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The Serpent's Tooth by Diana L. Paxson
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A re-telling of the King Lear saga from the perspective of his daughter Cordelia (here named Cridilla). In this version, Leir is from a tribe invading Britain who fathers daughters on three queens of the native peoples. All are trained as warriors but the older sisters are loyal to their mothers' peoples while Cridilla favors her father. The saga sticks to the basic Shakespearian tale - Leir banishes Cridilla because she is honest about her love for him and she is ultimately vindicated. It's a good, enjoyable read.
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