HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Seer (Truesight Trilogy) by David…
Loading...

The Seer (Truesight Trilogy) (edition 2007)

by David Stahler Jr.

Series: The Truesight Trilogy (book 2)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
684388,845 (3.89)4
Raised in a futuristic frontier world colony where blindness is the genetically engineered hallmark of every citizen, thirteen-year-old Jacob is stricken with sight and must find his way to the city of the Seers, where he hopes to reconnect with a girl from his past.
Member:jdesetti
Title:The Seer (Truesight Trilogy)
Authors:David Stahler Jr.
Info:HarperTeen (2007), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:None

Work Information

The Seer by David Stahler Jr.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 4 mentions

Showing 4 of 4
Science Fiction, blindness, futuristic, male character, survival, series, trilogy- bk 2

Exciting continued story of Jacob who escaped from Harmony, a community where everyone is blind, to prevent the high council from making him blind again. Jacob strikes out in search of his friend Delaney who also ran away. Along the way he finds a new friend Xander who helps him in his search. This will leave you wanting to read the third in the series.

Good read. Fast paced. ( )
  jdesetti | Aug 4, 2010 |
Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

Jacob grew up in Harmony, a city populated entirely by blind people. In the previous story (TRUESIGHT) Jacob was forced to leave Harmony. Because Jacob can see. After being ostracized by the only family and community he had ever known, and observing firsthand the treachery of the man in charge, Jacob fled to the unknown. Which is where THE SEER picks up.

Jacob wasn't completely prepared for his journey. He is traveling on foot through foreign areas, it's been days since he's eaten or drank anything, and he's heading towards a place he was raised to dislike. Jacob is beginning to doubt the wisdom of leaving Harmony, even if he is a fugitive.

He is "rescued" by Xander. Xander lives alone outside of the city and the painful memories that live there. In a way they are both attempting to escape their pasts. Perhaps that is why Xander is willing to help Jacob, in his own gruff way.

Jacob has a mission. His friend, Delaney, was banished from Harmony by her own father. She traveled the same roads as Jacob, without the benefits of sight. Jacob feels driven to find his friend.

Finding her turns out to be easy. Getting to her? Well, that's another story entirely. Jacob and Xander are going to have to rely on and trust each other, and that's just the beginning.

In addition to being a great, intelligent, futuristic adventure, there are real characters with good stories. And it's just a really interesting concept. To start with, there's a city where being blind is the only way. Even though Jacob didn't fit in there, it's still comforting because it was a place he knew. Add in a girl who should have fit in there, but didn't. A man who can't seem to find any place where he fits. And some people who will try to make everybody fit into what they want them to be.

Sometimes what you think you want isn't really what you want at all. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 12, 2009 |
Interesting story line. I will like to see where he goes with this story. ( )
  hpluver07 | Mar 26, 2008 |
Raised in a futuristic frontier world colony where blindness is the genetically engineered hallmark of every citizen, thirteen-year-old Jacob is stricken with sight and must find his way to the city of the Seers, where he hopes to reconnect with a girl from his past.
  lkmuir | Dec 11, 2015 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review

Belongs to Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Raised in a futuristic frontier world colony where blindness is the genetically engineered hallmark of every citizen, thirteen-year-old Jacob is stricken with sight and must find his way to the city of the Seers, where he hopes to reconnect with a girl from his past.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Current Discussions

None

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.89)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 4
3.5
4 2
4.5
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 204,783,115 books! | Top bar: Always visible