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Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love. The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her. Lady Kestrel's engagement to Valoria's crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of. Get this from a library! The winner's crime. [Marie Rutkoski] -- The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it.
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THE WINNER'S CRIME CHAPTER 1. She cut herself opening the envelope. Kestrel had been eager, she'd been a fool, tearing into the letter simply because it. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski (review); Kate Quealy-Gainer · Bulletin of the Center for Rutkoski, Marie The Winner's Crime. Farrar Download PDF. The Winner's Crime book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the d.
It should have made sense to Kestrel, who knew that the imperial palace was also a fortress. Tight hallways were a way to bottleneck an invading force. Yet it looked unfriendly and alien. It was so different from her home. Kestrel reminded herself that her home in Herran had never really been hers.
She may have been raised in that colony, but she was Valorian. She was where she was supposed to be. Where she had chosen to be. The cut had stopped bleeding. Kestrel left the letter and went to change her day dress for dinner. This was her life: rich fabric and watered silk trim.
A dinner with the emperor. Yes, this was her life. She must get used to it. His eyes were dark and keen. It seemed to ring against the empty plates, the empty glasses. Slaves served the first course.
They poured white wine as clear as water. She could have asked why he had summoned her to dinner, and where the prince might be, but Kestrel had seen how the emperor loved to shape silence into a tool that pried open the anxieties of others.
She let the silence grow until it was of her making as well as his, and only when the third course arrived did she speak.
I must reward him for an excellently waged war. You urged me to put an end to the Herrani rebellion by giving that territory self-governance under my law. What clever advice from one so young. If he knew the real reason she had argued for Herrani independence, she would pay for it.
Kestrel tried the painstakingly prepared food. There were boats made from a meat terrine, their sails clear gelatin. She ate slowly. I know how young ladies enjoy sweet things. She calmed herself. No one did. Not even Arin knew that she had bought his freedom with a few strategic words.
If Arin knew, he would fight it. If the emperor knew why she had done it, he would ruin her.
Any additional activities conducted by the projects eg providing meals in Weld to Life and adding a healthy lifestyle content in the Under the Limit program were developed specifically to support the successful implementation of the initiative and to ensure the primary objective was met.
Clear project target group When resources were limited, adherence to eligibility criteria helped focus attention on the clear identification and focus on the project client target group eg Weld to Life, BSafe, Bridge Project , which in turn, helped to ensure project success in meeting objectives. The BSafe project, for example, was underpinned by clear eligibility criteria, where assistance was provided to clients who had an Intervention Order in place and the offender was not living in the same house.
Tailoring interventions to the needs of individuals Representatives of the projects often recognised that for an intervention to be successful, it needed to be carefully tailored to the needs of project recipients. This often involved flexible, open-ended responses. For example, Time for Kids did not impose time restrictions on the overall length of the engagement between the child and host family.
Similarly, BSafe personal security devices were returned only when the client felt safe rather than having a predetermined deadline. This was considered important, as the length of time that the device was needed could be longer than initially anticipated.
In particular, consideration was given to the protracted legal proceedings which could take years to resolve , where the client may have felt threatened throughout that period. In Weld to Life, project staff identified that the support required by project participants extended beyond the original objectives. There was a need to provide wholesome meals because many of the project participants had poor diets. In addition, providing meals was used as an additional incentive to encourage participants to complete the program.
As a result, the project engaged the services of two local YMCA staff to cook meals one night a week. The Dubbo Transformation Strategy project staff recognised that a tailored approach would be necessary to maximise the likelihood that all households would be relocated successfully.
Project staff held one-to-one consultations with each household to determine the most suitable relocation options for them.
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In addition, project staff held follow-up consultations after relocation to ensure those residents were acclimatising and had access to relevant social services. In the Under the Limit project, literacy problems were recognised as a particular challenge for some project participants.
The course curriculum was therefore developed with this in mind. This included introducing measures such as group activities with at least one literate participant in each group.
In addition, the program was strategically placed within a TAFE college and it was hoped that being exposed to other education opportunities on the premises would provide a catalyst for attendees to further their education.
The Bridge Project recognised that matching a mentee with an appropriate mentor could mark the difference between success and failure for a particular placement. This was viewed as more important than the choice of job placement itself in achieving a successful outcome to the placement. To assist the process, mentors were trained to deal with the young people with whom they were matched.
