- Title: Lhind the Spy
- Author: Sherwood Smith
- ISBN: 9781611385205
- Page: 178
- Format: ebook
In this sequel to Lhind the Thief, Lhind has gone from castoffs to silks, back alleys to palace halls and is not having an easy time of it That s before she s snatched by an angry prince she d robbed twice, who is determined to turn her over to the enemy who frightens her most, the sinister Emperor Jardis Dhes Andis.When her own dear Hlanan comes to rescue her, it s LhindIn this sequel to Lhind the Thief, Lhind has gone from castoffs to silks, back alleys to palace halls and is not having an easy time of it That s before she s snatched by an angry prince she d robbed twice, who is determined to turn her over to the enemy who frightens her most, the sinister Emperor Jardis Dhes Andis.When her own dear Hlanan comes to rescue her, it s Lhind who has to do the rescuing, setting off a wild chase to fend off mercenaries and then to confront an entire army intent on invasion.Lhind and Hlanan try to negotiate the perilous waters of a relationship while on the run straight into a trap.Just when Lhind is beginning to figure out where she might fit into the world, she finds herself alone again, surrounded by enemies, in one of the most dangerous courts in the world.And she begins to find out who she really is.
Recent Comments "Lhind the Spy"
The one before this, Lhind the Thief, was written over a period of about thirty years, a good deal of it in hospital waiting rooms. It was my escapist story, a kitchen sink fantasy that I turned to when things were really dire in realityland. I set it aside yet again 1990 when 60 k words was the expected limit but it didn’t feel done. A couple decades later another bad patch happened, out it came and this time I finished it.Of the readers who liked it, many indicated they expected a sequel. Oh [...]
Lhind is technically no longer a thief, but a new identity is not so easy to find. Magic lessons aren't working out, her newly-discovered kin don't seem keen on associating with her, and she doesn't know where her relationship with Hlanan is going.Immediate decision is taken from her and Lhind is catapulted into a series of kidnappings, escapes, rescues, military complications, and then a courtly battle for her very self. I found this last particularly compulsive reading, and gulped the story do [...]
Ah-ha! The sequel to Sherwood Smith's Lhind the Thief just came out!
The story is good, but the 2nd half of the book got me so irritated & angry on Lhind's behalf.
I like Lhind and anything she gets up to. Two things, one is that I felt that Lhind was stuck in captivity too long. Although I guess there was plot progression during the captivity but still, I don't like Lhind being restricted. She's like freedom to me. Second, I totally get why Hlanan had to kinda let her go when so many people's lives were in danger. But later when he came to rescue her how was he going against his mother's wishes to rescue her such a big deal? The threat had been neutralize [...]
To be fair, giving this just 2 stars is rather stingy to both the author and to Lhind. However, I just didn't enjoy this as much as the first book. The story here is equally as well told, but I just found Lhind too annoying. Her character is plausible, given her life to this point, but I didn't get irritated on her behalf, I just got irritated with her. I know this was unkind, but that's how I felt.
Reminds me of the Princess Bride in it has all the best parts. Magic in a new world with Lhind who is not an elf, fairy or other magical being but a whole new species out of Sherwood's imagination. Together we discover what she is and what her friends are. Great read.
Lhind is in a different place now, but is it better? She is still fierce and angry, and trust is hard for her. Then she finds herself in a dangerous situation, at the mercy of a powerful madman, completely isolated, and playing a serious game where she doesn't know the rules and has no allies.
I had problems with getting up momentum on this, but that was largely, I think, due to the circumstances in which I was initially trying to read it, in small snatches with much interruption and distraction.
Loved the sequel!!! Thank you Sherwood!!
3.5 stars, if only because a little too much time was spent explaining the world instead of experiencing it (although it is a very well built and interesting world).
More of Lhind, this time mostly separated from her friends. very enjoyable all the same, and I look forward eagerly to the next instalment.
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