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Harvest txt Harvest, text ebook Harvest, adobe reader Harvest, chapter 2 Harvest, Harvest c4b433 ONLY SACRIFICE CAN SET THEM FREEIt Is August, Time Of The First Harvest, Traditional Time Of Plenty But At The Farthest Reaches Of The Hyddenworld, In Sea Bound Englalond, Disaster Looms A Blight In The Land Is Growing, Marked By Quakes And Increasingly Unnatural Blizzards Judith Is Tasked With Healing The Land, But This Burden Is Almost Unbearable Lonely And Lovelorn, She Threatens To Reap A Terrible Harvest Of Her OwnYet A Trio Of Hidden Travellers Hold Out Hope For Both The Land And The War Threatening The Hidden People For Jack And Katherine, Judith S Parents, The Shadow Of The Hydden Empire S Army Looms Large They Must Muster Allies Or It Will Mean Disaster For The City Of Brum And Only Bedwyn Stort, Brum S Famed Scrivener, Has The Courage To Unravel A Secret That Could Heal Their WorldThe Lost Gem Of Autumn Must Be Found And Stort Must Risk Death To Seek It Only His Love For Judith Will Give Him The Will To Endure And Bring Her The Gem She Needs To Tame The Wild Earth

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10 thoughts on “Harvest

  1. says:

    Book three in the Hyddenworld series is even exciting than books one and two, as it takes you on a thrilling quest for a magical stone and to restore balance to the universe Having fallen in love with a colorful cast of characters, Harvest introduces characters that add variety and depth to the plot I was also equally excited to be re united with loveable Bedwyn Stort, Barklice, Blut, Sinestral, Katherine, Jack, Arthur and Judith again The beautiful, timeless and irrevocable love between Stort and Judith is truly touching, that it makes you believe in anything is possible Only sacrifice can set them free It s harvest time, traditionally a season of plenty for sea bound Engalond But within its borders, at the furthest reaches of the Hyddenworld, disaster looms A blight is growing, marked by quakes and unusual blizzards Judith is tasked with healing the land, but this burden is immense Lonely and lovelorn, she threatens to reap a terrible harvest of her own Yet, a trio of Hydden travellers offer hope for the land and the war threatening their people For, Judith s parents, the shadow of the hidden Empire s army looms large They must summon allies or the city of Brum will fall And only Bedwyn Stort, Brum s famed scrivener, can unravel a secret that could heal their world Stort must risk death to find Autumn s lost jewel Only his love for Judith will drive him forward to bring her the gem she needs to tame the wild earth This hugely enjoyable book was a true delight, hence I cannot wait to read the next and final instalment in this fantastic fantasy series.

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    The third book in the saga, still manages to keep the action and suspense up.Jack and Katherine are trying to find the Autumn gem to pass to their daughter Judith, whilst involved in protecting Brum from the attack of the Fyrd Lots of stuff going on, and multiple characters to follow, and the book takes a darker twist with betrayal within the Empire.A really good series, it is a blend of urban fantasy and Tolkien Looking forward to the final instalment.

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    No no no I don t like this story any, but I will finish this series now If Sinistral knows where the freaking stone is and if Judith apparently also knows then whhhyyy can t they just tell someone Also why can they suddenly see humans so clear when Half Steeple drowns I thought Hydden couldn t really see humans But that entire concept doesn t make sense anyway What s also than annoying is that the point of view switches randomly within one chapter without any indication that it did That might be because I read it on an ereader, I don t know, but it confused the heck out of me And then could we please get some emotions Half of the cast died in this series so far and the only person I was sad about was Margret Arthur just died and it was mentioned in like the last sentence And it s now like I didn t like Arthur it was just un emotional as heck Also I don t understand so many things that are going on when there are finally things going on Because I feel like most of the book nothing happens I hated Judith, she was super annoying and whenever something with her happened I didn t understand it because time works different for her and crap Seriously the only reason I m gonna read the fourth book is because it s the final one and then I m at least done with this and not tempted in the future to re read these books just so I can finish the series.

  4. says:

    Really enjoyed this one.and now very looking forward to reading the last in the series Winter over the winter The tension built up beauitfully in this bookso I had to stay up yo finish much later than bedtime Sad to loose a character I had really liked Shades of Duncton books definitely came through in this one Not a bad thing at all.

