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"Steadfast" Is Elemental in Its Strength
The situations in this book are pertinent to those in our world, where women unfortunately can still be abused by men with relative immunity, even though the legal system and the laws are better than those of the early 20th century. more »
Jun 17, 2013 by Steve Cordle in Crusty Comments with Steve Cordle
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Epic Stories and Personal Narratives in "Earth Afire"
From grand, epic stories to individual narratives of families on the brink, Card and Johnston deliver with "Earth Afire." As always, crisis brings out both the best and the worst in people. more »
Jun 10, 2013 by Steve Cordle in Crusty Comments with Steve Cordle
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"Antiagon Fire" Lacks Intensity, Has Power
As always in his novels, Modesitt analyzes the benefits and drawbacks of the wielding of power. Characters agonize over the necessity of inadvertently killing people in order to rescue larger numbers from brutal and evil rule. more »
Jun 3, 2013 by Steve Cordle in Crusty Comments with Steve Cordle