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Fire Season (Honor Harrington - Star Kingdom Book 2) (English Edition) par [Weber, David, Lindskold, Jane]
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Second entry in a new young adult series by New York Times best seller David Weber, and the prequel to the hugely popular Honor Harrington adult science fiction saga.

Fire in the forest—and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious fourteen-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanie's alien comrade shares a tight bond with his two legs, he cannot communicate directly to her the anguished call from one of his people.

Still, their strong and direct bond of feeling may be enough. Stephanie and fellow ranger Karl Zivonik respond to Climbs Quickly's rising waves of distress. Fire season on the pioneer world of Sphinx has begun. But there are those who want to use the natural cycle of the planet for personal gain—and to get rid of the one obstacle that stands in the way of acquiring even greater land and power on Sphinx: the native treecats.

Now it's up to Stephanie and Climbs Quickly, along with their friends, family, and allies to prevent disaster and injustice from befalling a treecat clan. But in the process Stephanie must be certain to preserve the greatest secret of all. It is the knowledge that the treecats of Sphinx are not merely pets or servants, but are highly intelligent in their own right—that they are a species fully deserving of rights, respect, and freedom. And keeping the secret that will allow the treecats time to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with humankind.

It all begins with the friendship of a girl and her treecat.

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Lexile Score: 1000

A lifetime military history buff, David Weber has carried his interest in history into his fiction. In the New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series, the spirit of both C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and history's Admiral Nelson are evident. With over five million copies of his books in print, David Weber is the fastest rising star in the Science Fiction universe. His Honor Harrington series boasts over 3 million copies in print, and Weber has had over thirteen of his titles on The New York Times Best Seller List. War of Honor, book 10 in the series appeared on over twelve Best Seller lists, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA TODAY.

While he is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he has also developed a fantasy series, of which two books have been published: Oath of Swords and The War God's Own. David's solo work also includes three novels of the "Dahak" series, and the stand alone novels: Path of the Fury and The Excalibur Alternative.

Weber's first published novels grew out of his work as a war game designer for the Task Force game Starfire. With collaborator Steve White, Weber has written four novels set in that universe: Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and The Shiva Option.

Recent bestsellers in planetary adventures also include the teamwork of John Ringo in the best selling Empire of Man series where the titles March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few have made appearances on The New York Times List.

Weber's proliferation continues with author Eric Flint, where they joined forces in the Best Selling "Ring of Fire" alternate history series, for 1634: The Baltic War, coming in May.

A popular guest at science fiction conventions, Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife Sharon, three children and a passel of dogs.

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With over seven million copies of his books in print and seventeen titles on the New York Times bestseller list, David Weber is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander lives on—into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honoverse series have appeared on fourteen best seller lists, including those of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak saga. Weber has also written highly popular collaborations, including his Starfire Series with Steve White, which produced the New York Times bestseller The Shiva Option among others. Weber’s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the bestselling 1634: The Baltic War, and his planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-seller John Ringo includes the blockbusters March to the Stars and We Few.  Finally, Weber’s teaming with Linda Evans produced the bestselling Multiverse series. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children.

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.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Nce Sequel to A Beautiful Friendship 14 novembre 2012
Par D. G. Hulan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
Fire Season, by David Weber, HC in print now. This is the sequel to A Beautiful Friendship, and just as good if not quite as innovative. Stephanie Harrington is now a Probationary Ranger in the Sphinx Forestry Service, and nearly 16 (T-years). She's learning to drive an air-car (somewhat illegally, but then I suspect most of us did that back in the day--well, not air-cars, of course, but cars). There's been a drought on Sphinx, so the fire watches of the FS have been redoubled. Early on in the story Stephanie and her friend Karl, guided by Lionheart/Climbs Quickly, Stephanie's treecat companion, find a pair of treecats who have been trapped by a fire, and Stephanie rescues them from a burning tree. Her father heals their injuries and they return to the wild. Meanwhile, a new expedition from outside the Star Kingdom has been given permission to investigate the treecats, and under the leadership of the xenoarcheologist Dr. Whittaker have arrived on Sphinx. Stephanie, however, is much more interested in Dr. Whittaker's son Anders, who's a Hunk. Then the Whittaker team is stranded--they're not where they'd said they'd be, their transportation (and power source) has sunk into a bog, and their communication devices turn out not to be compatible with the Sphinx grid, so they don't know how long it will be before they're found. And two big fires, started by lightning, break out, and one of them is threatening the stranded group (who are also not reacting well to Sphinx's 1.35g gravity without power for their contra-gravity packs). And a whole treecat clan is also threatened by the fire, and Karl and Stephanie and some friends are the only real hope of either group. Very good story; I look forward to further YAs in this series.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 The evolution 24 avril 2017
Par Kindle Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
The interaction between two-legs and the People undergo changes as the two cultures adjust to the existence of another intelligent race. There are episodes of good faith and episodes of ill will on both sides. Sensitively written, this book is well worth the time to read it.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 FUN YA SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL 24 mars 2013
Par Paul Genesse - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
(very minor spoilers)

This is the second novel about Stephanie Harrington and her treecat companion, Lionheart, set on the fascinating treecat home world. I hadn't read the award winning first book, A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber, and came to this novel as I'm a fan of author Jane Lindskold's short fiction and her novels (Through Wolf's Eyes, Thirteen Orphans). You don't need to read the first book in this series, A Beautiful Friendship, to understand this one, as I was never lost, but I'm sure it would be good to start at the beginning.