  5. says:

    William Horwood is a masterful story teller, once again I was completely drawn into the world of the Hydden who dwell in the between spaces in the world New characters to enjoy, but the sad loss of some old favourites Only Winter to go

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    Harvest is the third book of William Horwood s Hyddenworld series, following on from Spring and Awakening These three, along with the recently published Winter, mark the author s return to writing after a considerable pause Those that have read and loved his tales of Duncton or the very moving Skallagrigg, amongst others, will be delighted to see him back in print, especially as many of the older books are no longer available.The flow of time of the Hydden, the little people that live unseen at the edge of the human world in William Horwood s Hyddenworld series, might seem laborious to us, accustomed as we are to rushing from one event to another without taking the time to stop and look and listen Maybe it is this failure to pause and savour life to the fullest that contributes most to our inability to see and appreciate the Hydden and their way of life For the reader of Horwood s book the difficulty is similar Weened as we are on the breakneck speed of modern films and TV series, as well as books such as The Hunger Games or Divergent, slowing to the pace of Horwood s narrative can be challenging But slow you must if you want to enter this world full of unimaginable richness and delightful lightness, not to mention profound wisdom.Or so I thought as I began Harvest Then I was abruptly whisked off my feet and whirled away in eddies of action and a flood of emotions All is not a whirlwind, though The pace of Harvest varies often The action reaches an apotheosis when the Earth heaves up wreaking vengeance on a town who citizens remain oblivious to the very last, while the main characters look on, deeply touched by the cataclysm but unable to move Yet in those moments when the story picks up speed, and that was what intrigued me, it didn t skim precariously over emptiness as many fast paced novel do It had depth to its intensity.As an author, I couldn t help searching from the roots of that intensity in the language Several possibilities were apparent The restrained use of dialogue and the brilliance of the descriptions of people and places often built around action and verbs But above all, the power of Horwood s writing lies in his challenge of the self evident, in the density and richness of his imaginings and finally, the depth and delightfulness of an astounding range of main characters.When I reached the end of Harvest, it was not the hallmark emptiness left behind by those helter skelter, breath taking novels that awaited me, but rather a dense and satisfying plenitude All was far from right, Winter was yet to come and losses had to be mourned, but William Horwood s book had nourished me in a way that left me feeling richer and human.Review first published on secret paths.com.

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    I ve previously praised William Horwood s Hyddenworld series, a quartet of novels about the hydden the small people who have lived secretly alongside humans for thousands of years, adept at hyddening to make themselves go unnoticed Each book corresponds to a different season and an increasingly urgent quest to recover four missing gems that will, ultimately restore the Earth to its natural balance and avert the end of time.That description makes the books sound rubbish But bear with me they aren t They re rooted in British folklore and landscape, with an underlying environmental theme, and draw on ancient history and pre Christian traditions The characters, both human and hydden, are vividly realised, and the books seem to me to have in common with, say, Watership Down, or Horwood s own Duncton Wood series, than they do with high fantasy.The latest Hyddenworld book is Harvest, the Autumn instalment in the quartet, and picks up the story pretty much where the previous book, Awakening, left off I think most people would struggle to get to grips with Harvest if they hadn t read Hyddenworld and Awakening first however, in case they haven t, there does appear to be a fair bit of recapping and exposition in Harvest which might grate a little on some readers who are familiar with the previous two novels although personally I found it useful, as the Hyddenworld quartet is epic in scale with a huge cast of characters and a complex back story of mythology and it s been around 18 months since I read Awakening.Harvest is the darkest Hyddenworld novel so far With a military coup putting the ancient hydden city of Brum in danger from the vicious Fyrd, and the Earth herself apparently wreaking revenge on humanity with a series of natural disasters, Harvest has its fair share of deaths, and there are times when much loved characters suffer However, there s still plenty of the warmth and hope and charm that has characterised the series so far, and once again, love in its truest and purest sense is a strong thread that runs through the narrative There are heroes and villains, but as always, Horwood makes most of his characters far complex than that, and it s not unusual for them to surprise us.The novel starts relatively slowly as did its predecessors but builds to a conclusion that is genuinely nail biting stuff as eccentric hero Bedwyn Stort races to find the gem of Autumn before Samhain and Brum battles the Fyrd I can t wait to see what Winter brings for the Hyddenworld.

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    MANY of us know William Horwood as the author of the popular Duncton Chronicles, featuring his anthropomorphosised moles He later did something similar with wolves, and his great love for animals and nature shines through in all he writes.With the Hyddenworld series, he offers his readers an entire culture attached to the Hydden, a diminutive race that exists parallel to our own but, as the name suggests, out of sight of our world.Although I didn t get round to book two of the series, I didn t feel as though I missed out on key information and could pick up the thread quite easily although it certainly helped that I d read the first Each novel is named after a season the first is Hyddenworld Spring, the next Hyddenworld Summer, and so on.We continue with familiar characters such as Jack, Katherine and Bedwyn Stort, who are continuing on their quest to find the missing gems this time the gem of Autumn before the Earth itself will come to a cataclysmic end.The antagonists seem a little one dimensional, with an unmistakable nod to the Nazi regime Consequently, it s easy to dislike the sinister, leather clad Fyrd which might work for some I would have loved to have seen bad guys with a little depth.These obvious divisions between good and evil are even apparent when viewing the protagonists sometimes bumbling, decent folk who happily get on with their lives with good, British cheer.Fantasy fans who are regular readers of the likes of George RR Martin and Mark Lawrence might find Horwood s writing a little too sentimental for their GrimDark tastes.That said, if you re looking for fantasy that delivers a satisfying, rollicking epic with plenty of feel good moments and a heavy dose of Celtic myth for flavour, then the Hyddenworld series will probably hit the mark.Horwood remains a consummate storyteller, vividly capturing each moment Though sometimes whimsical, his stories offer a deep resonance and tap into those universal myths that make for satisfying tales that stay with you for a long time after you ve closed the book.

