ñ Changer || ò PDF Read by ✓ Jane Lindskold

By Jane Lindskold | Comments: ( 588 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

Wild, strange, and unpredictable, he is known as the Changer the ultimate vagabond who slips in and out of myths and cultures, refusing to be pinned down to any one origin just as he refuses to be lcked into any one shape or name Yet when a quest for vengeance forces him to shed animal form and seek out King Arthur, the Changer discovers that the darkest of dangers threWild, strange, and unpredictable, he is known as the Changer the ultimate vagabond who slips in and out of myths and cultures, refusing to be pinned down to any one origin just as he refuses to be lcked into any one shape or name Yet when a quest for vengeance forces him to shed animal form and seek out King Arthur, the Changer discovers that the darkest of dangers threaten the timeless realm For Arthur s sworn enemies have risen once to topple the king and spread chaos among humankind The Changer himself will be the enemy s unwitting accomplice, unless he somehow stops the dreaded forces and diabolical powers threatening to destroy Arthur s kingdom and all humanity.

  • Title: Changer
  • Author: Jane Lindskold
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Jane Lindskold

Jane Lindskold is the author of than twenty published novels, including the six volume Firekeeper Saga beginning with Through Wolf s Eyes , Child of a Rainless Year a contemporary fantasy set in Las Vegas, New Mexico , and The Buried Pyramid an archeological adventure fantasy set in 1880 s Egypt.Lindskold is also the author of the Breaking the Wall series, which begins with Thirteen Orphans, then continues in Nine Gates and Five Odd Honors Her most recent series begins with Artemis Awakening, released in May of 2014 Lindskold has also had published over sixty short stories and numerous works of non fiction, including a critical biography of Roger Zelazny, and articles on Yeats and Synge She has collaborated with several other SF F writers, including Roger Zelazny, for whom, at his request, she posthumously finished his novels Donnerjack and Lord Demon She has also collaborated with David Weber, writing several novellas and two YA novels set in his popular Honorverse She wrote the short story Servant of Death with Fred Saberhagen.Charles de Lint, reviewing Changer, praised Lindskold s ability to tell a fast paced, contemporary story that still carries the weight and style of old mythological story cycles 1 Terri Windling called Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls a complex, utterly original work of speculative fiction DeLint has also stated that Jane Lindskold is one of those hidden treasures of American letters a true gem of a writer who simply gets better with each book Lindskold was born in 1962 at the Columbia Hospital for Women, the first of four siblings and grew up in Washington, D.C and Chesapeake Bay Lindskold s father was head of the Land and Natural Resources Division, Western Division of the United States Justice Department and her mother was also an attorney She studied at Fordham, where she received a Ph D in English, concentrating on Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern British Literature she successfully defended her Ph.D on her 26th birthday.Lindskold lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, archaeologist Jim Moore.

Comments Changer

  • Gilbert Stack

    This is my favorite Jane Lindskold novel. In it she depicts a world of magical extremely-long-lived beings who have greatly influenced earth's history. Not all of these beings are human, but they are all interconnected to some level. Changer is the oldest such creature, having been born before creatures first left the oceans to walk upon the land. He's an extraordinary shapeshifter, as his name implies.It is hard to speak too highly of this book. Myths and Legends walk the pages in very credible [...]

  • Dayna

    This novel accomplishes in plot what American Gods accomplished in spirit but missed the mark on in terms of action: the events of Changer (and its sequel), the adventure itself and the fascinating cast keep me re-reading this book each year. I find Lindskold to be a little lacking in terms of a strongly present voice-- which, to continue the comparison, Gaiman has in spades-- but she knows where she's going, and she's got great people along for the ride. I can't get over her feeling for the par [...]

  • SusanBaratta

    There was a foreword from the author, she wrote this book in the late 90's. So it's early urban fantasy and yet I found it unique regardless that I've read lots of urban fantasy in the past 7 years. I also found this book deceptively good. It's an incredibly smooth read, rich in characterization and effortless to read. I do think it got a smidge weaker toward the end but it in no way diminished the total impact. Wonderful reading experience.

  • Lynxie

    I just can't handle the long-winded style of writing. It's driving me nuts. It's taking me so long to read a page because I keep editing it. The idea sounds intriguing, but the writing style just can't keep my interest. Not a good book for those who are sensitive to long-winded writers or books in need of an edit.

  • Jagrid

    Feels like a debut novel. Potential not entirely lived up to.

  • Jang, Min-gyu

    Enjoyable premise, but seemed to drag toward the end. I liked the premise, which was interesting if perhaps a bit pat, but I found myself drifting away from the story toward the end. The story began with a brooding protagonist who has been wronged and then lost its focus and wound down into an exchange of windy hypotheticals and finally a somewhat unsatisfying conclusion. All in all, though, I thought the characters were interesting and could make for a wealth of enjoyable stories.

