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Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry (Kencyrath)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  262 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Who was Kindrie's father? What triggered the massacre of the Knorth women? What happened the night Jame was driven out by Ganth? Jamethiel Priest's-Bane first entered our lives when she walked out of the Haunted Lands on the opening page of God Stalk in 1982 with the haunts on her trail, searching for her ten-year older twin brother Tori to give him their father's sword an ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 24th 2004 by Meisha Merlin Publishing (first published 1994)
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Matthew Brown
Don't even think of buying this unless you're a big fan of Hodgell's Kencyrath series and have read all the books. It's a delicious bonus for a fan, but has spoilers especially for book 4, To Ride a Rathorn, and besides it won't make much sense to you unless you know the books.

It begins with three segments that will fill in parts of the backstory in a bit more detail than the main series has done.

Following that, there's a short story set further in the future of the plot than the main series ha
Jun 20, 2007 Cindywho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who have read Hodgell's series
These are short story remnants, mostly centered on Jame, from Hodgell's Godstalk series. One is very odd, setting her in a dystopic Earth future. There is also a strange little Sherlock Holmes story and a collection of maps and drawings, letting you know how much time the author has spent living with her character.
Barbara Gordon
I enjoyed this, because I like Hodgell's books, and I'm happy to read more of Jamethiel Priest's-Bane regardless. The stories are fairly slight, giving more depth to backstory already established in the series. It's for fans, and I'm a fan, so that works out nicely. It probably wouldn't appeal to someone who hadn't read the series, or to someone who wasn't also interested in how a writer develops a character. Jame has been with Hodgell since her teens or childhood, by the looks of it, and has go ...more
Eleanor With Cats
All the short stories set in Jame's world, plus a sort of alternate Jame story where she shows up on a college campus in the Vietnam era, and a very scary Sherlock Holmes story. Plus lots of interior art by the author.
Joel Tone
Some interesting backstory for the series along with what felt like some very rough drafts.
Oct 13, 2011 Vickie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book fills most of the gaps in Jame's past, which is quite a gift for fans of the series. It's not often that an author tells the backstory to a mysterious main character in such forthright detail. A must-have for any Kencyrath fan.
Dec 19, 2013 Kaylynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-f
After reading the novels, some of these stories felt redundant, but those that covered new material were quite enjoyable.
Jun 30, 2014 Cate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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