Crossroads of Canopy

Crossroads of Canopy At the highest level of a giant forest thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into hu

At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies Canopy s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side The nation s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two oAt the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies Canopy s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side The nation s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy s splendor Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility As a Gardener, she yearns to become Audblayin s next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy s slaves When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance or grant it by destroying the home she loves.

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  1. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Unar lives in Audblayinland, one of thirteen temple emergents within the land of Canopy She serves in the Garden of the goddess Audblayin, but when the goddess dies, Unar descends to the realm beneath Canopy to the perilous land of Understory to search for the reincarnated newborn goddess Though the story drifts like a leaf on the wind, Crossroads of Canopy occasionally offers florid descriptions of a vibran [...]


  2. I was sent this book for free from the publisher in exchange for a review I had this on my most anticipated list for 2017 I heard that it was a story set in the top of a canopy, with three divided worlds, Canopy, Understory and Floor, and I knew it sounded just like something I would love I do think that the book itself is packed full of fascinating ideas, my only real quibbles were the romance didn t like that and the length this is a suuuuper short book for an epic fantasy We follow a young gi [...]


  3. Canopy is a place that lies at the top branches of a great forest, and it s ruled over by thirteen gods and goddesses who die and reincarnate into different bodies, protecting the people who are under their rule The problem is that there are other people who weren t fortunate enough to have been born in Canopy instead they live beneath it, in Understory and Floor, and they have to deal with nasty demons and don t get enough sunlight Unar, our main character, is a Gardener, a citizen of Canopy wi [...]


  4. On the face of it, Crossroads of Canopy begs comparison to Zilpha Keatley Snyder s classic Below the Root, and the recent Updraft by Fran Wilde All three novels feature a culture that lives in the treetops, with a literal underclass segregated to the forest floor, strong themes of social justice and a controlling religion, and an element of gliding between trees always a dangerous activity However, aside from the similarities, I thought this book was quite different in feel.Our protagonist, Una [...]


  5. 2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 04 16 Crossroads of Canopy could have been a brilliant debut it almost hurts to have to talk about why it didn t work for me While Thoraiya Dyer s vision of a vibrant and lush world high above the forest floor is nothing short of breathtaking, I found a curious lack of impetus behind the characters and the plot, and whatever potential the story had at the beginning simply failed to materialize by the end of the book.The story introduces us t [...]


  6. 1.5 out of 5 stars see this review and others at The Speculative Shelf.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review I maintain that if a book has tree centric cover art, designed by Marc Simonetti see Age of Myth , I will drop everything to read it Unfortunately, I was much less enad by the pages beneath the beautiful cover Conceptually, the novel intrigued me there is a societal hierarchy that is based on where you live within the trees t [...]


  7. About The opening novel of Thoraiya Dyer s Titan s Forest series takes place in the world of a giant forest Three realms live at different levels of this forest Canopy claims the privileged position at the treetops, Understorey clings the boughs, and Floor settles in the shadows at the foot of the trees Crossroads of Canopy opens in Canopy, the most privileged of the three realms Here, thirteen theocracies rule the Canopian citizens and interact through the usual ways of war, trade and peace Whe [...]


  8. Crossroads of Canopy is set in a world that is full of lush forests At the top of these forest trees we have Canopy, aworld ruled over by thirteen gods who are reincarnated in human bodies every time they die Below Canopy there are two other realms, Understory and Floor The Canopians arehellbent on keeping the people of these other realms out and the only time you will find Understorians or Floorians in Canopy is when they have been captured and taken as slaves From the outset the cruel nature o [...]


  9. 3 3.5ish The start of a new fantasy trilogy about a giant forest and the hierarchies of its peoples and realms Flowery, meandering at times, but half way through showed real promise Full video review youtu Sd8L mBsfps


  10. I enjoyed this book This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, thanks to a gorgeous cover and an interesting pitch, and I m pleased to say it didn t disappoint I m a pretty optimistic reader if I choose to pick a book up, it has to work hard for me to put it down again so take my review with a pinch of salt For the record, I listened to the audio book version.There are two reasons Crossroads of Canopy worked for me the setting is unique and dense, and the main character is a glorious [...]



  11. In the lush and deadly three tiered treetop realm of Canopy, the soul enters the body at first breath and anyone might be chosen as the incarnation of a god or goddess.Audblayinland is one of the thirteen sovereign Kingdom niches that comprise Canopy s great city But despite being sustained by birth goddess Audblayin s power, Canopy is far from Eden Society is harsh and controlling slaves have sigils of obedience burned into their tongues, disobedience is punished by a draining of magic and old [...]


  12. The world of Crossroads of Canopy is utterly unique In this world, people live in a forest of giant trees Canopy is the highest and most privileged realm of the forest, and it is subdivided into thirteen Kingdoms, each one ruled over by a living god or goddess Unar is a resident of Canopy, living in Audblayinland, ruled over by the goddess Audblayin When she is young, Unar becomes convinced that she is destined to become the Bodyguard of Audblayin, and works with single minded purpose to ensure [...]