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    EinkehrUm die Schildmaid zufrieden zu stellen und ihr auf ihrem Weg zu helfen, muss der dritte Stein, der Stein des Herbstes gefunden werden Dazu m ssen sich die Freunde Jack, Bedwyn Stort und Katherine auf den Weg nach Brum begeben, denn nur dort, glaubt Bedwyn, l sst sich die Spur des Steins finden Ein Mission, die sch als schwierig erweist, da die Fyrd eine Invasion der Stadt vorbereiten Professor Foale, der sehr um seine verstorbene Frau trauert, hat dagegen ganz andere Probleme In der Menschenwelt soll er einem ehemaligen Studenten und jetzigem Wissenschaftler helfen, das R tsel der Zeitverschiebungen zu l sen Gleichzeitig macht sich Ex Kaiser Sinistral auf den Weg zur Ernte und auch sein Nachfolger Nicolas Blut begibt sich auf den Weg.Der Herbst, eine Zeit des Nachdenkens und der Einkehr Es kann die Ernte eingebracht werden, doch auch die Reflexion beginnt, was hat man ausges t und was kann man nun ernten Welche Fehler sind einem unterlaufen, was hat man gut gemacht Welche Entwicklungen haben zu der Ernte gef hrt, kann man zufrieden sein, h tte man es besser machen k nnen Und so ist auch dieser dritte Teil der Reihe von einem Bezug zur Vergangenheit der Protagonisten gepr gt, was ihm einen eher ruhigen Verlauf gibt Einige vorher unbekannte Wahrheiten werden enth llt, etliche Erkl rungen geliefert, weshalb die Helden so handeln Immer wieder wechseln diese Passagen mit solchen gro er Spannung, in denen man Jack und seine Gef hrten auf ihrem Weg auf der Suche nach dem Stein des Herbstes begleiten kann, den Blick voller Sorge auf die beginnende Invasion Brums F r mich eher ein Buch der Sorge, des Zweifels, der Unsicherheit, ob die Aufgabe gel st werden kann Es fehlt vielleicht sogar der Jahreszeit angemessen der heitere Optimismus der vorherigen B nde Hier muss nat rlich jeder Leser selbst entscheiden, wie er damit umgeht Ich pers nlich fand diesen Band etwas schw cher und erwarte nun mit Spannung, ob der Autor seinen Lesern mit seiner Interpretation des Winters eine frohere Fortf hrung der Reihe genie en l sst.3,5 Sterne

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    William Horwood s Harvest is the third in a tetralogy of books written in his Hyddenworld, and it s where we finally are seeing significant ramping up of tension leading to the culmination of the story.Awakening summer left Hydden journeyman Bedwyn Stort and the others fleeing the home of the Emperor of the Hyddenworld, Bocum, with the gem of Summer, which he gives to his now grown love, the Shield Maiden Judith, daughter of his giant born friend Jack, and partner Katherine.Stort has no idea where to find the next gem, and only knows that he must look to the original holder of the gem, Al Faroun, the Emperor s former teacher and famous Hyddenworld designer.Meanwhile, back in the human world, Professor Arthur Foale, Katherine s surrogate father, becomes of interest to the military through his former student, Erich Bohr When taken into custody to help ascertain what role the Hyddenworld plays in the current geological disasters, Arthur must figure out how to escape, back to his friends in the Hyddenworld.That s where his wyrd fate brings him into contact with the former Emperor s trusted right hand man, Nikolas Blut, who in his mentor s abdication, has become the Emperor himself But his intentions are being thwarted by some shady machinations of the military wing of his own government, the sinister Fyrd.All this while the earth begins to rebel against centuries of abuse by the humans, and the retrieval of the gems is all that stands in the way of the end of days.Harvest has what was lacking in Awakening a significantly tense plot And while that could be somewhat forgiven as part of the thematic structure, as summer is a time of growth and play and good times, this is the book where the series starts to come into its own.Rest of the review at

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