Karavans #1

Karavans #1

by Jennifer Roberson
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Karavans #1 by Jennifer Roberson


Audrun and her husband Davyd, along with the others of the land of Sancorra, have been left homeless because of the brutal Hecari. Consulting diviners, they learn that their newest child must be born in the peaceful province of Atalanda. They must now travel close to the sinister woodlands of Alisanos, where darkness awaits. Joining a karavan for safety, the family moves ever closer to the dangerous, mystical forest. And, as they are all about to discover, Alisanos is moving ever closer to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101642511
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 348,488
File size: 621 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Roberson is the author of the Sword-Dancer Saga and the Chronicles of the Cheysuli, and collaborated with Melanie Rawn and Kate Elliott on the historical fantasy The Golden Key, a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. She has also published three historical novels, and several in other genres. An exhibitor and breeder of Cardigan Welsh Corgis, she lives on acreage in Northern Arizona with eight dogs and two cats. She is currently working on the third Karavans novel, with prologue available at her website, http://www.cheysuli.com/author/Index.html.

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Karavans #1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TheSaintly More than 1 year ago
Maybe meant for teens (which I am not & haven't been for a long time), but I read everything Jennifer publishes as she never disappoints me
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Elu More than 1 year ago
Roberson lives up to her past works...this one is excellent. Has all the ingredients needed, literacy, plot line, fascinating characters-both of the human and non-human type!
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Owl-Girl More than 1 year ago
At first, this book is quite confusing, as certain terms are not explained until far past the first half of the book. However, the vivid characters keep pulling you along, and by the end, you have to know what happens, so of course you have to buy the second in the series, which also leaves you wanting more. The incredible landscape of Alisanos and Rhuan's unique personality keep the pages flying. A little romance, some well-kept lies, and some fantastic characters combine to create this vivid novel, which is a must-read for previous Jennifer Roberson fans.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book too awhile to get going. For the first half it seemed like the characters just walked around not doing much. It seems as if the author is trying to give some backstory but still leave quite a few gaping holes. The characters themselves are interesting and the world the author has created is enjoyably complex. If you are interested in a series I believe that this one might turn into a good one, but as a book on its own it leaves you lacking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
KARAVANS is a gloriously written novel that introduces a unique and deeply envisioned world complete with richly detailed settings and fully fleshed characters. You'll fall in love with them, hate them, worry about them, and wish you could give one or two of them a good kick in the posterier. And when you finally lift your attention from the pages, you'll be dazed to discover you haven't actually been traveling beside them along Alisanos for real. Readers expecting a complete story arc in this volume may be disappointed, as the book is an introduction piece, presenting story elements and unveiling the players for the following volumes, but--as one who generally doesn't appreciate that structure--I found the book satisfying as a whole, with enough resolution to provide the sense of closure I expect. Think of this work not as a digital photograph, full of sharp detail and no vision, but as the first painting in triptych by one of the old masters.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The province of Sancorra has been occupied by the Hecari horde and when too many native inhabitants congregate in one place the victors cull the natives, killing one in ten. Davyd and Audrun with their four children flee Sancorra to make a new life for themselves in Atalanda province where they have kin. At the tent city settlement where the caravans set off from, Audrun talks Master Jorda into taking them with his team until they get to the shortcut. From there they will go on alone. --- The only problem is that the shortcut is near Alisanos, a land that is sentient and according to Rhuan, a member of the mysterious Shoia race, is planning to destroy everything in its path. The Shoia consider themselves superior to men with mysterious powers including the ability to die six times before their final death. Rhuan likes humans unlike his kin Brodhi who is also in the human world . When Brodhi communicates through his blood bond Rhuan learns that the tent city settlement was culled by the Hecari. The Karavans turns around except for Davyd and his family. After warning the settlement that Alisanos is on the move, Rhuan rushes to find Davyd and his family so that he can rescue them if he can. --- In this exciting and enjoyable high fantasy novel, Jennifer Roberson creates a world that is so meticulously detailed, readers can actually visualize it. Lyrical prose combined with brilliantly developed characters make Karavans a magical treat. The point of view rotates between various characters so the audience knows at all times the moods and feelings of the protagonists. Like any book written by Ms. Robertson there is some stunning surprises that catch the reader off guard. The audience will look forward to the next book in this exciting series. ---Harriet Klausner