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Ann Somerville grew up in one of Australia’s prettiest small cities. In 1989, she left Australia with a BA and a burning ambition to see more of the world and its people, and to discover this ‘culture’ thing people kept telling her about. In 2006, she returned home to Southeast Queensland with two more degrees, an English husband, and a staggering case of homesickness, vowing never to leave Australia again.
Ann writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, and most stories feature LGBT characters.
on March 27, 2013 :
Silly title for an enjoyable story.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on Dec. 31, 2011 :
3-1/2 stars....I didn't truly enjoy or *like* it but didn't detest it.
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
on Dec. 14, 2011 :
Once again, I love Ann Somerville's stories, and that includes this one, how she tells them. She's able to bring so much into her tales, and this one brought up so many different contrasting subjects I've yet to see the like off.
An amazing tale of how friendship and affection can blossom despite the differences in species and languages.
The story had a lot of feeling and I cried and laughed and felt dread an anticipation at certain settings.
Again I have to recommend a great story by Ann Somerville.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
on Aug. 24, 2011 :
A well written novel, with amazing plot connecting technology, tribes, legends, strangeness in a strange world (from a human point of view), with moments so touching, that eyes are begging to be let to cry from pure joy of happines and saddnes . It's hard to describe, how such a short story can move human heart so much in such little time. Reader easly get's attached to Gredar and Temin, his tail, fur, kind heart and inteligent mind, all connected in such swift way, that I found myself rereading whole pages over and over again, just to feel and enjoy the mood, scenery, beauty, love, friendship, happines but also terrifying moments, where Temin was a thin hair away from death.
Very well written, light to read, yet not simple. It's just amazing how the author could easly mix together joy and fear, in a manner I have never stumbled across.
I have to agree with others, this novel just beggs for a sequel, with more Jaeng in it yet not dominated by him. It'd be nice to see a continuation of such a great story of love, friendship, exploring, learning and difficult choices, that have impact on your whole life, yet may seem so trivial.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Nov. 01, 2010 :
A tale of a stranger in a strange land, and how he makes a new family while stranded on an alien planet. The scenes were very well written, and after a while I grew to adore the relationship between Gredar and Temin. The ending was most definitely bittersweet.
Some minor quibbles, though. The sabotage felt glossed over, almost tacked on. Especially with the explanation of what happened. And I just felt nothing for Jeng. More detail about him would have been nice.
Overall, this is a good read. I would love to have more stories with Gredar and his people.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Aug. 24, 2010 :
Very enjoyable but definitely begging for a sequel. Ann Somerville has pleasant writing style and handles potentially squicky situations with aplomb.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)