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Escape. That’s what drives Taran to join the Riverdrivers aboard Geillidh: escape from the farming and fishing village of his kin; the lure of adventure and, most of all, the presence of Merimac—Wyr-chieftain of Geillidh and Taran's first lover. Though he might be Merimac’s cousin and lovemate, Taran gets no preferential treatment. He will have to earn his passage as full ...more
ebook, 39 pages
Published May 30th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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Saskia
Apr 11, 2016 Saskia rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-fantasy
2.5 stars

There was no actual plot. I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing ever really did...
Carole Cummings
May 31, 2012 Carole Cummings rated it it was amazing
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Ah, the RiverMaster and his young swabbie. Yum.

Beautifully written tale of adventure and love on the river wild. the atmosphere is vivid, the characters are instantly compelling and the world is wonderfully enveloping. I felt the spray, I smelled the river-wrack, and I fell instantly in love with Taran and Merimac. The 'December' in this May-December relationship is probably more like an August, and dayum, he's certainly got the *cough* drive to give young Taran a run for his money.

A terrific sh
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Ada
Mar 30, 2016 Ada rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
It felt like I was dropped into a story. Sometimes that works out very well. Not in this one. At 22% I still knew nothing about anything except:
1. they were sailors, 2. someone was screwing the boss sailor aka cousin, and 3. there was a storm/rough patch?.

Also lots and lots of words that meant nothing to me because it was not explained.

Normally I would soldier on but I'm a bit done with these kind of stories...

So not for me but maybe someone else?

Abi Walton
Feb 27, 2015 Abi Walton rated it it was ok
Considering I bought this book because I am in love with Hennig's seriesThe Wode, I was kind of disappointed in this short novela. I guess I felt that enough didn't happen and that I couldn't imagine Mac and Taran together and saw no romance in their relationship.

I will always love Hennig's Wode series but I will not be reading this one again
Meggie
Jun 11, 2012 Meggie rated it it was ok
Shelves: shorts
Enjoyable short story, but definitely to short for higher rating. I wouldn't mind reading a longer version.
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Dreamspinner Press: Strike the Bell by J. Tullos Hennig 1 9 May 30, 2012 06:00AM  
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J Tullos Hennig has had varied professions over a lifetime—artist, dancer, teacher, equestrian—but has never successfully managed to not be a writer. Ever.

JTH is blessed with an understanding spouse, kids, and grandkids, is alternately plagued and blessed with a small herd of geriatric and retired show horses… And has, for the entirety of that lifetime, been possessed by a press gang of invisible
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