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Lord of Thunder (Beast Master / Hosteen Storm #2)

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Storm's beast master skills and animal partners are needed to unravel the mystery behind a huge gathering of indigenous Norbies. Only Storm and Logan Quade can penetrate the Norbie's clan secrets and discover what is behind the threat of an uprising that could destroy the tenuous peace between the colonists and the aliens who share the planet. "Thrilling science-fiction."...more
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Published January 15th 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 1962)
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For its time, Norton's story of Beastmaster Hosteen Storm was pretty decent, with non-white, non-'earth-humanoid' species behaving like sane people with expertises of their own. But in 2014 it definitely feels patronizing. Just as the indigenous peoples' (Norbies) tribes on the planet where he lives get called into the backcountry for a religious/social/political medicine gathering, Hosteen Storm gets mixed up in a rich man's plan to try to rescue his son from a crashed escape pod in that forbid...more
It's not uncommon that the sequel to a book is not as good as the first volume. This is no exception.

Mind, it's an okay book. But it's not as good as the original. Note that there's a disconnect here: the villain in this piece is an Earth-human--so he must be mad, right? After all, Xiks are inherently evil, so they can be evil and still sane, and it's all right to battle and kill them. Humans are (it's implied) innately good, and therefore if one does ill, he or she must be insane, right?

This ed...more
Very enjoyable sequel to Beast Master, another page-turning easy-to-read-but-well-written romp featuring native american indians, alien races, fragile inter-racial politics, long-defunct alien artefacts, tribalism, animal telepathy, and sign language. What more could you ask for?
The second in this series. Again, Storm Hosteen works with his animals to unravel a mystery. Storm meets another race and must help stop a war. I liked it and will read the next in the series.
I read this book in High School in the 1960's. Hosteen Storm (Beast Master) uses his telepathic bond with his animal friends to prevent a clash between colonists and indigenous aliens (Norbies).
Mary Ann
Interesting story line, and seems to be one in a series. Off world, with a deranged individual (or 2) stirring up trouble; all in point of view.
hmm, not at all the same cover as on mine! Found recently at a used book sale for a quarter - AN's was the first SF I ever read, I think.
Meh. Not really up to the level of the author's best work.
rebecca j
Second in the Beastmaster series
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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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