Golden Witchbreed Paperback – 18 Aug 1988
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1st edition 1st printing paperback, fine, In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Top Customer Reviews
The ambassador here is female and her blonde hair is enough to make the superstitious dark-haired people she meets suspect that she is one of the previous ruling class, the golden witchbreed as they are now known. These aliens are derived from reptiles and still reproduce by laying an egg which the male incubates in a pouch, though the delicate nature of her mission means that the ambassador is afraid to ask right out about reproduction or other personal matters. Instead she travels from place to place around the world of Orthe, observing, experiencing the climate and culture until, like LeGuin's ambassador, she finds herself receiving unfriendly attentions.
The planet is very well described and we really feel what the characters do and fear for their lives. Read it. The second book Ancient Light is also good but ends unhappily, I warn you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rather a long,winding novel.The actual plot and prose was tedious and incoherent.Dissapointing.Published 14 months ago by Richard Fahey
This has been one of my favourite books since it was published over 30 years ago. It was only recently that I realised that there was a sequel. Read morePublished 20 months ago by AmandaS
Nothing wrong with this, but nothing much right either. The story trundles along - no real build up or climax. Nothing to inspire you to go on to the rest of the series.Published 21 months ago by Morag O'donoghue