I'm very pleased that Hodgell has found a home for her excellent books after many vicissitudes, including the abrupt death of her previous publisher Meisha Merlin. Her elegant prose, interesting characters (no cardboard neurotics here, her heroine is clever, determined, brave, good in a fight, kind and quite often terrifyingly non-human, which is fine, because she isn't) and a splendid originality of world-building make these books that I have appreciated for decades. Who wouldn't be interested in a world where leaves migrate south for winter (without their trees) and a desert sometimes forgets itself and reverts to being a sea instead? It's a finely observed, scary society, and an even scarier world, and Hodgell combines humour and horror and unexpected beauty with unsettling ease.
Ignore Baen's covers, which fully live down to the usual standards of hideousness from that publisher. The books are very worth reading, just get some brown paper. I am very much looking forward to "Bound In Blood". It's a pity Baen isn't reissuing Hodgell in hardback, but at least they're back in print. She's been a connoisseur's taste for decades, it would be nice if she got some popular acclaim too.