Jaran (Jaran Series #1)

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The first book in Kate Elliott's acclaimed Jaran series-the groundbreaking story of a young woman coming of age on an alien planet...and her effect on the human race's survival.

The brilliant first novel of an author destined to become an important new voice in science fiction. A young woman comes of age in an alien world where she is both a player and a pawn in an interstellar game of intrigue and politics, in which the ultimate ...

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Overview

The first book in Kate Elliott's acclaimed Jaran series-the groundbreaking story of a young woman coming of age on an alien planet...and her effect on the human race's survival.

The brilliant first novel of an author destined to become an important new voice in science fiction. A young woman comes of age in an alien world where she is both a player and a pawn in an interstellar game of intrigue and politics, in which the ultimate prize may be freedom for humankind--or extinction. Original.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756400958
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Jaran Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Tenth Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 848,722
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Elliott
KATE ELLIOTT is the bestselling author of more than a dozen epic novels. Her novel King’s Dragon was a finalist for the Nebula Award; The Golden Key (co-written with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Iowa and raised in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    My favorite novel

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2005

    Addicting

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2004

    beyond original

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    your fellow bookworm

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    WON'T be able to put the book down!!!

    The book is great and it brings u into another world....Wounderful details u can picture it in ur mind. All are GREAT books!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2000

    Too much like Jean Auel, well written for Gay Fiction

    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.

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