The Silver Sickle

The Silver Sickle The end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon for it may be her last Any day now the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the

  • Title: The Silver Sickle
  • Author: Ellie Ann Troy Aaron Ratliff
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  • Page: 443
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  • The end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle .Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon, for it may be her last Any day now, the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the mysterious Silver Sickle, never to return She s accepted that What she can t accept is this new idea of freedom Zel has planted in her head She d give almost anythingThe end of humanity will come through the Silver Sickle .Farissa lives every moment with reckless abandon, for it may be her last Any day now, the alien goddesses will harvest her and take her to the mysterious Silver Sickle, never to return She s accepted that What she can t accept is this new idea of freedom Zel has planted in her head She d give almost anything to be with Zel, but how can she run from her destiny if it means putting the whole kingdom in danger Everyone in the desert kingdom believes the goddesses are immortal, but Zel has invented a way to kill them Now all he has to do is convince Farissa to run away with him and plant a seed of hope in her heart that she s not destined to die Little does he know that one seed of hope could change the course of the future.

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  • Ellie Ann Troy Aaron Ratliff

    Ellie Ann is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of science fiction, thrillers, and comics.In her own words I was born in the jungles of Thailand, was raised in a small farming village in Iowa, lived in the middle of a Texan desert, and now abide in the Ozarks I get nerd points for being home schooled I get nerd points revoked for being a basketball jock in high school I get nerd points again for dressing as Aragorn for LOTR midnight showings I m trying to become a world renowned geek.I m a creative editor for Stonehouse Ink I m a producer of enhanced digital books for Noble Beast Books And I write comics for Motionworks Entertainment.I like writing fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, and am seriously interested in transmedia storytelling I like reading and watching well written adventures Especially if they re hilarious.I m specially qualified for the zombie apocalypse in that I know how to load and shoot guns, and I m a long distance runner I m specially qualified for the energy crisis apocalypse in that I can ride a horse I m specially qualified for the dinoapocalypse or monster apocalypse in that I m a certified nurse And I m specially qualified for the nuclear apocalypse in that I m not afraid of death or growing a third eye ellieannwrites gmailtwitter elliesoderstromFacebook Ellie Ann Author


  • I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl. The Silver Sickle is a novel full of action, romance, and suspense. The story is told in third person with chapters alternating between the three main characters - Farissa, Zel, and Gira. Dyn has always been Farissa's home, and when she was very young, she was chosen to one day be harvested by the Amar, a race of alien goddesses who are revered by the people of Dyn. She appreciates the life she has and lives [...]

  • THE SILVER SICKLE has it all—adventure, humor, romance, and end-of-the-world tension. Add in the life-sucking aliens who masquerade as goddesses and the clockwork soldiers with unsurpassable loyalty, and you get an epic tale that stands out as original and unforgettable. The story is told from the POVs of Gira, Zel, and Farissa. Gira is the leader of the Amar, the alien race that is secretly incubating their young to take over Earth. As much as I wanted to hate Gira, I found myself sympathizin [...]

  • If you want star-crossed love in a time of steam, gears, and aliens, the Silver Sickle is the book for you.It’s rough when your parents are murdered, worse when the killer is an alien “goddess” who has royal permission to take human sacrifices. Teenage Farissa is marked for the privilege of harvesting, which is worse than it sounds. She intends to live her little remaining time to the fullest, riding horses, not letting anyone push her around, and trying not to entangle the heart of Zel, a [...]

  • I received a comp copy of this book, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Why? Not because I had any doubts about the author (this is the first of her books I've ever read), but because this genre of book is a far cry from all the humor and YA I usually enjoy with my free time, and I was sucked into the story right away.Ellie Ann has built a complex world in Dyn, but the elements of loyalty, romance, and fear of large alien beings who could rip one's face off are things most readers can [...]

  • If I could rename The Silver Sickle, I would probably call it "The Unfinished Silver Sickle Kiss," mainly due to the reason that the story focuses on a silver sickle and an unfinished kiss between 2 of the 3 main characters: Zel and Farissa.To be honest, I was expecting cyborgs and blood and gore, even then I knew that this is a steampunk novel, not horror. Really, I was. That robot on the cover? Cyborgs. That sickle (essentially a farming tool)? Lots of killing. Perhaps cyborgs are taking over [...]

