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The Limping Man (The Salt Trilogy #3)

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  121 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
In this compelling final volume of The Salt Trilogy, Hana narrowly escapes Blood Burrow after her mother chooses to swallow poison rather than die in the great witch-burning in People's Square. Deep in the forest she meets Ben, son of Lo, and Hawk, who becomes her silent protector and guide. But even in the forest there is no peace. When they learn of the advancing armies ...more
Hardcover, 195 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Orca Book Publishers (first published March 29th 2010)
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Mar 28, 2015 added it
I thought the book was okay.
I kind of expected there to be a little more action. The reason why I expected that was because Hari and Hanna both were together at one point before they were separated. When they separated and Lo found Hanna, I expected Lo to think of her as a betrayer because she left him. Later on, I also expected hawk to not come back and symbolise forgetting but, he did come back and symbolize friendship.
Courtney Johnston
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, borrowed
A boy, a girl, a threat, a quest, and a lot of family baggage - it's a testament to Maurice Gee's aw-inspiring skills as a writer that he can take this well-worn combination and breathe new life into not once but three times in this trilogy. (And not to mention in the Halfmen of O, his other classic, shit-scary, YA trilogy).

I've taken a long break between 'Salt' and 'Gool' and now 'The Limping Man', but tomorrow I'm going down to Unity and buying the lot so I can read backwards. I have a feeling
LPL Staff Reviews
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy fans, dystopia fans
Like the first two novels in the series, The Limping Man drops a deteriorating dystopian society into a fantasy world inhabited by humans and non-humans with the ability to communicate telepathically with each other as well as animals. However, where the first two novels explore the negative impacts of colonialism and racism, The Limping Man focuses on those of expansionism and religious fanaticism. The society still oppresses a portion of the population and degrades women of all social classes. ...more
Devin Krause

The Limping Man is about how a girl named Hana from the burrows of a city the limping man controls escapes from him and meets a boy named Ben from his village deep in the forest. Together they team up and try to fight the Limping Man.

I wanted to keep reading this book because I was curious on how a girl from the ruins of a city and a boy from a village deep in the forest was going to take down the Limping Man. The Limping Man controlled armies around the world and had the power to control people
The Salt series (Salt and Gool are the first two) is a really different series in YA fantasy dystopias. Each one is linked loosely to the others, usually through side characters, but each tells its own story with a new character at the forefront. Each one is about a small group overcoming oppression and prejudice in their local communities. There's hardly any romance, and what is there is understated; the world-building is simple but evocative; and each one manages to be both scary and thought-p ...more
Tristen Smith
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Limping Man by Maurice Gee is part of a trilogy that I like very much. I like it's main tone and context, most of all. It's sad, most of the time, but with hints of happiness and hope. It takes place in a time period much before very much technology, when men ruled by whatever means they could. The main power that people have in this book is the ability to "speak". It's a mental way of speaking. Projecting thought and orders to other minds from your own. The main protagonist is Hana, althoug ...more
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, dystopian, read_2011
The final book of the Salt trilogy involves Hari and Pearl's grandson Ben. He's been raised by them, and doesn't quite fit into their world or his father's world (with the people). Back in the burrows Hana has just watched her mother die, and she seeks a way to take revenge on the Limping Man, who has caused her death. They meet in the forest where they try to discover the source of the Limping Man's power before he destroys them all.

While I enjoyed Salt, I had a hard time getting into Gool: The
May 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
“Limping Man” is the final book of the “Salt” trilogy. There are several story lines. One story revolves around Hari and Pearl’s grandson Ben, who has been raised by his grandparents, but doesn’t fit well in their world or his father’s world (with the people). Another story returns to the burrows, where Hana’s mother dies, choosing to swallow poison than die in the great witch-burning. Hana seeks revenge on the Limping Man, who caused her mother’s death. She must try to discover the Limping Man ...more
Awesome. I love this whole trilogy. I can't say enough good things about it. I also can't write a review that does it justice.
All three books can stand on their own, so it isn't absolutely necessary to read them in order or even read all of them (although you should!). This one is probably the hardest to read without some knowledge of the first two books, but only because there is less description of the world where it takes place. On the other hand a large part of the story takes place in a pa
Sue Poduska
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Absorbing and thrilling, the last installment in the dystopian Salt Trilogy is compelling and thought-provoking whether or not you’ve read the first two volumes. It begins with the death of Mam, Hana’s mother and sole mean of support in slums called the Burrows. Mam is seen as a threat to the charismatic, mysterious, and evil Limping Man. Hana learns to survive and befriends a number of figures, including Ben, a one-handed boy. Hana and Ben travel together and attempt to destroy the Man. Hana’s ...more
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One of New Zealand’s most distinguished novelists, born in Whakatane, passed much of his childhood in the country town of Henderson (now contained by Auckland’s urban sprawl), and this background plays a major role in his fiction. Again and again his plots are set in Henderson, usually under another name, or other small towns. Even in the most recent, where Wellington and Auckland play a major par ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Salt Trilogy (3 books)
  • Salt (The Salt Trilogy, #1)
  • Gool (The Salt Trilogy, #2)