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Rosemary Kirstein

Autor(a) de The Steerswoman

7+ Works 1,980 Membros 91 Reviews 21 Favorited

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Obras de Rosemary Kirstein

The Steerswoman (1989) — Autor; Designer da capa, algumas edições629 cópias
The Lost Steersman (2003) — Autor; Designer da capa, algumas edições374 cópias
The Language of Power (2004) — Autor; Designer da capa, algumas edições347 cópias
The Steerswoman's Road (1989) 330 cópias
The Outskirter's Secret (1992) — Autor; Designer da capa, algumas edições298 cópias
Act Naturally 1 exemplar(es)
Salvage 1 exemplar(es)

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This was a re-read to get me ready for the sequels. In 2016 I rather enjoyed it, liking the world building, the Steerswoman conceit and the writing, even if I found the plot a little lacking and the "villains" too reasonable.

This time it just didn't work for me, finding it tedious and meandering. Just goes to show how much my mood influences how I feel about a book. Not sure I like that about me.
 
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73pctGeek | outras 25 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |
Steerswoman Rowan, sworn to seek and tell the truth, travels through the lethal prairies beyond civilization with Bel, a barbarian warrior and poet.

The Steerswoman was acceptable and inoffensive, but its sequel is excellent. It's chockablock full of things that I like: culture clashes, nomadic peoples, and intelligent protagonists. And while the series is not grim or depressing, it never sugarcoats the terrible choices made by its characters. In The Steerswoman, our heroines engage in violence for reasonable and intelligent reasons, and that serene brutality is continued in The Outskirter's Secret as they encounter a traitor with magnificently divided loyalties.… (mais)
 
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proustbot | outras 13 resenhas | Jun 19, 2023 |
I've seen The Steerswoman recommended a number of times by people over the years, and finally got my hands on a copy of it. The basic premise of the book is interesting—Rowan, the Steerswoman of the title, is one of a number of such women (and the occasional man) whose task is to explore their world, preserving and transmitting knowledge—but I found it a work which I respected more than admired. I never clicked with the POV characters, or was that convinced/clear about some aspects of the world-building, and some of the characters' actions have dated very badly in the thirty or so years since this book was first published. There's an awful lot of "torture allows us to extract information effectively!" and "let's kill the redshirts indiscriminately!" from people who are clearly supposed to be the good guys. Solid for what it is, but I don't think I'll be continuing on with the series.… (mais)
 
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siriaeve | outras 25 resenhas | Jun 13, 2023 |
This series is getting even better as I read more. I'm starting to dread finishing book four since the status of the next books seem to be a mystery
 
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ahailes | outras 19 resenhas | Dec 19, 2022 |

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Obras
7
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1,980
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#12,985
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4.1
Resenhas
91
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27
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2
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