Sing the Four Quarters (Daw Book Collectors)

by Tanya Huff | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0886776287 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookworm76 of Chermside, Queensland Australia on 10/21/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Sunday, October 21, 2007
The first paragraph of 'Sing the Four Quarters' has our heroine, Annice puking up her breakfast in the privy. Now, if this had been a romance and not a fantasy, I would have guessed right away that she was pregnant, and not cursed by a wizard or suffering some equally fantastical stomach ailment. However, this book is a fantasy and Annice's long term lover is another woman, so I was as surprised as she was, when our heroine finally visits the healer. In spite of the fact that about a quarter of the novel is spent describing Annice's pregnancy, her reaction to being pregnant, and other people's reaction to her being pregnant, it is a good read. Among those who Annice manages to rescue before giving birth are a boy who can 'sing' to air and water sprites (saved from drowning), the one-night-stand who fathered her child (who was about to lose his head to the King's executioner), and her long-term lover (who was wasting away in a dungeon). Quite a list of accomplishments for someone who had problems maneuvering her growing girth up the curves of a spiral staircase! Anyway, the characters in this book are lovingly developed, and the mix of religion and wizardry is quite intriguing. The vividly described all-night vigil in the cathedral on the longest night of the year was the hook that drew me into 'Sing the Four Quarters' and I kept going through the night until I came to story's end. Now, I'll have to order the sequel. (from

Released 3 mos ago (3/4/2023 UTC) at -- Nonspecific release zone - details in notes -- in Brisbane, Queensland Australia


I am taking this along to the next Brisbane Bookcrossing catchup. If not picked up I will leave somewhere.

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