  • I came to The Silver Sickle with no particular expectations. The author Ellie Ann had asked if I would consider reviewing it and the synopsis sounded like it had potential. But in these scenarios you really never know what you're going to get.In this case what I got was a book that is well worth reading.The Silver Sickle bills itself is steampunk and that's true if you use the descriptors broadly. It could also be classified as science fantasy I think. It's also billed as Young Adult, but that's [...]

  • Farissa is consecrated, and that means that one day quite soon, she will be taken to the Silver Sickle to be harvested. This is what the Amar, the alien Godesses, have a sacrifice to ensure that they the steam power going and the armies away.Zel loves Farissa, and is determined that she can be saved from her fate, because those that go to the Silver Sickle never return. The Amar say that they will be reincarnated as Amar, but deep down, Zel does not believe that. Zel has discovered a secret that [...]

  • I had a little difficulty with this review because I am acquainted with the author and I recently saw her sister at the coffee shop who told me that the book was "great" and I should read it. All of that set me up to seem obstinately contradictory or excessively supportive. Anyway, I cannot claim total objectivity. I had an initial difficulty with the book because it struck me as a strange melding of a steam driven society of 200 years ago complete with kings and subjects. Yet, the cogmen (I did [...]

  • I had the pleasure of reading this on the plane on my way to Atlanta, and when we landed I nearly refused to leave until I finished. What a fascinating story! It has a real steampunk vibe, but it's not Victorian. To be honest I couldnt tell you what planet it takes place on because it felt so very foreign to everything I know. In a good way.I should probably explain that. The culture consists of humans, who live their lives and work and play all in the shadow of "goddesses" who steal away girls [...]

  • This is one of those books that reminds you how precious it is when someone comes up with a new idea, rather than re-spinning an idea already out there. The Silver Sickle reads like an epic high fantasy mixed with dystopia, but has those all important elements of steampunk.I really enjoyed it, my only criticism (and this is just something quite random!) is that there is a killing machine in the book called the Wagon Wheel and every time I read this I couldn’t help but snigger as in the UK this [...]

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book a couple months ago and felt compelled to circle back around and provide a review. Where this tale shines is in what is ultimately a good versus evil saga with various factions keeping pace throughout the book. Initially I felt like I was reading a book based off of a video game with my mental imagery of the Amar and some of the fight scenes which were in turn a joy to read. The video game stigma soon fell to the wayside as I began to become enamored with this stea [...]

  • I know a lot of people are calling "The Silver Sickle" steampunk, but not me. It's science fiction and 1980s fantasy -- yum!To me, there was something of "The Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley style of things. There was the strong heroine; the hero who isn't out to change the world, just save those he loves; the richly imagined world; and the moral dilemmas.The moral dilemmas are interesting and well-developed. The science fiction element brings in intriguing possibilities that Ellie Ann twists and [...]

  • I wanted to give The Silver Sickle five stars, because I really enjoyed reading it, and isn't that the point? The thing is it seems like a great book that just wasn't quiteed. There's a good deal of unnecessary or repetitive description, especially as relates to Farissa and Zel's thoughts, and extra-especially as regards their thoughts *about each other*--a lot of time is spent worrying and pining without it really leading anywhere. But again, that's merely what keeps me from giving this the bes [...]

  • First up, the Amar are creepy.Secondly, this book is essentially a study of humanity and the kind of behaviours that we would (and historically have) commit in the presence of 'superior' beings and their technology.It's a good story, full of suspense, terror and a pace that drags you quickly from the start to the middle of the story without realising you've been reading for three hours.I would love to see more of these kinds of stories. I thoroughly enjoy them.5/5

  • Ellie Ann builds a world filled with aliens where humans are not the dominant species. The descriptions are complete without being excessive, allowing the reader room to use their imagination.Read full review in the November 2013 issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • I reviewed The Silver Sickle on We Do Write as part of a book tour hosted through Xpresso Book Tours. Check it out on the blog. I liked it a lot.

