The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head: Volume Four: Beneath the Mountain of Heavy Fear

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
As the Companions continue the Quest, they meet the 9th Companion, an eccentric Alate named Bu’gan’zei who practices a strangely hypnotic type of word craft and who has visited the World Beyond. Bu’gan’zei agrees to guide Ki’shto’ba and its friends to the Mountain, where the Champion can seek resolution for its guilt and where Is’a’pai’a’s personal quest can finally begin. More

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About Lorinda J Taylor

A former catalogue librarian, Lorinda J. Taylor was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked in several different academic libraries before returning to the place of her birth, where she now lives. She has written fantasy and science fiction for years but has only recently begun to publish. Her main goal is to write entertaining and compelling fiction that leaves her readers with something to think about at the end of each story.

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About the Series: The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head
The epic quest to reach the sea undertaken by Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head, a Shi Warrior (intelligent extraterrestrial termites) and its Companions. Along the way, they relive Earth myths, including the Trojan War (v.1) and Quest for the Golden Fleece (the later volumes).

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Audrey Driscoll reviewed on on Aug. 3, 2019

One of the things I liked best about reading this book was gradually becoming aware of the parallels between this epic tale of termite adventurers and similar tales and legends from human culture. To offer specifics would be to spoil the effect for future readers, so I'll say no more. This slice of the greater story features a dark descent followed by an episode of clever mischief. Two new characters add their distinct personalities to the mix as the group figures out how to deal with a number of puzzles and challenges. As in the previous books, prophecies are fulfilled but succeeded by fresh prognostications that keep the questing Companions (and the reader) wondering about the unknown events yet to come.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)
Chris The Story Reading Ape reviewed on on Sep. 12, 2014

What can I say without my enthusiasm inadvertently giving away the juicy bits (and there are lots of them).
Za’dut (surnamed 'The Tricky Lizard') does some more inventing - and excells itself!
Ki’shto’ba literally goes into Termite Hades and faces Monsters, several deceased enemies and the King of Hades.
Di’fa’kro’mi keeps his audiences, including the reader, enthralled with his tales.
New Companions are found.
I am totally smitten by the world and characters created by Lorinda J Taylor.
In my opinion, this is a epic that Homer (and other like storytellers) would thoroughly approve of and enjoy.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

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