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Horsewoman in Godsland

(Forest King #2)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the author of Taming the Forest King comes an intriguing new fantasy about a young woman who challenges a superstitious, male-dominated society. Gifted, bright and determined Adelinda finds herself confronting the Bishop An-Shai and an awesome enemy of mystifying power, battling for her mind, her heart and her cherished freedom. Sure to appeal to the ever-growing fema ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1987 by Warner Books (NY)
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Deborah Markus
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm sad that Claudia Edwards stopped writing. Although I think her handling of issues like feminism and autonomy is occasionally heavy-handed, it's refreshing to see them grappled with. And I like the fact that in this book, the bond between the male and female main characters is strong and important without being romantic or even terribly friendly all the time.
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a very interesting book character-wise. I was drawn to the human nature explored in the characters as well as the magic and sorcery in the story. The culture and the landscape of Godsland was also fun to be transported into. There are also concepts of governance and ideas in ways of thinking that are explored which I found interesting. I would have enjoyed more development in the romance area though, but it was fun to read nonetheless. In my own ranking, in terms of fun and romance, this ...more
Aug 09, 2016 rated it liked it
After reading Taming the Forest King, I hunted down all of Claudia's books in the hopes they would be as good. While the other two are just as solid, this one is unfortunately not up to par.

The character development is still great and the female character once again is very strong willed and independent to the point of being too much so (notice a theme?). In this book, however, the action and romance plots get left aside for something a bit too brutal on my taste. An-Shai, the main character, wa
Mar 17, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
HUGE disappointment. I loved Edwards' Bright and Shining Tiger, so I immediately purchased her other three books expecting something similarly good. Edwards' style was definitely recognizable in this book what with the horses and the older-than-usual heroine, but the characters were not at all likable or interesting, the world she created wasn't compelling, and the plot really didn't make sense most of the time. Also, as with her other books, she set this one up as though she was planning to wri ...more
Mar 30, 2008 rated it liked it
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Emissaries buy horses and hire a trainer and handlers to transport the animals to another country. Adelinda, the independent, strong-willed, woman is the trainer hired with her crew. She expects to spend some time acquainting the native stable hands with their duties and teaching equitation as needed then when the seas open to return to her home.
The Church of the Quadrate God rules over everyone and expects her to stay. There is a clash of wills that extends from this plane into the overmind.
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