Nightseer

Nightseer Keleios the Half Elf was but five years old when she saw her mother murdered by the evil witch Harque For years she has asked the gods for the strength she ll need to avenge this foul death and it se

  • Title: Nightseer
  • Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780451451439
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Keleios the Half Elf was but five years old when she saw her mother murdered by the evil witch Harque For years she has asked the gods for the strength she ll need to avenge this foul death, and it seems the gods have answered her She s been granted an array of powers never before seen in one person, but she has also acquired a most terrifying burden, a demonmark This mKeleios the Half Elf was but five years old when she saw her mother murdered by the evil witch Harque For years she has asked the gods for the strength she ll need to avenge this foul death, and it seems the gods have answered her She s been granted an array of powers never before seen in one person, but she has also acquired a most terrifying burden, a demonmark This mark can open the door to undreamed abilities, but it can also open her soul to the forbidden dark side of magic Keleios must choose between the demonmark s tainted power and the lives of those she holds most dear In an epic battle of good versus evil, of enchanted swords and shapeshifting dragons, of unquenchable hatred and unlikely love, Keleios must face her own demons before she can acquire the most important power of all the power to forgive.

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    1. Ok, this is one of Laurell's books from back in the day when she actually gave a damn about her work. Right now all she seems to care about is cranking out enough sex scenes to make a novel length and sending it in so that her publisher will send her a check.This is a good fantasy story, probably intended to be the first of a duo or trilogy as the way it ends seems to imply that there will be more to follow. Unfortunately, I haven't found another book in this series and right now I'm hoping that [...]

    2. This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.I remember the day I bought this book, I was in one of the many second hand bookshops in Hay-on-Wye and buying a ridiculous number of books, as you do, and I spotted this bright yellow cover calling me and when I picked it up I realised it was Laurell K. Hamilton’s debut novel. Well I wasn’t going to not buy it. That was eight years ago and I have finally taken it from my bookshelf to read, I know I know!I have never been able to keep up w [...]

    3. I don't think I've ever seen a better case for books needing editors. I understand the whole cashing in on an established author's name by dredging up everything they've ever written thing, but this isn't a book and it's not a story: it's a scene and a verbose and over-long one at that. There's no plot, no theme, no characterization, no setting up the (nonexistent) plot, no resolution of, well, anything. That there are a few entertaining and imaginative elements here is nothing but tease.

    4. Nightseer is one of the few stand-alone novels created by Laurell Hamilton. As are most of her books, it falls in the genre of fantasy. Although rather unfamiliar with the previous works of this author, the novel called to me from the shelves. The cover art is spell-binding, and the synopsis intriguing with its promises of demons, darkness, and forbidden pleasures. At a first glance, everything about the novel draws readers in. The novel follows the journey of Keleios: a sorcerer, enchanter, and [...]

    5. I was going through a dry spell in books until I ran across Nightseer, and a random woman next to me at the bookstore recommended it to me. Not expecting much, I was shocked to find out this was a complete page-turner. I just couldn't put it down, and in two days I had read through the novel with a thirst for more. I credit Hamilton's heavy use of action, along with realistic characters for that. The way in which the characters spoke was natural. There was no forced drama with simple greetings, [...]

    6. That was actually pretty good! I just wish it was longer or that there were more books because that ending left me with a lot of questions.

    7. This is an early work by Ms Hamilton so I was hoping that it was a halfway decently written story rather than the smut-fest that the Anita Blake series turned into. A stand alone fantasy - seriously, how bad can it be? Hmm.The plot: our heroine is Keleios Incantare, demon-named Nightseer (this is helpfully repeated several times in the book by the terribly formal villains, in case we forget), a half-elf journeyman enchanter/sorceress who seems to live at a keep where people with magical power ar [...]

    8. There may have been some things wrong with this first novel, I confess, thought this did not make it less enjoyable. With a bit of reworking and editing, it could do quite well now because it had so much potential and creativity. The worst part is that Hamilton never continued this series and left the readers hanging at the end. Fast forward to the present, I seriously doubt if she has what it takes to continue this series even if she was given motivation and a chance to do some real writing aga [...]

    9. Amazing.After I read this debut, I could not go back to her smutty Vampire Hunter Series. She has so much potential, smut-lit is so below her talent level. I really wish she could/ would go back and finish this series. This novel definitely had/has the potential to go someplace very wild and fantastical.I was a little unsettled that there was not a huge resolution, but the entire novel occurs over the course of one night and I feel that she may have intended on continuing the story in a second n [...]

    10. Hamilton's first book is completely different from everything else of hers I've read. Its more of a pure fantasy novel for starters, set in a high magic world where demons and spells are commonplace. Her characters are interesting as always and I would certainly love to see more.But you can tell this is her first novel. The book feels disjointed, as if we're thrown in the middle of a story. Events the characters experienced in the past are referenced frequently, but we only get a small idea of w [...]

    11. I agree with Stacey, it wasn't one of her better books, it was slow and ended like the author was tired of writing it.

