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The Katar Legacy

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The Katar Legacy is the first in a series. The Katar are the ruling elite in a world where technology does not exist for two key reasons: iron is quite rare and there are no fossil fuels. There is what we might call magic, which is fueled in part with ka (similar to the ancient Egyptian concept of soul energy) and in part with qenar, a fuel that can be mined. Book one ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by New Libri Press (first published January 3rd 2012)
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Randy Smith
Nov 19, 2016 Randy Smith rated it it was ok
Done up as a true Greek tragedy so if you like sad endings this is the book for you. It truly had a bad and somewhat confusing ending and I would definitely classify this as tragedy story. The writing isn't so bad and this is why I gave it two stars and not just one, it just had too many issues like many of the smaller plot lines going no were and just seem to disappear.
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Sep 11, 2014 Naturalbri (Bri Wignall) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished, loved-it
The Story

When your world is turmoiled by a war that has too many sides to count, you often want to stay out of the picture. That is what Tsom plans to do. He is a small time thief and though the rumours of the daemons puts fear into most - he is more concerned with not getting caught. Getting caught would mean an encounter with the Katar.

However, it seems the world has a different plan for Tsom. Not only can he not avoid becoming part of the struggle, but he finds himself in the centre, with pr
Nov 02, 2014 Maxine rated it liked it
Tsom is a young pickpocket in a world ruled by the five families of the Katar whose power comes from the rings they wear. When Tsom accidentally steals one of these rings, he is forced to go on the run. Soon, though, as he meets members of the rebellion, he discovers he has powers of his own that may make him the saviour they have all been looking for. Unfortunately, his power comes with a cost and, unless he learns to control it, he may not be able to stay alive long enough to succeed.

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Maria Beltrami
Evidently the first episode of a series, if it were not for the open-ended this novel would be a great stand alone. The elements of the story are widely recognizable and traceable to their source (I think that the author, like me, is fan of Farmer), but the excellent description of the characters and the interesting creation of the world in which they move can put in the background this feeling of "already heard."
Some slowness in some parts.
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This was surprisingly good. The beginning seemed a little confusing at first but once I had sorted out who was who and what went where I was well away! The descriptions of the different worlds and races were rich and vivid. At times I felt like I was there riding along with Tsom and Shara. Tsom was a believable lead, learning about his new life and powers. His heartache at the loss of his friends was heartbreaking. The war scenes were detailed
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I totally LOVED this fascinating fantasy! Indeed, I want to read it again right away! The author's touch is truly magical, and suspension of disbelief is instantaneous. The imagery is sensuous, in the original definition: it plays vividly on all our senses, so that we see, smell, feel, hear, taste, as do the characters, who are also vividly described. Author Tobin Loshento has such a special way with words--I want a series!:)
It's not uncommon to describe a book as "unputdownable," but THE KATAR
Jenn S.
May 30, 2014 Jenn S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the cover on this one, which is what initially attracted me to this book. I feel the writing is solid with well done world building and vivid descriptions. The characters have a nice feel for them with appropriate strengths for the more head smart characters. The plot has a bit of a rough start but then evens out and actually keeps a good pace. Overall this is a good entertaining read with an author showing future potential. I received an evaluation copy in exchange for my honest ...more
Andrew Hunkins
Dec 13, 2015 Andrew Hunkins rated it really liked it
Some really great world building. The characters come to life out of a detailed history, richly told, that supports the conflict. A great blend of sci-fi and fantasy. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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A midwest boy--raised in Minnesota--Tobin grew up in Minneapolis, but spent as much of his summers on the edge of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe area as possible,with stacks of library books on "vacation loan."

Despite being tainted by degrees ranging from electrical and computer engineering, to international studies, Tobin settled on writing and finished and MFA in creative writing.

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