Megan Lindholm

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    spider from mars

    spider from mars New Member

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    Anyone read any of Hobb's Megan Lindholm books? Any good? Love Hobb, but not sure if I'm into the tone of the Lindholm books.
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    SPH Young

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    I've read the first two of the Ki and Vandien quartet. I enjoyed them. The writing and themes explored make it very much embryonic Hobb in my opinion. Just don't expect anything as heart wrenching as 'The Farseer Trilogy'.
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    HareBrain

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    I thought "Wolf's Brother" was very good. Probably the best fictional depiction of shamanism I've read.

    Oddly, I've never been able to get into any of her Robin Hobb books.
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    SPH Young

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    Wolf's brother is high on the list. Sometimes though, I feel I have to keep myself from reading and rereading nothing but Hobb/Lindholm.

    My other great love is bushcraft/primitive living skills, so I'm guessing this story would be right up my alley?
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    HareBrain

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    It's not quite "bushcraft" since the people are very much organised around their reindeer herds, but primitive living certainly, and it reads as very well-researched to me. (BTW, "Wolf's Brother" is a direct sequel to "The Reindeer People", but I didn't read the first one and didn't find any trouble keeping track of it.)
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    SPH Young

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    Is it based around any particular culture, or is it purely fantasy?
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    HareBrain

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    The Lapps, I think, or very similar.
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    SPH Young

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    Books arrived the other day. Managed to get the last two Ki and Vandien books, and Alien Earth along with them. Had to pay a bit for the Ki and Vandien books due to the rarity, but nothing that broke the bank. Same as if bought new really.

    I may be giving them to grandparents who are lost for what to get me for Chistmas though, as my book pile is getting a little silly now (yes, it really is getting that tall).

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