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  1. says:

    I m not even sure where to begin expessing how amazing I find this series and this book in particular my favorite of the series This world has two main cultural and geographic divings The Inner Lands folks live in the center of the know world, and the setting is somewhat standard fantasy In the Outskirts live nomadic communities who live a simpler life in a harsher environment.The Steerswomen or occaisonally steersmen are a key group in this series a steerswoman Rowan is the main charact I m not even sure where to begin expessing how amazing I find this series and this book in particular my favorite of the series This world has two main cultural and geographic divings The Inner Lands folks live in the center of the know world, and the setting ...


  2. says:

    The one where Rowan and Bel explore the Outskirts and make shocking discoveries Wow I really enjoyed the first book, but this is a level up The Outskirters are the ones that the villagers view as barbarians, and in some ways their culture is exactly what you d predict, while in other ways it s entirely different I particularly loved the role played by poetry And I liked the introduction of the Face ...


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    I love how Kirstein takes her time telling this story, again shrugging off any traditional expectations about how the story in book two should follow from book one If you are a fan of continuous world building that fits in naturally with the evolution of a story and characters, this series is for you.Because of the detailed depiction of a distinctly non Western society nomadic, well organized, proud, and tough as nails due to the challenges of their environment I was reminded of another b I love how Kirstein takes her time telling this story, again shrugging off any traditional expectations about how the story in book two should follow from book one If you are a fan of continuous world building that fits in naturally with the evolution of a story and characters, this series is for you.Because of the detailed depiction of a distinctly non Western society nomadic, well organized, proud, and tough as nails due to the challenges of their environment I was reminded of another book published in the same year Robert Jordan s The Shadow Rising Like the Aiel in Jordan s series, the Outlanders are presented as mysterious, barbaric, and dangerously violent when the mainstream characters first encounter and interact with them Through the eyes of one of these protagonists, we learn what it can be like to embed with a culture utterly unlike our own and share the character s journey of curiosity to appreciation to respect to honor, understanding, and meaningful connection Kirstein outdoes J...


  4. says:

    No joke though I actually enjoyed this bookthan the first It follows through, treats the reader with respect, and continues to explore then world EXTREMELY thoughtfully And world encompassesthan just the environment the makeup of the protagonist...


  5. says:

    This review contains spoilers for The Steerswoman, the first book in this series The second book in the Steerswoman series picks up very quickly from where the first one leaves off Will has gone off to become a wizard, and while I have no doubt he ll appear in later books to help foil the mysteriously evil Slado s plot, he didn t make an app...


  6. says:

    So when I picked up this series, I saw that book 4 had been published in 2004, and concluded that the series was complete that s good Then I learned that was not the case, but that Del Ray had lost interest and stopped publishing them that s bad Then I learned that Rosemary Kirstein had re acquired the rights, had re released them in e book and trade paperback, and was planning to self publish 5 and 6 that s good Then I learned the frogurt is also cursed that s bad Anyway, Rosemary So when I picked up this series, I saw that book 4 had been published in 2004, and concluded that the series was complete that s good Then I learned that was not the case, but that Del Ray had lost interest and stopped publishing them that s bad Then I learned that Rosemary Kirstein had re acquired the rights, had re released them in e book and trade paperback, and was planning to self publish 5 and 6 that s good Then I learned the frogurt is also cursed that s bad Anyway, Rosemary, if you pay attention to Goodreads reviews at all move forward with publishing 5 and 6 ASAP, because at the rate I m going, I ll be through with the four currently available in the next few days And I need answers damn it Moving on.This featuresof what made book 1 so awesome a science fiction story disguised as a fantasy story, with a protagonist who uses reason and learning as her...


  7. says:

    The sequel to the superb The Steerswoman somehow manages to be at least good as the original despite the clever twist on science and fantasy no longer being a twist.Much of the appeal for me is that the order of steerswomen this captures the joy and excitement of scientists, and scientists at their very best on a good day They know things, but what is really important is learning, and learning requires embracing exactly those things they are ignorant of They are impressively competent and deli The sequel to the superb The Steerswoman somehow manages to be at least good as the original despite the clever twist on science and fantasy no longer being a twist.Much of the appeal for me is that the order of steerswomen this captures the joy and excitement of scientists, and scientists at their very best on a good day They know things, but what is really important is learning,...


  8. says:

    This was a really enjoyable read and I will definitely be picking up book 3 This book has most of the positive traits found in book 1 excellent dialogue, wonderful descriptions of plant, animal and insect life, completely believable characters, mystery and a good balance between action and world building The characters interactions and reactions are so realistic it s a pleasure to see that Also, the book had a very interesting setting a native american setting which worked very well The This was a really enjoyable read and I will definitely be picking up book 3 This book has most of the positive traits found in book 1 excellent dialogue, wonderful descriptions of plant, animal and insect life, completely believable characters, mystery and a good balance between action and world building The characters interactions and reactions are so realistic it s a pleasure to see that Also, the book had a very interesting setting a native american setting which worked very well The overall arc of the series is amazing, the review is spoiler free but the concept is incredible and I can t wait to see the eventua...


  9. says:

    Wow, the author created a rich society and filled it with complex characters in the opener, and here she does it again with both sending Rowan and Bel into the Outskirts to check out the fallen Guide Star and having them fall in with several communities of Outskirters The only quibble I can make is that, because she s such a dab hand at creating believable details as well as the broader stuff it seems odd that Rowan can slaughter experienced warriors in droves when she fights Otherwise terr Wow, the author cr...


  10. says:

    In this book, the story begun in The Steerswoman continues The Steerswoman Rowan and her friend, the Outskirter Bel, travel to find the source of mysterious jewels At first, this was nothan a routine inquiry, but as deception and violence follow them, they begin to suspect there s somethingto discover Is there a plot by an evil wizard to disrupt weather patterns and take over the world Is the way of life followed by the barbarians of the Outskirts threatened What do the Guides In this book, the story begun in The Steerswoman continues The Steerswoman Rowan and her friend, the Outskirter Bel, travel to find the source of mysterious jewels At first, this was nothan a routine inquiry, but as deception and violence follow them, they begin to suspect there s somethingto discover Is there a plot by an...


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The Outskirters Secret (The Steerswoman, #2) Determined To Learn The Truth About The Guidestars Two Points Of Light That Hang Motionless In The Sky Rowan Sets Out Into The Outskirts, Where Barbarian Tribes And The Land Itself Could Destroy Her.