Sisters of the Raven
The Yellow City is in crisis. Men have always possessed the magic that sustains civilization, from healing the sick to calling the rains to keeping the mice from the granaries. Now the rains are weeks late, the wells are drying up, and the Sun Mages cannot summon the powers that the empire needs... show more
The Yellow City is in crisis. Men have always possessed the magic that sustains civilization, from healing the sick to calling the rains to keeping the mice from the granaries. Now the rains are weeks late, the wells are drying up, and the Sun Mages cannot summon the powers that the empire needs to survive. When magic appears-inexplicably-in the hands of a few women, the men react swiftly and furiously. Raeshaldis, the only girl ever accepted to the College of the Sun Mages, finds the mages won't teach her the spells. Corn-Tassle Woman's budding powers can't protect her from an abusive husband. And the Summer Concubine must play the dutiful consort even as danger looms for her Raven sisters. For while famine threatens and fanatics riot, someone is killing the most gifted female magic-workers...
Publish date: August 1st 2005
Pages no: 498
Edition language: English
Series: Sisters of the Raven (#1)
When magic starts changing from being in the hands of men to the hands of women this effects the world people are living in. Some of the women start asking why this is happening and their investigation brings up more questions and more deaths. It's a very well crafted interesting read.
This book had the makings of a good book but I didn't like it as much as other books by Hambly. I think Stranger at the Wedding is still my favorite by this author. I won't bother with the sequel to this one...Circle of the Moon.
In a fantastical kingdom in the desert, wizards (who have always been male) are losing their magic—and women are gaining it. Before, women having power was so unthinkable that there wasn’t even a word for women who can do magic. Now they can, and many are being brutally murdered. The king’s concubin...
This book has more pages than the Herriot I read earlier this year but less content. Modern publishing! Engaging enough but I've think I've grown up past this writer.