be vividly imagined.

    Traci Chee doesn't lose her lyrical buoyancy.

    The ending itself had so many twists and turns that were just simply amazing. I can't wait to see what's next especially as everybody is in one place and almost working towards the same goal. The Speaker is a worthy sequel to The Reader and fans of the first book will happily devour it as it has everything that made the first book such a favourite.

    P.S: The Speaker gets quite.. Dark at times. But it's perfectly understandable.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    The girl is back. The boy is back. The book is back. The magic is back.

    *I have to add that these two books in this series are freaking gorgeous in person and have the deckle edges. I love to pet them =)

    The girl is back. The boy is back. The book is back. The magic is back.

    *I have to add that these two books in this series are freaking gorgeous in person and have the deckle edges. I love to pet them =)

    Sefia and Archer are back and they make a bad ass team. Poor Archer is plagued with nightmares of his past, what he was forced to be, a killer.

    Sefia has the book and reading the future and trying to find help right some wrongs her parents did and together they will help many.

    Sefia and Archer are going around helping to free kidnapped boys that were forced to become killers or be killed themselves. They are also trying to put a stop to the evil people that are doing this. Some bloody battles ensue.

    I don't want to say any more because I'm afraid I will leak a spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved this book even more than the first book and I loved it a lot too! I really hope they can accomplish what they are setting out to do in the next book. So far they have made a step in the right direction. I hope! *tiny sob*

    Happy Reading!

    Mel ♥

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