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Seeker's Mask (Kencyrath #3)

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Jame has found and been reunited with her ten year older twin brother Tori. Now all she has to do is find a place for herself among the Kencyrs that are following her brother. This is not quite as easy as it sounds.
Published May 15th 2007 by Meisha Merlin Publishing (first published 1994)
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

Another fascinating adventure in Jame's chaotic and dangerous life. I keep getting the sense of regency England in some of the value systems in play within the Kencryath culture.
Tori's character is a mystery. On one hand, he is a strong, ethical leader, and on the other he is a complete idiot in how he deals with his sister and the realities of their shared history. Its hard not to dislike him.
Jame is a great female protagonist among many great female antagonists!
Nov 10, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it
This book finally starts to answer many of the questions about Jame and Tori that the first two books posed - especially questions about the society and social/political hierarchy of the Kencyrath. In typical fashion, though, the path the story takes is convoluted, and the world follows its own rules - and while that makes for great authenticity, the world and events are foreign enough that it leaves the reader sometimes having to fill in the gaps and struggle to connect the dots. Fortunately Ja ...more
Althea Ann
A sequel to "God Stalk" and "Dark of the Moon," "Seeker's Mask" is definitely the best of the three - one can definitely see Hodgell really finding her stride, and moving ahead with both characterization and plot.
At the outset of this book, Jame has finally found her brother, Torisen, but unfortunately, he really doesn't know what to do with her. Having grown up partly in the sinister realm of Perimal Darkling and then as apprentice thief and tavern dancer, Jame is far from the typical meek and
Aug 29, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2011
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Feb 11, 2008 Julie rated it really liked it
Book #3. After a 20-year hiatus (20 years! You're killing me, Pat) Hodgell has returned to Jame and her story. Sadly, this round finds Jame in the Women's World (like a school that the Highborn girls get sent to) where her brother dumps her so she can learn her proper place in the Kencyrath. Well, I was all settled in, just delighted to find out what Jame was going to do to these bubble-headed twits, but the answer was -- not nearly enough. Disappointing. Jame does grow and change in this novel ...more
Dec 21, 2011 Sbuchler rated it it was amazing
Genre: High Fantasy

I loved this book! Tori has bundled Jame off to the “Women’s World” to learn how to be a proper Highborn lady, quiet and obedient. A task that isn’t easier for either her or them. The Matriarchs (who rule the women’s world) don’t trust her, but Jame is smart and guesses many of their secrets, much to their chagrin. That’s the set-up when outside forces (the Shadow Guild Assassins bent on finally fulfilling their contract to kill all the Knorth women) force Jame to flee again.

Chris Devine
Jan 09, 2015 Chris Devine rated it it was ok
I tried to read this book three times but never finished. It is a mammoth read and just seems to ramble aimlessly along. Nothing line the first 2 (in Chronicles Of The Kencyrath omnibus)which I just could not put down. Sorry.
Feb 18, 2016 Tiffany rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Worse upon a second read 10 years later. I could barely follow what was happening--something about a floating building, brother and sister who refused to sleep out of sheer pigheadedness, sacrifices, river fish, a gang of people I couldn't keep straight and an ending that suddenly prepared for the next book.

Godstalk was one of the best reads in my life and I keep on wanting to reexperience that wonder, but books two and three in the series spanned from bad to catastrophic. I don't know how I'm g
Debbie Ledesma
This is an entertaining, action packed addition to the series about Jamiethiel.
May 18, 2010 kvon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read
More happened here than I remembered...quick glimpse of the cloistered ladies' world with their secrets (knot stitches being brought up in the latest book); Jame defining for herself what honor is; the prophecy (from the Arrin-ken?) of the one, three, and four; introduction of the native gods and the northern tribe; revisiting the randon school; the enmity of the Randir house and their involvement in assassination (why comes up in a later book, star-crossed lovers); revelation of Kindrie's herit ...more
Aug 16, 2015 Bob rated it liked it
This is a fun read but much more chaotic than the previous.
Verity Brown
Apr 08, 2013 Verity Brown rated it really liked it
The first time I read this, the parts about the Women's World seemed a lot longer and a lot more frustrating (partly because that was so NOT NOT NOT Jame's milieu). Also, the whole business of traveling up and down the river on the Weirding mist seemed very disjointed the first time around. This time, though, the whole plot seemed to fall into place, and I enjoyed the re-read very much.
May 05, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it
Reading these books are like watching Armageddon with Bruce Willis. You're always wondering what else could go wrong, but you're also loving every minute of it. I can't wait to read the rest!
Jul 20, 2013 Tankerbay rated it it was ok
Bleh. Unexplained mystical events splashed with blood and vague references to events not in the previous stories. This one almost killed the series for me.
Feb 23, 2008 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Fascinating, complicated fantasy series with engaging characters and spectacular world building. One of my all time favorite novels.
Curt Connors
Jun 21, 2007 Curt Connors added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any fantasy fan
Shelves: scifi_fantasy
A worthy successor to the first two books. Write faster Ms. Hodgell, please.
May 20, 2008 Danielle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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3rd in series (God Stalk)
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