Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Farris Channel: Sime~Gen, Book Twelve Paperback – January 11, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
I bought the entire series in kindle format and I am reading them in order, this being the third of the foundation of the house holding books ( First Channel, Channels Destiny, Ferris Channel, House of Zeor) I had read all of them before except this one which I just finished. This was the last for me and I feel is the best. In First Channel we meet Rimon Farris and the idea that Sime and Gen can live together, in Channel Destiny his son Zeth takes the idea across borders, But it is in the third book where the magickal aspects of the Farris Channel are explored and I feel set the groundwork for the mystical aspects of the Farrises that rings through the series, across universes and timelines. After reading Farris Channel all the minor statements and things alluded to in other novels and fan fictions makes sense. It all comes together. It is a reminder this is science fiction and FANTASY. I just am sorry this book wasn't printed in 1996 as planned things would have been so much more enjoyed so more sooner.
What I found most interesting was the origin of the name Zeor for the house Zeor. I found the series in the 80's with First Channel and read it as Romantic sci fi fodder to be pleasantly surprised. I then found House of Zeor and was so taken with the idea of a House holding where the idea of excellence as a house virtue took me to such a person degree in the 80's during my divorce I considered changing my legal last name to Zeor. But I had never heard the name before or since, or anything else about it and held back. As i said, single parenthood moved life on and I fell out of fandom and time to read.
Then Farris Channel came along and gives us the origin of the illustrious House of Zeor Name. A child's game where one tries to better your score form the time before. it doesn't matter if you failed, you will always try again AND TO IT BETTER THE NEXT TIME. I was stunned this is the origin of the illustrious House of Zeor? A pre-modern version of candy crush? At first I was pretty offended, then as the story developed and I saw the theme weave through the story saw it develop. Having read the story line over the years, I knew it was the development of the house, I knew it happening so in a way I knew what I was watching for like was like I was watching the founding fathers write the Gettysburg Address, in that stuffy room in July....things didn't make sense then, but minor statements made by long dead characters who echo through the series and this was where it would come from. I found myself disconnecting and literally sitting down with my kindle and reading this book cover t cover in a day (yes I am a voracious reader) I literally couldn't put it down and by the time I write this i am 10 chapters into Ambrov
Keon. I have read most of the series on the last 30 years and plan to reread the entire series in order, but so far this book has been my favorite in both the series. I love the mystical aspects as well as the scifi sime~gen aspects and this Books delivers both beautifully.
I never read reviews of books ( I don't care what other's views of books are they usually don't read for the same things I do anyway) and have never wrote a review of a book but i did one for Farris Channel. I was one of the Founding 400 of the book #35 Lady Sirona Abrov Zeor hehehehe life had gotten in the way, raising a child, single, working and going to school, and I had fallen out of fandom.
Well, Farris channel had brought out all I loved in Sime ~Gen: the house holding era, the Farrise's and their exotic thoroughbred "look what the weird stuff we can do!" and they mystical with the gypsies and the wayfarer and the starred cross. I was in high hog heaven I literally cancelled my appointments, disengaged from life, and read for >26 hours and read the book in one sitting. Yeah that's right 389 pages in in 26 hours.
What I found interesting was the origin of the name Zeor a children's game where you do some little thing try to improve your score. It doesn't matter your score, doesn't matter you failed, you will try again, and do better next time! Its a children's chant.
At first I was pretty offended. I considered changing my name in the 80's to name my self after a pre industrial candy crush? But as the game was shown and the idea developed I saw how it developed into Zeor's theory of excellence. "It doesn't matter where you start, start, try, evaluate, do it again and keep doing it again each time doing it better. Do it, evaluate then and then do better."
It wasn't until Farris Channel this is so plainly and clearly stated. Always before it is always some unreachable Farris ideal of excellence no human can reach; only the Farriss's can reach with weird genes. But when you realize ts based on a child's game, a concept a pre-scooler can grasp......"Try, Do, do it again, and do it better..." That is all Zeor asks and it takes your life and soul to achieve.
Lady Sirona Abrov Zeor
While I liked Farris Channel I didn't love it. At times I felt the story read a bit too much like a history text, and I didn't care for Solamar. Solamar kept too many secrets for my taste, and I didn't much care for his romance which seemed bit predictable. I did however like Delri and Bruce, especially Bruce who was just really sweet.
I didn't like the end at all. Its hard to say what I didn't like, without spoilers, but just to say that I was disappointed in the ending.
While I enjoyed this one, I didn't LOVE it. I never connected with Solamar, and the ending was unsatisfying to this reader.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a series book.Read more