Obligation

Obligation

by Lori L. Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9781413446708
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 05/10/2004
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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Obligation 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book just blows me out of the water with how good the story line is i love it!!!!!! thank u Lori for writing us such a good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obligation continues the story of Jamie and Keenu and their struggle to combine not only two different cultures but cultures that are from two different worlds. Returning to Elosia, where the story left off in the first book, Pledge of Honor, Keenu, his grandfather called The One and Jamie find the Elosian village in ruins from a terrible fight with the Berloff. Keenu¿s parents have been taken captive and are held for ransom. That ransom has a high price ¿ their lives for that of Jamie. To make matters worse, Keenu¿s childhood friend, Melynn, believes she should be Keenu¿s mate and sets about to make sure that happens. Using a front of friendliness, she goes with the group when Jamie is determined to give herself to the Berloff. Jamie cannot stand to watch Melynn interact with Keenu and believing she has lost Keenu to Melyyn, leaves the group late one night to continue on her own to the appointed meeting place. The way is long and dangerous and Taren, the brother of Jamie¿s former captor, is waiting for Jamie¿s arrival. It is his ¿obligation¿ to revenge his brother¿s death. BUT wait¿¿not all is as it seems. Taren wants ¿payment¿ for Jamie being late in arriving. He kills Keenu¿s mother, which, in turn, puts Keenu¿s life in jeopardy as their culture believe in Transition, a time between death and burial that each family member needs to be with the deceased family member. Leaving Keenu¿s father with his dead wife, the Berloff take Jamie to the Portal of Illusion and release her. If she can find her way out, she is safe to return to wherever she wants. But this is a place where the mind plays tricks. Now why would he do that rather than take her life? The One, Keenu and the rest of the group find Keenu¿s father. All return to the Elosian village to prepare for Transition except Keenu and The One. Meeting up with Taren who has left the Berloff group, they discover just why he didn¿t kill Jamie. To find out the ¿rest of the story¿, you will need to read the book for yourself. ¿Obligation is written so well that it made me feel as tired as the author¿s description of the way Jamie was feeling. There are many twists and turns in the story so pay close attention to every word. It is a book you will not want to put down until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Attention fantasy fans!! Another tale by talented Lori L. Anderson that will keep you happily turning pages. A moral tale with lots of adventure, marvelous settings and subplots to satisfy all readers. Earthling Jamie MacGivens is blamed for the death of the Berloff leader as well as most of the Elosian population when his brother takes revenge. Keenu's parents are taken by the Berloff who leave behind the threat that they will be killed if Jamie does not turn herself over to them. The horrible choice faced by Jamie will affect her relationship with the one she loves, Keenu, no matter which she chooses. And Keenu who loves her is forced to accept whichever decision she makes, even though he know it could cost his parents their lives. There are many layers to obligation woven tightly into the fabric of the story, each relating to all. The individual's obligation to honor bids the characters together as each one searches for a way to fulfill that duty. Highly recommended as a very enjoyable way to spend some hours. Having read the first book, Pledge of Honor, reading Obligation is like visiting old friends and meeting new. I'll be looking for the next book in this series. Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading SciFi and Fantasy since 1938, my favorite authors are Ann McCaffrey, Terry Prachett and now I am adding Lori Anderson to my must buy list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Lori's first book, 'Pledge of Honor' immensely! Her second book is just as fun! I'm eagerly awaiting #3!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a very interesting read. at some points hard to follow,but keeps you waiting for the next chapter to see what is going to happen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Obligation is a suspense filled, page turner that keeps you wanting more. I feel I know the characters personally. Jamie's passion and her 'do what's right' attitude is refreshing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great science fiction with a personal touch.