Highborn can also have children with the native people of Rathillien, as the example of Graykin shows; his father was Caldane , Lord Caineron , and his mother was a Southron from Karkinor. Lyra was also contracted to Odalian , though prevented from having children by their contract. Kencyr reproduction seems to correlate to months,   though it's unclear if these "months" refer to Rathillien's day months , or to the months on a earlier world, somewhere down the Chain of Creation.
Kencyr have very sensitive eyesight and excellent night vision, a racial legacy of dimmer worlds. The Kencyrath have a complex system of hand gestures. Kencyr speak the Kens language. They also use High Kens , a highly formal and archaic form of Kens, in a limited way as a classical language. Literacy is fairly modern among the Kencyrath. Traditionally, they relied on memory,   and receive extensive memory training as a children accomplish this. Recently, Tentir decided to begin teaching its cadets to read and write, thought the decision was controversial.
It's rumored that Jaran learn to read as babies. There does appear to have been some Kencyr literary tradition at some point, and the Law Scroll is a notable exception to the tradition of memorization. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. You are Kencyr, aren't you? The Caineron captain had dismissed it with a glance: 'That time of month, is it? Things were changing. Not everyone approved. She knew the lengthy epics of her people by heart and could recite genealogies of leaders and important people stretching back thousands of years. They say that memory is safest.
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Honor's Paradox Kencyrath 6 by P. The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth entry in the Godstalker Chronicles by epic fantasy world-builder extraordinaire, P. The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth en The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting sixth entry in the Godstalker Chronicles by epic fantasy world-builder extraordinaire, P. Jame is one of the last of the Kencyrath line, born to battle a world-destroying Lord of Darkness and resuscitate her ancestral heritage.
Now she has discovered her past and her heritage as Highborn—and, with it, the power to call souls out of their bodies and slay the occasional god or two as well as to resurrect them. About P. Hodgell writes the most strikingly weird and wonderful stories in epic fantasy today. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published December 6th by Baen first published August 22nd More Details Jamethiel Talissen. Other Editions 3.
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More filters. Sort order. I have the ARC!!! Still working up to an actual review, but two quick points: 1. Okay, wait, two points besides that. So, three points. This feels more like the second half of the previous book than its own novel -- which is good, in a way, because the previous book really needed a second half, but it's not an entirely encouraging trend for future books.
Seriously, WTF with the cover art. Does anyone remember book 1, when Jame was mistaken for a boy while topless? Where the hell is this I have the ARC!!! Where the hell is this cleavage coming from? Feb 15, Laura Kyahgirl rated it really liked it Shelves: absolutely-beloved-character , magic , coming-of-age , fantasy , action-adventure , part-of-a-series. The story brings to a close Jame's time at Tentir college and concludes a chapter in her complex entanglement with the Merikit people.
I really enjoy the various chaotic disturbances that Jame always finds herself in the middle of. I particularly enjoy watching her confound everyone, not only with her astonishing array of skills, but with her ability to build relationships out of apparently nothing. She is a wonderful character. I am looking forward to the continuation of this story.
I must say, the only thing that I found strange about this book was the cover art. In this book, and previous ones, the artist portrays Jame with a rather daring cleavage. In the story, I don't think she'd be caught dead in something that revealed so much skin, I hope that wasn't a cheap attempt on the publishers part to catch the eye of male readers.
View 2 comments. Oct 31, Assaph Mehr rated it it was amazing. I've recently decided to re-read this excellent epic fantasy cycle, and review as I go. Expect more adventures, more native forces and power struggles, and further advancement of the overall story arc. It's great to see Torisen and Kindrie rising into their own as well. By now both Hodgell and fans have settled into a good pace, and if you've read so far than rest assured Hodgell consistently delivers high-qua I've recently decided to re-read this excellent epic fantasy cycle, and review as I go. By now both Hodgell and fans have settled into a good pace, and if you've read so far than rest assured Hodgell consistently delivers high-quality fantasy that makes the whole series very well worth the read.
What I liked Hodgell's story-telling and world-building are top-notch, her story pacing is excellent, and she balances light and dark themes perfectly. I love the tantalising glimpses into Jame's past, and the slowly-building tension around her. One can't help but feel immersed in the story, love Jame's vibrancy, and wish to learn more. What to be aware of This is book 6 of a long running series over 35 years, so far.
You really need to start at God Stalk if you're to have any chance of understanding what is going on. Summary A highly recommended series. This is epic fantasy done right, with perfect balance of light and dark, and excellent, slowly-building pacing. Jan 10, Andrew rated it really liked it.
Of the last book, I said: " We have strong hints that Jame will be off to the north in the next story. Except south, not north. So, no points for pacing. It remains true that "Jame hits Tentir" works better as a single enormous novel than as three, and it might have been better if it were edited that way, too. As it stands, it feels like a quarter of t Of the last book, I said: " As it stands, it feels like a quarter of this book's wordcount is spent explaining what happened in previous books. Hodgell is best when she can work a few strange details around from "quirky background" to "oh god the plot" at leisure, and this book lacks enough leisure.
