- Series: Okal Rel Saga (Book 2)
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Edge; 1 edition (June 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1894063384
- ISBN-13: 978-1894063388
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,883,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Righteous Anger: Part Two of the Okal Rel Saga Paperback – December 6, 2006
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About the Author
Lynda Williams holds two post-graduate degrees and has worked in fields as diverse as crisis counseling and educational technology. The Okal Rel Universe has been part of her life since high school. Since the release of Throne Price in 2004, co-authored with lifelong friend Alison Sinclair, it is also been becoming more a part of the world, with each publication. Lynda lives in Prince George, B.C., with husband David Lott and their three daughters, Jennnifer, Angela and Tegan.
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Each Book in this series (Throne Price and The Courtesan Prince: Part One of the Okal Rel Saga (The Okal Rel Saga)) highlights a different aspect of life in Okal Rel. Each book draws you in completely. And the more books you read in this series, the greater your discovery becomes. You recognise characters from afar; you know things they don't know. You find yourself shouting out to warn the characters, "Don't do that! You don't understand!"
Perhaps Williams' greatest strength in Righteous Anger is her ability to truly portray characters from inside their own psyches, without sounding too narrative. She manages to 'show without telling', which is one of the most difficult tasks any writer can learn. She presents you, from the perspective of one character at a time, **entire universes**.
No slouch to action, Williams offers fisticuffs, swordfights, space battles, and the threat of another all-out war. Horth Nersal and his brothers must learn to recognise (and, in some cases, control and hide) their passions. In telling Horth's story from the time he is a toddler to the time he must shoulder the weight of many 'hearths' (and we hardly notice how fast the time flies!), the reader comes to understand that Okal Rel is much more than 'another fictional space-universe'. It becomes real. These characters must go on. And you must read their stories.
The plot revolves around the uneasy coexistence between two races: the bioengineered Sevolites, whose strict rules of conduct are dictated by a theological doctrine and feudal rights, and the natural human Reetions, commoners who place their faith into science. When news of an abomination committed by the Reetions reaches the Sovelites, a conflict erupts and Horth is thrown in its midst. Faced with the prospect of war, young Horth must make a difficult decision, one that will not only affect his own life, but also the life of everyone he loves.
A well-crafted blend of swashbuckling fantasy and high-tech science fiction, this book is filled with action and drama. However, despite this adventurous side, Righteous Anger has a dark undertone. The story addresses the complex social and cultural issues associated with a universe torn by feudal conflicts and divided by genetic differences, titles, races, classes and ideologies. As such, this is the sort of tale that needs to be savored slowly, as it is the only way one can fully appreciate the intricacies of this far-reaching epic.
The story begins with young Horth Nersal, the product of a union meant to unite two rival clans and put an end to war. Horth has a speech impediment, but makes up for this with a remarkable skill in battle, particularly in sword fights, which are the primary method in this society of settling differences. Lynda Williams skillfully portrays this character--his fears, his shame regarding his difficulty expressing his thoughts, yet the depth of intelligence and the strength of heart that exists within him. We follow his growth and increasing maturity, and often the lack of words is made up for with significant ones. In the end Horth will have to make a decision that may fundamentally change this world and break his own heart.
Space battles, sword fights, but ultimately a human story--a story that will resonate for years to come.