- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Baen; 1st edition (September 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671720198
- ISBN-13: 978-0671720193
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,393,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warriorwards (Jiana, Book 2) Paperback – September 1, 1990
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The other good point about "Warriorwards" is that it focuses on inner conflict, not physical conflict. There's enough fighting, not too much, but the main pull of the plot comes from watching the slave girl Radience trying to accept the idea of freedom. Without the need for enormous actions scenes and a gigantic grand finale, ab Hugh has more opportunity to take us inside the heads of the characters.
There are, however, many aspects of this book not to like. Ab Hugh felt the need to throw in every conceivable postmodernist narrative trick: dreams, hallucinations, stream-of-consciousness, flashbacks, flashbacks-within-flashbacks, split personalities, and more. Much of the book is a chore to read because page after page goes by without anything clear to hang on to. The constant, murky references to Jiana's past don't add anything to the story, and the entire business with her sex life grows more distrubing as the book goes along.Read more ›
Good language, but the strange hallucinations + flashbacks + musings about etymology + lyrical inspiration Jiana keeps having are confusing and break the flow of the story. The two maincharacters are great, they seem very real. Radiance's un-slave training + warrior training is fascinating. The minor characters are quite averagely written.
The fightscenes are good and detailed.
There is a lot of dark humor, which helps alleviate the depression.
The ending is a letdown--the book is the second part of an unfinished trilogy, and doesn't stand alone too well.