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Mindline

(The Dreamhealers #2)

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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  354 ratings  ·  30 reviews
At the advice of Vasiht'h, his first and truest friend, Jahir Seni Galare has accepted one of the most coveted residencies in xenotherapy, even though doing so has severed him from all the relationships he's fostered since leaving his cloistered homeworld. But not all the simulations at school have prepared him for the reality of being an esper in a hospital large enough t ...more
Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Published December 14th 2013 by Studio MCAH
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Quartzen
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book picks up directly where the first one left off, with Jahir starting a medical residency on a planet with gravity way too heavy for his body and Vasiht'h realizing he's made a mistake letting Jahir go alone. By the time Vasiht'h gets to Jahir, Jahir has found that his esper talents may be the only source of information about a deadly epidemic sweeping the city- he can glean information from the minds of the afflicted at the moment of their death, and possibly even keep them alive, but a ...more
Alice
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, kindle, furry
Hogarth's Pelted Universe books tap into the kind of thing I used to think about before going to sleep when I was a child: cool space stations, amazing food and cat aliens. A gentle, charming story about the platonic friendship and deep mental connection between two very different creatures.
Joy
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I find the second book in the series to be just as engaging as the first book. So engaging that I went ahead and bought the rest of the series. You will like the new plots that the protagonists are exposed to as it aids in learning about themselves and has moments that bring out what is poignant and enlightening to their journey.

It is the journey that counts and they are on an epic journey, exploring hitherto unknown areas of their life and the lives that intersect theirs. For this isn't just ab
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Rindis
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Part two of the Dreamhealer's duology naturally picks up right where Mindtouch left off.

Jahir starts his residency on Selnor, and finds that it has even higher gravity than the (for him) heavy gravity that he'd had to get adjusted to on Seersana. I was a bit tired on my own while reading this, and the combination of reading through Jahir's struggles with a planet too heavy for him grinding him down really made me feel it.

Vasiht'h chases after him and helps keep him going as they get drawn into a
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Bernard Peek
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-ten
This second book of the series further details the progress of the two protagonists as they complete their education and gain their license to practise their highly unorthodox but also highly effective therapies. The telepathic bond between them continues to deepen and plays a critical role in some of the tough situations they face.

This volume is focussed on the pair although it does elaborate a little on the societies they live in. Societies plural because the Eldritch are not fully integrated
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Amy Aelleah
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, lgbt
Sometimes I despair of the English language - and while trying to figure out the proper word to describe Jahir and Vasiht'h is one of those times. Friend is accurate, and probably the best word for it in English, but it's so tepid compared to what they are to each other. Lovers isn't right - and even if it was what they are, it still isn't enough. Honestly, I think I'm just going to call them soulmates. Sure, that word is usually used more for romance, but I think it fits these two very well bec ...more
KA
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wish there were more books in this series! Maybe someday . . .
Diane
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
About 3.7 Goodreads stars.

The intense crisis of this book (the unresponsive patients dying at the capitol hospital) involves Jahir endangering his life due to risky mental connection with the dying while his constitution is already strained by the world's heavy gravity. Vasiht'h's arrival provides a desperately needed emotional anchor, and a refusal to lose him, even as Jahir's residency becomes very different from anticipated.

However, be aware that the whole end section of the story is after t
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Maggie Boyd
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book two of the dreamhealers and begins with Vasiht'h and Jahir separated. Jahir has gone to the capital planet of Selnor to begin an elite residency. Complications arise almost immediately. The gravity on the planet is much higher than he is used to and he can't utilize the medical option to fix this. Even as his health is suffering, greater problems occur within the hospital. People are arriving comatose and not even their best brain surgeons and organic healers can help them. Jahir we ...more
Jeanne Johnston
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A continuation of a really thoughtful story, really more like two big chapters as Jahir heads off for his residency--which involves his difficult acclimatization to the heavier gravity as well as an epidemic that needs to be figured out, thanks largely to Jahir's peril, and then the greater part of the story is their developing relationship, which is fascinating--a platonic love between two men (I find myself wondering if this leaves room for a third or fourth party and children, or if Jahir wil ...more
Wilson E. Stevens Sr.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
After one of the girls at the hospital dies in his arms, Jahir the Eldritch decides to become a doctor to treat and assist the short-lived individuals in the alliance. He completes medical school and is accepted at two universities. His closest friend Vasiht'h, a small centaur-like Galeash suggests he goes to the best hospital for his residency. After he leaves, Vasiht'h realizes he can't make it without his help and follows to assist him at the new hospital. After arriving he finds Jahir having ...more
Sheri
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Pamela Lloyd
This is the second of the terrific Dreamhealers series and continues the story of Jahir and Vasiht'h, Xenopsychology students. I loved this book. I love all of these books.
Rachel
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters in this book are amazing and the plot is totally commendable, but I just can't figure out how I feel about it, exactly. Worth reading, I think...
Aaron
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really nice story, my favourite book so far. (Not that I read that many yet)

