Book Reviews of The Revenants

The Revenants
The Revenants
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
ISBN-13: 9780441718214
ISBN-10: 0441718213
Publication Date: 5/1/1984
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
They seek to answer riddles that have no answer. They are bound on a quest that has no end. Thewson of the Lion Courts, Leona, Queen of the Beasts, Medlo, outlawed Prince, Jasmine the Dancer, Terascouros the Singer. And young Jaer, whose like has never been seen; Jaer, the greatest riddle of all... They are the Revenants. This is their story.
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Well, it's better than Kings Blood Four (Tepper's first novel) - it shows the promise that is realized with her more recent works, but is still not as polished.

It's an interesting riff on the quest novel - discussing the reasons for quests (mostly, that someone wants to get rid of you) - and the fact that each person values most what someone else is bound to dismiss, or simply fail to recognize as a thing of value...

The characters (the usual motley assortment that become a Company) are interesting and varied, but I was left with the feeling that I would have liked to explore them further - especially the "bad guys" - the reasons for their turning to evil were never really mentioned at all...

The flow of the plot was also slightly awkward - as far as balancing the points of view of different characters, and when elements of the story were hidden or revealed...

Overall, worth reading for a Tepper fan - but I feel that she could do a much better job with the story if she were writing it now!
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It pains me to say this but Sheri Tepper is one of my favorite authors so, the thought of a Tepper book I hadn't read seemed like a great thing. 3 weeks later, I set this book free unfinished to Paperback swap. A Sherri Tepper books should take me 3 days to read.

I can not tell you what was wrong with this book. I found the story interesting and REALLY want to know how it ends. But I also found myself reading hte same paragraphs over and over again, and nothing stuck in my head.