Time for Kids similarly recognised the importance of matching children with compatible foster carers. Extensive consultations with the host families were therefore undertaken before a placement was made. Discussions with biological children in the fostering families were considered essential to ensure they were also comfortable with having a foster child visit them.
It was also observed that children aged between 14 and 17 years were less likely to stay with their foster carers over the weekend, but were still interested in spending time with them. As a result, Time for Kids introduced a mentoring program to allow the children and foster carers to spend time together doing different activities without the need to stay overnight.
Each project dealing with young people Time for Kids, Weld to Life, Bridge Project indicated that success was underpinned by tailoring the intervention to suit the individual needs of each participant. This included considering not just the interests of participants, but also their cultural backgrounds.
They also collaborated with an Indigenous organisation, Mari Yurta, to provide guidance to Time for Kids staff on Indigenous issues and childrearing practices. In the absence of an available Indigenous host family, this advice was then used to assist with placing Indigenous children with non-Indigenous families.
Tailoring interventions to suit different contexts In addition to tailoring responses to individual needs, different approaches may be required to make effective changes with specific client groups, even if the underlying problem targeted remains the same eg drink driving. That is, programs developed for young adults do not necessarily translate well to younger or older target groups, or even to other groups within the same age bracket males cf females.
For example, in both the Bridge Project and Weld to Life projects, it was discovered that some participants were not ready for work for numerous reasons that included age, maturity and literacy levels.
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Placing young people in positions where they were not ready could negatively impact on the young person and potentially damage relationships with business and other community partners assisting with the projects. Thus, when faced with such issues, these projects were modified and continue to be adapted to suit the needs of participants and to further the program goals.
In these cases, further training and education was offered to those not ready to enter the workforce, rather than offering placements when the young people were not ready and were likely to fail. Adaptation Projects seldom remain static.
Indeed, they typically go through a process of ongoing re-planning and occasionally through more significant re-definition Brown As the context in which the projects operated changed, it was found that the case studies had also adapted.
Characteristic of the case studies was constant reflection and assessment of their projects via formal eg commissioned evaluations or informal means eg talking to stakeholders, participants.
For example, Under the Limit was originally conceived in the early s, when the dangers of drink driving and alcoholism were not as well known in the general community as they are today. Consequently, the initial project design focused on the dangers of drink driving rather than on the underlying problem of alcohol misuse.
With increasing awareness of these issues, the program content evolved to acknowledge these problems and incorporated more holistic content that included healthy lifestyle components. Adaptation can also be necessary when projects change the location or context within which they operate. More relevant material was adopted for the target population, including the development of an Indigenous-focused resource that utilised the involvement of local elders.
The funding of programs may also frequently change over time, especially with changes in government. This can result in projects losing access to funds that were previously available. BSafe was one such project that was left vulnerable to changes in funding schemes.
This strategy led to additional transitional funding in from funding available through the Proceeds of Crime Act In addition, they also engaged in the strategic use of available resources to rally the media and community to support their cause.
This included radio hosts, who regularly championed their cause on their programs. Project expansion and transferability to other contexts In some cases, the projects applied the key mechanisms behind their initiatives to develop further projects, or to implement the project in different locations.
With regard to BSafe, there were plans to expand the initiative beyond the Hume Region into the Gippsland region of Victoria and the program was being considered by other jurisdictions eg New South Wales, Queensland. The selection of their service provider VitalCall was partly chosen for its national coverage, therefore allowing the program to be standardised across the country. It also developed new programs for specific types of offenders.
The Weld to Life project also expanded geographically and was trialled in Armadale, Western Australia. Similarly, the Bridge Project expanded the programs it offered to include a Certificate I in Vocational Preparations, sports programs and life skills programs for 18—30 year olds.
Adjusting to unsuccessful project elements Most of the case studies identified some elements that did not work well over the life of the project, highlighting that even successful projects are unlikely to experience flawless implementation. However, these successful projects learned from these experiences and adapted their approach to overcome the issues, thereby improving project delivery.
In the Bridge Project, coordinators observed some placements were more successful than others and realised that this was often the result of poorly matched workplace mentors. This issue was addressed by placing greater emphasis on matching participants with appropriate mentors.
