Honor's Paradox (Kencyrath Series #6)

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The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth entry in the Godstalker Chronicles by epic fantasy world-builder extraordinaire, P.C. Hodgell. A droll heroine born to one day battle a world-destroying god fights her way through deadly plots and challenges at a warrior’s academy to graduate and move forward to her destiny.

The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth entry in the Godstalker Chronicles by epic fantasy world-builder ...

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Overview

The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth entry in the Godstalker Chronicles by epic fantasy world-builder extraordinaire, P.C. Hodgell. A droll heroine born to one day battle a world-destroying god fights her way through deadly plots and challenges at a warrior’s academy to graduate and move forward to her destiny.

The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth entry in the Godstalker Chronicles by epic fantasy world-builder extraordinaire, P.C. Hodgell.

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! Then, just as graduation approaches, Jame’s exemption from the sacred laws of the tribe of her youth expires and she is expected to wed immediately, plus take on a family. 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 graduation. It’s trial by fire, as Jame moves closer to a magnificent destiny she both fears—and knows she must face.

About P.C. Hodgell’s Kyncyrath Series:

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

"Hodgell has crafted an…intricate fantasy with humor, tragedy, and a capable and charming female hero.”—Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451637625
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Kencyrath Series , #6
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,004,142
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

P.C. Hodgell 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 on-line course on science fiction and fantasy for the University of Minnesota. Hodgell lives in her family’s ancestral nineteenth-century wood-framed house in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    The Only Low Point is the Cover

    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.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

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    Jame it outdoes herself again!

    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?

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

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    Exciting continuation of the storyline

    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!

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    VEIW WITH JOY

    GREAT READING FOR MALE OR FEAMALE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    good book!!!

    i want more!

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    Posted December 23, 2011

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