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Snare author Katharine KeThe 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. Interesting that the people who reviewed this negatively tend to like the Deverry books I sought out the Deverry books having read Snare and found them to be exceedingly disappointing by comparison I thought Snare was a well realised complex world with some nice uestions about whether and how spirituality emerges from religion if all the magic of the Tribes is just legacy tech and their religion made up out of whole cloth why do the cranes try so hard as they do to be Zayn's totemI felt the ending was a little too tidy especially the way she dealt with Soutan view spoilerWe discover it is impossible for Soutan to even try to get at the spaceships and then he gets his head blown off Wouldn't it have made it a little deeper if it had been possible and Soutan had actually had a point rather than just being an evil madman hide spoiler

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Despot'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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Snare author Katharine Kerr review ´ 3 ☆ ✽ [EPUB] ✵ Snare By 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 fundamentalist emigrants h The author of the bH 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. A dense book without even chapters to offer some relief The beginning of the story can be overwhelming with many names countries and races thrown in all at once to explain a political landscape I found a bit difficult to grasp especially since there are two levels at play However after the first 100 pages or so the story really focuses on individual characters their goals and flaws and journey and it became very interesting to follow them along as well as discover new cultures through their eyes A satisfying read