In the Under the Limit project, a distance education format was trialled with Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland, working with Distance Education Queensland, to provide the project where a traditional in-person format was difficult to deliver. It was found that it had little effect compared with the traditional program format.
Therefore, the program ceased to operate in this way, although web-based learning is currently being considered. Weld to Life initially engaged volunteers to deliver its programs. However, there was a high turnover of volunteers due to the problems experienced in working with the difficult behaviour exhibited by some project participants, while other volunteers found it difficult to deal with the life histories of participants which often included abuse, neglect and trauma.
Weld to Life therefore moved to a model of employing professionals, experienced at working in a teaching environment.
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However, participants were not engaging as well as anticipated and were becoming bored with the program. This was attributed to differences in the core demographic. Weld to Life dealt with more violent offenders from disadvantaged backgrounds, whereas Right to Write had people from more affluent, less violent backgrounds. After listening to their concerns, simple modifications were made to the Right to Write program, such as playing music during class, adding visual stimulation and adopting a less structured format.
This resulted in a significant turnaround in participation and motivation. Hence, although the underlying concept behind the program was still relevant, there were many elements that required adaptation to suit the different target group.
Once this was achieved, there was an immediate improvement in outcomes. Sustainability Maintaining project sustainability was a persistent concern for projects.
This required consideration of how to support long-term positive changes for the target group, in addition to obtaining financial and in-kind support to keep the projects operational.
Beyond intervention—supporting long-term change All of the winning projects were developed to support long-term changes rather than one-off interventions to address limited short-term goals. These reflected local needs in Western Australia; namely, skills sought by the mining sector and its flow on to other community businesses. Consequently, the program provided a realistic, achievable skill in an area with a good chance of achieving employment, in addition to appealing to the interests of the participants.
This was also reflected in the qualifications gained with the Bridge Project, where skills were developed to reflect local need, in this case the need for trades-based workers. The long-term success of the Dubbo Transformation Strategy was largely attributed to the support provided to relocated residents by the project staff and tailoring support needs for each household.
Project staff identified the need for additional social services after relocation and made appropriate referrals to support long-term success of the relocation.
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Kestrel set aside the letter. She pulled the silk sash from her waist, threading it out from under the dagger that she, like all Valorians, wore strapped to her hip. She wound the sash around her bleeding hand. Her blood spotted it. Kestrel was engaged to Prince Verex, heir to the Valorian empire.
The proof of it was marked daily on her brow in an oiled, glittering line.
She had sashes upon sashes, dresses upon dresses, a river of jewels. She was the future empress. Yet when she stood from her carved ebony chair, she was unsteady. She looked around her study, one of many rooms in her suite, and was unsettled by the stone walls, the corners set insistently into perfect right angles, the way two narrow hallways cut into the room.
It should have made sense to Kestrel, who knew that the imperial palace was also a fortress. Tight hallways were a way to bottleneck an invading force. Yet it looked unfriendly and alien. It was so different from her home. Kestrel reminded herself that her home in Herran had never really been hers. She may have been raised in that colony, but she was Valorian. She was where she was supposed to be.
Where she had chosen to be. Kestrel left the letter and went to change her day dress for dinner. This was her life: A dinner with the emperor. The emperor was alone, and smiled when she entered his stone-walled dining room. His eyes were dark and keen. It seemed to ring against the empty plates, the empty glasses. She sat. Slaves served the first course. They poured white wine as clear as water. She could have asked why he had summoned her to dinner, and where the prince might be, but Kestrel had seen how the emperor loved to shape silence into a tool that pried open the anxieties of others.
She let the silence grow until it was of her making as well as his, and only when the third course arrived did she speak. I must reward him for an excellently waged war. You urged me to put an end to the Herrani rebellion by giving that territory self-governance under my law.I'm a little shocked quite frankly that my rating didn't change after reading this book a second time. Arin and Kestrel misunderstand each other and the author always plays with double meanings to do it.
You may continue to work on your expired EAD for OPT up to days while your month extension petition is pending if you meet the following conditions: You are currently in a period of post-completion OPT. Kestrel was like, they weren't our homes. Krestle is oozing with smarts. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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