Hand of Prophecy

Hand of Prophecy With her highly acclaimed first novel Speaking Dreams Severna Park has emerged as a powerful new voice in thought provoking science fiction In Hand of Prophecy she once again launches readers into

  • Title: Hand of Prophecy
  • Author: Severna Park
  • ISBN: 9780380976393
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With her highly acclaimed first novel, Speaking Dreams, Severna Park has emerged as a powerful new voice in thought provoking science fiction In Hand of Prophecy, she once again launches readers into a spellbinding universe of brutality, betrayal, triumph, and love A galaxy whirls in conflicts as tyrant slavers prepare to roar back and realm the frontier planets wrestedWith her highly acclaimed first novel, Speaking Dreams, Severna Park has emerged as a powerful new voice in thought provoking science fiction In Hand of Prophecy, she once again launches readers into a spellbinding universe of brutality, betrayal, triumph, and love A galaxy whirls in conflicts as tyrant slavers prepare to roar back and realm the frontier planets wrested from them generations ago Living on one of the forfeited worlds they covet most in Frenna, bred for bondage and given a virus that guarantees tow decades of youth for servitude, followed by an agonizing death But then she learns an amazing secret the end is not inevitable It seems impossible, but there is an escape An antidote A cure.Yet Frenna s escape is into an exotic, bloodswept world, a fierce arena where muscled slaves wage brutal battle for their masters amusement Frenna has become a medic her job is to administer a mercifully quick end to the mortally wounded Nut she still carries the secret of unfathomable freedom And as warships arrive in conquest, this last hope must endure in a murderous domain of monstrous holograms and irresistible deadly potions In the final frenzy, sisters and lovers, killers and saviors, all will be swept together in a maelstrom of annihilation, survival and redemption.With her highly acclaimed first novel, Speaking Dreams, Severna Park has emerged as a powerful new voice in thought provoking science fiction In Hand of Prophecy, she once again launches readers into a spellbinding universe of brutality, betrayal, triumph, and love.A galaxy whirls in conflicts as tyrant slavers prepare to roar back and realm the frontier planets wrested from them generations ago Living on one of the forfeited worlds they covet most in Frenna, bred for bondage and given a virus that guarantees tow decades of youth for servitude, followed by an agonizing death But then she learns an amazing secret the end is not inevitable It seems impossible, but there is an escape An antidote A cure.Yet Frennas escape is into an exotic, bloodswept world, a fierce arena where muscled slaves wage brutal battle for their masters amusement Frenna has become a medic her job is to administer a mercifully quick end to the mortally wounded Nut she still carries the secret of unfathomable freedom And as warships arrive in conquest, this last hope must endure in a murderous domain of monstrous holograms and irresistible deadly potions In the final frenzy, sisters and lovers, killers and saviors, all will be swept together in a maelstrom of annihilation, survival and redemption.

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    1. 2.5 stars. It was okay. The plot was a little confusing to follow (too many characters introduced too quickly) and some of the internal logic didn't always seem to hold together.

    2. The sequel to Speaking Dreams, set in the same universe in which slavers have a List of people from 18-22 who they are free to enslave if they can find them. When they do find people on the List, the slavers inject them with a virus which keeps them young for 20 years and then kills them. This book is primarily about an underground slave-freeing movement and also features offhandedly queer characters. It's a tiny bit dated, maybe, and prone to wince-inducing erotic passages, but I think it holds [...]

    3. I found this novel confusing and unevocative. Park made no progress from her first novel to this one and instead seems to have gone backwards in every aspect. The only reason this novel is not at 2 stars is that the plot showed enough (untapped) potential to keep me mostly interested even in the midst of my book long confusion.

    4. Read this book when I was fresh out of intermediate school. I'll just say it isn't for the squeamish. Avoid if you've had only limited exposure to graphic depictions of violence or sex. Enjoyable plot and setting, description of characters is rewardingly unpretentious.

    5. Not nearly as good as Speaking Dreams. Weird and fragmented, everything smells like curry. Not particularly recommended, but not offensively bad.

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