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By Jennifer Roberson | Comments: ( 885 ) | Date: ( Nov 16, 2019 )

A NEW JOURNEY DAWNS Audrun and her husband Davyd, along with the others of the land of Sancorra, have been left homeless because of the brutal Hecari Consulting diviners, they learn that their newest child must be born in the peaceful province of Atalanda They must now travel close to the sinister woodlands of Alisanos, where darkness awaits Joining a karavan for safetA NEW JOURNEY DAWNS Audrun and her husband Davyd, along with the others of the land of Sancorra, have been left homeless because of the brutal Hecari Consulting diviners, they learn that their newest child must be born in the peaceful province of Atalanda They must now travel close to the sinister woodlands of Alisanos, where darkness awaits Joining a karavan for safety, the family moves ever closer to the dangerous, mystical forest And, as they are all about to discover, Alisanos is moving ever closer to them.


  • Title: Karavans
  • Author: Jennifer Roberson
  • ISBN: 9780756404093
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jennifer Roberson

Jennifer Mitchell Roberson O Green is an author of fantasy and historical literature Roberson has lived in Arizona since 1957 She grew up in Phoenix, but in 1999 relocated to Flagstaff She obtained a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northern Arizona University Roberson had spent her final semester in England at the University of London This enabled her to do indepth research at castles and cathedrals, museums and estates, and to visit historical sites in Scotland and Wales.



Comments Karavans

  • Alytha

    The good: - I liked the idea of the wandering evil wood, the races (demons, Shoia, etc)- the setting is not based on medieval Europe, for once, which is nice.- Rhuan must be the biggest wish-fulfillment character since Edward Cullenhe can talk to trees and animals, is good with the kids, likes humans, looks good, is pretty fit, has a mysterious past, a more mysterious quest, and that certain vulnerable quality. Hell, I'd go for him if he was real- I liked the characters, the family, Ilona, Bethi [...]


  • Jen3n

    Aaaand we're back to The Stupid.This book is extremely slow with no payoff. Densely detailed without any depth and crammed full of characters who take several chapters to sort out from one another only to discover the five-or-six "main" characters all have their own storyline you have to follow even though none of the characters have more than one dimension or are at all interestingly drawn. Most of the people who inhabit this book are painfully dumb. There is not one example of critical thinkin [...]


  • Brenda ╰☆╮

    Okay, I loved this book right from the beginning.Jennifer Roberson is wonderful inventorof characters.of worldsof magic.Any book that transports me to that world, is a good book. By the end of this first in a series, I felt even the weather as if I was there.She reveals only as much as you need to know, as if you are another character who does not have 100% of the information.I love that it keeps you wondering and sometimes thinking you know.Has we are still learning about the characters and thi [...]


  • Carolynn

    As a long-time fan and re-reader of both the Tiger&Del series and the Cheysuli books, I had pretty high expectations of the new Karavans series. As such, it took me a long time to get into this book. It is very, very different- and it forced me to let go of any preconceived notions or expectations, and take this book on it's own merits. Rather than focusing on a character or two, it has a huge ensemble cast of characters, none of whom are given their own limelight to really grow and flourish [...]


  • Burt

    The concept of the 'Black Forest' is an old one. Oh, don't go there, people who go in don't come out. The woods are haunted. It eats foolish boys and girls who stray to close. There are monsters there. All of the above are true of Alisanos, the nightmare forest in Karavans.But what happens when the forest can move?Worse yet - what if it were alive insofar as having intellect and intent?Alisanos is a place that eats people and spits out monsters. Those who go into the Deepwood do not come back hu [...]


  • Anna

    I found the Shoia/Dioscura thing interesting--that's most of what kept me going through this, feeling that there was something else going on there--though it was kind of frustrating how most of the book consisted of waiting for things to happen, & the ending was sort of a cliffhanger. I'll try the second book to see if the story speeds up.


  • DavidO

    Made it 50% of the way through. Some ideas were interesting and the writing was smooth enough, but the plotting was excruciatingly slow. Felt like the author was just filling space. I'm sorry I couldn't finish it, but I read to be entertained.


  • Emily

    I quite like Jennifer Roberson, however I was actually unable to finish this book. I felt as though the story was dragging and just couldn't get into it. However being hat she is an author I usually enjoy I might give it another chance.


