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Remember how Miri and Val Con first met? How about the trouble Priscilla was in before she met Shan? Who can forget the way that Edger and Sheather have of coming to a friend's rescue or contemplating the weave of a carpet?...

Title : Partners In Necessity
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ISBN : 9781592221189
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 842 Pages
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Partners In Necessity Reviews

  • Stephen
    2018-11-05 17:51

    3.5 stars. I loved, loved, loved the first novel of this omnibus, Conflicts of Honor, and I thought it was great. Anne McCaffrey described these books best when she referred to them in the introduction as here favorite "comfort" books. On the first book, I completely agree. Highly Recommended!!!2nd and 3rd books were okay, but I did not gel with them the way I did the first one.

  • Cinco
    2018-11-01 13:51

    This is a collected edition of the first three Liaden novels (there are several more, as well as some short stories; they can be read out of order). My friend Maggie's mom accosted me one day and said I needed to read them, and she was quite right as I enjoyed them quite a lot. The series is a giant space opera, with tons of main characters and lots of different alien cultures, written in two great genres that taste great together--scifi and romance. I'm not saying they're great art or anything, but if you enjoy some pulp sci-fi, try these.

  • Annette
    2018-11-12 15:25

    I essentially inhaled the entire Liaden Universe series in something like 2 months, but I kept putting off entering them into Goodreads for some reason. Obviously, I enjoyed the series - given the rate I tore through it! Strongly character driven, well written, reasonably clean, and with enough plot to keep me interested, they're pretty much everything I look for in a space opera. I can't remember when I've enjoyed a series as a whole quite so much since the Vorkosigan Saga (best starting place: The Warrior's Apprentice). Now, Liad isn't going displace Barrayar in my ranking of favorite imaginary planets, but it is happily joining it. The friend who got my hooked and then kept me supplied was pretty keen on reading the Liaden books in something close to publishing order, which meant that this omnibus came first. He is probably right if for no better reason than that the authors did improve their craft as they went along. The writing in "Partners" is a little uneven at times, although nothing so bad as I've put up with in numerous other series. Plot-wise, "Conflict of Honors" is perhaps the least complicated and interesting: it's a fairly basic "lonely misfit finds a home and friends (and romance!)" story. Of course, such stories are popular for a reason: they are deeply satisfying when told well. "Agent of Change" and "Carpe Diem" have quite a bit more plot excitement, and they introduce my favorite character of the series, Val Con, not to mention the lovely Miri. We also meet the unpredictable, loyal, surprisingly powerful, and (frequently "Deus Ex Machina"-acting) Clutch Turtles, a surprisingly unusual alien species that was quite fun to read. A couple of quibbles and complaints: none of the books is packed with sexual encounters, casual or otherwise. Nevertheless, the language - especially in "Conflict" - is very sensual. There is one homoerotic scene which I absolutely could have done without, and the tension between Patricia and Shan is - well, let's just say that it is not my favorite of the three. The language remains fairly sensual through the first several volumes of the series, but tones down consierably in the less romance-focused titles immediately following this one (Plan B and I Dare.) If this sort of thing bothers you, you may need to look elsewhere. Also, many authors have a word or phrase - usually a synonym for "said" - that they tend to overuse. For Lee and Miller, that word is "murmurred." Everyone murmurrs constantly, to the point you're surprised that anyone ever hears what anyone else is saying. Of course, I've more frequently seen the word "muttered" overused (and often when it doesn't even make sense!), and I frankly find that one considerably more irritating. I just ended up rolling my eyes at the murmurring and moved on. All in all, a highly satisfying series which I definitely recommend.

  • Dan
    2018-10-21 17:47

    The first two books were sort of bland romance novels: {rich space merchant | deadly assassin} saves a woman's life, falls madly in love, they spend some time trying not to get killed by bad-guys, book ends. In both cases the woman had a maddening inferiority complex and needed constant reassurance that she was awesome and wonderful.The series had been highly recommended, and some online reviews suggested the third book was better. The third book was, in fact, better: it took the characters from the first two and had an actual plot with them.I recommend skipping the first two.

