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by Meredith Ann Pierce
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    Meredith Ann Pierce
  • ISBN:
    0316707422
  • ISBN13:
    978-0316707428
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  • Publisher:
    Little Brown & Co; First Edition edition (October 1, 1985)
  • Pages:
    242 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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    4.7
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Each time, I'm unhappy to find out that she seems to have pulled a Shyamalan: she's good at one specific thing, which made The Darkangel so special, but when she tries to do the same thing in other books it doesn't work. Her literary career seems to have petered out in 2004. The same applies to The Woman Who Loved Reindeer. A girl named Caribou is orphaned in her teens and the villagers refuse to take her in because she's a seer and they're a little afraid of her. She gets by living alone outside of town.

I think that many people underestimate this book. The title is very clear-it is about a woman who loves REINDEER, another being, a trangl. It is NOT about the woman herself, particularly

She lives in Gainesville, Florida. I think that many people underestimate this book. It is NOT about the woman herself, particularly. It is about her love for her trangl and her people. People who have read the Darkangel trilogy should know that there is always a bit of distance from the main female character; in this case, it is done more skillfully and with more brevity. I appreciated the cultural aspects more, and the story as well.

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I had read Pierce's Darkangel Trilogy, and enjoyed it very much, but I didn't check this book out of the library the first time I saw it because I wasn't interested in a book titled "The Woman Who Loved Reindeer. I mean, come on - a woman who loved animals? However, I finally decided to give it a try (I was desparate for reading material). Boy, was I glad I read it.

Her books deal in fantasy worlds with mythic settings and frequently feature young women who first wish only to love and be loved, yet who must face hazard and danger to save their way of life, their world, and so on, usually without being respected for their efforts until the end of the story.

In short, I love The Woman Who Loved Reindeer. Personally, I think it would be a pity to reject this book based on the romance. The world that Caribou inhabits is beautiful. I recommend it - with the caveat that some people may dislike it just as strongly for the dynamic between the two main characters. There are spirits everywhere, at least until the earthquakes and disruptions drive them away, and it feels like the way our distant ancestors might have seen Earth: a spirit in every spring, magic in every stone circle, and the Northern Lights as ghostly dancers.

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All the world’s wisdom and magic resides within the iridescent depths of a small white pearl. All my sorcery, the Ancient Ravenna had said of the pearl.

Aeriel's love has broken the curse on the darkangel Irrylath, making him human again and freeing him from the control of his mother, the dreaded White Witch. But the Witch is far from defeated. Her wicked plans require all seven of her vampyre sons, and she will not give one up so easily. All the world’s wisdom and magic resides within the iridescent depths of a small white pearl.

Pierce has a strong grasp of tools needed by a primitive culture: describes a winch & tackle "such as workers might raise a roof beam with" (p 171). How many authors know about raising roof beams? Or making cordage from leather?

Manufacturer: HMH Books for Young Readers Release date: 1 May 2000 ISBN-10 : 0152017992 ISBN-13: 9780152017996.

Caribou, the wisewoman of the north, attempts to lead her people across the Burning Plain with her companion Reindeer, a "trangl" who can appear as either stag or human and who knows the only way to safety

Hirah
I think that many people underestimate this book. The title is very clear--it is about a woman who loves REINDEER, another being, a trangl. It is NOT about the woman herself, particularly. It is about her love for her trangl and her people. People who have read the Darkangel trilogy should know that there is always a bit of distance from the main female character; in this case, it is done more skillfully and with more brevity. I appreciated the cultural aspects more, and the story as well. Caribou barely registers in this story to me at all, except that...she is the woman who loves *REINDEER*. She is a valid person, but the title is exactly right. She is valiant, and determined, and gifted, but her identity is the woman who loves her trangl, Reindeer. It's a little scant here and there, but still definitely worth a read.
Breder
I had read Pierce's Darkangel Trilogy, and enjoyed it very much, but I didn't check this book out of the library the first time I saw it because I wasn't interested in a book titled "The Woman Who Loved Reindeer." I mean, come on - a woman who loved animals? However, I finally decided to give it a try (I was desparate for reading material). Boy, was I glad I read it. I liked it so much I bought not one, but two copies of the book (because I didn't like the condition of the first one).
This novel is by far my absolute favorite book. It appealed to me because of Pierce's writing style. Without you knowing it, she brings you into the story and into the character's minds and hearts (mostly the main character's, Caribou). I loved the romance - described not graphically, but brough out just as powerfully as if it was. Pierce's use of imagery, and her knack for describing feelings and actions incredibly well using few words, really empowers the storyline. A few small words, in this novel, can reveal to the reader the character's soul. There is really no good way to convey my feelings toward the way this book was written. The plot was engaging, but it was really the author's distinct writing style that made me enjoy this book so much. After all, it is my favorite book (and I've read many books of all different genres, by many excellent authors). I especially recommend this book to people who enjoy reading light romances - not as in comical, but as in more based on emotions than physical actions, if you know what I mean. You'll be able to feel and know the sorrow and love Caribou has for her daimon - a guy named Reindeer (the book wasn't exactly about animals after all ;). In any case, if you read the book - AND YOU WILL - everything will become clear. *A suggestion to the publisher: If you want people to buy your books, give them titles that aren't so misleading, please.* I can't imagine not having read this wonderful, romantic, and adventerous story. Goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover (even though people, including me, does it anyway). This book received my highest recommendation!
Mr.jeka
I've not yet even finished this book but I can say I am enthralled and loving it! I had to force myself to put it down last night after reading for 3 hours and not realizing what time it was. This story keeps a steady pace. It's pretty predictable, and a easy reader - but sometimes those are the best books after a really involved series.

The only thing that gave me pause was the switch from mother of a orphan to lover but the story moves along and doesn't really leave time for you to dwell. The world is splititng apart! I think the story is a old-world take on tectonic plates shifting and the continents breaking apart, and told in such a clever, mythical way its certainly more interesting and fun to read then the hundreds of pages of geography lessons in Jean Auel's series.

I haven't gotten to the end yet so I can't say this is a spoiler, more of a observation - but if Cairbou ends up with the timid, stupid Tor, instead of the glorious gold Reindeer, I will roll my eyes. A strong character deserves a strong partner. Tor is... like the almost cool kid who tries too hard but keeps messing it up. I don't find him likeable at all. But thats just me.

A good read. I can't wait to get home and finish this book tonight! I wish there was a sequel already so I don't have to say goodbye to these characters so soon.
Shem
Absolutely moving and unforgettable; completely absorbing. One of my favorites of all time.
Fordrekelv
This book is definitely a candy book but the creativity behind the world in this book is fascinating! The story is one of those where you go "WHAT just happened?" after reading it but I like it! :)
Siralune
I was very happy to find a copy of this book, and was impressed it was in such good condition. Thank you!
Waiso
I started reading this book in grade school, but didn't finish it before it was due back at the library. I'm glad I have the chance to finish reading it! Thank you Amazon!
The story reminds me of a native legend from long ago where there are wonders and supernatural beings living amongst the peoples. It takes place in the far north tundra where the wild deer run along with the trangl who are daimons that can change from men to golden reindeer. Caribou is only 12 years old, an orphan living by herself away from the tribe who are scared of her because of her ability to foresee by her dreams and reading things in her surroundings. She raises a trangl infant given to her by her sister-in-law and calls him Reindeer. This is a story of the love between a mortal human and a daimon trangl who being a daimon does not understand human emotions like love, sorrow, but being raised by a human, he experiences feelings foreign to a trangl when it comes to Caribou.