The Language of Power
Rosemary Kirstein’s acclaimed epic continues, as a servant of truth journeys through a world where the powerful rule by lies.The steerswomen were seekers, collectors of knowledge, and whatever they learned was free for the asking. The wizards also had knowledge– the knowledge to command nature... show more
Rosemary Kirstein’s acclaimed epic continues, as a servant of truth journeys through a world where the powerful rule by lies.The steerswomen were seekers, collectors of knowledge, and whatever they learned was free for the asking. The wizards also had knowledge– the knowledge to command nature itself–but they jealously guarded their dark wisdom. The two groups have been at odds for centuries: They do not agree, they do not converse, they do not associate.Now the steerswoman Rowan has uncovered evidence that the master wizard, Slado, is conjuring dangerous spells in shadow, devastating the distant lands called the Outskirts and changing the course of the world. Rowan has no choice: Slado must be stopped . . . if he can even be found.Following a dubious clue, Rowan and her friend Bel, an Outskirter, have come to the city of Donner, seeking answers from the past for a danger in the present. But the secrets go deeper than Rowan had ever imagined, compelling her to wonder: What if all this time she has been asking the wrong questions?
Publish date: August 31st 2004
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
Series: The Steerswoman -2 (#4)
Another strong entry in the Steerswoman series. Unfortunately and frustratingly the last. I have some ideas about what's going on but it's still very sad to not having more to read about Rowan.
In many ways, the last book was the least interesting. Rowan's progress towards the truth she seeks is frustratingly slow, although she is reunited with Bel and eventually, another old friend. The end was a bit more predictable, because it was the third time Kirstein used a particular plot device. S...
This, the 4th book in the Steerswoman series, absolutely does not finish the story. I really do hope that Kirstein does finish it - and that we're not in for another 11 year wait, as there was between the second and third books. Although this is a good bok, and an excellent entry into the series, I ...
I liked it, it was fun, I love the characters, I'm hooked on the series. But this one wont be my favorite. Too much of a muchness with others that have gone before. A couple of really terrific scenes that I really really got enthralled with, but also some parts where I felt like I was reading book...