  • This was just fascinating. Interesting characters, a unique culture (somewhat Persian steampunk influenced by two different alien races), and an ominous prophecy about the end of humanity. Ellie Ann has woven an interesting and fascinating tapestry with this story; it was a pleasure to read.

  • Really enjoyed this book. Had a steampunk flavor, but not overly so, with a good sci-fi integration as well. Really enjoyed the world building. I hope the author revisits this world. In particular, I'd love the origin story of the cogsmen.

  • A really terrific read. Ellie Ann is a great writer and has created a rich and believable world in THE SILVER SICKLE. You'll be happy you read it; come on, I wouldn't lie to you.

  • When your friend sends you a manuscript to review and you’ve overloaded yourself with an inconsistent reading pattern peppered over three dozen half-finished books, time passes. Eighteen months, as it turns out.Plus a month delay for writing this review.I started "The Silver Sickle" when Ellie sent it in February 2013. Started it again in April. Read about a page at a time for the first six months I had it, and read them on my phone (that was the quickest way for me to side load the book, but [...]

  • I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.I've never been a hardcore fan of YA, I loved some books but most of the time it was just okay for me. This book is one of those that I liked. If you love YA Fantasy then this book is for you! It has adventure, romance, a solid storyline, and sometimes, humor. The book has some steampunk elements in it although I can't really consider the book in that genre because of a different setting.For thousands of years, humans have been wor [...]

  • This review and more can be found at The A P Book Club!The Silver Sickle is a wonderful mix of sci-fi, romance, steampunk/cyberpunk, and good vs. evil. There's action, adventure, secrets, romance, aliens, and all kinds of things that make a story great! Once I got a few chapters in, I was sucked into this world and the characters and had a hard time putting this book down. There is quite a bit of world building, and I felt like it was enough to know a little bit about the structure of the world [...]

  • DNF @ 30%*Review copy provided by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a honest review.*This whole book got me doing theI just don't know what to think of this book. I was expecting so much greatness and a stunning plot, but I found that I just wasn'tinterested.I chose to read this book because I did believe that it was going to beinteresting,but instead, I got something completely different and odd.I was the black sheep with this book.The average rating is aholy moly4.50, which is very high, if [...]

  • Start with a Middle East-inspired world named Dyn. Give it a king with a harem, tasty cuisine, sickles, all that good stuff. Now add alien goddesses who have ruled for hundreds (thousands?) of years, regularly harvesting consecrated girls and bringing them to the mysterious Silver Sickle. Also throw in steampunk cogsmen, clockwork robots who obey the orders of the king but also the alien goddesses, the Amar. Let's also have best-friends-turned-lovers in the middle of this trying to save the damn [...]

  • Okay. So I’m going to be honest here. I don’t remember why I signed up to review this book. The cover doesn’t blow me away and the synopsis doesn’t draw me in. BUT… I am SO glad I did! This book was completely what I was in mood for! It is sci fi at its best with a healthy dose of steampunk.The world building is impeccable. Without any kind of an info dump, Ann is able to paint a fascinating picture of a future world, where aliens and sentient robots are a reality. I bought into the st [...]

  • Steampunk!! An interesting read from a small indie press. Despite good editing, a lack of polishing in the world-details clearly shows the difference between big and small publishers in this book. I enjoyed the fast paced story, but I've got a number of issues. Would give 2.5 stars if possible, debated on giving 3.First - you are thrown right in the action, which creates a great deal of confusion in a unique and complicated world like 'Silver Sickle'. Adding a few chapters to the beginning of th [...]

  • Beautiful and wily Farissa has been one a leash all of her life as one the Consecrated. Her city’s king and kingdom worship the humanoid aliens that rule and live side by side humans. Deadly and having built the combined cultures of human worship with some tune of human freewill, the aliens keep the charade of living cohesively while planning the end of humanity. After a terrible fight and loss, Farissa is taken into the human King’s harem with the other virgin and beautiful Consecrated girl [...]

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