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Lord Of Thunder (Beast Master / Hosteen Storm #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  499 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Storm’s beast master skills and animal partners are needed to unravel the mystery behind a huge gathering of indigenous Norbies. Only Storm and Logan Quade can penetrate the Norbie’s clan secrets and discover what is behind the threat of an uprising that could destroy the tenuous peace between the colonists and the aliens who share the planet.

"Thrilling science-fiction." —
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 1962 by Harcourt Brace and World, Inc
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Jennifer Heise
Sep 13, 2015 Jennifer Heise rated it it was ok
For its time, Norton's story of Beastmaster Hosteen Storm was pretty decent, with non-white, non-'earth-humanoid' species behaving like sane people with expertises of their own. But in 2014 it definitely feels patronizing. Just as the indigenous peoples' (Norbies) tribes on the planet where he lives get called into the backcountry for a religious/social/political medicine gathering, Hosteen Storm gets mixed up in a rich man's plan to try to rescue his son from a crashed escape pod in that forbid ...more
It's not uncommon that the sequel to a book is not as good as the first volume. This is no exception.

Mind, it's an okay book. But it's not as good as the original. Note that there's a disconnect here: the villain in this piece is an Earth-human--so he must be mad, right? After all, Xiks are inherently evil, so they can be evil and still sane, and it's all right to battle and kill them. Humans are (it's implied) innately good, and therefore if one does ill, he or she must be insane, right?

This ed
I enjoyed this, about as much or perhaps slightly less than the first. Personally I'm not really a fan of the mystical approach but it did not overly annoy me.
May 22, 2015 Barry rated it really liked it
The further adventures of Hosteen Storm as only Andre Norton could write. Not quite as strong as the first book but still great.
Mar 04, 2015 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
1978 grade B-
1996 grade B-

Series book B2

(probably needs speed reading)
Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount)
This story was pretty good once I got into it, but I spent most of the book feeling disoriented and confused. I am pretty sure I read the book before this one in this series, but if so, I must have missed some vital background, because I only vaguely knew about Storm's Navajo ancestry. Still, I am sure I read the book in which his initial adventures on this planet happened, probably in March. Norton needed some more background reminders in this book. This is one series that probably ought to be ...more
Sep 29, 2008 Nigel rated it liked it
Very enjoyable sequel to Beast Master, another page-turning easy-to-read-but-well-written romp featuring native american indians, alien races, fragile inter-racial politics, long-defunct alien artefacts, tribalism, animal telepathy, and sign language. What more could you ask for?
Sep 18, 2011 Lynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second in this series. Again, Storm Hosteen works with his animals to unravel a mystery. Storm meets another race and must help stop a war. I liked it and will read the next in the series.
Jan 01, 2013 Keith rated it really liked it
I read this book in High School in the 1960's. Hosteen Storm (Beast Master) uses his telepathic bond with his animal friends to prevent a clash between colonists and indigenous aliens (Norbies).
Mary Ann
Sep 16, 2012 Mary Ann rated it liked it
Interesting story line, and seems to be one in a series. Off world, with a deranged individual (or 2) stirring up trouble; all in point of view.
May 04, 2011 Elaine rated it liked it
hmm, not at all the same cover as on mine! Found recently at a used book sale for a quarter - AN's was the first SF I ever read, I think.
Jun 14, 2011 Roberto rated it it was ok
Meh. Not really up to the level of the author's best work.
rebecca j
Jun 09, 2009 rebecca j rated it it was amazing
Second in the Beastmaster series
Murray Writtle
May 06, 2008 Murray Writtle rated it it was amazing
Sequel to Beastmaster.
Jul 03, 2012 Timothy rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
2 1/2 stars.
Sep 30, 2011 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. The androgynous Andre doesn't really say "male" ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Beast Master / Hosteen Storm (7 books)
  • The Beast Master (Beast Master / Hosteen Storm, #1)
  • Beast Master's Ark
  • Beast Master's Circus (Beast Master / Hosteen Storm, #4)
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