Jaran (Jaran Series #1)

Jaran (Jaran Series #1)

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by Kate Elliott
     
 

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Tess had been cursed by an accident of birth, cursed to be the sister of the one man honored by the alien conquerors of human-run space. Her brother, Charles Soerensen, the leader of Earth’s rebellion, had been given a dukedom after his defeat and now ruled over far-distant worlds. And Tess was his only heir, a position and a responsibility she was not yet

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Tess had been cursed by an accident of birth, cursed to be the sister of the one man honored by the alien conquerors of human-run space. Her brother, Charles Soerensen, the leader of Earth’s rebellion, had been given a dukedom after his defeat and now ruled over far-distant worlds. And Tess was his only heir, a position and a responsibility she was not yet willing to assume. So she fled to a world in her brother’s domain, a world where—she was soon to discover—the alien conquerors were themselves involved in some covert and dangerous mission.

And despite herself, Tess was suddenly forced to become both player and pawn in an interstellar game of intrigue and politics, caught between protecting her brother’s interests, and her own growing involvement with Ilya the leader of the nomadic tribe with whom she had taken shelter. But it soon became apparent to Tess that whether Charles or the aliens were the victors here, Ilya and his people were balanced at a crucial point in their history—a point at which they must either learn to adapt to the incursions of more advanced civilizations or, by remaining rooted in their own traditions, face inevitable extinction.

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Romance and intrigue mark this debut as a young woman threads her way through a maze of interstellar politics with humanity's freedom at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756400958
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Jaran Series, #1
Edition description:
Tenth Anniversary Edition
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
413,281
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Judith Parr
A strong debut...a bright new talent...complex politics...a wonderful, sweeping setting...reminds me of C. J. Cherryh.

Meet the Author

Kate Elliott’s credits include the Nebula finalist novel, King’s Dragon, its sequels, Prince of Dogs, The Burning Stone, Child of Flame, and The Gathering Storm; her groundbreaking DAW science fiction series, The Novels of JaranJaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming; and her magnificent fantasy collaboration with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, The Golden Key. She now lives in Hawaii with her husband, three children, and a dog. She can be found at kateelliott.com.

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Jaran (Jaran Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first five pages were a bit tough for me to get into, but after that it's an amazing story! Couldn't put it down! ~an MFA
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found myself waiting for school to let out just so that I could come home and finish the book even though I should have been studying for finals. How could I choose to cram when all I could think about was Tess and Ilya? Although, I was upset about Yuri's death, but I suppose Elliot couldn't make the book a complete fairy tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is way more than 5 stars! You've got to read it. Tess is a remarkably likeable heroine and the story keeps you on your toes. Traveling to another planet, living with a nomadic culture, action, humor and a fierce romance. Kate Elloit creates an interesting as well as exciting world to be in. I couldn't get enough of it. It's been a torturous few days waiting to get the sequel! Highly recommended folks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i defy anyone who reads the first 100 pages of this book to guess its destination. i have a rule, if i figure out the story after the first 100 pages, i get to read the end next, to see if its a surprise. well, that rule didn't work here! if you like world building, intriguing characters, ethnic groups that are somewhat familiar, but then have no familiarity at all, aliens, politics, well, here they are. our heroine starts off on a adventure that she has not planned on and has not fully considered the consequences of her curiosity. the following books go beyond your expectations. very well written and imagined.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is great and it brings u into another world....Wounderful details u can picture it in ur mind. All are GREAT books!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elliot's style is very much like Jean Auel's, and Tess Sorensen is very much like Auel's protagonist. As for comparisons to C.J. Cherryh, Elliot is better, though her work is still dragged out needlesly, a gigantic Cherryh flaw. Elliot's biggest failing is that the best part of the book, the Chapelli plot against her brother Charles, seems nothing more than an excuse to get Tess into Jaran lands and have her meet Illya. As with all her work, her obsession with male homosexuality, while ignoring the female aspect, is sprinkled throughout the book. Worse, it isn't critical to the plot in any form, but is purely gratuitous, as is also the case with all Elliott works.