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by Susan Price

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ISBN:
0060721979
ISBN13:
978-0060721978
Author:
Susan Price
Publisher:
Eos; First Edition edition (October 1, 2004)
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Pages:
288 pages
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1663 kb
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1996 kb
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Literature & Fiction
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Rating:
4.3

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The follow-up to the award-winning The Sterkarm Handshake : A woman’s return to Scotland’s barbaric past ensnares her in a web of intrigue.

Susan Price’s The Sterkarm Handshake was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize. In A Sterkarm Kiss, the Carnegie Medal–winning author once again ingeniously blends historical and science fiction in a masterful time-travel adventure as thrilling and unforgettable as its acclaimed predecessor. Sci-fi & Fantasy Epic Fantasy Historical Fantasy Fiction. One fee. Stacks of books.

A Sterkarm Kiss book. Susan Price’s The Sterkarm Handshake was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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The Sterkarm Handshake (book 1) won the Guardian Fiction Prize. The final book in the long-awaited series. Simultaneous backlist/frontlist launch show more. Susan Price is the author of the Sterkarm series.

Susan Price (born 8 July 1955) is an English author of children's and young adult novels. She has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for British children's books

Susan Price (born 8 July 1955) is an English author of children's and young adult novels. She has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for British children's books. Price was born in Dudley, West Midlands, and still lives in the Black Country. Many of Susan Price's works are fantasy, from science fiction to ghost stories; some are historical novels; others are about animals or everyday life. Many of her short stories are re-tellings of tales from folklore.

In A Sterkarm Kiss, the Carnegie Medal–winning author once again ingeniously blends historical and science fiction in a masterful time-travel adventure as thrilling and unforgettable as its acclaimed predecessor.

Jan Mark on Susan Price's A Sterkarm Kiss, a sequel that doesn't disappoint. Price overcomes this hurdle with authoritative economy. But too much is resting upon the enterprise to abandon it. The Tube is being reopened into yet another dimension, 16th side, and this time FUP has a cunning plan, to unite the feuding families by marriage so that 21st siders can get on with their looting in peace.

Andrea Mitchell has never felt as if she belongs in the 21st century. She's too fat, too clumsy, and too plain. So when she's offered the chance to take the Time Tube back to the 16th century -- and back to Per, the young Sterkarm warrior she fell in love with once before -- she doesn't hesitate. The lovely, boisterous, and crude Sterkarms have always made her feel welcome and at home. Maybe this time she'll even stay for good.

But things on the 16th side are not what Andrea expected them to be. Per doesn't know who she is, and a wedding between the Sterkarms and their enemies, the Grannams, ends in bloodshed and confusion. Even when Andrea discovers it's the Elves who have betrayed them all, no one wants to believe her. She may have made the biggest -- and the deadliest -- mistake of her life.

In this blistering sequel to her award-winning the sterkarm handshake, Susan Price weaves a riveting tale of revenge, deceit, and love, set against a backdrop of warring clans and brutal passions.

Reviews:
  • artman
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!! I don't much care for science fiction, but Price sure can make things interesting. BBW heroine. I need a Per in my life. just saying.
  • Diab
It was nearly as good as the first, but the ending left much to be desired. Am hoping she has a sequel planned, because otherwise the ending won't ever be right.
  • Mullador
I loved the Sterkarm handshake- in fact it is one of my favorite books. However, this sequel is not nearly as good. More of a romance novel, this book lacks the impact and realness of the first book. Stick to the Sterkarm Handshake and avoid this book!
  • Sennnel
The novel that preceded this, "The Sterkarm Handshake" was an explosive, riveting and nail-biting story based around the concept of the cultural clash that would follow 21st century time travellers attempting to exploit the riches and opportunities that the past had to offer. The corporation FUP had completed a Time Tube that would transport employees into the past of a different dimension, in order to explore the possibilities that the unspoilt land offered. Only one thing stood in their way; the fierce and treacherous Sterkarms who were not prepared to stop their feuding and troublemaking just because a bunch of "Elves" asked them to.

