eBook Nina Kimberly the MercilessAuthor Christiana Ellis – Schematicwiringdiagram.co

She s on a mission To kill the man who loves herWhy Because he s an idiotNina Kimberly The Merciless is the story of a teenage barbarian princess who must rid herself of an obnoxious royal suitor, replace him with a hero, and then grow into her destiny as aWell, that she hasn t decided yet


10 thoughts on “Nina Kimberly the Merciless

  1. Gavin Gavin says:

    This was an enjoyable YA fantasy comedy The story followed Nina Kimberley the Merciless, a teenage barbarian princess, as she sets out on her first real quest adventure Unfortunately for her a delicate political situation means she is forced to take King Francis along for the journey A real inconvenience considering the goal of her quest is to find a way to kill Francis, her obnoxious unwanted suitor, without causing a war between his people and hers The story was a ton of fun Francis was t This was an enjoyable YA fantasy comedy The story followed Nina Kimberley the Merciless, a teenage barbarian princess, as she sets out on her first real quest adventure Unfortunately for her a delicate political situation means she is forced to take King Francis along for the journey A real inconvenience considering the goal of her quest is to find a way to kill Francis, her obnoxious unwanted suitor, without causing a war between his people and hers The story was a ton of fun Francis was the absolute worst companion anyone could possibly have while on a quest The guy was an obnoxious, oblivious, idiot who drove Nina crazy with his antics It made for plenty of hilarious moments As the quest progressed Nina s party grew to include a Dragon, who was trying to learn to see humanity asthan just food, and William, a Robin Hood esque mercenary The characters proved a likeable bunch and each had the chance to change and grow over the course of the quest By the end I was surprised by how attached I d grown to them All in all I liked the mix of humor, action, romance, and mystery and wish this story had a sequel as I m definitely not ready to let go of these characters just yet Rating 4 stars.Audio Note This was narrated by the author herself I thought she did an excellent job It was also a free Podiobook and I was delighted by the quality of both the production and the story I ll be tryingPodiobooks in the future


  2. J.L. Hilton J.L. Hilton says:

    Refreshing, laugh out loud funny, and unpredictable, this is an amazing first novel by Christiana Ellis Before I was halfway through, my tween daughter stole it from me and read the entire thing in ONE DAY before I could get it back And then when I was finished, she took it back to read again and to keep on her own bookshelf She said it was better than Series of Unfortunate Events which is one of her favorite series because it wasn t miserable All that sad stuff gets OLD , and it was Refreshing, laugh out loud funny, and unpredictable, this is an amazing first novel by Christiana Ellis Before I was halfway through, my tween daughter stole it from me and read the entire thing in ONE DAY before I could get it back And then when I was finished, she took it back to read again and to keep on her own bookshelf She said it was better than Series of Unfortunate Events which is one of her favorite series because it wasn t miserable All that sad stuff gets OLD , and it was better than So You Want to Be a Wizard because it s so funny While cool, it wasn t better than Dragonlance, she said But I think it s quite an achievement that Ellis could even come close to seasoned writers Hickman and Weis.I think Ellis rivals the big names because she s offbeat, quirky and unconventional, and an excellent writer Ellis turns tropes upside down and creates a kind of self aware, postmodern fantasy story My favorite line is when the wizard Manny tells Nina, It has done my heart good to play a small and primarily expository but nonetheless critical role in your larger story In another scene, the hero sums up the angst of the modern male I have to say that I m feeling a little useless here Here I am, intending to save a king and a beautiful maiden, and now the maiden has saved both herself and the king without my help Kinda left me holding the bag Miss the Merciless is a heroine for the current generation Nina uses her wits as much as she uses her weapon, and isn t above reveling in the fear her heritage inspires, but we also see her vulnerabilities and insecurities But to call it a coming of age tale doesn t do it justice Yes, it s about a 17 year old woman I won t call anyone who can lop off heads with one stroke a girl whose life as a barbarian princess in a small kingdom renders her bitter and self centered She learns the value of generosity, goodness, and yes, mercy, during her adventuring with a king reminiscent of a young Hugh Laurie in Blackadder, a dragon attempting to overcome his misanthropy, and a Robin Hood esque conman But one doesn t have to be a 17 year old physically or at heart to enjoy this story Nina could have been 22, 32 or 42, and the story would have worked just as well.Clever, easy to read, well written I would rate it PG 13 for innuendo and violence Looking forward tofrom Christiana Ellis


  3. Josh Hamacher Josh Hamacher says:

    I can not fathom all of the five star reviews here and onI managed to slog through about the first third of this book I haven t yet given up and may come back and try to finish it but after that third I just had to take a break and read something else.What don t I like The plot, the characterization, pretty much everything except the actual writing The writing is fine simplistic, like it was written by a talented junior high student, but perfectly readable in the it effectively tel I can not fathom all of the five star reviews here and onI managed to slog through about the first third of this book I haven t yet given up and may come back and try to finish it but after that third I just had to take a break and read something else.What don t I like The plot, the characterization, pretty much everything except the actual writing The writing is fine simplistic, like it was written by a talented junior high student, but perfectly readable in the it effectively tells a story without getting in the way sense.But the plot and the characterization Shallow stereotypes as far as the eye can see and an extremely annoying protagonist who is a cross between Conan and Paris Hilton Throw in the friendly dragon , the comic relief , the hero love interest , all in a stereotypical medieval fantasy world Ugh Not a page went by where I didn t roll my eyes And unlike most readers I didn t even find it funny I think I laughed twice in the first third of the book


