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The Wounded Hawk: Book Two of the Crucible Trilogy by Sara Douglass
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's the Goodie?, 11 Oct 2001
I started this book and was sooo unsure of whom to trust in the book, I stopped at the end of the first chapter and raced out and bought the first in the series, _The Nameless Day_. While _ND_ set the scene, I hadn't realised that Ms Douglass was screwing with my brain. Her narrators are unreliable; everyone's morally ambiguous.
It makes you question religion (a good thing, right?); it makes you think about the nature of love/marriage; and for all those angel lovers out there (gag) this makes you think there are bad ones too--or are they bad?
I set this book in one of the University courses I teach--my students love it too. Can't wait for the next one--and I HATE fantasy… Read more
The Nameless Day: Book One of the Crucible Trilogy by Sara Douglass
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Strange priests, mysterious angels, pagan rites..this book is a skillful mixture of fantasy and (alternative ) history. I do NOT like fantasy, but this book's premise intrigued me from the start. It's kinda anti-religion (woo hoo)-- the reader doesn't know who to trust. There's a healthy dollop of mystery and lots of great writing. I couldn't put it down and neither could my husband...then of course, there's the next book _Wounded Hawk_ which reveals or does it only serve to confuse? (There's a bit of a romance but I love Douglass' pragmatic attitude to "romance"). It's a fantasy book for non-fantasy readers like's fast, the characters intriguing and the research… Read more