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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)
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Elaine
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.
Barbara
Jun 11, 2014 Barbara rated it 3 of 5 stars
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The grand showdown was a bit of an anti-climax but otherwise a very good read. A very satisfying coming of age story.
Doris
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.
Amy-chan
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.
Theresa
a good fantasy fiction story
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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
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