Pros:
-Pacing is slow and natural;
-Characters are consistent and humane;
-Stakes aren't too stupidely high, but not nothing either;
-The writing is pleasant to read
-The romance isn't all lust and drama over nothing, it is mild and realistic
-That you can make the cookies they eat (recipe at the end)

Cons:
-Don't read if you hate slow stuff with little action or character dynamic-based stories
-A little more world building would
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K Orion Fray
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, I thought I'd already written this review, but I suppose I haven't. I really ought to, before the next book in the series comes out and I become even further behind. And besides, it's the sequel to the book that really got my teeth sunk into this author's work, so why shouldn't I pay it some mind?



Mindline is an amazing follow-up to Mindtouch, the first of the duology. We continue to follow two of my favorite of M.C.A. Hogarth's characters, the Eldritch Jahir Seni Galare and the Glaseah Va
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Shannon
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is probably my favorite book in the Dreamhealers series so far, mostly because it hit all the hurt/comfort tropes note perfect. It kind of reminded me of some of Mercedes Lackey in the way that Jahir suffers so prettily throughout the book, but endures stoically. And there were more hugs, which I always appreciate.

I wasn't particularly fond of the "the space elf is too pretty and I can't help molesting him even though I'm his supervisor" subplot, but other than that, I liked the mystery of
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Bill
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/13368061

The 2nd half of the Dreamhealers Duology. The first half of which made me cry no less than three times.

There is significantly less crying in this book. While the plot is more dramatic and further reaching than MindTouch, and the highs even higher... the lows are less sublime. The character's discover of an unfolding relationship and domesticity were such a touching part of the first half that I raved about it for
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Madison
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is going to be the oddest review this book has ever gotten, but I think it's about as good of a summary as you're going to get out of me on this little sleep: I finished Mindtouch and Mindline and then got a batch of foster kittens because my foster lost her litter. She isn't producing enough milk yet and they have a tendency to go to stupid places and get cold before they get cold enough to get mad and start yelling, so I kind of have a kitten stuffed down my shirt a reasonable proportion ...more
Charlene
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'd been very much looking forward to the release of this book, and while I wasn't able to sit down and read it right away, I was pleased to finally find the time to finish this duology. And as always, M.C.A. Hogarth did not disappoint.

This was a very satisfying conclusion to the duology, showcasing all the deftness with setting and pacing and description that makes me fall in love with the author's work with every piece of hers I read. It's so rare to read about a pair of characters who just fi
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Ryft Sarri
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will preface this review with a quick disclaimer: I may have a bit of a bias for this book because of my deep love for the first one.

As it is, this lived up to everything I wanted it to be. Though he is well acquainted with his new peers, the interactions that Jahir has with everyone around him subtly changes from the beginning of the first book to the end of this one and it is a joy to experience first hand. It was only in really looking deep at it that I was able to notice the points of chan
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Jade Lauron
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
The description doesn't give this book justice, and of course with many sci-fi novels you always have a sense that the book is hokey for the first half-chapter or so, until the story takes hold. This is especially true in books with lots of races.

It's quite a nice story really, it and the second half make for a lovely platonic BFF love story (neatly skirting both the interspecies aspect and the homosexuality of it by making it non-sexual). I was rather hoping for a third when I had finished (whi
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Kira
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
You know how sometimes the intense part of a book ends and then after a really brief wrap-up the book is over? And you wish it had gone on for longer? This is a book that actually goes on for longer. I was surprised to see that I still had about 20% of the book left after the most intense part had concluded, and I really appreciated being able to see how the characters transitioned back into their lives.
Zeta Syanthis
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Though I think the original may have hit me a little harder in certain ways, this is still an absolutely incredible book. The pacing and emotional content are downright brutal at times, bringing you into a story (and a tragedy) that overwhelms you just as much as the characters. It's not the book you think it is, but it's the book you should definitely read.
Kara Ohlinger
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The payoff here in book 2 is just wonderful! Every interaction between Jahir & Vasit'h had me grinning from ear to ear, especially as they explored the mind line. Very believable & lovable characters & gripping writing!
Faith
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-ebook, sf, indie, medical
A wonderful follow-up to the first novel. I'm so glad to see more of these two, and even gladder that they appear in other works! They make a great team.
Rita C
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just never get tired of following the adventures of these two protagonists.
Eileen
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh I adore this book! I love the characters. They are complex and the relationships are what drives the plot. It's about psychology..of aliens!!
Linda Wells
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book as much as the first one.
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Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—-web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—-but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human an ...more

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