If you're a reader of David Weber's Honor Harrington novels, I think you'll enjoy this prequel novel series. Fire Season is set a few hundred years before Honor was born, and this is not a space opera with lots of the big battles Mr. Weber is famous for. It's a coming of age novel, mostly written to appeal to teenaged readers (12 and older), about a brilliant young woman growing up on an alien planet, who just happens to be the first person to ever bond with a treecat. The telepathic, empathic, six-legged (hexapedal) catlike creatures with long tails--two of their six legs have actual hands on them--are the stars of the book.

I found the most fascinating aspect of Fire Season to be the relationship between fifteen-year-old Stephanie and the treecat who adopted her. Lionheart is what Stephanie calls him, but his true name among the People (the treecats think of themselves as The People), is Climbs Quickly.

The treecats are telepathic with each other and empathic with humans, so communicating with humans is quite difficult for them, though they can read human emotions very easily and affect them in some minor ways. The treecats think that humans make all sorts of funny mouth sounds, use hand gestures, and isn't it sad they can't speak to each other with their minds and have to rely on such poor communication methods?

It was hilarious and awesome when two treecats were communicating telepathically with each other and one treecat noted how well the human (Stephanie Harrington) had been trained by Climbs Quickly. The big question in this book is if the treecats are intelligent enough to be considered sentient by the human scientists.

Climbs Quickly can read Stephanie's emotions and enjoys her "mind-glow" very much. I loved reading the chapters from Climb's Quickly's point of view, and it was fascinating how the human scientists are trying to determine if the treecats are a sentient race, while the treecats are trying to understand if they should avoid the humans who have come to their world, or if they should interact with them more.

The book has the feel of an un-contacted tribe of native Americans first coming into contact with a highly civilized group of Europeans. That would be Europeans who are not trying to enslave or destroy them. What a concept. There are a lot of great messages in this book that will get younger and older readers thinking.

Fire Season is naturally set during the dry season when forest fires often rage across the mostly tree-covered world. Stephanie Harrington, and her big brother friend Karl, are provisional rangers with the forestry service, and they participate in watching out for fires and sometimes fighting them, and of course rescuing animals caught in the path of the flames.

Much of the book is dedicated to Stephanie becoming an adult. She has to learn to interact with kids her own age, a very difficult thing for a genius introvert, and of course deal with her well-meaning but socially clumsy parents. I think teens will easily connect with Stephanie, as she's a very well drawn character.

I highly recommend this book to teen animal lovers--especially young women--and to fans of the Honor Harrington series who want to see where the treecats came from. This is a good starting point for younger readers, and I think this would be a great gift to a friend or relative that you wanted to expose to science fiction. It kept my interest throughout, had a good conclusion that wrapped up nicely, and I'm excited to read the sequel, Treecat Wars.

Highly Recommended, 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Paul Genesse
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Fire Season..too YA or what??? 11 octobre 2012
Par L. Pierce - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I have enjoyed David Weber's "Honorverse" for years. I was excited to see he was going to give us a few books on how the tree cats and humans ended up together. The series almost had to be a YA book, as Stephanie is a teen when she bonds with Lionheart/Climbs Quickly. I enjoyed A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP. It was well written and the characters were deep and real.

This book is more about teen aged angst. No we really do not care about the brat in the hang gliding club. But David and Janet deal well with that situation. They have given the teens "real" situations to deal with, bullying, drugs, OMG he's so cute and teen love. They deal with it well. Stephanie is a mature child for her age...I really liked how she pouted in this book. Hormones are a pain! They write the adults in as background in this book. But they write them well and not the blah blah blah from the cartoons.

I would highly recommend this book for any YA into scifi. I would recommend this book to any adult who enjoys the Honor Harrington series and wants the back story of the tree cats. So, no, I do not think this book is too YA.

I will definitely buy the next book in the series.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Stephanie Harrington's further adventures with treecats. 28 décembre 2016
Par Kindle Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I always enjoy David Weber's storytelling. In this sample we find out a little more about the Meyerdahl first wave, which I find fascinating. As Stephanie grows up, she still has some difficulties, which Climbs Quickly recognizes and begins to deal with, partially by letting Stephanie make her own mistakes. Her friendships with other kids are developed more in this part of the series, and one can see why she chose her career,
and foretell some of the future of her descendants.
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