Heart of Gold (2020)

Heart of Gold From the award winning author of the Samaria Trilogy comes a classic Romeo and Juliet romance set on a world far from our ownA scientist by nature Nolan used his rational powers of observation to que
  • Title: Heart of Gold
  • Author: Sharon Shinn
  • ISBN: 9780441006915
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the award winning author of the Samaria Trilogy comes a classic Romeo and Juliet romance set on a world far from our ownA scientist by nature, Nolan used his rational powers of observation to question the privileges he was born to enjoy and the people he was raised to despise A rebel at heart, Katrini followed her fiercest passions in the struggle to overthrowFrom the award winning author of the Samaria Trilogy comes a classic Romeo and Juliet romance set on a world far from our ownA scientist by nature, Nolan used his rational powers of observation to question the privileges he was born to enjoy and the people he was raised to despise A rebel at heart, Katrini followed her fiercest passions in the struggle to overthrow a legacy of hate one that had poisoned her family for generationsOn a planet divide between rich and poor, strong and weak, intellect and feeling, only one thing could bring these two opposites together A strictly forbidden desire For justice For equality And for each other.
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    1. Again, in all humility, I do try NOT to give five star ratings too often in order to keep such a rating for truly special books which have that extra element which distinguishes them from the morass of published novels I believe this is one of the the special ones The first part of the book is mainly devoted to world building, but succeeds in keeping the reader s attention despite this as the world in question is incredibly vivid and detailed In short, it is a world where three races of humans c [...]

    2. i am not going to rate this, as there were parts that i didn t like it, all those preachy parts that weren t really a story but someone standing still and talking about what s wrong and what s not and then there were sometimes a story told by a storyteller that i really like and i got lost in the story till we got to the preachings i most of the time don t like to be told, i want to think about it and figure it out so this was love hate thing and i definitely can t rate it.

    3. Sharon Shinn is a favorite author of mine, largely because her style is so compulsively readable and involving It isn t quite gorgeously lyrical, like Juliet Marillier s or Patricia McKillip s, but it doesn t have to be Shinn is a first rate storyteller, and she creates heroes and heroines who learn and grow and take risks for what they know to be right While romance plays a significant role, it is never the beginning and end of any character s identity.I find much to like in this book I m intri [...]

    4. I thought this book was sci fi lite Politics and race and gender issues were touched on, but then brushed aside for romance This seems to be a tendency in Sharon Shinn s books though Still an enjoyable read I liked her world and the contrast between the races I liked how she handled the heroine between two worlds it was at times original but at other times cliche.Some may find the story a bit dry since there is a lot of descriptions of the world and explanations of the cultures.

    5. First of all, the writing was all right It started off a little shaky but improved a lot over the book and I got into it enough that I wanted to continue reading.This book is really something and in a bad way Shinn tries to do a whole lot and it ends up being WAY too much I had very high hopes for this book The racial and sexual politics intrigued me at first The set up of EXTREMELY flawed characters was nice in the beginning There was room for a lot of growth However, that growth never really h [...]

    6. Reminded me a bit of Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West but reads like Star Trek TNG s Angel One episode whipped together with some Chechen influenced Laurie Garrett with a bit of The White Plague Wont be for everyone, but I kinda liked it

    7. Shinn s other books are so very romantic that I went into this one with high expectations It s a very good SF novel, but it s not that romantic, so I admit that I was disappointed.

    8. I read Sharon Shinn s Samaria series many years ago when it was still a trilogy , and thought it simply wonderful Heart of Gold, while good, doesn t measure up And that s disappointing, because there s a lot of potential in its premise.On an unnamed continent of an unnamed planet, three diverse races live in a state of unarmed truce The Indigos, a blue skinned matriarchal society, are the de facto rulers of the continent by virtue of their numbers and control of arable land The Guldens, a gold s [...]

    9. I really enjoyed reading this again It was just the right time to re visit it Heart of Gold is interesting because it is an extended look at gender roles within society Brilliantly, Sharon Shinn examines this not in our own society, but in a sci fi world There are two main races that the book deals with the blueskin are a matriarchal society in which castes are strictly if not legally enforced and men cannot inherit property, the gulden are a patriarchal society which is violent and highly stru [...]

