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This is the first part of a trilogy, set in the British Isle sometime during the Bronze Age, a time when matrifocal societies and female warriors were still a common thing. The story is told from the perspective of the main character, Tamras, a young woman who left her mother's family to join the House of the Lady Merin. Tamras wants to become a warrior. To reach this task she must first become a warrior's apprentice.
Even though this book is about female warriors it's by no means a story which is focused on fights or bloodshed. It is rather a story about a young woman who is eager to find her own path, despite of other people telling her what is or would be best for a young girl. Tamras struggles to find her own way which isn't always easy. She becomes friends with a former slave and chooses a mentor who is disliked from the other members of the House of Merin, simply because the warrior is a stranger.
Tamras is a likeable character and it's hard to put the book down to take a break. I was impressed to read on the author's blog that she took some years off from working a day job to write this story. From my point of view this time was well spent. It's not often that I get the feeling that every word of a story is well thought through and every character as well drafted as it is the case with this book.
I'm really looking forward to the other two books of the trilogy. And, even if you don't usually read stories that are written in the first perspective: give this one a try. It's well worth it!
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am 12. Oktober 2009
I heard about this book by accident. When I started reading I was fascinated by the story at once and I was very tempted to read the whole book in one night, although I had to get up early the next day.
I read that it took the auther 10 years to finish the trilogy and she did a great job. One can see that she put a lot of efford in creating interesting characters. It's a great book and I can only recommend it.