  13. I really wanted to like Crossroads of Canopy, but in the end I m giving it up as a bad job It s not a bad book per se, but it s not for me Canopy is a realm in the heights of the rainforest, protected by magical wards and nourished by living deities who are reborn from time to time in different bodies The Temples and the Kings protect it from the residents of the Understorey, who they enslave and abuse.Unar is an ambitious, self absorbed, selfish, short tempered teenage acolyte in Audblayin s te [...]


  14. The amazing thing about this book is that the wondrous setting a magical, polytheistic society living in physical hierarchy in layers of rainforest isn t even the best thing about it As creative as the worldbuilding is here, the characters shine brighter Unar, the protagonist, is entitled, selfish and jealous, and she is glorious Naturally, her conflicts with the secondary characters drive a great deal of the story Highly recommended, even for reluctant fantasy readers like me DISCLAIMER This is [...]


  15. Unar is a brave young woman, in that she leaves her parents who wanted to sell her for food and offers herself instead to the Gods, where, with her surprising amount of talent, becomes a Gardener in service to the God Audblayin In this world where a God is female, they have male bodyguards and vice versa, and Unar hopes that her God will finally change genders as she s been female for so very long , so that she may earn the chance to rise to the position of bodyguard.However, through helping tho [...]


  16. Very much enjoyed this, and looking forward to the second in the series Interesting rules of magic in this world, and believable characters making realistic choices.


  17. I won the ARC in a GoodReads giveaway, which was very exciting, as it was a book I was looking forward to reading a fellow Aussie though not someone I know personally writing something that looked different from the usual fantasy fare.Different it is, and yet not so different at the same time it s a magic rich hero ine s journey in a wondrous setting The giant rainforest setting is beautifully realised, saturating and permeating the story The magic is thick and intricate and important And the pl [...]


  18. I really loved this book The prose, the worldbuilding, the mythology, all of it is simply gorgeous, but I most love Unar and the organic feminism Unar is stubborn She s sometimes foolishly confident, and desperate to learn In every situation, her first thoughts aren t despair or anger, but So this is happening How can I make it work for me Her adaptability saves her where others would fail, and when her worldview is shaken, she incorporates the nuances and complexities instead of fighting or ign [...]


  19. DNFing at 10% I cannot stand the writing It s awful It will jump from one subject to another without any transitions to get there This book has lost me so many times in the short number of pages that I ve read I honestly was very interested in the premise and I was hoping this would be great, but the world building is even hard to follow and there is SO much exposition Too much.Get me out of here


  20. This a new fantasy with thirteen kingdoms and thirteen gods in a society living at the top of a giant forest Very creative and inventive Plus, I have a weakness for forests I didn t entirely jive with the author s writing style, but on the whole it s a fairly good debut novel I ll be checking out the next book for sure.Rating 7.5 out of 10 I received this book in a giveaway.


  21. This one started out promising an interesting system of magic in a unique setting the entire world for our characters is made up of the branches of a rainforest However, I found it hard to like any of the characters, and things escalated WAY too quickly I was not a fan of the weird, depressing ending either.


  22. It would ve been two stars, because concept, but then fluid filled places made an appearance during a completely unsubstantiated by anything prior to it wlw love scene, and a really annoying child kept calling the almost as annoying main character dank, and by then I just wanted this all to be a dank meme.


  23. I couldn t figure out what was going on and why I should care about anyone doing whatever it was they were up to.


  24. I m sadly sending this to the DNF pile The concepts in this book are fascinating, but everything feels very unjointed and confusing I didn t like the main character enough to put up with her attitude, and the whole story is just slow I might try this again a later date, but for now I made it 1 4 of the way through and I m done.


  25. Edit I keep thinking about this book and not in a positive way in the context of my overall rating system Because of this, I ve decided to change my rating of this to 2 stars.I found this book kind of disappointing I really like the concept behind it the world this story takes place in, the mythology, and the language this story is told in The author does have a talent for writing I also like the presence of queer characters in this story.However.This story is really frustrating I really liked [...]


  26. Full review on my blog, My Bookish DreamThe premise of this book sounded very interesting The world sounded intriguing and the story seemed promising as well Sadly this book just didn t reach any of the expectations I had I really didn t like this book and it was a chore finishing it I m really glad to be done with it now My biggest problem with this story is the main character, Unar She is one of the most dislikable protagonists that I have ever read about She was so childish and got angry at t [...]


  27. This was one of those books that held my attention just enough to keep me coming back, even though I set it aside in favour of other amusements quite often I think this was because, even though the setting the upper branches of a tropical rainforest was fascinating and well developed, I found the viewpoint character annoying for about 80% of the book It s a coming of age story, among other things, and so the main character is meant to be naive, meant to be pursuing unrealistic goals, meant to be [...]


  28. New favorite.I loved this book, couldn t put it down Great story, great worldbuilding, interesting characters, dynamic and believable religion and society More, please.


  29. Crossroads of Canopy is a debut novel which has some amazing worldbuilding and explores a number of social issues.Unar is a servant to one of Canopy s thirteen deities, having come from poverty Her escape from abuse and slavery had made her ambitious, helped by the fact she possesses a powerful potential for magic, and she firmly believes she s destined to be the Bodyguard to the next incarnation of her deity She s not an entirely likeable character she s impulsive, occasionally selfish and lash [...]


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