The Women’s War
When a nobleman’s first duty is to produce a male heir, women are treated like possessions and second class citizens. But when the after-effects of a world-altering spell ripple out physically and culturally, women finally have a bargaining chip of their own; two women in particular find themselves at a crossroads of change. Alys is the widowed mother of two children and the disinherited daughter of a king. Her existence has been carefully prescribed, but now she discovers a fierce talent for politics as well as magic, once deemed only for men. In a neighboring kingdom, young Ellin finds herself unexpectedly on the throne after the death of her grandfather, the king, as well as everyone before her on the throne. The kingdom expects her to marry quick and quietly surrender the throne to her new husband, but she has other ideas.
The Women’s War is a beautifully written book filled with a large cast of characters and a unique form of magic. It was hard to keep track of the characters and what they were up to because the story tended to change from Alys’s perspective to Ellins and back again, but they were unique when compared to each other. I cannot wait to see where the next installments of The Women’s War series will take them. The women in The Women’s War are strong characters, no matter if the character was just a minor character or a major character, and they had their own strengths and weaknesses, which stayed with each character throughout the book. The magic that the world of The Women’s War is almost unique when compared to other books that are within the genre, which seems to mostly include magic like potion making and spoken spells; more aspects of this magic can only be used by women.
|Page Count||560 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|