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Snare AUTHOR Katharine Kerr Download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ß [Reading] ➻ Snare Author Katharine Kerr – The author of the beloved Deverry series Dragonspell Darkspell and The Red Wyvern turns her hand to a new kind of taleOn the planet known as Snare the descendants of Islamic fDespot's service finds himself living among the tribes of the comnee where Healer and Spirit Rider Ammadin seeing the dangers all around her is beginning to doubt the gods who are her only protection To save herself and her people Ammadin journeys eastward into war intrigue and adventure and finds than she bargained for on all coun. Originally published on my blog here in June 2005Katharine Kerr has long been an author I have enjoyed reading She is best known for her long running Deverry series which is basically standard fantasy albeit well written and with some nice individual touches I think that her other books closer to science fiction are interesting but now Snare brings that inventiveness back to a new fantasy world A slight caveat about what I've just said this is fantasy with a fairly remote science fiction background like Anne McCaffrey's Pern or Marion Zimmer Bradley's DarkoverThe world of Snare is divided between four main groups three human and one native to the planet To begin with we seem to be in fairly standard genre territory the groupings appear to be loosely based on Earth history with a Persian like civilization opposed to barbarian steppe nomads The Great Khan has become corrupt ruthlessly destroying any threat to his power; at the start of the novel a small group of cavalry offices set off across the steppe to find the only remaining survivor from the ruling family who escaped the Khan's murderers Then invent an excuse investigating a business opportunity but fail to allay the Khan's suspicions he sends one of the Chosen his secret police force after them So far so similar to innumerable other novels But soon things become by almost imperceptible steps differentThis is achieved through good writing Most fantasy is pretty melodramatic featuring a cast of heroes ranged against an unspeakable but one dimensional evil this of course follows Tolkien's example orcs are not characterised beyond being vulgar and unpleasant members of a horde By building the characters properly by giving them realistic motivations Kerr makes the reader simpathise eually with the Chosen and with those he hunts Very little fantasy makes a credible attempt to humanise both opposing sides and to do so necessitates something else unusual about Snare which is that the situation is made complex than a straightforward black and white division between good and evil She does this by introducing interactions with the other groups already mentioned who naturally have their own agendas Her acheivement is not just unusual within the fantasy genre; very little fiction tries to make the reader sympathise with those who work for evil masters no matter what the justifications they make for their actionsThough as long in itself as many fantasy trilogies of earlier years Snare is truly a standalone novel as it amounts to a journey of discovery both generally as much of the hidden past of the planet is revealed and for the individual characters This is Katherine Kerr's trademark construction and gives her novels a depth which is unusual in writing that seems to be typical of the fantasy genre because her characters develop as they make discoveries and the nature of their uest itself changes as a result This complex novel is a top class piece of fantasy

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The author of the beloved Deverry series Dragonspell Darkspell and The Red Wyvern turns her hand to a new kind of taleOn the planet known as Snare the descendants of Islamic fundamentalist emigrants have created beautiful enclaves where they can sit on a patio enjoying green grass and true roses but the nomadic tribes live in a muc. I rarely pay attention to book blurbs and it's just as well in this case because the front cover blurb the descendants of Islamic fundamentalists war with the descendants of scientists almost put me off looking any furtherIt bemuses me that someone could have picked on just about the least relevant details as a hook to promote the story Instead of being enticed I was worried that this would be nothing than a thinly veiled soapbox I wanted entertainment not lecturingLuckily I read the first pages and got drawn into a rich tale of people who just happen to be the descendants of fundamentalists and scientists but who could honestly have been from just about any persuasion Through the course of the book the perspective and stakes gradually expand from personal survival and political intrigue to an understanding of the truth about their people's origins and the fabric of lies that their ancestors had put in place for their own protectionThe characters and cultural details are finely drawn both of the conflicting human populations and of the indigenous ChaMeech Only one thing stopped me from awarding five stars At about the two thirds mark until near the end I found the story started to drag It was still well told and interesting stuff but the suspense and sense of danger that gripped me through the first part of the book evaporated However things picked up again towards the end and the story drew to a satisfying conclusion

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Snare AUTHOR Katharine KeH harsher landscape Where the grass is purple the trees are orange and the huge and dangerous sentient Cha'Meech lizards roam the landscapeIdres Warkannan and his companions seek to find the only man who can redeem their Islamic civilization from its despotic ruler and restore justice to the population Zayn Hassan refugee from the. Oooof I am not sure how I finished this Entirely too much religion and an utterly ponderous pace for the first 45ths of the book only to finish in a massive rush skipping over much of what was really the most interesting parts of the book to me So much religion