Extensive descriptions of setting
slow the story a bit. Once the reader understands the dynamics at play, the story takes hold of the reader, but too many descriptions make the prose difficult to follow.
Young Kara is torn between the Warrior Prince and her uncle, Rafe. Rafe saves the child and hides her for some time. Eventually, Darwu, the Warrior Prince, gets close to a group of terrorists known as the Resistance and captures their leader -- Rafe. Kara wants to save her uncle. Discovering that she is the Warrior Princess does not make her one bit happy. She doesn't like the opulence in which the rich live and the conditions that the poor live in. (parker, Nov., 250 pp., $12.95)