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Book Reviews of Jaran (Jaran, 1)

Jaran (Jaran, 1)
Jaran - Jaran, 1
Author: Kate Elliott
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780756400958
ISBN-10: 0756400953
Publication Date: 9/3/2002
Pages: 496
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Jaran (Jaran, 1) on + 146 more book reviews
start of a series about interstellar empires and a primitive culture. Engaging heroine.
AZmee avatar reviewed Jaran (Jaran, 1) on + 65 more book reviews
Strange fantasy mixture with space ships and strange w
worlds. not to my taste.
reviewed Jaran (Jaran, 1) on + 134 more book reviews
This was a random grab off a used bookstore shelf but I ended up really enjoying it! The story, except for the very beginning, is confined to a single planet so there's less straight sci-fi than I anticipated, but there's still the presence of aliens. It's written in a pretty anthropological style similar to Ursula LeGuin which made it right up my alley. There were some questionable gender politics at times, but they ended up turning into pretty bad-ass gender politics and the female protagonist was fantastic. I'll definitely read the other three books in the series.
jenart avatar reviewed Jaran (Jaran, 1) on
Really good book. The writing kept me engaged. I was interested in the characters, and what happens to them. It is really a mix of fantasy and sic fi. The story plot is fun as well, which is what I think kept me engaged more than anything. Fun read.
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