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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
To fully appreciate Sharon Green's Terrilian books (and herJalav series as well), it is necessary to look beyond mere eroticismor gender politics, and see the story of a person's struggle against forces determined to break her spirit, undermine her identity and control her life.
The Warrior Enchained continues the story of Terril, a powerful empath from an advanced civilization, who is torn from her prestigious job and high social standing, and sold into slavery on a primitive world by her Machiavellian government. She becomes the property of a ruthless barbarian chieftain, who is joined, in this book, by two defectors from Terril's society, one of whom is also an empath.
Terril has lost much of the innocence and insecurity she had in the first book, and is struggling to come to terms with the realization that her unique talents have isolated her from society and relationships, and that she is viewed by everyone as an object to be used. Throughout the story, various individuals try to possess her, generally through violence or coercion. Her resistance to their efforts defines her character.
The author makes interesting use of brainwashing imagery. Tammad is the ultimate cult leader, on a holy mission to unite the planet under his rule - totally self assured, charismatic, and supremely manipulative, he rules a band of followers who worship him and follow him unquestioningly. He isolates Terril, convincing her that she has no hope of rescue, and no one to turn to. He ensures that she has no privacy, and that she is subjected to continuous persuasion efforts by his followers. He regularly demonstrates his control over her and his contempt for her wishes, and he causes her considerable shame and self loathing in the process.
This is an enjoyable book, and I find you can discover new aspects to it if you reread it a few times.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved this series, I find it the best series by SharonGreen. I must admit that if you like John Norman you will like thisseries. The first book you can read as one story and the last is also possible to read as a stand alone book, but 2 3 and 4 need the follow-ups. In book two Terrillian is again given back to Tamad, and Garth her bodyguard also comes along to train with Tamad. In this second book Terrillian is kidnapped by nomads. After escaping them she then lands in a land that has a Charma (Queen) that refuses to marry the man picked for her, and she wants Terriallian to help her. For the details you have to read the book. END
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've read all 5 of the Warrior series and enjoyed them very much. Have read other reviews complaining about the sexual content. Its really part of the story and should be considered as such. Its a must to read all the other books to get the whole complete story - I think you'll be surprised at the end. My reason for writing this review is to complain about the covers on the new edition. They are awful! Look like they were done by a child. The covers on the original series were really "art" and enjoyable to look at even if one didn't read the book. If I had only seen these new covers probably wouldn't have purchased them. However, "you can't tell a book by its cover," so don't let that deter you from reading an exciting, fast moving story!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
What a disapointment! When I had finished with the first book in this series I was feeling a lack of resolution. It had come to an abrupt end without bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion. So I rushed out to find a copy of the second book (The Warrior Enchained) and ordered it immediately. I couldn't wait to read it when it arrived - there were so many issues I wanted to see resolved.
However, the unresolved issues were glossed over and/or ignored. The book moved forward in a weak parody of the first. The characters were more selfish, immature, and less likable. They all took a turn for the worse as their best attributes faded into the distance and their worst attributes took center stage.
The story itself is a rambling trek from one self-centered episode to the next, never taking solid form. One longs to grab the main characters by the shoulders and give them a good shake to wake them from their relentless whining and self-pity.
I found the story a serious disapointment. I wanted to see the two characters grow together and overcome the adversity - not wallow in it. I enjoy well-written D/s fiction as well as fantasy fiction. Unfortunately, this book misses the mark on both counts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2012
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
This keeps showing up so I decided to finally write a review of it and get it over with. I read the book, in fact, I read the entire series twice thinking I must have missed something. I cannot imagine who this series appeals to. It is well written but, the story line is so far fetched and disgusting, I will not read anymore Sharon Green books.

I found this under erotic romance. I found it neither erotic, nor romantic in any way. It is really a journey into slavery and forced female submission that boggles the mind. The series upset me very much. There is a lot of rape. And the heroine converses with her rapists after they rape her, just like nothing ever happened. If a woman has been violated by rape, even if the rapists were supposedly her friends, I just don't see her getting up and continuing the relationship like the rape never happened. I found the attitude of the heroine towards those who had raped her impossible to believe. Trust me, we women can hold a grudge, and she had great reason to hold a grudge, yet we never see her rise up to defend herself.

It is unclear to me why the heroine falls in love with the alpha male in this series. In fact, I saw no romance in it. Lots of lust and rape and humiliation and mistrust, but no love. The alpha male discounts the heroine at almost every turn. Honestly, at the end of this series, there was not a single solitary male for whom I had any respect.

And all the women except one are portrayed as extremely nasty to each other. Yes, I know we women can be very nasty to each other but in this series, every woman with the exception of a mother starts out being horrible to the heroine.

If you're looking for erotic romance, skip this series, it left me depressed and upset.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
See The Warrior Within for a review
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
I'm a voracious reader, and this is the first book I ever not only did not finish but tossed into a trash can so as not to inflict it on anyone else.
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2 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
Best subtitle I can think of for this series is: Blah-blah, Yak-yak.
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3 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
Read it if you want to feel dragged through the mud!
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