    10. I kind of only got this on Bookmooch because I had the points, it was available, and hey, it s Sharon Shinn I wasn t expecting to like it, because it s one of her science fiction efforts, and I d read lots of reviews on here saying it was very different to her Summers at Castle Auburn which I LOVE and the Safe Keeper trilogy which I also love, but only in lower case And it is very different to those books, yes, but I still found myself really enjoying it At first it was a little slow, amongst ot [...]

    11. Shinn has created a sf world where three races coexist, each almost biologically identical save for the color of their skin Through a plot about terrorism and falling in love, Shinn examines the tense relationship between the brutal, colorful and patriarchal Gilder and the repressed, agrarian and martiarchal Indigo There are a few great moments when an Indigo character realizes that although she was raised by the Gulden, she still has all the privileges of an Indigo the long and uncomfortable bu [...]

    12. Wow I ve actually come across a Sharon Shinn book I couldn t even finish So far even my least favorite of her works I at least managed to finish easily Maybe it was partially my bad mood tonight but with the switching POVs and when neither the world building or characters managed to grab my attention after 3 chapters, I gave up Usually Sharon Shinn s work manages to grab me pretty quickly but this one just didn t work for me What a bummer.

    13. This was a very interesting story I thought that the characters were well developed and the author did a good job of describing the society so that you understood it I thought about this one several times after I had finished it because it really made you think I would probably give it 3.5 stars and would have been okay without the suggestive scenes and such.

    14. I enjoy good sci fi However, this book did nothing for me I read few chapters than I wanted to, just to give it a chance, and that was all Laboriously told, characters you don t like and couldn t care less about, and a theme of anti racism that you are bludgeoned over the head with This is an unbelievable, wordy, sci fi version of Romeo and Juliet.

    15. That was a powerful book, a scary book It explored the sensitive themes of racism and terrorism under the quaint camouflage of fantasy The action, allegedly, takes place someplace else, where people s skins are blue and gold instead of brown and white, as they are here, but the punch this book delivers is all the potent because of it I read it and thought even in fantasy, with its unlimited possibilities, the author couldn t find a solution How could we, in real life, do better There are two ma [...]

    16. I have really enjoyed this book over the years and really wanted a comfort read so I picked it up again It s a bit romance ey as Shinn s books usually are, but even though I normally avoid romances like the plague, the way Shinn tells her stories I am okay with it.The main plotline of Heart of Gold explores discrimination and prejudice There are three races of people on this world indigos who are a matriarchal society, guldmen who are a patriarchal societies and the albinos The main character is [...]

    17. One of my all time favorites I find the world fascinating blue, gold, and albino races blue societies are matriarchical, favoring women gold societies are the opposite, favoring men Racism and sexism are explored in very interesting ways, as is the notion of how much it is fair to hurt individuals in the pursuit of what one feels is justice and equality for all races I love Shinn s message, and I like her main characters There s just one fairly unbelievable backstory about one of the main charac [...]

    18. This multi layered, multi faceted novel is so searching in its probings of social structure, culture, eating habits, s and morals, prejudices and outlooks that it transcends mere science fiction Even with its illuminations of the hearts and minds of its various characters, Ms Shinn understands that the core of humanity isn t always so easy to decipher Time and again, Nolan Adelpho and Kitrini Candachi have their expectations of others shattered, to the point where they wonder if they can ever fu [...]

    19. Well, I really enjoyed this book I m a fan of Sharon Shinn s Twelve Houses series, and I read her short story collection Quatrain which included a story from this universe, so I was interested It didn t disappoint Complex, sympathetic characters, a richly developed world with a good if not super subtle message about systematic racism, classism, and cultural understanding and misunderstanding I also found the characters and the story memorable enough that for several months this has been the book [...]

    20. Heart of Gold Sharon Shinn s what if novel She uses a popular strategy of yesteryear for thought piece SF F playing with extreme variations in how societies could set up power relative to gender Other examples of novels that do this are The Gate to Women s Country, Native Tongue and Glory Season If you re too young for this to be familiar, think of it as a Star Trek Next Gen episode, lengthend and spiced with Shinn s trademark touches of beauty and emotional struggle.Shinn contrasts two versions [...]