    12. This is here as a bookcrossing ring, and I'm not entirely sure I would have read it otherwise. I found the beginning rather confusing. There were a great many people (or creatures) from different groups and lands - black healers, white healers, dragons and what not - perhaps a chart of the different groups would have been helpful. I persevered, and gradually came to enjoy it more, despite the rather incessantly apocalyptic tone of it. The relationship between the two main characters is ambiguous [...]

    13. Fantasy novel focussing on a young noble named Kelios with some very unusual powers, who is going to a place of learning for magic. A very big part of her life is a memory of her mother's death and a vendetta against her mother's murderer. I picked this up because I was interested to see Hamilton's earlier work. This has a very different voice from the paranormal/urban fantasy novels Hamilton is famous for. It's a straight fantasy, and the writing is in an easy to read style, but this book feels [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this! LKH's debut novel, it has a much different feel from her other works, but not an unwelcome one. Set in a fantasy world rather than the 'real world', its a very different kind of story, but the writing style and characterization of the protagonist are unique to LKH. I loved the varied action and intrigue. The monsters and magic were fascinating and used in creative ways while still conforming to the 'natural laws' of the setting, which is something that LKH has been known t [...]

    15. In this fantasy book, Keleios is master enchanter and master dreamer who suddenly finds herself having to go back to magic school at twenty when she suddenly finds herself to have sorcery as well. A half-elf princess whose mother was murdered in front of her eyes at the age of five, Keleios has sought revenge against the witch for years. At seventeen, her thirst for revenge caused the capture of herself and her close friend Belor and ended with them having to survive a demon pit and the demon ma [...]

    16. I only have one complaint. It felt like the book was the middle book of say a trilogy? So many characters are thrust upon you it feels like in a second book where you're already acquainted with most of them. The end also leaves you wanting more! Of course which Laurell k Hamilton book doesnt? BUT you dont receive a second book and never will, sad day. With that being said i did enjoy it! It was a bit hard to dive in to in the beginning getting every character sorted but after that i fell in love [...]

    17. As entertaining as this book was, I must admit I did not enjoy it as much as all other Laurell K. Hamilton books I have read. I feel the book was mostly slow throughout, no real climax, and when the book ended, it just ended. No real resolution of some of the other characters that were initially vital in the book and just left hanging as to closure on other events. I feel incomplete and let down by the whole experience of this book. I hate to say that about one of my favorite authors, but perhap [...]

    18. When I first found Laurell Hamilton, I went on a two month reading jag of all her work and somehow skipped this one. I'm kind of glad I didn't read it earlier for many reasons. I enjoy her character development and style and after reading both the Anita Blake series and the Merry Gentry series, I see repeating themes and character types that were just emerging for her as a writer in Nightseer. She has a fondness for scars, missing eyes, etc on secondary characters (even Anita has her fair share [...]

    19. The story's main character and heroine, Keleios, is a half-elf and was titled a master enchanter and a prophet before the novel began. It is confusing at first because you find out what happened but not why or how until later on. This made following the storyline a little confusing at times. Mostly, this novel was about seeking revenge for the death of Keleios's mother. This was Laurell K. Hamilton's first book. The plot was loose, the characters not very well developed. It was an okay read, but [...]

    20. I did not finish Hamiltons debut. It became too confusing with all those different kinds of witches, sorcerers, wizards, phantoms, spells, flashes, visions, fires, dreams, flashbacks, elves and what not. Maybe it gets better later. I am not patient enough.

    21. I really enjoyed this book. Moreso than Hamilton's Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series. I wish she'd written a sequel to this. Maybe she still will

    22. Whilst waiting for another Anita Blake book to come out, I picked this one up to read. It was good. Where is the rest of it? I felt as if there should be more. We'll never know, we will?

    23. This felt like a second book, by which I mean that so much seems to have happened "off screen" that it somewhat undermined the story that LKH was trying to tell. Keleios is completely over-powered and lacks any real flaws, most of the other characters lack depth and serve no real purpose, everything is resolved far too easily, and the (somewhat unsatisfactory) ending is wrapped up far too quickly. It also suffered greatly from careless editing; there are numerous examples of grammatical errors a [...]

    24. A true Fantasy story in the beginning voice of a prolific author. Hamilton's writing style and voice is still being developed. The story itself is a quick entertainment, though not without problems. Certain conversations are hard to follow, things never explained. We see loose ends, which we are unaccustomed to in Anita Blake or Meredith Gentry. I found myself looking for a sequel but there is none. Still a worthy read for a true fan.

    25. I wanted to finish it to say that I have and to get the overall picture. It was hard to follow in some parts and if was hard to picture in your head what she was describing. Her writing has gotten better. I don't really know what the ending really meant. I have only read the Anita Blake series and not the Merry Gentry series so I don't have that series to compare it toI don't know if it's similar or not

    26. The first novel written by the author of the Anita Blake series is really good at the end, at the start, not so much.  I kept thinking I had missed something important but going back I saw I had not.  It read like a sequel but after checking several times I am convinced it was the first one she wrote.  Not bad, just to many characters that really had no part in moving the story forward. 

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