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Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9) quotes Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9), litcharts Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9), symbolism Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9), summary shmoop Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9), Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9) 02969595 NINTH IN THE CONTINUOUSLY SURPRISING AND DEVIOUSLY WRITEN SERIES Genetically Engineered Interstellar Surgeon Dr Cherijo Torin, Her Husband Duncan Reever, And A Handpicked Crew Journey To The Planet OKia To Locate A Strange Black Mineral That Is The Source Of An Intergalactic Epidemic When One Of The Crew Members Becomes Infected, His Body Slowly Begins To Crystallize While Cherijo Races To Save The Crew Member, Mercenaries Arrive In The OKia System, Wanting Cherijo S Genes And Her Near Immortality It Will Take All Of Her Abilities To Elude The Mercenaries And Discover The Black Crystal S Secrets Before It S Too Late


10 thoughts on “Crystal Healer (Stardoc #9)

  1. says:

    I just finished this and have to comment on it I think I got this early perhaps my local bookstore shelved it a week early because according to every other place I checked, it s not supposed to be out until Tuesday, Aug 4 That said, I m done with it.Okay, I liked this series from the start until Rebel Ice, which I hated with a passion After I got the gist of it, I skimmed it, and it immediately went to Goodwill.Then, I found Plague of Memory on the new books shelf at the library It was free, so I read it And, I was again intrigued Given the titled, I was convinced that Jarn Cherijo would somehow become integrated Not so Still, the plot was captivating, and I thought Jarn learning to live in a new culture i.e., Jorenian was interesting.So, I bought Omega Games, and I liked it I re read the series, minus Rebel Ice, and I discovered that I liked Jarn I liked the fact that she loved her husband, Reever, whereas I never quite believed Cherijo loved him While Jarn was just as intellectually sharp, there was something compassionate and womanly, something I always felt was missing from Cherijo the feminist movement notwithstanding.When I noticed Crystal Healer on the bookshelf, I picked it up immediately And SPOILERS AHEAD began to read I knew when Marel related her dream that her momma would not come back that the end would not be a pleasant one, though not quite what I expected.I did enjoy this book It furthered the plot Viehl has been developing, though I m disappointed that she s moving towards a religious spiritual ideology rather than the scientific ideology she s previously exploited.But, I don t like what happened at the end with Jarn I really came to like her And the good bye death scene at the end with Marel really did me in I simply don t understand why Jarn couldn t have integrated Cherijo s memories either dramatically and with a whole novel devoted to that or gradually, as it seemed was happening Certainly, integration would fit with the spiritual aspect Viehl is heading for, so I am very disappointed that Jarn s character simply had to die to be replaced with sharp tongued, bitchy Cherijo.The next book in the series better be a free one at the library, or it won t get picked up by me.


  2. says:

    A bit better than the last book But I just didn t enjoy Jarn She s a pill The different perspective on familiar characters and situations is interesting, but she s just to judgmental and sanctimonious to be likable Although she and Reever are perfect for each other, she doesn t mind being pushed around and he s still a jerk Cherijo was sometimes rash and immature, certainly prickly, but she was vibrant, funny, and interesting It s unclear from the end what s really going to happen to these 2 women I assumed an integration would turn then into one better person, but perhaps not We ll see Finally some progress was made on the big, universe wide story arc After yet captures and imprisonments It appears that the black crystal has invaded every settled world in the galaxy except three was it annoying luck or some kind of fate that hooked Cherijo up with the crystal clear Jorenians The author has fooled me before when I felt like something was too much coincidence but was later revealed as story dictated and supported I m also now hoping that Cherijo s perfect health is responsible for her being one of the few Terrans in the galaxy who isn t a total bigot, despite being raised in the home world Perhaps the black crystal is responsible for the mass hysteria That would be a good twist.The next book is indeed the final one in the series, so it looks like it s going to be a big rush to cram in the real story before the finish, after all of the leisurely detours and imprisonments The pacing of this series has been very odd.


