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THE LANGUAGE OF POWER
Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction
The saga of Rowan the Steerswoman continues in this excellent blend of science and fantasy, as Rowan continues her quest to stop master wizard Slado from starting a war that could destroy the world.
Two sentences in an old logbook have led Rowan and her companion, the Outskirter Bel, to the small seaport town
Kirstein writes with humor and verve, creating a world in which science fact and fiction blend seamlessly with tales of wizards and dragons. Rowan is beautifully characterized; it's easy to get caught up
As Rowan and her companions draw ever nearer to their goal, the tempo of the story picks up, leaving the reader breathless for another installment. Readers should definitely read this series in order to absorb the powerful impact of the tale, but there is also an intriguing and fairly self-contained mystery here for those new to Kirstein's world. Either way, the simple, straightforward beauty of Kirstein's storytelling is not to be missed. (Sep., 389 pp., $14.95)
Reviewed By: Jen Talley Exum
Publisher: Del Rey
Published: September 2004