  4. Sara Testarossa Sara Testarossa says:

    This podcast novel is at turns hilarious, exciting, and dramatic sometimesthan one of those at once I enjoyed the writing style, it worked well for the story in audio The plot was a blast and took some great twists and turns In terms of characters, I really loved Tiernan, his complexities, and unpredictability I had mixed feelings about Nina for a while but she grew on me as she grew I definitely understand her motivations, given her background, and enjoyed her as the central charac This podcast novel is at turns hilarious, exciting, and dramatic sometimesthan one of those at once I enjoyed the writing style, it worked well for the story in audio The plot was a blast and took some great twists and turns In terms of characters, I really loved Tiernan, his complexities, and unpredictability I had mixed feelings about Nina for a while but she grew on me as she grew I definitely understand her motivations, given her background, and enjoyed her as the central character The ridiculous Francis was a headdesk worthy source of amusement and groaning I had mixed feelings about William too but appreciated his role in the story And Manny was great, I only wish we d seenof him What a fun story


  5. Bryan457 Bryan457 says:

    Nina Kimberly the Merciless is a barbarian princess who would like to kill the royal pain in the behind, King Francis But she can t without destroying her own people in the process So she sets out on a quest to find a way to kill him.This podiobook has a gory beginning Nina chops off somebody s head in the 1st paragraph This is the only gore in the podiobook 5 stars to the interaction between Nina and Francis, I loved that part 3 stars to Tiernon the dragon he proved to be a decent charac Nina Kimberly the Merciless is a barbarian princess who would like to kill the royal pain in the behind, King Francis But she can t without destroying her own people in the process So she sets out on a quest to find a way to kill him.This podiobook has a gory beginning Nina chops off somebody s head in the 1st paragraph This is the only gore in the podiobook 5 stars to the interaction between Nina and Francis, I loved that part 3 stars to Tiernon the dragon he proved to be a decent character.What I didn t like 1 I really hate the romance device where 2 people meet and fall madly in love, then have a big misunderstanding until they resolve it at the end of the book I hate it I loathe it 2 Excessive, lengthy, boring conversations made up 50% orof this book.3 The ending.4 Nina goes from being a barbarian who chops off heads without the slightest qualm, and thinks pillaging is a public service, to a little teenage girl who explores her feelings and admires people who do good and noble things, and this change happens for no reason


  6. Mike Mike says:

    I really enjoyed this, in the Podiobook version read by the author, whose voice acting is remarkable The clueless Francis is particularly brilliantly characterised I would usually be bothered by modern American slang in a pseudomedieval fantasy book, but it so perfectly conveys Francis s idiocy.I occasionally thought that Nina herself was a little fearful for the daughter of a barbarian raider, but mostly what she was fearful about was not physical combat but relationships and complex social s I really enjoyed this, in the Podiobook version read by the author, whose voice acting is remarkable The clueless Francis is particularly brilliantly characterised I would usually be bothered by modern American slang in a pseudomedieval fantasy book, but it so perfectly conveys Francis s idiocy.I occasionally thought that Nina herself was a little fearful for the daughter of a barbarian raider, but mostly what she was fearful about was not physical combat but relationships and complex social situations The ending leaves me wanting a sequel When do we get the sequel, Christiana Huh When


  7. Simon C Simon C says:

    Generally entertaining stuff I thought the ending was nicely handled and there was a likeable collection of characters Perhaps the biggest problem I had was that apart from the very start, Nina isn t especially merciless and the book doesn t seem sure which way it should go and how far I also thought portraying a character as a surfer dude just didn t work and became a bit grating Overall, though, it was an amusing and quite original book.


  8. Marciealana Marciealana says:

    She s not a princess, she s not a barbarian, and she certainly doesn t need to be rescued.It s a light read listen, but the humor is priceless The plot twists are wonderful and a bit unexpected as well The ending came all too soon and wrapped up a little too neatly, but left me hoping for .


  9. Nicole Nicole says:

    I was looking for a recommend and someone said to check out common license books, specifically this one I thought the story was fun, it made me laugh out loud a few times I m pretty sure I ve been asked by King Francis before, lol I like the dragon and thought the ending was perfect Definitely a good book if you want something light and fun.


  10. Ashley Ashley says:

    I thought a great deal of this book overall, but felt that the story dragged terribly with the dialog due to some of the excessive details of facial characteristics etc I also felt that Nina seemed a bit dense at times when she was portrayed in the story to be very smart Overall, a good story.