The Sixth Discipline - Carmen Webster Buxton

The Sixth Discipline

By Carmen Webster Buxton

  • Release Date: 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 95 Ratings


Ran-Del Jahanpur is a warrior of the Sansoussy Forest, trained in both the mental and physical Disciplines of his people. He thinks he's prepared for any danger the forest might hold, but his skills prove useless when he's caught in a hi-tech trap. Soon Ran-Del finds himself in a city so alien it might as well be another world—machines speak, vehicles fly, and his captors' weapons can inflict pain without touching him. Every time Ran-Del tries to escape, he's foiled by a technology he doesn't understand. As terrifying as the city is, his kidnapper, the enigmatic Baron Hayden, exudes a jovial affability that worries the Sansoussy even more. What can such a powerful man want with a Sansoussy warrior, who can neither read nor write and knows nothing of city ways? The Baron's daughter Francesca clearly knows more than she's saying, but Ran-Del's psy sense tells him only she's being truthful, not what she's thinking. And it's only after it seems that Ran-Del has escaped the city and its dangers, that he finds out how thoroughly he has been caught.


  • Disgusting

    By mathom
    Absolutely disgusting.
  • Nice plot, excellent read

    By avianrising
    Nice blend of themes, can’t wait to read the sequel.
  • Really Enjoyed

    By Norzann
    Thank you I really loved the romance and excitement!
  • Intelligently written sci-fi/adventure/romance

    By Jifieurididi
    This was a wonderful read. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Great character development with a relationship that slowly unfolds along with the adventure.
  • Great!

    By ktraq
    Insanely good - new and neat concepts. Highly recommend for anyone needing a break with cliche themes of scifi that currently trend 90% vampires and werewolves.
  • Great Read

    By Janstearnsq
    If you like science fiction, romance, and easy reading you will love this book. Carmen's writing style flows evenly over the pages. I am looking forward to reading the sequel.
  • Subtle detail dressed in the expected

    By dogs see for me
    The title drew me first of all as one who may believe that a bit more discipline looks like a good direction for more of us. Taking familiar themes and blending them into a fresh perspective kept me reading. If any changes might have been suggested, it might involve making the world of Haven seem more like an alien world and less like a slightly modified Terra. However, te modifications were interesting and the book didn't devolve into anything undead, witchy or unbelievable. I liked the ending and hoped there would be a sequel, which there was. A book I could recommend without embarrassment over content.