Honor's Paradox

Honor's Paradox

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by P. C. Hodgell
     
 

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Jame is one of the last of the Kencyrath line, born to battle a world-destroying Lord of Darkness and resuscitate her ancestral heritage. Jame's youth was spent hard and low in a desert wasteland. Now she has discovered her past and her heritage as Highborn—and, with it, the power to call souls out of their bodies and slay the occasional god or two (as well as

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Jame is one of the last of the Kencyrath line, born to battle a world-destroying Lord of Darkness and resuscitate her ancestral heritage. Jame's youth was spent hard and low in a desert wasteland. Now she has discovered her past and her heritage as Highborn—and, with it, the power to call souls out of their bodies and slay the occasional god or two (as well as to resurrect them).

First, though, Jame must survive the politics and dangers of haunted Tentir College, a school for warriors where she's a student. At Tentir, Jame saves a young protégé from possession by a powerful, evil soul in search of a body, while combating jealous students who see her as a danger to their ambition for power and want her expelled—and blinded and dead, in the bargain! To make matters worse, she's challenged to a mounted combat duel to decide who is Tentir "top gun"—a competition she must win to graduate. It's trial by fire, as Jame moves closer to a magnificent destiny she both fears—and knows she must face.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148473312
Publisher:
Baen Books
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Series:
Chronicles of the Kencyrath , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
206,799
File size:
1 MB

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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. David Starr: Space Ranger by Paul French was the first novel with which I fell in love, so much so that I started making my own copy of the library book, long-hand in a spiral notebook, complete with a carefully drawn facsimile of the frontispiece. Long afterward, I came across a paperback reprint and learned that my beloved 'Paul French' was none other than the ubiquitous Issac Asimov.

Over the years, as her interest grew, Pat collected piles of paperback science fiction and fantasy novels and comic books. Soon, however, reading and collecting genre fiction wasn't enough for her and, after college, she began to write it as well.

""It would be nice to say that, after the long suppression of the writing impulse, the dam burst—but it didn't. Due to lack of practice, I simply didn't know how to put a story down on paper. Pat began to learn, however, and by the next summer she had several stories finished and an invitation to the Clarion Writer's Workshop. "There, for the first time, I found a whole community of people like me—storytellers, wordsmiths, an entire family I never knew I had," Pat says of the Clarion experience. "Even more wonderful, here suddenly were professionals like Harlan Ellison and Kate Wilhelm telling me that I could indeed write. I could hardly believe my luck." She made her first professional sale two years later. Since then, she's sold stories to such anthologies as Berkley Showcase, Elsewhere III, Imaginary Lands, and the Last Dangerous Visions. Pat has also published three novels: God Stalk, Dark of the Moon, (Reprinted together in the omnibus Dark of the Gods.) and Seeker's Mask, also a short story collection, Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry, all part of an on-going fantasy saga concerned not only with high adventure, but also with questions of personal identity, religion, politics, honor, and arboreal drift.

Pat earned her Master's in English Literature from the University of Minnesota, 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 Writer's Workshops. In addition to her work with WDS, she is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in modern British literature and composition.

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Honor's Paradox 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Listen More than 1 year ago
This book is a thrilling continuation of an enthralling story. PC Hodgell creates a detailed and entertaining world rivaled only in imagination by Steven Brust. Everything from attempted murder, the value of family & romantic love, to a fun romp from place to place. The absurd mixes with the wonderful in yet again another adventure with the hectic, smart, beautiful, and apologetic Jame.
UN1C0RN More than 1 year ago
For someone who doesn't seem to fit, Jame is suddenly important nearly everywhere at once! I love how Hodgell once again builds on a new and unique landscape to take a girl who wants to fit in and makes her stand out. The Kencyrath have a bumpy future where Jame is involved but with the power of Honor and the right people in charge, any future is possible! Thanks for a fantastic read! When's the next one?
jpmedusa More than 1 year ago
As always, Pat does not disappoint. Although a bit slower paced for the first 75% of the book, the last 25% is a fast and furious ride (literally!). I have the usual complaints about the cover art having almost nothing to do with the story (Jame with a knife? Is she wearing jewelry? Why is there cleavage when she is frequently mistaken for her brother?). This book would be a great re-introduction to the saga, as much of the prior history and events are mentioned for those who do not obsessively re-read the previous books. This series is wildly underrated and deserves much more exposure than it has. Lost fans in particular should enjoy the moral ambiguity and difficult choices facing the characters. Pat has created a convoluted and dense mythology without the bloat of a 500+ page novel, her writing is as lean and spare as a Knorth, and she does not hesitate to surprise or shock us. I very eagerly await the next book!
LARRYJAMESLOWRY More than 1 year ago
GREAT READING FOR MALE OR FEAMALE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago