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The God Stalker Chronicles (Kencyrath Series)
     

The God Stalker Chronicles (Kencyrath Series)

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by P. C. Hodgell
 

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1. The novels of the Kencyr series have been praised by readers and critics, and have been Science Fiction Book Club selections.

2. Advertising in Locus and Romantic Times

3. Baen will be publishing the long-awaited fifth novel in this series.

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Jame is a Kencyrath, the chosen people of the Three-Faced God,

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1. The novels of the Kencyr series have been praised by readers and critics, and have been Science Fiction Book Club selections.

2. Advertising in Locus and Romantic Times

3. Baen will be publishing the long-awaited fifth novel in this series.

4. Featured book on Baen.com

5. Co-op available

Jame is a Kencyrath, the chosen people of the Three-Faced God, who fight the demonic being called Perimal Darkling. At the same time, she fights an internal battle for their honor because 3,000 years ago the leader of the Kencyrath betrayed his people to the Darkness for his own immortality.

She also must find her ten-year older brother Tori and return to him the sword and ring of their father. If that is not enough she has to stand before the rathorns, wear the cloak of living snakes, kill one god, and resurrect another. All in a day’s work for Jame.

"P.C. Hodgell writes the most strikingly weird and wonderful stories in epic fantasy today."—Charles Stross

“Hodgell has crafted an excellent and intricate fantasy with humor and tragedy, and a capable and charming female hero. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

Publisher’s Note: The God Stalker Chronicles has been previously published as two separate novels, God Stalk and its sequel Dark of the Moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439133361
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Kencyrath Series
Edition description:
2 Books in 1
Pages:
928
Sales rank:
1,277,655
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.51(d)

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Meet the Author

Pat Hodgell can't remember a time when she wasn't passionately interested in science fiction and fantasy. She's sold stories to such anthologies as Berkley Showcase, Elsewhere III, and Imaginary Lands and has also published four novels. God Stalk and Dark of the Moon, the novels included in The God Stalker Chronicles, begin her critically praised fantasy saga which is concerned not! only with high adventure, but also with questions of personal identity, religion, politics, honor, and arboreal drift. She earned her doctorate at the University of Minnesota with a dissertation on Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, and is a graduate of both the Clarion and the Milford Writers Workshops. Recently retired, she was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in modern British literature and composition, and teaches an audio-cassette-based course on science fiction and fantasy for the University of Minnesota. Pat lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in a nineteenth-century wood-framed house, which has been in her family for generations. In addition to writing and teaching, she attends science fiction conventions, collects yarn, knits, embroiders, raises cats, and makes her own Christmas cards.

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The God Stalker Chronicles (Kencyrath Series) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Mrelia More than 1 year ago
The Kencyrath series begins when a young girl by the name of Jame stumbles out of the wilderness. Naturally, she's in possession of Mysterious Items of Power, Pursued by the Undead and has a fair bit of Amnesia. But if you're thinking that this will lead to your typical Tolkien-clone fantasy world and adventure...think again. While the author does play with the standard fantasy toolkit, the world she creates and the characters therein will continually surprise you. In the "GodStalk", Jame must make an honorable living in the God-ridden city of Tai Tastigon as she waits to find passage over the mountains to the Riverland and her long-lost twin brother. Eventually, she unintentionally ends up with three simultaneous careers...each under a different persona and all quite dangerous. In "Dark of the Moon," Jame and her two companions make their way from the city and across a ravenous wilderness (seriously, you wouldn't want to camp in these hills) to attempt to catch up with her brother before he has to lead an army of thousands against a horde of millions. She also ends up in a blood-feud with a creature which is best described as a carnivorous armored unicorn. Oh, and did I mention the parallel dimensions yet?
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LARRYJAMESLOWRY More than 1 year ago
I HAVE ORIGINAL EDITIONS OF GOD STALK AND DARK OF THE MOON WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT I HAVE ENJOYED READING THEM ALL 30 YRS
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harstan More than 1 year ago
God Stalk¿. The Three-Faced God created the Kencyrath triple people to end the spread of the Perimal Darkling. However as the evil extended its hold, The Three-Faced God abandoned its people to their dangerous fate especially after the Kencyrath leader betrayed his people. The stunned Kencyrath reacted by disavowing anything godly. A few thousands of years later, young Jame with her God marked silver eyes is exiled into the eerie wilderness to die. However, Jame survives and a decade later with little memory of before the deportation, searches for her missing twin brother Torisen. She fails at her quest, but ends up in mystical Tai-Taistigon where gods and demons co-exist. She becomes an apprentice to the Guild Master Thief Penari and meets Loogan and his god Gorgo, who she kills and brings back to life.

¿Dark of the Moon¿. Jame eventually leaves Tai-Taistigon to continue her quest to find her sibling, but also wants to discover who she is. Meanwhile Tori is ten years older than his twin and currently is chieftain of the Kencyrath. However his sister will soon rock his comfortable vainglorious world as she obsesses over giving him their father¿s sword and ring while preparing for the coming of the Darkness

Combining these two related 1980s published superb fantasies into one collection leads to a comparative analysis of the support cast in each tale with the results being they are night and day; just like the twins. That brings freshness to both adventures even as each shares the overarching theme of coming of age escapades of a young woman seeking to understand who she is in a realm in which self seems murky at best. Readers will immensely relish the first two chronicles of Jame (the next saga is SEEKER'S MASK, not read by me) as she navigates a world she does not comprehend although P.C. Hodgell obviously does as this weird world makes for an excellent read.

Harriet Klausner