The scientific ramifications of a time travelling device was not the focus of the novel; instead Susan Price focused solely on the interactions between past and present, and the impossible odds that her protagonist Andrea Mitchell had to face in attempting to negotiate between such uncontrollable powers. As the winner of the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize and short listed for the Carnegie Medal, "The Sterkarm Handshake" comes very highly recommended.

But how does the sequel live up to the original? Sadly, like most sequels, not as well. "A Sterkarm Kiss" begins about a year after the Time Tube was closed down. Andrea now works as a barmaid and has lost all hope of ever seeing Per, her 16th century love, again. But then the extraordinary happens; her old boss, the greedy, immoral and cowardly James Windsor approaches her and offers her back her old job as liaison to the Sterkarms. The Tube is up and running again, but this time the old mistakes won't be repeated. This time the Tube connects into a new dimension; where the "Elves" can begin afresh with their treatment of the Sterkarms.

This time, they can use their prior knowledge of the Sterkarm leaders to manipulate them and come across as peacemakers rather than an invading force. Brokering a marriage between the Sterkarms and their main foes, the Grannams, is their first step in securing peace and a stable environment in which to exploit the land. Andrea - despite some reservations - eventually accepts Windsor's offer; the chance of seeing Per (albeit one who has never met her before) too great. But as always, there is treachery at work...

The idea that they travel into a different dimension, to meet a whole "new" set of the same characters in the 16th century felt at first like a bit of a cheat, as if Price had given herself a "clean slate" in order to explore an entirely new scenario rather than build on the established situation of the previous book. However, by the end of the novel it becomes clear that there is a reason behind the change in dimension which eventually pays off - it may just be a little frustrating at first if you're eager to get updated on the Sterkarms of the first book.

The novel is geared toward teenagers, but whereas "The Sterkarm Handshake" could be read by younger readers as well as older ones, I'd be a little more hesitant to put this in the hands of a thirteen year old, as there are several scenes of violence, sex and language. These types of things were also present in "Handshake", but not quite as graphically described, and there are also several deaths of established characters which come across as rather pointless (though perhaps this seeming pointlessness is precisely the point about death that Price is trying to make).

And then there's the end; to call it a "cliff-hanger" is an understatement, as it seems to end mid-chapter. With this being the case, and without any third installment in place, it's difficult to understand the reasons behind writing a sequel, especially when "The Sterkarm Handshake" was wrapped up so neatly and poignantly. Price's writing talents are still on clear display here, but unless there's a third "Sterkarm" book to continue what's left unsaid here, I recommend
  • Kalv
First, I'd say you really must read the first book in order to enjoy this one & to "get" it. Ok, that being said, I felt that the in the first book the plot & characters were much more developed & realized. In this book, the reader is just thrown into the action & there is much less character/plot development, instead there is a lot of violence as noted in one of the editorial reviews.

I also was disappointed in the ending. It is, indeed, a cliff-hanger & one can only hope that the auther plans a 3rd installment...one that is a bit more slow-paced & thoughtful (like the first) rather than nonstop fighting & slaughter as muc of this one was. Still, I felt her ending was a cop-out & would have rather that this book been wrapped up a bit better...with a 3rd installment still to come.

Even having made these points, I did enjoy much of the book & look forward to reading more about Andrea & Per in the future. Their love story is what really keeps my interest, & I hope to see more of that angle if there are future books.
  • Washington
I heartily recommend this book. It is different from the usual time travel novel. Based in the near future, the heroine travels back to a well-researched, very gritty past. Neither she nor the hero are stereotypical. An unusual love story with refreshingly little graphic sex (so difficult to do well) and a believable villain with a bureaucratic agenda. It made me smile.
  • Zinnthi
After reading a plethora of time travel, juvenile and adult, I find A Sterkham Kiss, and Susan Price's first Sterkham novel, The Sterkham Handshake, the very best in its genre. It's an absolute can't-put-down story, with vivid insight to 16th Century Britain (albeit another dimension of 16th Century Britain)and captivating characters. A thoroughly riviting novel that won't fail to entertain the young adult+ reader.
It's a great book, you feel like you are really there. She even explains the culture just perfectly.