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Sorry-I couldn't help it..it's what these novels bring to mind..Several incidents of "Timmy's in the well" problems, with Climbs Quickly,the Tree-C,at leading Stephanie, the obtuse and mind blind human to do something important. It gets a little humorous and maybe a bit tiresome for the adult reader but for the target audience it's perfect..after all, Lassie was directed towards kids wasn't it?
This second in a trilogy brings us to a now 15 year old Stephanie who is still unable to communicate with 'her' tree car, Climbs Quickly/Lionheart and who is feeling the first stirrings of female affection towards a newcomer to Sphinx.
As you might gather from the title, it's Fire Season on the planet and a team of Xeno-investigators who have come to determine if the tree cats are actually sentient do dumb human things and get caught in the path of a fire.
Riding to the rescue, Stephanie and Climbs Quickly (aka Death Fang's Bane & Lionheart) stop to rescue some more tree cats in route to mapping the fire wherein Stephanies new object of affection is about to be trapped.
For the target audience (I bought it for my 8 year old grand daughter) it's a great listen. She's listening to the first book now and loves it..is excited that there are more for her to look forward to.
Again a couple of parts where a tender hearted child might become afraid for the tree cat in danger but nothing as gory as the hexa-puma attack in the first book.
Kristine Hvan is an excellent narrator-I love her work. The story moves along quickly and Hvan gives voices to the tree cats with feeling and brings them to life.
Great for pre teens/young teens, interesting for adults who like to know what their youngsters are going to hear.
Recommended for the audience intended.
While not the same blood and guts of the Honor war novels it gives good background to the series. Some question the YA category, but it is about a teenaged protagonist and that just makes sense to me. I do enjoy not having to dive for the pause button when my children walk into the room when I have the speakers on too! Overall, I enjoyed it and felt it adds to the Honor series as background for the Harrington family, Manticore system and the "Honor Universe" in general. I haven't listened to a book by David Weber that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed!
For me as a driver 10 hours on the road daily, yes.
The rescue of the treecats.
Yes. Good as always.
Good relaxing read. It is a good series to introduce to a sci-fi entry level youth but also enjoyable for adults. As a general rule it is better to read the previous novels in a series if there are any. In this case only one was written before.
Yes, good enough story. When listening as opposed to reading if the story is good enough then with a 2nd listen you pick up much more detail and nuance.
A good 2nd book to this new series. It is a nice depature from the tedium of some of the space travel details of the Honor series. Much lighter fair with a much more simplistic narrative, but then again this is directed toward younger readers.
Very nice, good match to the protaganist. Some of the tertiary characters voices get harder to pick out on occasion.
Good young reader work.
In the vane of excellent stories about well developed, strong female main characters, Fire Season continues the adventure of Stephanie and Lionheart. If you enjoyed Hunger Games, I expect you will enjoy this series. If your a Honorverse fan it does gives nice insight into Treecats.