If you have read any of my reviews you have to be aware that I am fond of strong female protagonists. I’m guessing that is the case with L.E. Modesitt as well. This story is taken from the pages of the Recluce saga. The country of Lornth discovers that being a neighbor of Westwind can be a mixed blessing.
I don’t know if this is just another excellent novel by Mr. Modesitt or a political commentary on the many nations of the real world that offer women less than full citizenship or respect. If it is a political commentary then those despots and chauvinists might want to read it and find a sense of dreadful foreboding from the experience.
Once again I am in awe of Modesitt’s skill. He provokes both interest and emotion. His stories philosophize while surrounding you with action and adventure. If you are threatened by strong women, do not read this book. It will make you cry!
I highly recommend.
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