ARRAY(0xa5bd3ee8)
 
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing, 14 May 2004
By 
This review is from: The Soprano Sorceress (Spellsong Cycle) (Paperback)
Once again, the author has taken a potentially ludicrous concept and made it not only believeable, but grittily human as well. Anna, the subject of the story, is transported from her own home in North America into an entirely different world, where her voice, at home a source of a frustrating career, makes her one of the most powerful people around. Because of that power, she is persecuted and attacked from day one, whilst also being courted for her power by a range of local rulers. She manages to change the new world, or at least part of it, for the better, but makes great personal sacrifice along the way, not least the loss of contact with her beloved children at home.
Reading L E Modesitt's books, you almost forget that the situations there could not possibly happen - they become utterly believeable as the focus is, as always, on the difficult human choices to be made by those with, and without, power of some kind.
Whilst not yet as developed as the world of Recluse, which has many more novels devoted to it, this new series of novels (currently there are 4 books in the series) shows the same attention to detail and beautiful writing,a wonderful combination that makes them absolutely believeable - and makes you want to read them all in one sitting, which given their size, can cause all sorts of problems!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (11 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (6)
4 star:
 (5)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: 0.01
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Leeds, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,558,390