  • Doranna Durgin
    2018-11-18 11:22

    Brain candy and comfort reading for me--and so convenient, to have these three Liaden Universe novels in one omnibus. Frankly, the fun of the stories aside, what startled me was the quality of the production on this book. It's massive at nearly a thousand pages and trade PB size, but I read the whole thing without so much as creasing the spine. I mean, I'm very, very careful with my books--it's rare you can tell I've been through one--but that's pretty amazing.

  • Estara
    2018-10-18 17:48

    Not only is this edition publishing the three novels in the right order, but there's a scene included that wasn't there in the previous editions. This is so strong a start even though I can see some aspects of the Liadenverse have changed over the years when I read the current books. The strength of the characters and the plot remain the same and yay for the strong women and the men who don't feel weak when they find them.

  • Eliza
    2018-11-01 12:22

    Reading this on Jeannine's recommendation.The first book in this collection, Conflict of Honors, felt very much like Firefly. Despite all the descriptions of the captain's dark skin and light hair, he mostly looked like Nathan Fillion when I pictured him.I saved the third book to read over a long holiday weekend, and I'm glad I did. All three together make a very nice set.

  • Diane Baker
    2018-11-06 11:47

    This is a terrific book, a fast ride and emotionally satisfying. If you like good space opera, engaging characters and a fun culture to explore, you'll love the Liaden series. Get any and all of them.

  • Judith Klein-dial
    2018-10-26 17:26

    I liked this book so well I gave remainder copies to people who came in my shop while saying, "If you like it, pay me 1/2 of the cover price, if you don't like it, bring it back." More often than not, I got paid for the book.

  • Monique
    2018-10-27 17:43

    The Liaden universe is one I return to as often as possible. Not since the Anne McCaffery Dragon series have I been so captivated.

  • Bobbie Marcus
    2018-10-24 16:33

    Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, and Carpe Diem, three Liaden Universe books in one cover. Great action, wonderful characters, romance, travel, its all here!

  • D.
    2018-11-03 13:28

    I don't have much to add that others haven't said about this series. It's good, old-fashioned space opera, but it also has strong characterization and lots of interesting twists and turns. Very progressive and interesting. Well worth reading for fans of Andre Norton, Heinlein, etc.

  • Jim
    2018-10-20 10:50

    An omnibus of three pulp swords & sorcery novels (in space) with a dose of bodice-ripping romance. The first two books in this volume are totally unencumbered by any kind of plot, and after you invest time reading hundreds of these discursive pages the main four characters still feel two dimensional. The third part finally develops a plot, around 650-700 pages into this omnibus, which only seems comparatively engaging because if you can make it that far you'll be starved for something, anything, meaningful to happen. If this was adapted to film, it's the kind of thing that'd get picked up by the Lifetime Network and slotted for 4 pm on a Sunday afternoon. It's hard to recommend this book to anyone much less explain the small but seemingly devoted following these books have. Ridiculous cover art almost goes without saying.

  • Stan
    2018-11-17 16:40

    The first three novels in the Liaden universe and an introduction to the characters. The first is a prequel of sorts, providing backgound to the following. The first two of these noels are fast paced; however the third seems to a lose a lot of momentum that had built up. Don't let that stop you from reading them though.

  • Robin
    2018-10-28 11:33

    Contains Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change and the third book is blanking on me. Excellent set of books in the Liaden Universe.

  • Beth
    2018-11-18 16:26

    Highly recommend this!

  • Miramira Endevall
    2018-11-03 11:39

    Ugh. Morgan already knows my rant about this book. Now it is over and I never have to read their writing again. Give me Bujold any day.

  • Bluestarart Race
    2018-11-18 17:50

    Great series