2 journalers for this copy...
I was amazed by this book. Hitherto I've thought of Hambly as a competent but not great writer. But this book was excellent!
It starts with the protagonist, Jenny, meeting a young courtier on a quest, and having to disabuse him of all the romantic notions he has about dragons and the people who slay them. Off they then set to find the dragon and slay it...
I loved the ending. Right up to the last two pages we are unsure with whom Jenny will end up. And the choice she makes, painful though it is, is (in a secular, new-morality sort of way) a sort of redemption (it would spoil it to say for whom).
Just one thing stood out awkwardly. If Hambly wants to use "thee" and "thou", she should learn the syntax she needs to put them in sentences!
I just found a second copy of this in my TBR pile. This one is therefore free for release or whatever.
Journal Entry 4
at on Thursday, May 13, 2004
Found recently and can't wait to read as soon as I get time
For anyone who loves reading fantasy novels this would be a great find. The storyline is well built and so are the main players. There is something for all laughter, horror, magic and love. With a great ending that leaves you wanting to know more. One that I would love to keep in my collection but will release very shortly.