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Being of the Field

(Triad of Being #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  386 ratings  ·  28 reviews
The power to control the driving force of the universe has finally come to light. At the university on Maladaan, Taren has studied everything from genetics and cell communication to Quantum Physics, Astrophysics and ESP. She believes there is an ocean of microscopic vibrations connecting everything in the universe to every other universe - an inter-dimensional field theory ...more
Paperback, 437 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Harper Collins (first published 2009)
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Dec 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sci-fi Fantasy Lovers
I loved it! The beginning is a bit hard to get into, but after you get to know the characters, the plot just sucks you in. I couldn't put it down!
Dec 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sci-fi fans looking for something different, women, folks who dig psychics
Recommended to Jalice by: found it in a hostel
I think Traci Harding is vastly under-rated. This book is a thrilling sci-fi adventure layered with spirituality. I love that the world she creates has me reevaluating my own perspective on reality (and the power of manifesting).

If I were to offer a criticism, it would be that her characters are a little too perfect. But like Jean M. Auel's super-Ayla (who essentially invents everything), you can't help but fall in love with the characters anyway. And it does seem a bit like more of a chick-boo
Mar 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Science Fiction Lovers!
I really loved this book. I thought the characters were fairly good, the plot kept me thinking and there were some things I really didn't expect and I like the writing, well mostly some of the scientific talk just went right over my head but other than that I really like it. I like how everyone has Powers and the world in which this series is based in. I honestly did not see some of the deaths and they shocked me a little. I thought this book was a fine example of why I like Traci Harding as an ...more
Ariel Brown
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This trilogy is one of Traci Harding's best works, in my opinion. It links into her Dark Ages series, and is a must for those interested in psychic powers, spiritual growth, and other metaphysical concepts. Brilliantly written and researched.
Jul 23, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Trash. So, think psychic powers linked to sex in a fantasy theme and you've got it. Crappy story, poorly developed characters, and clunky dialogue. Taren gets her dream job in space with the crew of a scientific research ship captained by her hero, who she has secretly worshipped (read lusted after) for years. Before the end of the story, she has discovered her long lost parents, who just happen to be the leader of the known universe and the Queen of a planet of females who hate men, paired up w ...more
Sara Annan
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I really enjoyed this book and traci's writing. It wasn't the best sci fi book I've ever read, but it was compelling and I couldn't put it down. While I agree with previous comments relating to little character growth, however I did not feel that hindered the book. It's story really developed well over time and a few nice live stories in there as well. I felt like it did fall apart close to the end.. The beginning of the book was much stronger.
Gabriella timelordsandwizards
I just..nope. I did not enjoy this at all. The writing felt very low standard? I don't know the right word, but it felt like C grade I guess. The plot had so much potential, but it just developed poorly, and everything felt unrealistic. The relationships between the characters felt forced at times, extremely unbelievable at times, and just bleh. The only thing I liked about this book was the potential sex scene, that still didn't end up occurring. Not even kidding.
Re-read: May 2016. Because I enjoyed these books so much last year and have been looking forward to re-reading them for some time!

First time I read these books: May 2015
There are some authors whose next book you simply must read no matter what, because you enjoy their work and the way their minds work. Traci Harding is one of those authors. I've been a fan of her writing and her thinking for over a decade now (fourteen-ish years? Seriously? Wow!) and while sometimes a character makes me wonder i
Rebecca Kent
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars - I gave this book it's rating post-reading it as a stand alone rating, but now I am writing my review after finishing the whole "trilogy".
I found this first book to be a little hard to get into at first, but as the book progressed I thought it showed enough promise to continue with the whole trilogy. I'm sorry that I did. The second book picked up some pace and was the best of the three - however the "final" book saw the story line just completely lose it's shit and become a jumbled m
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Space, physic abilities, and a scientific vessel sounded like the perfect ingredients for a great story. Although I thought the idea was original and had so much potential, it stopped there. Unfortunately the clunky writing style and terrible characterisation (not only was the zero character development, but the characters were wooden and one-dimensional) did little to help progress the story. There were many interesting plot lines, and I think the unique story and good pacing was what kept me r ...more
Narelle Works
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Traci Harding's writing and imagination. I was plunged into a new world that I found so easy to relax in. I felt empathy with characters I didn't expect to even like. I am a fan since The Ancient Future Trilogy so I had some idea of what to expect. I've started on the second book and I'm once again hooked. The basic thing I enjoy so much with the trilogies is Traci's ability to explore, untangle, yet weave, new age, ancient, beliefs, teachings, sciences, and intentions into an interesting ...more
Alicia Huxtable
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I feel as though my head may just explode......but in a good way. The ride that Traci Harding sends you on with the crew of A.M.I.E is one hell of a ride! It seems to move quite quickly at the beginning.....within hours of joining the crew on A.M.I.E Taren is extracting a sample of what they believe to be a gas cloud of some sort......only to find out it is alive and NOT happy! This sets into motion a series of events that really you need to read instead of have me tell you about in a review. Ju ...more
Jan 07, 2010 rated it did not like it
08.01.10 - I'm reading this now but it's very hard for me to take it seriously. Taren is probably one of the most obnoxiously described character I've ever encountered. She's "never wrong", she has the "greatest authority in...", she has eight degrees, she's never failed, she's just pure awesome and frankly, she's getting boring & so is the story. I'll see if I can continue this. I do like some of the characters like Lucien, Zeven and AMIE itself, I just have to get past the gloriousness tha ...more
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't know why I enjoyed this book so much - although there were some good twists, other parts felt predictable, there were some cliches and the characters seemed rather flat. Perhaps I was just in need of an easy sci-fi read that involved psychics and a bit of romance... Yet I went to the library the day after I finished it to get the other two books in the series. I doubt I'll bother reading them again, so might as well finish them now and put them aside.
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a HUGE fan of Traci Harding. This book would get five stars if I hadn't had to fight my way through what really is a bad editing job. This edition of the book had way more than its fair share of copy-editing typos. At one stage even the character Taren was spelt 'Toren'!!!!
Loved the tie-in connection to Tory by the way Traci, simply genius! Well researched fiction as per usual :)
Dec 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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Adrian Merrall
Jul 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Probably the first and last Traci Harding I will read if they are all like this. A mish mash of Sci Fi and new-age spiritualism with a three-some thrown in. It might appeal to teenage boys I suppose.
Kathleen Dixon
Jul 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Not brilliant writing, but some good ideas about everything being interconnected put into a love/adventure story.
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
DIDNT FINISH - But was enjoying it...not sure where story was going though.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Matty Whitmond
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As a long term fan of Traci's books I as usual enjoyed her writing but throughly enjoyed references to previous work of hers
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Read this one first and because I enjoyed it so much, I ended up reading the whole series
Maya Morikawa
Forget it.

Struggled to finish this as it became more ridiculous by the minute.Getting powers, losing them, more love stories,flitting here and there,no thanks.
Sarah Smit
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
Could not get past the first couple of chapters.
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Traci Harding, is an Australian science-fantasy author who currently has twelve books in publication, on the Voyager label of HaperCollins Publishers Australia.

Her work blends fantasy, fact, esoteric belief, time travel and quantum physics, into adventurous romps through history, ulternative dimensions, universes and states of consciousness.

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