7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Conan the Barbarian it ain't.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Ladies of Mandrigyn (Mass Market Paperback)
A mercenary captain obliged to train a bevy of middle and upper class ladies in the arts of war and lead them against a mighty wizard. Sounds dire, doesn't it? But with Hambly in charge you are always guaranteed an intelligent handling of plot and characters delineated with delicacy and creativity. This is no "thud and blunder" epic of sword and sorcery - it is, as one grows to expect of this author - a thing of beauty and a novel you will happily read time and again. I first read "The Ladies of Mandrigyn" a decade or more ago when I was an enthusiastic adolescent with less than discerning taste in literature, but Barbara Hambly's books stand the test of time. Buy it, already!