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Mindline

(The Dreamhealers #2)

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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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Di Maitland
4.5*s. Even better than the first and so much I, myself, can relate to with my own health struggles.
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
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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Alice
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, furry, scifi
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.
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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Madeleine
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this world that Hogarth has created. I read the first 2 books almost non-stop, and am now very irritated that the third won't load. The setting of these first 2 books is a university serving multiple races with a wide variety of identities, and this is accepted and normal. I'm so relieved to read books where these differences are not automatically a source of conflict, rather they're a background to the exploration of how such differences are navigated.

I appreciate that it's very easy to
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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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Mary Soon Lee
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
This is the second half of a science-fiction duology. I devoured it in a day and a half, enjoying it very much indeed, albeit not quite as much as the opening book (which I entirely and completely loved). If you haven't read that book--"Mindtouch"--then I would recommend skipping this review and seeking it out. The setting for the duology is a future rich with humans, the Pelted (species engineered from humans), and aliens. The two main characters are xenopsychology students of different species ...more
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
Malorie
Jun 22, 2020 rated it liked it
I am going to keep this brief as my thoughts and feelings with this book are similar to what I expressed for the first. Unfortunately, the only consistent emotional connection I had to these characters (characters that I had already connected to!) was through the last quarter of this book when there was a sudden sharp turn into a return to the character and spirit of the first novel. There were brief moments peppered throughout the rest, but it felt inconsistent to me.

The pacing throughout the
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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
Karen A. Wyle
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm rounding up only a little.

I strongly recommend reading Book 1, Mindtouch, before this one. With that book's excellent world-building and character development behind me, I devoured this book in no time and found it thoroughly absorbing. We dive deeper into the characters and their developing relationship, watching the pair cope with baffling and dangerous challenges along with more mundane ones just as well presented. We also get to spend time with some delightful secondary characters we met
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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
Gisela
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I started this book at five minutes after midnight and read it until 3:35 in the morning. Then, I woke up at 11:30 made my coffee and finish the book. An amazing entry into the series. You can really see the characters growing, learning, and really excepting what their relationship means. It’s not a romance in a typical sense but it makes the relationship more beautiful even because of that. There are two people working towards what they want but getting there is going to be hard. The book was r ...more
BRT
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook, series
This second in the Dreamhealers series continues the story of Jahir and Vasiht'h, two medical students who have forged an unusual bond. It's unusual because it's rare to form the strong mindlink that they have and unheard of to form one between two different species. As with the first book, the story is mainly the development of their bond and their interaction with others. In this book, however, a crisis involving a dangerous drug heightens the action in the plot. To see a strong bond of non-se ...more
Sheri
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jan
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You can start in the middle!

I very, very, very much appreciate and applaud authors who write books that can stand alone although part of a series. I was hesitant at first and was unfavorably comparing to White's series but then....I really ended up enjoying the world building and the story overall. It seemed to be following in true fairy tale fashion that what you wish for can be granted in unexpected ways.
Wetdryvac Wetdryvac
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Allow me to reiterate: I did not expect to be drawn into a medical practice SF novel. The first book was so good, however, that here I am again - and it keeps the story, characters, and world building very well indeed. A favorite series, and in a genre I mostly abhor.

Seriously. This same subject matter in other author's hands have given me the crawling horrors. Here, it was handled with grace, solid craft, and comfort.

I cannot give either a novel or a series higher rating.
Jan Marshall
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can you care too deeply?

I didn’t cry as much in this book, but I did continue to delight in the growing love and attachment between these two as they explore the question of caring too deeply and how to repair the damage done when you do. Together with book one, highly recommended. I’ve found myself another favourite author.
Kristi  Malin
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wonderful!

Oh my, this sequel! I absolutely devoured it. Jahir and Vasiht’h’s relationship is a thing of magic and fantasy while still maintaining the feeling of realism and relatability. I adore them, and am on to the next book, as I seem to have bought the entire series. 😅❤️ NO REGRETS!
Donna G Bott
These characters are heart warming. The author's vocabulary is a challenge to my aging mind and I love it. I normally don't buy books, but I bought this one after reading Book 1 the Mindtouch because I needed to know how they continued on their paths. And I've now purchased Book 3, Dream Hearth, not because I couldn't put it down, but because the characters have entered my heart.
Annezo
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
There's more "action" in this book than in the first one, which is not a bad thing but it does result in the prose feeling less "lyrical." At the same time, our protagonists take some major steps forward in their lives, and we start to get a feel for how their partnership will develop.

I absolutely enjoy this series.
Trana Mathews
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Immediately drawn into the plight the Eldritch encounters from the time he lands on a new planet. The author employs vivid descriptions for her characters and worlds which draw you in and make you feel part of the story. Kudos!
Debbi
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favorite new author discovery. A miracle of complex creation with no violence? First time I believe I have found writing of this nature, world building, complex characters, engaging plot with NO VIOLENCE. Wow, and they said it couldn't be done.
Marie Wise-Miu
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The sweet story continues

I'm really enjoying this sweet story. Friends so dear, they are. It's been easy to fall into this story. The characters, as unique as they are, have been easy to feel known to me. I have the feeling I will have lingering memories of these two guys. ☺️
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...
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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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