Huntress

  • Title: Huntress
  • Author: Renee Carter Hall
  • ISBN: 9781614502791
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ä Huntress Ê Renee Carter Hall - Huntress, Huntress All her life the young lioness Leya has dreamed of becoming one of the karanja the proud huntresses of her people But there s to being karanja than just learning to throw a spear Life among their te
    Ä Huntress Ê Renee Carter Hall - Huntress, Huntress All her life the young lioness Leya has dreamed of becoming one of the karanja the proud huntresses of her people But there s to being karanja than just learning to throw a spear Life among their te

    • Ä Huntress Ê Renee Carter Hall
      385Renee Carter Hall
    Huntress

    About Renee Carter Hall


    1. Renee Carter Hall writes fantasy and science fiction for adults who never quite grew up, with occasional excursions into dark fantasy, poetry, and stories for children and teens Talking animals slip into her stories whenever they get a chance, and her work has been influenced by storytellers from a range of media, including Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury, and Jim Henson Her most recent book, the anthropomorphic fantasy Huntress, received the 2014 C yotl Award for Best Novella.Renee lives in West Virginia with her husband, their cat, and books than she will ever have time to read She can be found online at reneecarterhall and on Twitter as RCarterHall.


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    1. This book is as beautiful as a poem, or a centuries old tale passed down in oral tradition The author has drawn on the style and language of various African traditions but built a whole new fabric of them We hear the life stories of two young women, one a lion and the other a painted dog Each has a traditional life path or what we would call a career to fulfill, and those paths are rigidly limited by the customs of their people Each eventually reaches a crossroad, a point at which she must decid [...]

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    2. I first encountered Huntress in the anthologyFive Fortunes I felt it was easily the strongest story of the five, and I m delighted it has been given a chance to shine alongside three new stories set in the same world.The world is a fantasy Africa populated by anthropomorphic predators and, conveniently, non anthropomorphic prey species In the title tale, young lioness Leya escapes the traditional expectations of her people a husband, cubs to join an elite cast of female hunters, only to discover [...]

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    3. I thought this was a really well written book, with a detailed and interesting world created around the stories within I found myself enjoying the three short stories at the end better than the main piece though, possibly because the shortness of them meant a tighter, focused telling.

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    4. Was an amazing book 3 had me on an emotional rollercoaster.

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    5. This book was a rare, interesting experience for me Very quickly after I began reading I realized that this wasn t something that was written for me, however this is one of the few times I can say that didn t matter one bit The story is well written enough that it carried me through easily At it s core, Huntress is a coming of age story one I found deeply engaging despite that not normally being my thing and which has only grown on me in the time since I first finished the book.I could point to [...]

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    6. 5 Stars.I ve always loved anthropomorphic animal fantasy, so when I found this book I was instantly drawn in the cover floored me, especially for an indie I don t regret it Huntress was amazing.Note this review is only regarding Huntress, not the short stories that are included in the ebook I haven t read those yet, but I most certainly will when I get a minute.Huntress tells the story of Leya, a young lioness who wants nothing than to join the karanja, proud huntresses who bring meat to their [...]

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    7. A novella and collected short stories, brought to you by the author s love of Africa The titular novella, Huntress, is a charming coming of age story set in her fantasy Africa Leya s a lioness with a dream, but she finds out her dream of what she wanted to be one of the Karanja, an ian order of huntresses who prowl the savannah in search of heavy meat , large and dangerous game animals Common lions are prohibited from hunting heavy meat both for practical reasons, such as safety, and the cultura [...]

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    8. This was a beautifully written book and a well imagined world The stories in this book are set in a fantasy version of Africa with anthropomorphic predators In the first story we follow the young lioness Leya as she pursues her dream and the life she s always wanted But what she imagined is a lot different from the reality she is now faced with Leya s journey into adulthood and self discovery was excellent and the world building here is well thought out and convincing There are also other short [...]

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    9. This book was really amazing It brought both happy and sad tears to my eyes.

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