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The Sorceress of Karres

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by Eric Flint, Dave Freer
 

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A New Sequel to The Witches of Karres. Two Top Writers Continue the Bewitching Adventures Begun in One of Science Fiction’s Most Beloved Novels.

As Captain Pausert had often had occasion to observe, life just wasn’t fair! Hadn’t he (with the help of the notorious witches of Karres, of course) outmaneuvered the deadliest of space pirates

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A New Sequel to The Witches of Karres. Two Top Writers Continue the Bewitching Adventures Begun in One of Science Fiction’s Most Beloved Novels.

As Captain Pausert had often had occasion to observe, life just wasn’t fair! Hadn’t he (with the help of the notorious witches of Karres, of course) outmaneuvered the deadliest of space pirates and eliminated the threat of the Worm World (as told in The Witches of Karres), after which, at the least, he deserved some time off. No such luck, though, as the Empress herself sent him on a secret mission to stop the nanite plague, but an enemy had somehow convinced the Imperial Fleet that he was actually a wanted criminal, so after a battle leaving his ship in urgent need of repairs all three of them joined an interstellar traveling circus (don’t ask!) in order to save the galaxy once again (as told in The Wizard of Karres).

Time for a vacation? Don’t be ridiculous—there’s a new urgent mission that has Captain Pausert’s name on it! This new novel finds the long-suffering Captain and the two young Karres witches—Goth, who vows she will marry him when she grows up, and her younger sister The Leewit—being sent off to investigate mysterious and ominous events in the notorious Chaladoor region of space. Goth soon becomes aware that unknown but surely inimical forces are tracking them, and in order to foil them she takes a desperate route to travel back in time and meet Pausert as a young boy. Meanwhile, the Captain and the Leewit find themselves in the middle of their own desperate situation in the Chaladoor.

Whoever it was who said that a change was as good as a vacation never met any of the Witches of Karres—nor experienced their amazing talent for getting Captain Pausert into trouble.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439133071
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Karres Series
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
883,043
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.06(d)

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Meet the Author

Eric Flint is the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius series, including the new novel The Dance of Time, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633, and 1634: The Baltic War, two novels in the Ring of Fire series, and on Crown of Slaves, a best of the year pick by Publishers Weekly. Flint received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IL, with his wife and is working on more books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series.

Dave Freer is an ichthyologist turned author living in a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with his wife and chief proof-reader, Barbara, four dogs and four cats, and two sons Paddy and James. His first book—The Forlorn (Baen)—came out in 1999. Since then he has co-authored with Eric Flint (Rats, Bats and Vats, The Rats, the Bats and the Ugly, Pyramid Scheme, and Pyramid Power) and, with Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint (The Shadow of the Lion, This Rough Magic, The Wizard of Karres) as well as writing another solo novel, A Mankind Witch, and various shorter works. Besides working as a fisheries scientist for the Western Cape shark fishery he has worked as a commercial diver, and as a relief chef at several luxury game lodges. His other interests are rock climbing (he's still good at it), diving, flyfishing (he's still bad at it), fly-tying, wine-tasting and the preparation of food, especially by traditional means—smoking and salting, all the good unhealthy things.

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The Sorceress of Karres 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ubtaught More than 1 year ago
Having read the Witches of Karres I can say this book ALMOST gets it. There's something missing. The book felt slightly winded, dry in places, stale in others. There wasn't the life and whit that can be found in the first of this series. It was almost like the author was rushed. There was also a definite fear of the budding relationship between Pausert and Goth. The storyline appeared overly sanitized for your protection; like there was a Pedophillia Fairy floating around with a large wand ready to attack anything that even smacked of 'inappropriate'. If you are going to do it, do it. Don't go half way. Don't 'vaguely go where almost everyone has sort of headed in that direction before'. 'Do or do not' as Yoda would say. This also relates to the growing power that the Witches of Karres and Captain Pausert are gaining. They are going to be a force to be reckoned with. So . . . what's next? You've got a 500 lb gorilla in the room...now what? The book was worth the money spent but I sort of wish I had it in paperback, not hardcover.
JMB-1949 More than 1 year ago
When James Schmitz Ended "The Witches of Karres", the ending practically invited sequels. The two so far have done a good job of continuing the basic approach of the original. One of the most significant things in the stories of Schmitz is the ability of young women to manage what they need to manage, definitely a feature here. I have followed and will continue to follow the adventures of Pausert, Goth, the Leewit, and others with interest. Through the two sequels the characters have developed as one would hope for, especially with children. The one thing preventing the fifth star is the characteristic of all sequels: if you have not read the earlier books, you will be rather at sea. The best solution is to start from the beginning, with "The Witches of Karres. That one should have six stars at least.
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124pilot More than 1 year ago
I recommend the series. It is entertaining and very well written.