Resenting The Hero by Moira J. MooreResenting The Hero by Moira J. Moore

Resenting The Hero

byMoira J. Moore

Mass Market Paperback | February 28, 2006

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In a realm beset by natural disasters, only the magical abilities of the bonded Pairs—Source and Shield—make the land habitable and keep the citizenry safe. The ties that bind them are far beyond the relationships between lovers or kin—and last their entire lives…

Whether they like it or not.

Since she was a child, Dunleavy Mallorough has been nurturing her talents as a Shield, preparing for her day of bonding. Unfortunately, fate decrees Lee’s partner to be the legendary, handsome, and unbearably self-assured Lord Shintaro Karish. Sure, he cuts a fine figure with his aristocratic airs and undeniable courage. But Karish’s popularity and notoriety—in bed and out—make him the last Source Lee ever wanted to be stuck with.

The duo is assigned to High Scape, a city so besieged by disaster that seven bonded pairs are needed to combat it. But when an inexplicable force strikes down every other Source and Shield, Lee and Karish must put aside their differences in order to defeat something even more unnatural than their reluctant affections for each other…

Moira J. Moore is a Canadian author whose works include Resenting the Hero, The Hero Strikes Back, Heroes Adrift, Heroes at Risk, Heroes Return, Heroes at Odds, Heroes’ Reward. She studied at Carleton University and Queen’s College. When not writing fantasy and adventure fiction, she practices law. 
Title:Resenting The HeroFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 0.7 inPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:Berkley Mass MarketLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441013880

ISBN - 13:9780441013883

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fun! (In the event the Chapters/Indigo website elects to delete my rating, I mention here that I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars/leaves.) I enjoyed this one. While not the most profound novel ever writen, it was well done and good fun. I enjoyed the two main characters, who seemed mismatched at first but wound up getting along *quite* well by the end (and who saved the day along the way). The world building was well-done enough to satisfy and the adventure was believable and interesting. I will admit that the main character did annoy me once or twice with her initial (and unfair) high degree of prejudice towards her partner, but I did give her the benefit of the doubt (partly given her youth). I would also add that the final result was satisfying in this regard: the two main characters learned to get along with each other and to get beyond their initial prejudices. I will also say that I hope further novels in this series will delve into the history of the pair-bonding and explain why the unequal status of the pair members came to be tolerated. I also hope this aspect will be dealt with further by the characters (it was mentioned in passing in the book by a secondary character, but it was an important element of the personality dynamic between the two main characters). (The reason I mention this is that this aspect felt slightly 'incomplete' and could be expanded further.) All in all though, I really enjoyed this one. Definitely recommended! Other books I recommend (in the traditional fantasy genre): -Inda, by Sherwood Smith -A woman worth ten coppers, by Morgan Howell -Transformation, by Carol Berg -A Brother's Price, by Wen Spencer
Date published: 2011-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is one of the greatest book i've read. there is very few books that i can say they are among my favorites and this one is one of them. I love the relatioship between the two main characters and I love the world that Moira has created. This book is an awesome book!
Date published: 2008-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing Wow, am I glad that Indigo decided to carry this series again! When I first read this novel, I couldn't believe how new and refreshing it was. The idea and the plot is so new and completely original that I found myself eagerly awaiting the second in the series. And possibly one of the best parts is that Moore herself is Canadian! Anyone who is a fan of fantastic and original fiction with a fantasy twist should pick this novel up. It's amazing! Another thing that I feel I should note that also impressed me to no end was how Moore addressed bisexuality and homosexuality. She wrote it as perfectly normal and acceptable, and yet she does it in such a subtle manner that one doesn't even think twice about it. That, to me, is a true example of a fantastic author.
Date published: 2008-03-26