Sable reviews “A Companion to Wolves” as part of her LGBTQ Reading Challenge; which, in this case, may also be of interest to Norse Pagans.
Sable reviews “The Last Herald-Mage of Valdemar” series, which she named among her list of 22 Novels that Influenced (and Popularized) Modern Paganism.
Wow! What an intense book!
I started this book for the Science Fiction Masterworks book club I’ve organized, and I waited patiently until the very end of 2015 to start it, especially since I was also working on a reading challenge I wanted to finish by the end of 2015. But once I picked it up, I simply could not put it down. The writing is electric, even pyrotechnic. It starts out with awesome and it just keeps adding more awesome onto awesome.
The book starts with a prologue that explains that someone discovered that when threatened with imminent death people have the ability to “jaunte”; that is to say, to teleport over short distances. Eventually the trick of the ability becomes something that everyone can do and so culture and society must adapt.
Cue our opening…
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