  • Kaycee Looney

    This was a really good read. Entertaining, well-paced and beautifully written.


  • Megan

    Although it's a fairly hefty volume, there's not actually all that much story to Karavans. There's an awful lot of set-up, introducing us to a wide cast of characters. Most of these characters will be followed throughout the book, but the author wastes a painful number of pages describing and establishing characters that die before the halfway mark. Not to make us care and feel the loss, because none are particularly likable characters. Just because honestly, I don't know. Worldbuilding? Roberts [...]


  • Nightwitch

    This book needed some editing. It has all of Roberson's usual stylistic tics, which I think you just have to adjust to (sentence fragments, HIGH DRAMA, etc.), but sometimes it read as though the paragraphs/chapters had been moved around and no one had thought to correct the problems this caused. For example, we don't get a description of the not-quite-human Shoia until about chapter 3; until then we just know vague things that people think about them, but have no idea what we're actually looking [...]


  • Creel Unbelove'D

    The world created by Roberson has all of the features one would expect in a Middle Ages setting but with some novel twists. Diviners can tell future bits of their client's lives, the Hecari are brutal beyond brutal, and the deepwoods, Alisano, can move. The world created is at once familiar and totally enthralling; world building at its very best. This is the second time I have read this book. I can honestly say I would read it again. Very few books hold this distinction!


  • Maci Bennett

    Full of detail and page-popping characters. I will definitely be picking up the next book, and most likely the one after that!


  • Tim

    Coloring perfectly within the lines should be rewarded.Jennifer Roberson isn't attempting to paint a masterpiece with "Karavans." The first of a four-volume series, of which three have been published, "Karavans" isn't huge-scale epic fantasy. But in writing a character-driven, compelling, mostly small-scale story, it's hard to see how she could have done better. Hence, a bump up to four stars."Karavans" has a good premise and takes a fairly simple but interesting story and makes us care. Nothing [...]


  • Trina Talma

    I really enjoyed Roberson's Sword-Dancer series, and I was expecting to like this book as well. Sadly, compared to the other books of hers I've read, this one looks lazy. I found the characters and the plot interesting, if unoriginal. But the way the story was told put me off to the point where I almost didn't bother to finish it.The book has four main viewpoint characters, as well as a few others who are visited from time to time. Every time a major event occurs in the book, at least two, and u [...]


  • Scratch

    I am going to write a review now while I'm halfway through the book, and I doubt I shall need to update this review once I finally finish.The plot and imagery of this book is weak. I thoroughly enjoyed The Chronicles of the Cheysuli, but this book is not holding a candle to that series. I agree with other reviews on here saying that pacing of the story is monotonous and plods along without really attracting my interest. There are hints at interesting elements, but none of the characters are terr [...]


  • Jana

    I wish there was a way to rate this between 3 and 4 stars. It didn't quite reach 4 stars for me because I've listed some real faves as much but it didn't feel quite as low as just 3 starts arg! I did like this and it was quick, fun sort of read. I liked a lot of the characters, most especially the Shoia cousins Rhuan and Brodhi, but also side characters the Bethid and Ilona. Spoilers may follow below, but I'll try not to give too much awayI'm very intrigued by the dioscuri and want to know more [...]


  • Erin

    What intrigued me about this book was the worldbuilding. An evil dark forest that corrupts anyone who enters it? Right up my alley. An evil dark forest that corrupts anyone who enters it and also moves around? Yes, please!Unfortunately, the author's attempt to sell this concept as an actual story really didn't do it for me. The problem wasn't with the characters or the setup, it was with the execution. I got to the end, and felt like I'd read only half a book. So a caravan is desperately trying [...]


  • Brit

    It may have taken me forever to read this but that wasn't because it was bad it was because it was just a slow read for me, but was still good. But I won't deny that it wasn't perfect by any means I can find flaws. Some of those are flaws in the timeline and it can be alittle conviluted ad broken at parts like your missing a partof the story. But there are a lot of positives to this story,while it can feel like your missing part of the story this isn't really such a bad thing 99% of the time it [...]