All that said -- still a great story. View 1 comment. Feb 12, Richard rated it really liked it. My biggest problem with the series is that it's come to a screeching halt ever since Tentir. The pace of events seems to have just stopped dead and while we can see where the series is heading it feels like it's going to take forever to get there.
This is book 6 of a series started in I enjoy the series, setting and characters but I would really like some kind of conclusion one day.
At the very least I want out of this soldier academy arc because it's boring as anything. We all know she'll My biggest problem with the series is that it's come to a screeching halt ever since Tentir. We all know she'll succeed. We all know her friends will love her, her enemies will sabotage her. The series was far more interesting when we had one book for one major location and then moved on. It gave us some kind of momentum that felt like things were happening. I also think Tori deserves more time though I realise the books are primarily about Jame, I still want to spend more time with him and Kithrie.
Dec 10, kvon rated it really liked it. It seems a good and a bad thing that Ms Hodgell continues on at her glacial pace. I really enjoy this world and like seeing more stories in it; but I also wish that there would be some more resolution to the ongoing plots. I hope she has an idea of where we are going. In the meantime, this book spends much time in my second favorite place in her world, the war college. I guess I like montage scenes of people learning to trust each other and fight together. Another half year passes, Tori and Kind It seems a good and a bad thing that Ms Hodgell continues on at her glacial pace.
Another half year passes, Tori and Kindrie continue their slow interior growth, more bad people get chopped. The question comes up of honor, if you owe more honor to your house or to yourself. Jame as usual tromps around cheerfully destroying things, setting dark things free, and causing mayhem. Dec 20, Patrick Burgess rated it really liked it.
One of my all time favorite writers. Original, dark, deep, and addictive, read it to experience it is all I gotta say. Catching up on my favorite character and a worthy author. Love the characters and the story setting. Glad to have it on ebooks. Bought the lot after my first paperback fell to shreds. Something to reread at my leisure.
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Shelves: ebook , read-in This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book finishes Jame's time in Tentir with a bang: There is the fact that her role as the Earth-Wife's favourite means that she has to play her role during the Merikit rites, because it has become clear that these are also to keep out Perimal Darkling view spoiler [ Jame's growing Nemesis status means that various Kencyr get drawn into the Merikit rites, one actually happy to become the Eaten One's favourite hide spoiler ].
She has to succeed in all the testing up to the end of the year, sh This book finishes Jame's time in Tentir with a bang: There is the fact that her role as the Earth-Wife's favourite means that she has to play her role during the Merikit rites, because it has become clear that these are also to keep out Perimal Darkling view spoiler [ Jame's growing Nemesis status means that various Kencyr get drawn into the Merikit rites, one actually happy to become the Eaten One's favourite hide spoiler ]. And she - as well as various other characters - have to deal with Honor's Paradox as not just a concept but a dangerous decision to make.
Various fragmented thoughts: Kindrie gets a bit of a spotlight, but what with all the strong strands already weaving between Torisen and Jame from the previous books and the whole plot , we don't get to see much of his maturation, we only see it in action and a very scary view indeed at where he grew up. No real reason why he should have been taken along. I hope they have more luck after the borders are made more secure by the Merikit.
Torisen continues to show more common sense and trust in Jame as well as more awareness of her overall competence - however he hasn't dealt with the voice behind the door in his soulscape yet nor does he know that he is Shanir, one likely aspect of the Tyr-Ridan and that Jame has grown up in Perimal Darkling.
I liked the solution of the situation with the Burnt Man and the Dark Judge Arrin-ken, as well as more of the general Merikit society. I was very relieved Jame was able to rehabilitate Shade, Gorbel and Timmon it was very sad to see Adric basically turn senile, especially considering he had such a horror of it before. The final testing between Torisen and Jame was awesome and frightening, as was the eventual evolution of the changer wyrm Beauty.
I so hope that now Jame is losing Seth and Bear as supports they won't get completely taken down by Caldane It's 4. View all 4 comments. Jun 02, Rena McGee rated it really liked it. The general operation of the plot tends to revolve around Jame being a catalyst of sorts for correcting problems that she comes across.
This could be said to be the case for all of the books, but in this case, the beneficial results outweigh the usual negative and catastrophic ones. Various secrets are revealed, Tori shows a lot of progress in learning to accept Shanir in general and his sister in specific, and Kindrie continues to develop a spine. As a special bonus, Graykin also seems to be developing a sense of perspective. Aug 14, Indrani rated it really liked it.
I have to be honest: God Stalk will always be the best of the series to me. The intricacy of the world presented, the deep history of the Kencyrath, the mythology created, and the philosophical questions posed have not been matched by Hodgell since. That said, this one certainly stands up to books It's a fast-paced story that takes you on a fair bit of a ride, and still leaves the reader interested to see what comes next. My one quibble is something I usually do not comment on: the cover.
I d I have to be honest: God Stalk will always be the best of the series to me. I don't know who is responsible, but trying to wrap this book up to look like a bodice-ripper is just not fair.