Read if you:
Loved the lord of the rings films but hated the books.
Understand that strong gender role models should have flaws
Relish military fantasy grounded in real world know-how
Avoid if you:
Hate overly introspective female leads
Loathe your magic subdued and second place to the action
Get annoyed by slow, sometimes uneven character development
Lines to Adore:
"Stammel ran his hand down Korryn's back and returned to his unit, holding his bloody hand out. He faced Paks, and touched it to her forehead as her eyes widened in shock. "By this blood your injury is avenged," he said, and took up his position again.
Author: Elizabeth Moon -Female, Texan and ex Marine. Genre focus is science fiction and fantasy.
Personal Bias: I loved, and continue to love, this book. It's like your favourite pizza flavour: You never not enjoy it [Despite how many times you've eaten it in the past.]