  • lynne naranek

    about 1/3 of the way through. an absorbing read. more once i've finished with it.***okay, read it through. Yikes, this is a SCARY tale! Seriously, it had me on the edge of my seat imagining what was going on, especially in the last few chapters what with the moving of Alisanos and all Story-wise, we are given only tantalizing hints of who, or what, the Shoia really are; little bits here and there indicating they consort with the demons of Alisanos, they are somehow connected to that deepwood, an [...]


  • Gwyn

    After re-reading Sword-Dancer and thoroughly enjoying it, I picked up Karavans hoping for more good writing. I didn't find it. One of my criticisms of Sword-Dancer is that there's almost too much action, packed too close together. Karavans has exactly the opposite problem. I turned pages in a desultory sort of way, waiting for the plot to show up, and when I hit page 178, with still no plot in sight, I gave up. The foreshadowing concerning the baby, the Shoia, the mystery surrounding the demons [...]


  • Brian

    As a lot of fantasy novels that are the first book in a new series, there is a lot of world building that goes on. Jennifer Roberson gives us rich detail and alot of character development in this first novel; often to a fault. With so much of the focus on character, the plot is sacrificed. Not much happens in this book. But the exciting conclusion sets up exciting things for the sequel. Be that as it may, I was still complaining "Why didn't this stuff happen 200 pages ago" all the way through th [...]


  • Robyn

    This book is really well done. I love how she writes - gets right to the point and I respect that. This book is very easy for me to get into because I can attach onto the charactures and story easily. This is much like a mature version of The Enchanted Forrest Chronicles. That meaning, those books are YA and appropiatly so, and these are a bit more The Lord of the Rings/Enchanted Forrest/differant sort of mythology and I love storylines like that. These books also aren't cheesy sci-fi to where ' [...]


  • Yune

    I finished this book after maxing out my library's renewals. There's a varied cast of characters, none terribly interesting or multi-dimensional; attempts at worldbuilding that never really worked for me (I never really got the feel of the wagon lifestyle, never mind more sweeping aspects of the world); and little gasps of emotion and drama that annoyed me more than anything else.Its virtue (and the reason why I did bother finishing it) is that it was written just well enough to be readable, but [...]


  • J L's Bibliomania

    When I was a teen, I read and re-read the stories of the Chesuli and Tiger and Del. So, I was happy to discover Jennifer Roberson had released a trilogy that I'd not read. Switching between multiple viewpoints in quick succession, at times the Karavans feels like this book exists just to set the stage for the later volumes in the trilogy. Much of Karavans is spent waiting for the metaphorical shoe to drop, for the named and personified area of "other" called Alisanos to start to start walking. I [...]


  • J.z.

    I liked this book. I would give it 5 stars except the ending was very abrupt like an after thought. Turns out, the second book picked right up at that point. But I believe books should be self contained and not have endings that are setups for part 2. Having said that, Karavans was an interesting and engaging read for me. Ms Roberson really created a believable world that was different enough to keep the imagination going and familiar enough to be comfortable. "There is an immediate or local vil [...]


  • Brandie

    Fantasy, but not the same worlds you tend to see over and over. As is usual with this author, the world is fully realized and so easy to picture it is almost like having snapshots. The characters are intriguing, though at first difficult to keep straight. There are still questions about the characters at the end of the book, leaving room for development in the sequel. Can't wait to read the next one!


  • Midnight Blossom

    Once you let go of the ideas of her previous works, you quickly find yourself immersed in the Jennifer Roberson's new world. It's a wonderfully written story that draws you deeply because it immediately has you asking the "who", "what", "where", "when", "why" questions but the answers don't come when expected (ie: at the beginning), instead coming only as the story wants them to. Highly recommended.


  • Lindsay Scott

    I'm going to have to refresh my memory on this book, as I still need to read the final in the trilogy, but I remember being amazed at how much I loved this. I tried Roberson's Cheysuli books first and couldn't make it past the first hundred pages or so, but this one caught my attention very quickly and kept it. Interesting characters, a good plot, and brilliant worldbuilding. Definitely one I want to reread soon.


  • Lisa

    I enjoyed the book. It was mysterious enough that I wanted it to continue. Nothing much was resolved at the end. You are left wanting to know more about the characters and to see more action. I want to read the next book so it left me wanting more which is good. I would have liked to see more action and pacing.


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