This is the fantasy book I've waited to read all my life, knew it had to be out there. A romantic, sword & sorcery adventure with barbarian tribes, cruel demigods, ruins of a dead civilization, war and conquest, driven by a nameless heroine, a mysterious woman with shades of Rider H. Haggard's She (Oxford World's Classics) and Joan D. Vinge's Arienrhod in The Snow Queen.
The woman wakes up undearneath a volcano without any memory or knowledge of who she is, except an ominous warning and threat: she is the last of a race of magicians, and carries within herself a curse of evil and ugliness. She covers her face with a mask, and her adventures begin... Occasionally, it seems she had magical powers - to heal others and herself, but she is haunted by the curse and the secret of her heritage.
This is a beautiful fantasy tale, and a must-read for female fans. Here is the classical pulp hero on a quest, yet she is a woman in a way that detracts neither from her hero-ness nor her womanhood. The only detraction was the ending - everything was wrapped up too neatly. Sequels to the book are "Vazkor, Son of Vazkor" and "Quest for the White Witch," although they no longer feature the same protagonist.
- Hardcover: 554 pages
- Publisher: TaLeKa (1 November 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607620790
- ISBN-13: 978-1607620792
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
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