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by Susan Price

eBook The Sterkarm Handshake ePub
Author: Susan Price
Language: English
ISBN: 0613715128
ISBN13: 978-0613715126
Publisher: Topeka Bindery (February 2003)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 429
Formats: lrf azw lit txt
ePub file: 1820 kb
Fb2 file: 1963 kb

The Sterkarm Handshake is a young-adult science fiction novel by Susan Price, published by Scholastic UK in 1998

The Sterkarm Handshake is a young-adult science fiction novel by Susan Price, published by Scholastic UK in 1998. It features time travel between 21st-century and 16th-century Britain and conflict between FUP and the Sterkarms, a modern corporation and a Scottish clan. Price won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers. The novel was also one of five finalists for the Carnegie Medal from the British Library Association.

The Sterkarm Handshake has been added to your Cart. Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize in England, Susan Price's The Sterkarm Handshake-a richly textured love story, a vivid and sometimes humorous portrayal of confrontation between cultures, and a thumping good page-turner-should find enthusiastic fans among teen-fantasy and time-travel buffs. From Publishers Weekly.

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The Sterkarm Handshake Susan Price CONTENTS 1. 16th Side: A Robbery. Be the first to know-. New deals hatch every day! The Sterkarm Handshake. 1. 2. 21st Side: The Other End of the Tube. 3. 16th Side: At Home with the Sterkarms. 4. 16th Side: The Alarm. 5. 16th Side: The Ride. 6. 16th Side: Lunch with the Sterkarms. 7. 16th Side: Per Bairt Hyemma. 8. 21st Side: In Elf-Land.

Per descended one staircase of two long flights and came upon another corridor just like the one above: brilliantly lit, lined with doors, the floor covered in cloth, and pictures hung on the walls. A thumping and twittering inhabited the very air about him, and was louder as he passed under boxes high on the walls, as if the boxes held yelling spirits. Elves, many Elves, came and went in both directions, with an incessant din of chattering voices and trampling feet. So many Elves, all swirling by, their mouths all working, their eyes all darting at him, bewildered him, made.

But the Sterkarms’ welcome does not extend to the FUP corporate despoilers from the future-and soon a fragile agreement between the untamable Scots and the interloping Elves begins to crumble. Suddenly war looms on the horizon, and when treachery on both sides ignites a firestorm of violence, Andrea will have to choose where her loyalties truly lie: with her coldhearted employers or with the barbarous kinfolk of the man she has come to love.

Susan Price is the author of the Sterkarm series. To help her imagine the Sterkarm’s world, she drew on lifelong interests in history, folklore, and old ballads, as well as her hobbies of shooting with a longbow and traveling to the Scottish hills with her partner. Price continued the series with A Sterkarm Kiss (2004) and A Sterkarm Tryst (2017)

Originally published: London : Scholastic, 1998.

Originally published: London : Scholastic, 1998. Now time travelers from the future have found a way back to the 16th century to do their own plundering. Andrea Mitchell, a 21st-century woman who has found a home among the Sterkarms, is caught between two cultures.

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I'm surprised this book got such high ratings. The main character, Andrea, is undeveloped and unsympathetic (I love Per! I hate Per! Oh no, they're killing people!); other characters like Windsor are just a crude patchwork of stereotypes. The description of 16th century life is interesting but not enough to carry the story. Try Connie Willis for more complex plots and much better writing.
I fell in love with it. I've never been really into technological fiction and futuristic books, but this one... is one of a kind. I can't believe this book was so hard to find, it took me THREE YEARS to find it and import it. It's such a good book it should be a bestseller, should be known, and really POPULAR! It deserves to be made into a movie!!!
It's so worth it... read it!
This is listed as fantasy but the fantasy element is thin, it is more science fiction with the obligatory romance and some historical and political facets. I found the action excessively violent and it was for this reason that it took me so long to finish this novel; I would frequently have to stop and read something else and I am not a fan of reading multiple books at once.

The story is about a modern-day corporation that invested in a large amount of land in the 16th century that is known as The Borders. In the 16th century this was a lawless area that the English could not control very well, it hid many criminals who were wanted by the Crown. The Sterkarms are known for the untrustworthiness of their agreements and live in this area The company sends scientists back to explore the mineral, agricultural and tourist potential of their purchase and they present themselves as 'elves' to the inhabitants and guarantee the cooperation of the Sterkarms by supplying small white pills to the patriarch of the clan which help the pain from his arthritis. After a raid, the son of the Sterkarm patriarch is seriously wounded and taken back to the 21st century to be healed and he soon realizes that he is a prisoner; a hostage that ensures the Sterkarms will keep their word. He is also horrified about what the modern world has become.

There was just so much violence in this book that I could not really enjoy it and while violence has its place I feel that is has been overused here.

2/5 STARS: **I want to thank the author and/or publisher for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; all opinions are mine.**
The very best stories are delicious ‘What if?’s. In this case, ‘What if a modern-day corporation built a road tunnel into the 16th century to exploit its resources, without bargaining on a local clan who are effectively the Mafia without the squeamishness?’ And what if you could read all the way to the end without ever once reflecting on how preposterous that sounds? That’s The Sterkarm Handshake.

Brain-bending time-travel fiction this isn’t; the fact of the Time Tube is taken as a given, and if you as reader can do that too, then you are in for a hell of a ride. Look, time travel just works, okay? This story is about how breaking the laws of time is a piece of cake compared with handling human beings. Modern corporate greed + feudal 16th century culture is an irresistible formula, a bit like sulphur + saltpetre + charcoal + fire. Best to stand well back. And it doesn’t help that the corporation’s only competent translator – the wonderful protagonist, Andrea – is in love with the chief’s son.

Can this possibly end well? The great thing is that at no point can you ever predict what is going to happen, and yet when it does happen it’s as inevitable and unstoppable as a landslide. The sheer realism alone is a breath of fresh air. There are no archers here with implausible aiming skills – these bowmen miss as often as they hit – and guns jam, and safety catches cut your finger, and wounds go septic. Best of all are the astonishing passages in which we see our modern world through the eyes of 16th century characters, so that you end up seeing even a humble aspirin in a new and even magical light. I literally couldn’t stop reading, my hand was getting cramp from holding the book. Four hundred pages never felt so short, and at the end I turned straight to page one of the sequel, A Sterkarm Kiss.

I wish these books would be reissued and given the same kind of push that YA phenomena like Twilight and The Hunger Games have received. The younger generation deserves to discover what a truly great series really looks like. In every aspect, from the mighty imagination on display, to the amazing attention to detail and historical accuracy, the pace of the plot and the sheer quality of the writing, this is head and shoulders above most other offerings.
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