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Frostflower is a powerful sorceress, desperate to have a child against all the edicts of her God. Thorn is a swordswoman who has accidentally gotten herself pregnant. They are both being hunted by the farmer-priests, and both outcasted from society. "Frostflower and Thorn", by Phyllis Ann Karr, is an excellent adventure, both physically and emotionally. The two women work to survive with each other, against all odds.
The review of this Book prepared by Pamela Piarowski








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your sex Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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