Havenstar ( Pdf ) by Glenda Larke

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All Keris Kaylen ever wanted was to be a mapmaker like her father Instead she finds herself on the run into the r. At first I wasn t sure what the names of things were but as the story unfolded these were explained it became even interestingI found this book really hard to put down when I did it still stayed in my mind I couldn t wait to see what happened next because I haven t come across anything uite like this before I couldn t even guess what I might be experiencing next because it was all so new I also loved all of the characters For me a great read Secrets of a Creativity Coach put down when I did it still stayed in my mind I couldn t wait to see what happened next because I haven t come across anything uite like this before I couldn t even guess what I might be experiencing next because it was all so new I also loved all of the characters For me a great read

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Havenstar

Ealm of Carasma the Unmaker Lord of Chaos When her path crosses that of the traitorous aristocrat Davron Storre s. CW view spoiler sexism ableism homophobia all presented as negative things but wow were they prevalent violence hide spoiler

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He’s way out of her depth with no idea that the magic map she’s inherited might make a difference to the worl. Havenstar has a history a bit of a sad one It was Glenda Larke s writing as Glenda Noramly first novel released in 1999 under the then Virgin books SF imprintIt raced up the chartsgetting to 81 on the general list only to be orphaned and out of print as the publisher implodedThankfully Glenda was made of stern stuff and has gone on to release another 9 novels with on the wayShe decided to re release Havenstar as a self published eBook No longer do fans have to contemplate inflated prices of paperback copies on of which none of the money is seen by Glenda it s now available from a number of digital outletsThe Eight Stabilities are islands of order surrounded by lethal chaos and the order is being swallowed by the unstable The religious leaders of Chantry try to maintain the Stabilities by ordering the necessity of a once in a lifetime pilgrimage across the chaos And in that ever changing world the most important person is a mapmaker who can make a chart of secure pilgrimage routesKeris Kaylen is a mapmaker s daughter When her father is murdered and a mountain disappears Keris is betrayed by her brother Forced to flee into the Unstable she finds her safety is in the hands of a man bonded to the Lord Carasma the Unmakerand her ordered life is turned upside down Her survival will depend on a map and a place called Havenstar but she can t reproduce the map and Havenstar may not even existHavenstar is a debut novel and to be expected there were some sections where I felt characters voice and register were a bit inconsistent That s really nit picking though what is a rather original piece of fantasy writing A strong female character and mapmaker as lead an interesting mix of religion and magic I think Havenstar still stacks up against anything current in fantasy and exceeds uite a few in execution and concept It feels familiar in places a society controlled by the church and its Rule and exotic in others with the concept of the unstable and the unmaking of the world There s enough of a touchstone for a reader of the heirs of Tolkien that you won t feel lost and enough fresh concept to reinvigorate you readingIt s a stand alone book for those with an irrational fear of trilogies or a lack of time and a great introduction to Larke who seems to me to be somewhat of a hidden gem in Australian Fantasy writing circlesIf you are looking for some uality fantasy writing to fill your ereader after Christmas then try it out I don t think you ll be disappointed


10 thoughts on “Havenstar

  1. says:

    This is the book that started it all My mum picked up for 99p at some sea side tourist store thinking it was some love in t

  2. says:

    At first I wasn't sure what the names of things were but as the story unfolded these were explained it became even interestingI found this book really hard to put down when I did it still stayed in my mind I couldn't wait to see what happened next because I haven't come across anything uite like this before I couldn't even guess what I migh

  3. says:

    Clever clever stuff Glenda Larke has created a fascinating world for her novel which we uncover slowly and steadily as the story progr

  4. says:

    CW view spoiler sexism ableism homophobia all presented as negative things but wow were they prevalent violence hide spoiler

  5. says:

    Sigh Another book with delusions of grandeur A romance story that fancied itself as an epic fantasy Had great concept but poor delivery World had so muh potential but it was glossed over Where detail was appropriate there wa

  6. says:

    One of my favourite books It never gets old this tale about friendship love courage believes and humanity I finally got my hands on an original copy always read the translation and it was as good and perfect as the version I've always read until nowOh and don't let yourself be fooled by the books horrible cove

  7. says:

    This was the author’s first published work but shortly after its appearance in 1999 the publisher sank and the book with it Now the author has self published it hurray for the digital age Not only is it available once it has been picked up by a traditional publisher too A result whichever way you look at itThe story has one of the most original settings I’ve encountered A cataclysmic event tore the world

  8. says:

    Very difficult and slow starting outbut keep at it because it all comes together and makes sense

  9. says:

    Havenstar has a history a bit of a sad one It was Glenda Larke’s writing as Glenda Noramly first novel released in 1999 under the then Virg

  10. says:

    Pretty decent read and I guess I'd round this up to 35 overall stars The world building was complex and intricate and I struggled to follow all the rules but the author did a fab job of not info dumping and letting the story naturally progress so that you learned as things happened The plot was fast paced and there was a

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