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Hardcover The Lesser Kindred Book

ISBN: 0312890664

ISBN13: 9780312890667

The Lesser Kindred

(Book #2 in the The Tale of Lanen Kaelar Series)

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The stunning sequel to Elizabeth Kerner's Song in the Silence, The Lesser Kindred continues the story of Lanen Kaelar, a young woman who embarked on a search for the great dragons of legend and discovered not only the reality of the myth but her own true love. The course of happiness is not an easy one, however, and Lanen must make some hard choices. Her decisions could spell the salvation of an entire race -- but at the cost of all she holds dear...

Customer Reviews

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Awesome! More then five stars! Summer Paulus

When I read the first book I thought it was good, but when I read the secound book, Wow, I could not get enough! The first book was filled with action, drama, and romance. This one was filled with more action, drama, and a whole lot more romance! Now that I put the book down, well I'm waiting for the last book to come out in paperback. And now that I must wait, I'm tapping my pencil and chewing on my finger nails, I can't wait! But I'm disapointed because the books have to end so soon. Elizabeth Kerner is so talented I want more! I'm writting my own books and look up to Elizabeth as an idal, I'm a huge fan of her books. And now that the books are ending so soon, I don't know what to look for next. I just hope she will write another series that will be as good as this one. I want to be a famouse Author and working on a book right now called Elegant Sea.


Recently I read both of Elizabeth Kerner's books back to back. I can't remember when I have enjoyed reading more. Her stories are so unique and her use of the written word a pleasure to immerse myself in. She truly helps you to feel all that her characters experience; good or bad. You feel every emotion and I for one found much I could relate to in many of the characters dilemas. Run don't walk to the nearest book store to buy these books.

Argh! a trilogy!

After reading _Song In The Silence_, I looked on line to see if there would be a second book. I hoped so, (there was the prophesy to wrap up and the Lost to restore) but if one didn't get published, still, there was closure. Not so with _The Lesser Kindred_. I wasn't expecting this to be a trilogy, so when the book ended so suddenly (really, one could say it didn't end) I was left yelling "Argh!" for about oh, 5 minutes at least. I mean, Elizabeth Kerner writes so well, that when reading, you get involved with her characters as if they were your own friends that you've known all your life. And to those of you my age and older, it was very like seeing Empire Strikes Back in the theaters and knowing you'll have to wait roughly 2 years before the next one comes out. "We're going to get Han, meet us at Tatooine" (Not the real quote, just the essence here...) "Argh!", I say, "Argh!" I can only hope that it doesn't take as long for the third book in /this/ series to get published as it did between the first and second books. Because I've fallen in love with this story. I recommend Miss Kerner's work to everyone who likes fantasy, but I recommend waiting for the third book to come out _before_ you buy this one. That way you'll be able to just put down the cliffhanger and pick up the next book without yelling "Argh!" and waking up your cats, the way I did.

Excellent Sequel!

This book is definately a very worthy sequel to the first one. It pulled me right back in and wrapped me up in the story.Elizabeth Kerner's writing is some of the best I have read. Ever. Inclusive of Tolkien. Her books have earned a place of honor on my shelves, and I frequently pull them out to read my favorite bits over again.Only one thing about this book bothered. And that was that it ended. I would gladly have kept reading for another 500 pages if they'd been there. But now I have to wait for the third book!Anyway. This book is worthy of anyone's time, and should be on all your shelves, right next to the first one.

An excellent sequel

I wasn't sure Elizabeth Kerner could write a sequel that would live up to the first, but she has. One of the best parts of "Song in the Silence" was the element of discovery, wonder, learning and new emotions. To my delight, I found everything that made the first book so entertaining in this book.Soon after Lanen and Varien are married, they must leave (not that Lanen would settle down anyway). The demonmaster Berys is still after her. The prophecy about "Marik of Gundar's blood and bone" means that Berys needs Lanen, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But, for all the darkness of the plot, "The Lesser Kindred" gives the reader a wide range of emotions. There are moments of fear, anger, joy, wonder, happiness, disgust and laughter. This is part of what makes this sequel so enjoyable.The beginning of the book is kind of slow for anyone who read the first book. The characters take a long time to conveniently remember everything that happened to them in the first book. After that, though, the plot and the rest of the book really take off. Elizabeth Kerner brings back the multiple first-person format of her first novel. This might interfere or cause confusion for some readers, but overall, it is a good device. The reader can see the characters thoughts and plans before they are revealed to the other characters. Lanen, Varien, Shikrar, Idai, Kedra, Berys, Jamie, Rella, Marik and Maikel return. The characters are developed further while staying within the personalities they showed in the first book. New characters, including more healers and more dragons, are introduced. The elements of Farspeech, soulgems, demons, healing, lansip and dragons also return. In all, I think this is a fabulous sequel. It doesn't stray from the ideas, rules and personalities of the first book, but it also has new and surprising revelations. And yes, it does have a cliffhanger ending. Never fear. Elizabeth Kerner is hard at work on the third book.
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