  • Terry

    I read this on the recommendation of Charles de Lint, a favorite author. I didn't enjoy every page but overall a fun book blending today with far far yesterday. Changer is an awe inspiring character. The gods of yesteryear are as powerful and all over the place as one expects them to be. I am was especially happy to be in New Mexico, one of my heart homes.

  • Eva Kristin

    This book started with a really good and interesting idea: The characters from myths and legends are real, and some of them still live among us. I’m sorry a story with so much potential didn’t occur to a better writer. Jane Lindskold does a lot of things right, but she also does a lot of things wrong. To me, the worst fault was that she is awfully long winded. Sentences like “The King comes down to the kitchen, dressed casually in khaki trousers and a cotton button-down shirt, and finds Ed [...]

  • Kerry

    I'm going to sadly call this one a DNF. I'm unhappy to do this as I remember loving this when it originally came out and I was so delighted to find it (and its sequel) in ebook form.But, to be honest, I'm finding myself kind of bored. I like it when I read some, but once I put it down I find I have no urge to pick it up again. I think it's largely a case of "it's not you, it's me" as I'm struggling reading anything right now (damn ME/CFS) and I'm just not coping with the present tense.It's a kin [...]

  • Tabatha

    I really enjoyed this book, it was fun and well written. It's a neat idea that there are immortals among us and everything mythological is real, but I couldn't help thinking that as a plot device it was a cheap ploy. Really you could put any cool character from any history in your book easily. That's not a bad thing, it just seemed to cool a device to be so easily achieved with an explanation of immortals. I would like to know more about the Changer and the Sea King and their early life in primo [...]

  • Amy

    I love Jane M. Lindskold, and Arthurian tales, and fantasy, but can tell that I am not in the right frame of mind to read this one now, nor will I be able to get through it in a timely fashion. Someday, when the time is right, a copy of the book will fall in my path and I shall eagerly snatch it up and read it. Until then, I bid farewell to this copy, and say thank you to midwinter for including me on the ring. I look forward to hearing when others read the book.

  • Bri

    Very interesting read. Present-tense narration is difficult for me to follow, but that's a personal preference. Jane Linskold gathered her impressive knowledge of world mythology and overlaps it in her story, creating mythical archetypes and setting them in the recent past (the present when the book was written). I'll add the sequel, Changer's Daughter, also titled Legends Walking, to my reading list.

  • Janelle

    I got this book at a book exchange and I thought it was an interesting idea. This book was rather confusing in the beginning with trying to keep all of the characters/what characters they had been in the past. The idea of the book is a good one, but the execution was a little off for me. I felt like the story dragged on for a while and then it wrapped up very quickly in the end. While it was a good read, I don't know if I would recommend the book.

  • MoeShinola

    This book is about immortals who walk among us. Wait - don't run yet! It's nothing like books of this type that you've read. The story and characters are very original. They have motivations, relationships, rivalries, etc that are not mere rehashes from characters in other books. The story is living proof that it has not, in fact all been done before. Highly recommended.

  • Mab Morris

    Love, love, love this book. Many years later Jane Lindskold's writing is still so vivid there are scenes I feel as if I read yesterday. I can still hear the sounds of the characters, and picture scenes from the book. Fantastic writer!

  • Hana

    A very nice and interesting book about what if King Arthur's court were a bunch of immortals concealing their living selves as normal people in the present and having to deal with another immortal that is trying to discover the reason behind the deaths of his family. Very good book.

  • Jespera

    I like the premise of this book, the legendary heros still walking among us. Haven't been compelled to read the sequal.

  • Dee

    One of the better treatments of "immortals among us" that I've read.

  • Sonia

    Consistently engaging story of 'immortals' on earth. Great plotting, well-maintained suspense, engaging characters. What more can you ask for?

  • Dveith

    it was a good story, just not absorbing like her Firekeeper series.

  • Jeannine

    Loved this!

  • Simone Cooper

    This is one of my favorite modern fantasy or urban fantasy novels. The strong characters resonate both as real people and as the mythic archetypes they carry.

  • Jelyla

    This is one of those books that I will reread every few years. I love it because it is one story but there are multiple parts to it.

  • James Freeman

    Surprised at how well I liked this book. Compared to American Gods it is a simple story but I liked it better.

  • Lisa Murray

    think Gaiman's American Gods…fun look at mythincal figures fighting to survive in an environmentally unstable and technologically advanced present

  • Meg

    Urban fantasy/magic realism. It took me a while to get into it for some reason, but it's stuck with me.

  • Susan

    I love these 2 books wish they'd re-issue them in hardback with pretty covers (Julie Bell, anyone?)latest re-read 6/7/11

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