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The Exile and the Sorcerer by Jane Fletcher
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Jan 06, 11

bookshelves: fantasy, ebooks
Read on January 05, 2011

The story concerns a young woman named Tevi who hails from a Viking-esque culture except it's matriarchal, due to a strange enchantment years ago giving the women much more strength than the men. Tevi's in line to rule one day, but her inability to fight and her lack of interest in men gets her exiled from her people. She spends most of the book wandering around the mainland, meeting new people and having her horizons expanded. Eventually she meets Jemeryl, a sorcerer who has fallen into disrepute. The two end up having some kind of vague destiny (thankfully not an earthshaking, save the world destiny) together and set off on a quest.

All in all, there's very little plot here. Most of the book runs on simple character development and interaction with significant plot points few and far between. On one hand this could be a bit boring, but I found the leisurely nature of the story and the well rounded characters very enjoyable. While some might be put off by the almost juvenile beginning or the GBLT leanings, I suggest you stick with it.

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