A Hero's Tale (When Women Were Warriors #3)
In Book II, Tamras moved from her home into the lands beyond its border. In Book three, the stage widens further: she deals with the struggles of whole peoples. Caught up in intrigues that would once have been far above her, the heroine risks everything unless she can not only learn to swim in treacherous waters, but to master them. The heroine 's inner journey continues t...more
I don't know if I can call this a "review" exactly -- it is more a public appreciation for a fantastic ...more
In the final book of the trilogy Wilson completes the hero-journey of Tamras.
In book II, Tamras moved from her home into the lands beyond it's border. In book three, the stage widens further: she deals with the struggles of whole peoples.
Caught up in intrigues that would once have been far above her, the heroine risks everything unless she can not only to learn to swim in treacherous waters, but to master them.
Set in the British isle in the Bronze Age, narrator Tamras goes on an amazing and beautiful journey, that literally will make you never wish it'd end.
I love how this book is written, structured and how the characters subdue your heart.
Literally you will not put this book down.
For the average person (as we see with the forest people) tools and weapons would have been largely made of stone/flint (such as arrow heads and spear ...more
What's the story about? A society of warriors built to protect peace lives at the edge of war. Alliances, a ...more
It's really the first book I've read about lesbian relationships where the fact that they're two women falling in love is just accepted as normal and you never have to deal with the "omg they're gaaay!" it's really nice to be able to escape from the need for "realism" in books about queer relationships for a bit.
If the first book was about loneliness, and the second book was about the journey away from civilisation, then this third part is the story of Tamras' return, filled with the understandings the wilderness has gifted her. Themes an ...more
Basic plot summary: Tamras is heir to a house of warriors in the bronze-age Brit ...more
When I was a kid, I used to love Rosemary Sutcliff books. Each book drew me into the past, taking me into the footsteps of a young hero who got to prove himself. Her books always sucked me right into that world, making me feel apart of it and making me love its characters. Picking up When Women Were Warriors, this was exactly how I felt again.
This story falls more under fantasy than under history, but th ...more
The characters are barely stereotypical. I thought Maara was going to be the typical strong-teacher-love interest type who will always be out for rescue, but ...more
The 3 books must be read as a series. The writing is consistently elegant and eloquent. As the characters mature, they have deeper thoughts and broader perspectives. There is some mysticism, but no magic. Swords, but no sorcery.
Although there are one or two "bad guys", the plot is not simple, and there are some twists that were not surprising as ...more
The end....I didn't want it to come. What a great trilogy. I have never read a warrior or lesbian book before. Boy am I glad I gave this series a chance. Great read, fantastic characters, and very imaginative. Please give this trough a try...you won't be able to put it down!
Loved the overall story. But felt it would have been better as one novel. I can't imagine putting months or years between books. As it was I had to remind myself who some of the characters reintroduced were. Still, loved t ...more
There were some bits that felt a bit draggy and self-indulgent, but the author needed to do that to balance all the things that were going come forth in the later part of the book.
Very cleverly woven characters and plot. Clearly the author spent a long time working out the details of this tale. A fitting end to a very deserving trilogy.
It was simply fantastic. That's all.
If this isn't made into a movie then I will personally take a dump on Stephanie Meyer's doorstep as well as the doorsteps of every single person involved in the production of the Twilight movies.