  3. says:

    Spoiler Alert return I picked up this book reluctantly since I am fond of Cherijo, and not overly enad of Jarn THe last two books have been entertaining, but my heart was not with Jarn I missed Cherijo So, I made myself a deal I would read this book and if Cherijo was not back in this book I would not follow the series Thankfully she is back return The book is written with Viehl s usual skill and the story lines are great We revisited a few characters from the past and met a few new ones, but for me the end was worth it I really thought that Jarn was annoying, and a little dense, if Viehl did not have the skill of telling a tale I would have dropped the series two books ago, but now I must wait impatiently for the next one I missed you Cherijo return return I would have given this four stars except for my extreme dislike of Jarn Is that a fair thing to do, to not rate higher, because I don t like a character Hmmm, pondering.


  4. says:

    Loved Cherijo and her real human being, three dimensional, conflicted personality Loved how she grappled with issues of immortality, healing, personal vs universal destiny, definition of personhood, etc Hated, absolutely HATED Jarn, whom to me was nothing than a 2D monolithic plot device who wanted nothing than to backpedal from any philosophical conflict and go live a boring threescore and ten with her equally un conflicted friends and family Agreed with Xonea who felt although it was clearly not Jarn s fault that Jarn was just another in the long list of occurrences destined to deprive Cherijo of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness Was smiling all the way through the heartrending Jarn bye bye scene First novel in the series I ve truly enjoyed since Eternity Row.


  5. says:

    This is a fun series, but it s been a while since I read the earlier books and I had forgotten a lot Viehl gives clues about earlier events in the story so that one is not completely lost, but personally I prefer to actually remember stuff So I hope that I won t let another 5 years go by before I read the next Stardoc novel.


  6. says:

    Oh my gosh, I m sitting here blubbering thinking, No, this can t be I ve been reading a few reviews for the next last book in the series and I have a feeling it s going to be harsh like I m imagining view spoiler Jarn has metaphysically walked away bringing Cherijo back I seem to be the only one who liked Jarn and I especially loved the way she was with Duncan One of the last paragraphs, Jarn tells Duncan, Nothing that is lost is gone forever It is my turn to wait now I hope somehow Duncan remembers this in a dream or something Although Marel does say that she dreamt she never saw Jarn again so maybe it s a long way off I m choosing to believe that unless I read something different For Duncan to finally fall in love and then to lose it, such a heartbreak I hope for his sake Jarn comes back hide spoiler


  7. says:

    My review will contain a spoiler about the end of the book.THANK GOD FOR THE END OF THIS BOOK.I was so over Jarn it was beginning to get ridiculous Everything about her character grated on my nerves, whereas Cherijo I found to be a very interesting and delightful if a bit angry and hurtful character As soon as the end of the chapter hit, I nearly did a dance I had a huge grin on my face, because I feel like I can finally get back to the point of this series Cherijo.Reading about Jarn has been similar to watching your favourite show suddenly switch the main character from someone interesting to someone who has the likeability of a moldy potato.


  8. says:

    This book was slow compared to the others in this series Not a lot of action, too much scientific jargon and sadly an ending that I did not like much.As much as I disliked Rebel Ice and the plot twist that the author introduced in that book, I have to say, that I was disappointed with the ending of this book I suppose that Jarn has grown on me and that her opinion view of Cherijo has influenced me a bit, but I was sad to see how the author ended this book I am not too sure that I am going to be pleased with the next book and am wondering if the ending of this series is going to be a disappointment for me I suppose that there is only one way to find out..


  9. says:

    Long story short, I m glad Jarn is gone because she irritated the everloving hell out of me I was so glad to get Cherijo back, and even though I hate hate HATE the Cherijo Reever pairing, I m interested in seeing what happens next in their dynamic Although I also hope he gets bumped off soon.


  10. says:

    This book feels like 85% one story, which is left unfinished, followed by 15% of something else There s no good narrative arc in book 9 And yet there s something addictive about these books as I keep reading them.


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