Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Hands of Lyr (Five Senses, Book 1)” as Want to Read:
The Hands of Lyr (Five Senses, Book 1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Hands of Lyr (Five Senses #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  153 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the crowded firmament of contemporary fantasists, no star shines brighter than Andre Norton - a dazzlingly inventive crafter of otherworlds and wonders, and past recipient of the World Fantasy Convention's Life Achievement Award. And now the Grandmaster returns with the riveting tale of two courageous young adventurers...and their perilous quest for light. The blackened...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published June 7th 1995 by Avon Books (first published 1994)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Hands of Lyr, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Hands of Lyr

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 311)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Stupid cover, which has nothing to do with the story, but a good read. Andre Norton was one of the very first SF authors I ever read, so I always have a soft spot for her work.
Jun 11, 2014 Barbara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: sf
The grand showdown was a bit of an anti-climax but otherwise a very good read. A very satisfying coming of age story.
The story's mainline is well done, with gaps in acceptance that are believable due to the ages of the main characters - both are around 15 or 16.

However, I still wonder what happened to missing characters. This was supposed to be book one of five, so presumably those characters' fates would be revealed in the other books, but I would like to have a least a hint in that direction.
Andre Norton was one of the best fantasy/science fiction writers out there. She was brilliant with world creation, anything she wrote had a detailed history to it, but she never overwhelmed with dry facts. This has been on my bookshelf for 19 years (taken down and reread often) and will continue to be one of my favorites.
a good fantasy fiction story
April Rose
April Rose marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2014
Hannah marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2014
Ollivier marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2014
A. added it
Sep 13, 2014
Maggie marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2014
Nita marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
Bonnie Ponce
Bonnie Ponce marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2014
Beth Brooks
Beth Brooks marked it as to-read
May 14, 2014
Mydienon marked it as to-read
May 08, 2014
Bear Field
Bear Field marked it as to-read
May 04, 2014
Karen marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2014
Nojh marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2014
Gloria marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2014
Joey V.
Joey V. marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2014
Hepatica marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2014
Anne marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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
More about Andre Norton...
The Elvenbane (Halfblood Chronicles, #1) Elvenblood (Halfblood Chronicles, #2) Elvenborn (Halfblood Chronicles, #3) Witch World (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #1) The Time Traders (Time Traders/ Ross Murdock, #1)

Share This Book