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Treecat Wars (Star Kingdom) Hardcover – October 1, 2013
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About the Author
Jane Lindskold is the award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty novels, including the incredibly popular Firekeeper series (Through Wolf’s Eyes though Wolf’s Blood), as well as over sixty shorter works of science fiction and fantasy. Several of her novels have been chosen by VOYA for their Best SF, Fantasy and Horror list. Lindskold's work has been repeatedly praised for its sensitive depiction of worlds and cultures different from our own -- especially those that aren't in the least human. Her works have been praised as "intricate, beautifully written" (Voya), "attention-grabber" (School Library Journal), "engrossing" (Miami Herald), "Thrilling" (Publisher's Weekly), "ripping good fantasy" (Kliatt). Reviewer Charles deLint called Lindskold "one of those hidden treasures of Amerian letters." She has been a frequent contributor to the Honorverse, where her tales of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Michael have a loyal and enthusiastic following.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is set shortly after "Fire Season (Star Kingdom)" in which Stephanie Harrington, who is a direct ancestor of Honor Harrington and had been the first human to be adopted by a Sphinx treecat, had to deal with teenage rivalries, forest fires, and a bunch of xenobiologists.
Stephanie was originally introduced in "A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom (Quality))" which describes how, as a twelve-year-old girl from the first generation of Honor Harrington's family to move to the Manticore system, she came to be adopted by the treecat who she named "Lionheart." This was originally written as a short story which was first published in the collection "More Than Honor," can also be found in the more recent anthology "Worlds Of Weber" and was then extended to a novel.
For anyone who has never read any of the Honor Harrington books, "Treecats" are a small arborial sentient species native to the planet Sphinx who look a bit like six-legged cats with long tails.Read more ›
I'am a fan of Honor and Nimitz (with-out the endless political verbiage)and thought Jane Lindskold would stay on tract, but (sadly) instead of the main subject of Treecat wars the majority of this novel is the teenage romance between Stephanie and Anders which I suppose is fine if I was looking for a romance novel.
I give 2 stars for a well edited and written novel, with some dialogue about and between the treecats. But a full length romance novel I was not expecting.
One of the biggest problems I had with Fire Season was that it just wasn't sure what it wanted to be. Was it aimed at the older YA crowd, as the more adult themes and discussions suggested? Or was it aimed at a younger audience, with details of relationships and unsure pacing on the treecat front present? Fortunately Weber and Lindskold seem to have combined their writing much better this time, with Treecat Wars having a much more stable and even narrative. Yes, the anthropologists are still around, and discussion about sentience and treecat behaviour is still present, but it's easier to read, not as full on. The same goes for the relationships between our characters - it's not as young as it was previously. Don't get me wrong, both aspects are far from perfect, but they are at least consistent this time around. And let me tell you, that makes the world of difference.
Treecat Wars picks up in the aftermath of Fire Season, and while the human population of Sphinx is carrying on as normal, it's not the same for the treecats.Read more ›
This is the third, and possibly final, book in a series. If you have not yet read books one and two I recommend that you STOP HERE AND READ NO FURTHER, as there may be spoilers for the earlier books that are necessary for the review of this one. I do try to avoid letting that happen but can't make any promises.
New York Times and Publishers Weekly Best Selling Young Adult Series. Book Three by international writing phenomenon David Weber. Two young settlers on a pioneer planet seeks to stop a war and to save the intelligent alien treecats from exploitation by unscrupulous humans.
The fires are out, but the trouble's just beginning for the treecats.
On pioneer planet Sphinx, ruined lands and the approach of winter force the now Landless Clan to seek new territory. They have one big problem--there's nowhere to go. Worse, their efforts to find a new home awaken the enmity of the closest treecat clan--a stronger group who's not giving up a single branch without a fight.
Stephanie Harrington, the treecats' greatest advocate, is off to Manticore for extensive training--and up to her ears in challenges there. That leaves only Stephanie's best friends, Jessica and Anders, to save the treecats from themselves.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoy learning about the first couple of pairing of treecats. The only fault I can find in book is it totally written for the YA crowd. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Rotten Roger
This is the third book in a series. You could enter here and understand all the relationships. Why do that though, when reading the other two is so enjoyable? Read morePublished 23 days ago by g.mark.wells
The beginning of an entire universe of humans on hundreds of planets.Published 1 month ago by john hagel
I am unable to separate this book in my mind from the rest of the series but all that really matters is that I am hooked and will continue to seek out subsequent volumes.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Good characterization. Treecats, six limbed intelligent catlike creatures tell their own story and humans are along for the ride! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Weyandt
Excellent beginning of Harrington/treecat story. Can't wait for more!Published 2 months ago by Clgraham
Another book indirectly connected to the Honor Harrington universe. Felt like a read for teens or young adults, but as a part of the entire Honorverse books and spin offs, it was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pixlwiz Graphics