A Hero's Tale
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 fantasti ...more
First off, you have to read all the books from the beginning. Right now the first one is free on Amazon but be warned you will want to buy the other two...almost immediately.
Book one is slow to start but about midway through it picks up and become engrossed in the telling story of Tamra. Book two and three are pretty much the same but the journey becomes more and more each time
This trilogy is not about war or power...It really is about growth and love. Yes there is war and death ...more
Everything I said in my review of the first book is true for the rest of the trilogy as well. The focus on all the women with their complex stories and the relationships between all of them is what I appreciated the most. The worldbuilding was also fantastic and amazed me with every little detail, from funeral traditions to the different ways in w ...more
We've come so far from the beginning, now the story has to come to an end, it's sadden me to no end. It's the best trilogy I've ever read *no bias tho I swear*.
It has a very good writing, wonderful storyline, unforgettable characters, and everything in between.
The story begins on book 1, when Tamras brought to Merin's house to begin her Warrior's Path. The story started so slowly in book 1, this book more like an introduction for us and the pace only picks up when it wa ...more
This series is so good and full of everything I love: complex women and their relationships with each other; political intrigue; linguistics; oral tradition; a protagonist who, despite everything, still fights for peace; and much, much more. Also, the lesbians save the day like, all the time, so. That's cool.
I expected a pseudo fantasy setting of some sort, but the trilogy's sharp sensitivity took me by surprise. More than anything, this particular book is about grief and healing. Wilson's tasteful charm and deftness don't detract from hitting the darker themes of trauma and loss on the head. Her writing is piercing without being grotesque, poetic without being cloying. At a time when it's trendy for ...more
When Women Were Warriors is a trilogy, but it reads as one book split into three volumes, (down to the chapters, which start at 1 in book one and continue sequentially through book three.) Yes, there are plot arcs in each volume, but the story of Tamras and Maara continues over the course of the entire series.
There was little chance that I would not love this series. Here ar ...more
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.
First book is a slow introduction of many things to come
Second book, everything becomes angsty
Third book, it's time for heroics.
And the heroin here is mostly clueless, she keeps blundering and it's only because the results of her mistakes are amazing that we can call it heroic at all.
The love finally blossom between the main characters and with it, Tamras shed the last remain of childhood.
The end is sweet, maybe overcooked and too ...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.
(longer review over @ galhalla http://galhallapodcast.com/2016/03/03...) ...more
It has been a few weeks since I made the final stages of the heroic journey of Tamras but so much of this world ‘when women were warriors’ lives on. I am tempted to slip back into her vibrant world again as the characters and settings feel so rich, and the writing still weaves its spell over me.
This is the epic climax and the story grows in intensity as the events become more complex. Tamras faces new challenges that are a true test of everything that she has learned. The younger and less-experi ...more
I never thought this trilogy was going to mean so much to me, but it did.
This book was perfect in my opinion.
(view spoiler)[It was packed with different plots and twists, it broke my heart multiple times and also warmed it with the beautiful relationship of Maara and Tamras.
The way their relationship is told is flawless, I fell in love with every moment they shared and I believed every one of their ...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.