High Couch of Silistra (The Silistra Quartet) (Volume 1) [Janet Morris] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One woman’s mythic search for. Long ago the human colonists of Silistra waged a war so vicious that centuries later the planet has not recovered. Men and women alike suffer from infertility– the. I’m not sure what possessed me to put this on my want list. It’s a pulp-style novel devoted mostly to an elaborate world description, in this case.
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Brown, Locus Magazine “The amazing and erotic adventures of the most beautiful courtesan in tomorrow’s universe” – Frederik Pohl couchh best single example of prostitution used in fantasy nigh Janet Morris’ Silistra series Estri’s character is most like that of Ishtar who describes herself as xilistra prostitute compassionate am I'” because she “symbolizes silstra creative submission to the demands of instinct, to the chaos of nature Linking Estri with these lunar and water symbols is not difficult because of the moon’s eternal virginity the strength of integrity links with her changeability the prostitute’s switching of lovers.
She is the eternal night symbol of the moon in opposition to the Day-Keepers [ Beware of one who is not as he seems. Stray not xouch the port city of Baniev Having no brother that she knows of does not stay Estri from undertaking the heroic quest of finding her father. From Hera to Fantasy Heroine.
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Review – High Couch of Silistra – Janet Morris – Sci-fi
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Loved reading reading this on the Kindle. It was one of my favorite novels when it first came out and I hiyh the paper back until it fell to pieces.
There are three other books in the Silistra Quartet series.
I want to purchase each one on the Kindle. When will be other three become available? One to read again and again. I confess that I can hardly believe this was written in originally. The concept and style of writing, in my opinion, are very modern and have strong feminist tones. Ms Morris writes with an exceptionally skilled hand – her fantasy worlds come alive like a breath of air and I found myself swept into this tale, so much so I could hardly put the book down.
Estri, the heroine, appears like a bronzed Goddess before your eyes and she has quite a quest to complete. She is off to find her father, an outworlder, and discover her destiny. With the help of her mother and grandmother, she will have a few portents and pieces of advice with which to take with her, but this will not be an easy journey.
The story is sexual in nature and cleverly analyses human behaviour, both good and bad. You’ll find a little of everything inside – politics, relationships, culture, greed, power and desire It all makes for an exceptionally entertaining read. It will go down as a favourite in my bookshelf – one to read again and again. To truly appreciate the epic scale that encompasses The High Couch of Silistra, you need to understand the complexity and profundity of thought Janet Morris incorporated into the historical foundation that forms Silistran society.
Thousands of years before our story takes place, Silistra faced catastrophe, a catastrophe so severe that all life would have been wiped out were it not for the prudence and tenacity of a special group of people, the Day Keepers and the forereaders. The chaldra edicts and guides the standards, morality and governance of Silistra in all situations and is divided into two broad spectrums. Yes, all are determined by chaldric.
With the foundation thus revealed, we can better appreciate the setting. More than twenty-five and a half thousand years have passed since Silistran refugees emerged from their hides. The emergent population naturally settled in those areas close to the hides. Our story takes place, as told from the perspective of Estri Hadrath diet Estrazi.
She is celebrated for her beauty, her lineage and the fact that as High Couch of the most celebrated house of pleasure in all the civilized stars, she commands a great price. Although highly sexualized, Well-Keepresses are by no means looked upon as prostitutes.
Far from it, for their role and entire modus of operating is intimately bound to the social and moral development of Silistran culture as a whole. To compensate, not only have Silistran scientists developed a serum that restores youthful vigor and extends life far beyond its normal span, but the couch system was devised whereby the very best genetic traits could be harnessed to ensure future generations would benefit.
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And the Hign would know exactly coucn to accomplish this through whom they choose to couch, for they are among the strongest forereaders in existence, and are able to manipulate the very texture of time to select the ultimate outcome. In comparison to others, Estri is young. On her three hundredth birthday, she receives a silver cube containing a holographic message from her mother who died when Estri was born.
Such a legacy wilistra well for all Silistra, and her long-dead mother counsels Estri to reach out to the stars in an effort to find her father and his people in order to claim the full might of her heritage. That, like it or not, the differences between the masculinity of men and the feminine wiles of women are very real. Poles apart, many feel such differences will always prove a barrier to true understanding. But in an evocatively subtle way, the abuse, turmoil and heartrending loss Estri and her travelling companions face underscore philosophical karma at work Let me say in conclusion that Siilistra thoroughly enjoyed this story.
A science fiction and fantasy aficionado, I cut my teeth on the likes of Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury and Heinlein.
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Just a glance at this list should hint at the refinement of my reading tastes. But, such is the way of things that, as I grew up and adult life invariably got in the way; I ended up missing a true literary gem the first time it was presented to the world.
Well, better late than never. Bravo Janet Morris, a true fantasy classic that sets the bar at a height few will ever reach. I must start by saying this was an intense read, not suitable for someone looking for a quick-fix, pick-me-up, put-me-down kind of book. It is a wonderfully complex read, with great character and fantasy world building.
Sex and power struggles are the dominant theme – the heroine Estri is complex and expertly drawn, and the author never drops the ball as she weaves expertly through emotive issues.
I first read this years ago. So glad it is on Kindle. Though all four in the series aren’t. In this first book of High Couch of Silistra of four readers follow an aristocratic woman named Estri in her quest for self-realization on a world far from Earth that has suffered an ecological disaster. This is not a book for beginning readers, readers under 13, nor for people who only read books whose politics they agree with.
It won’t please haters of any sort: High Couch of Silistra is about sex, power, the genetic bases of behavior, all set in a universe where a powerful mind can change the future. This is a book for intelligent people who like a rollicking, challenging adventure that explores all the facets of power and interpersonal relationships. Oh, and I received an Advance Readers Copy. Now that these things are said, here is a bit about the story, and it’s a great one.