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08:40 pm: Book reviews: Bear and Monette, Morgan


Date:November 18th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
It's one of those books where I can imagine the sex and the violence putting a lot of people off,

I confess, I *love* carnage, so no worries there! ;-)

I was watching for that explanation and how it applied to trellwolves, and I didn't see it. I do think it's a plothole.

I totally agree. It did seem surprising that there weren't any female fighters at all (at least, if there were any, I missed them amidst the metric shit load of minor characters! :-). There didn't seem to be any explicit social prohibition against would be nice if the authors addressed it in a sequel (which they're apparently thinking about, after their other current projects are completed).

I did really like the way that the troll genocide *wasn't* swept under the rug; and I thought that Isolfr's plans for his daughter were interesting both from a gender standpoint (as his reaction to his observations about the female smith) and also from a political standpoint as well. Good stuff. My main complaint with the book was that it was too short!
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