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The Hands of Lyr (Five Senses #1)

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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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E.M. Farmer
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And again Andre Norton tells a good tale.

Andre Norton writes another story of good over evil. The world is run by greedy evil men. The Hero and the Heroine go through trials and come out the other side to save the day. Love it!
Apr 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Chelle Johnson
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
one of the first books I ever read by andre Norton and while it is not the best it hikds a special place in my heart
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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.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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