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Jo Clayton (1939–1998)

Autor(a) de Diadem from the Stars

46+ Works 6,331 Membros 46 Críticas 10 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Jo Clayton

Diadem from the Stars (1977) 370 exemplares
Skeen's Leap (1986) 298 exemplares
Moongather (1982) 295 exemplares
Lamarchos (1978) 279 exemplares
Irsud (1978) 262 exemplares
Maeve (1979) 260 exemplares
Moonscatter (1983) 245 exemplares
Star Hunters (1980) 241 exemplares
Drinker of Souls (1986) 239 exemplares
Ghosthunt (1983) 225 exemplares
The Nowhere Hunt (1981) 223 exemplares
The Snares of Ibex (1984) 206 exemplares
Changer's Moon (1985) 202 exemplares
Quester's Endgame (1986) 197 exemplares
Skeen's Return (1987) 187 exemplares
Skeen's Search (1987) 184 exemplares
A Bait of Dreams (1985) 180 exemplares
Blue Magic (1988) 177 exemplares
Shadowplay (1990) 169 exemplares
A Gathering of Stones (1989) 159 exemplares
Shadowspeer (1990) 157 exemplares
Wild Magic (1991) 153 exemplares
Shadow of the Warmaster (1988) 149 exemplares
Fire in the Sky (1995) 137 exemplares
Dancer's Rise (1993) 132 exemplares
Shadowkill (1991) 131 exemplares
Wildfire (1992) 126 exemplares
Drum Warning (1996) 106 exemplares
The Magic Wars (1993) 104 exemplares
Serpent Waltz (1994) 95 exemplares
The Burning Ground (1995) 90 exemplares
Crystal Heat (1996) 88 exemplares
Dance Down the Stars (1994) 80 exemplares
The Soul Drinker (1989) 77 exemplares
Drum Calls (1997) 47 exemplares
Drum into Silence (2003) 38 exemplares
Nightwork [SS] 3 exemplares
Borrowed Light [SS] 2 exemplares
Change [SS] 2 exemplares
The snares of Ibes 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Sword and Sorceress XI (1994) — Contribuidor — 310 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XIII (1996) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (1998) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
Amazons II (1982) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Magic in Ithkar (1985) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Sisters in Fantasy (1995) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 1 (1994) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Moonsinger's Friends: In Honor of Andre Norton (1985) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Best of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine Vol. 2 (1995) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
Witch Fantastic (1995) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Shimmering Door (1997) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Enchanted Forests (1995) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
New Amazons (2000) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Olympus (1998) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Xanadu 3 (1995) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction (1979) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Orphans of the Night (1995) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares

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A little vague on the details. It's as if the author deliberately obfuscated the world building. And the ending just seemed ... off, tonally, thematically and logically.

But it was frequently well written, psychologically interesting and a promising start to a trilogy.
 
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3Oranges | 4 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2023 |
I had heard really good things about this book. Unfortunately I did not care for it.

While there was some intensive world building (which I generally like) it was very hard to pick out the details of what was going on for the early part of the book. I stopped to check if there was a glossary in the back or an earlier book. You are expected to understand what is going on with the world and setting already with very little explanation.

There were also some other portions of the book that were deeply unpleasant.

Overall I am fairly disappointed.
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eleanorg | 5 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2023 |
I have a few books in this series lurking on my shelves and I'm not sure I really want to continue with this series now. It's not a long read at around 250 pages but it packs a lot of abuse, both physical and mental into those pages. If I had read it in my heyday of reading sff in my teens a lot of this would have been pretty normal but I'm not up for this any more. As a child Aleytys is an outcaste as the daughter of an outsider, an outsider that happens to be from a powerful alien tribe, giving her lots of bonus powers, and treated badly which probably set her up for accepting the bad treatment at the hands of others. When she finds out that the tribe she's grown up with plan to sacrifice her she runs away, into the hands of a man who rapes her, physically and psychically (even though she's quite a powerful psychic herself) She escapes him only to end up in the hands of a man who demands payment for use of his hut with sex. Now pregnant she ends up being given a powerful artifact that levels up her abilities quite a lot and eventually gets off the planet.
Made me wistfully think of similar plots without all the abuse from Andre Norton.
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wyvernfriend | 5 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2022 |
In book one (not really a spoiler) Skeen has to figure out how she is going to get back to her own world and find out what happened to her ship and bf etc. Here she has to make her way to the 'Gate' she fell through and get back through. Most companions peel off but a few will go with her into this other universe. Engaging throughout. ****
 
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sibylline | 1 outra crítica | Apr 24, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
46
Also by
21
Membros
6,331
Popularidade
#3,881
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
46
ISBN
110
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
10

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