This book feels a lot like my life right now. Growing up and adjusting to new roles in life. Alanna has earned her shield and as she planned she travels to the deserts, but her adventures there are much different than she would have anticipated. For one thing Alanna finally learns that being a woman is not such a bad thing. The characters really are much more dynamic I suppose part of it is the issues are much more textured. Who is the antagonist? I suppose Duke Roger because really it is about her battle with killing him and her battle with his crystal sword. Speaking of lovable quotes from the other books on page 177 it is hard to decide which George Cooper is the most quotable: “You’re my own sweet lass and all the woman I could ever want.” or “And this particular fish loves you with all his crooked heart.” I think these are probably two of his most memorable and they’re on the same page, but I suppose it is appropriate.
Previously Blogged: May 28, 2008