    21. It is difficult to say what Heart of Gold actually is about But I ll try.Firstly, it is a story about Kitrini and Nolan Kitrini Candachi is an indigo woman, part of a highly matriarchal society She would have been heir to her grandmother s estates but for her paternity Her father was a very forward thinking man and an anthropologist She had lived with her father on Gold Mountain, the patriarchal centre of gulden power She has now moved to the City, having been turned out of Gold Mountain as her [...]

    22. As I now expect from Shinn s novels, this was brilliant The world is just what I expect from a good science fiction novel strange enough to make it feel completely alien, yet familiar enough for me to relate to the problems its society faces The summary only gives the romantic aspects of the book, I think While romance plays a big role, this is also a book about impending war between the indigo and gulden Through this, Shinn is able to explore major issues about discrimination, politics, racism, [...]

    23. Another rather delicious read from Sharon Shinn and very different form the other books I have read I m soon going to run out of Sharon Shinn books at this rate.There were some interesting questions explored in the book, which I really enjoyed How far can we step beyond our culture can we see the world in new ways or do we inevitably revert to the boundaries set by our upbringing Must we leave people behind who don t want to change How does this work on a larger scale, between two different cult [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book, well the second half, but the end didn t exactly make much sense.Biological warfare comes to a world split into two very differently thinking races The world is described very deeply in the book, there are a lot of nuances to both races, both good and bad The plot centers on an Indigo scientist who discovers a terrible plot against the Gulden, and an Indigo woman who was raised in Gulden society.The first half of the book is an introduction to both races and the way the worl [...]

    25. It s kind of hard to know what to say about this book there s levels on which I should love it and don t and levels on which I should hate it and don t It s a fairly slight book engaging with some fairly deep issues, and the end was less then perfectly satisfying not the romantic aspect I read Shinn in spite of, rather than because of, the romances but the political one There were a few aspects that made me deeply deeply cranky, and one that made me throw the book against the wall mad I don t ge [...]

    26. 1 The cover is misleading The book is about people with blue and gold skins The cover was apparently designed by someone who didn t read even the first chapter,2 The first half of the book is terribly boring I paid for the book on bookmooch, or else I would never have picked it up or much less finished it.3 The love story is ridiculously overwritten and unbelievable 4 Science fiction requires an attempt at scientific explanation of the occurrences or setting of the book This book merely changes [...]

    27. This was a decent sort of science fiction fantasy romance The different cultural groups in the novel all seemed a bit too extreme for my tastes Hard to sympathize with either of them, but then again, that was the point An all too obvious point.I found the characters somewhat interesting, though both of the main characters were problematic for me I found their behaviour inconsistent The author was trying to protest that falling back on the beliefs of one s upbringing was entirely inevitable, but [...]

    28. 1 star Read 2 Sep 2014 view spoiler I really do respect Pakt s character Kit s too self serving, and Nolan well he s ok, but he s not that an outstanding character At the beginning I had a hard time imagining the blue skins and gold skins I can t wrap my head around it I did not quite like how the romance turned out, it was too rushed and only appeared at the last 1 3 of the book and happened within a span of mere 14 days And it is not quite realistic that Kit would fall out of love with Jex aft [...]

    29. The front cover on the edition I was reading REALLY bugged me as it had a white skinned girl wearing a HIDEOUS dress with a seriously strange hairstyle going on too Not correct She had blue skinAnyway, I was really liking how deep this story was and its discussion of racial and cultural themes, until it tried to become romantic I like a good romance, don t get me wrong, but this felt like an after thought a really obvious afterthought that I could see coming from the beginning of the book So I g [...]

    30. One of the three sci fi that I have ever bothered to read But I didn t have to try and keep reading this, it just kept on going without me Not even because of it s plot, which Shinn kept secret for some time No it was because of this world One set in the extremes of the masculine, and the other the feminine and it made you realize that you didn t really like either You wanted something in between and she gave you that too, but then you found the middle ground to be borning It s actually a book t [...]

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