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Astreya, Book II: The Men of the Sea By Seymour Hamilton,

  • Title: Astreya, Book II: The Men of the Sea
  • Author: Seymour Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9781611791914
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Book I The Voyage South, Astreya leaves home, hungry for information about his father s mysterious origins The crew of the Mollie abandons him in a strange land where only his new friends, Gar and Lindey, help him survive Pursued by academics and thugs, Astreya flees with Lindey to Charton, only to find himself in the clutches of Adramin, his cousin, who is one of thIn Book I The Voyage South, Astreya leaves home, hungry for information about his father s mysterious origins The crew of the Mollie abandons him in a strange land where only his new friends, Gar and Lindey, help him survive Pursued by academics and thugs, Astreya flees with Lindey to Charton, only to find himself in the clutches of Adramin, his cousin, who is one of the Men of the Sea Astreya had wanted to know about In Book II The Men of the Sea, Astreya learns from his grandfather Oron how to control his power over the shipstones aboard the great ship Cygnus He still yearns for Lindey, left on shore against her will Trying to purge a nagging guilt, Roaring Jack sails the Mollie south again, and this time Astreya s friend Cam is a stowaway Adramin does everything he can to make Astreya fail At The City of the Sea, the lawful meeting place of the great ships, family politics turn violent, with tragic consequences Astreya must hurry to protect Lindey from his marauding uncle Mufrid, who wants the stone Gar gave her A day and night sailing duel, a battle at sea, a shipwreck, a fight in a pub, escapes by sea and secret passage, help from unexpected allies and treachery from family all take their toll on Astreya and his friends Astreya and Lindey face even dangers and deceptions before the final conflict in Book III of The Astreya Trilogy The Wanderer s Curse Hamilton has an intuitive grasp of story Astreya is a work of great power, insight, and ferocious imagination I recommend it unreservedly Spider Robinson, Nebula and Three time Hugo Award Winner, Recipient of the Heinlein Lifetime Achievement Award The books feature a pirate, knife fights and much as factions within the ruling family of the Men of the Sea struggle for supremacy Hamilton has produced a set of well rounded characters whom you can empathize with and they are pacey novels which are hard to put down David Hayes, HistoricNavalFiction
    Astreya Book II The Men of the Sea In Book I The Voyage South Astreya leaves home hungry for information about his father s mysterious origins The crew of the Mollie abandons him in a strange land where only his new friends Gar and

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    1. Compares favorably to The Ranger s Apprentice Series I m really enjoying the wonderful characters and unique universe Mr Hamilton created.

    2. If you re skeptical of sequels, I should point out that Astreya, Book II The Men of the Sea is in reality a continuation of the story and Book I is not complete without Books II and III The story picks up minutes after where The Voyage South leaves off, when Astreya is faced with a decision to resist his kidnappers, who turn out to be his only blood relatives, or to willingly learn about them, their astounding technology and skills, and the legacy of the Wanderer s Curse Astreya s burgeoning rom [...]

    3. Everything I said about Volume I of this splendid trilogy applies with equal force or to Mr Hamilton s splendid second volume Like THE GODFATHER PART II, it is one of those rare sequels that are even better than part 1 He has the enviable knack of making what he does making you truly care about entirely imaginary people, using only ink stains on paper or pixels on a blank screen seem easy Please believe me when I tell you it is the hardest thing in the world to do.But you don t even need to kno [...]

    4. I won a copy through FirstReads I am not usually one for seafaring adventures, but the sci fi fantasy feel pulled me to finish this book If you re a fan of pirates, family stories, romance, and adventureis book is for you The story starts out with a lot of detail, but then throws you stern and aft into interesting characters and escapades Reading the second book first is always awkward for me, but Hamilton gives a decent synopsis at the beginning you can play catch up if you missed the first I a [...]

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