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on 19 July 2016
The story doesn't really know whwhere it's going:
We have a heroine (no, not [yet?] a heroine - a female protagonist) who early on shows great promise, is elevated to a high rank, but is called "little one" (by both sides in an epic confrontation!) even in her twenties.
She falls in love with her community's mortal enemy - who is, of course, to some extent redeemed by that love, but mends his ways only up to a point. She even accepts the new name he gives her. And she is unable to make any unambiguous decision after four years in captivity (which, of course, she only vaguely and occasionally sees as such).
The moral dilemma is poorly handled. Stilll, for the author's first published book it's not too bad, although it foreshadows Private Kaylin, handled equally questionably.