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Firehand (Time Traders/Ross Murdock, #5)

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Ross Murdoch was a petty criminal when he first time-traveled. Now he is a hero, about to face a time-traveling band of predatory aliens, the same ones who made his hand a charred ruin. With a small but loyal force, they face a much larger foe. They need a hero. They need Firehand. Can Ross live up to the legend he's created?
Paperback, 282 pages
Published August 15th 1995 by Tor Books (first published July 1st 1994)
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Tony Patriarche
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is not really an Andre Norton book. Despite the ascription to Norton, part way through I was sure I was reading a collaboration. Written 30 years after the last of the original Time Traders series, when Norton was in her 80s, it can be safely assumed that most of the writing was done by her co-author, P. M. Griffin. Stylistically, it is more like Poul Anderson on a really bad day. Too many battles and not enough sense of wonder. No telepathic animals. And not once does someone say "There is ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Could not get into this book.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
When we left Time Trader Agent Ross Murdock, he was stranded with his friends on the water world of Hawaika (Key Out of Time). As this novella begins, he and his partner, Gordon Ashe, are rescued and returned to the present. However, the present is changed. The world known as the Dominion of Virgin under went a drastic change, even while trade talks with Earth representatives were ongoing. It went from a vibrant world to a burned cinder. Was it the result of time-travel by the Baldies, as the ev ...more
Linda Kenny
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
My $1 purchase at half price books for a long plane ride. I didn't read the earlier book in the series so the beginning was confusing but the plot in their next time travel was full of fighting. I thought one of the goals was to develop telepathic abilities of the people but missed that entirely. Probably won't read another in the series.
Sandra Munger
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-norton
Another in the Time Traders series. The time travelers go back in history to prevent the destruction of human life on a planet. Ross and his 2 partners join in the fight. They defeat a group of baldies but Ross is torn because he grows to love the people and the planet. Staying is not an option. Enjoyed it.
Aug 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: SF fans
Time Traders series
Robin Lynne Rogers
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
awesome as usual! can't wait for the next one!
Michael Perry
Feb 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a smooth read done in typical Norton fashion. Near the end the book seemed to drag, feel like too much of the same thing over again.
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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. She also used the names Andrew North and Allen ...more
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