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The Outskirter's Secret (The Steerswoman, #2) characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Two shining lights hung above motionless in the night sky as the constellations slowly passed behind them The common folk knew them well and used them to count the hours mark the seasonsBut when the steerswoman RoG companion Bel is an Outskirter herself Together the steerswoman and the warrior poet have a chance of surviving the cruel landscape the barbarian tribes and the bizarre native wildlifeBut there are secrets than one in the Outskirts and each dangerous step closer to the Guidestar brings new discoveries leading to the most startling secret of a. 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 acuired 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 itMoving onThis features of 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 weapons of choice Still somewhat of a hypercompetent Mary Sue but I am finding that I like her enough that doesn't bother meShe's also doing a great job at gradually revealing what is going on on two levels On the one hand we're learning things right along with Rowan as she gathers information on everything that's been going on in the world in general and the Outskirts in particular And on the other hand knowing that this is a science fiction story and having a very strong background in science and possibly valuable in consuming sci fi I have a good sense of lots of things that are going on that are simply beyond Rowan's understanding of the universeSo like I said I want

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Two shining lights hung above motionless in the night sky as the constellations slowly passed behind them The common folk knew them well and used them to count the hours mark the seasonsBut when the steerswoman Rowan discovered a number of broken blue jewels of clearly magical origin her investigations led to a startling discovery a Guidestar h. 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 youBecause 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 Jordan in her depth and focus in what is ultimately also a accessible and better written story Full marks

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The Outskirter's Secret The Steerswoman #2Ad fallenThere were than two; the others hung above the opposite side of the world; something had caused one of those to fallBut what And what might it mean Rowan had no answersBut she knew one thing where the fallen Guidestar was located To reach it she must cross the Inner Lands and pass deep into the wild and deadly OutskirtsRowan's travelin. This review contains spoilers for The Steerswoman the first book in this seriesThe second book in the Steerswoman series picks up very uickly 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 appearance in this book at all which though I have nothing against the boy made it all the betterWe're again left with Bel and Rowan together as traveling companions and in my mind they make a very agreeable pair with each covering the other's weaknesses in knowledge and figuring things out They also compliment one another as characters in that they have disagreements and can remain playful just the same It's fun when they team up against others where we again enjoy Bel's uick wit and forward manner This time however it's Rowan who is unused to the customs as they head to the Outskirts to take a look at the site where Bel's father found so many of the curious blue jewels now believed to be part of a fallen guide star so long agoFor all the mostly useless walking around they did throughout the book and it was pretty much throughout the ENTIRE book as Outskirters tend to roam with their herd of goats it was a captivating book Bel and Rowan become immersed in tribal politics which is interesting because of the different point of view the Outskirters have from the Inner Landers Their job is to conuer the land not live in harmony with it and even their death ritual involves flinging body parts around to kill the landAgain I'm kind of at a loss to explain why I enjoyed this book so much but I'd probably put it down to the characters I love how Rowan is always curious and thinking and her discoveries don't seem put on at all when she makes them like other books I can think of And Bel's straightforward bluntness is continually refreshing in addition to the tribe'sI felt the eventual discovery of view spoilerFletcher as a magic user was expertly done a lot of the time hints toward something like this stand out brazenly against the rest of the book but these were subtle and had me wondering about him not just waiting for him to be discovered His death however was totally abrupt I wasn't even clear that was what had happened until a few pages later and I had to go back and read again I don't know that one sentence is adeuate to end such an important and influential character I do applaud Kirstein for doing it though as I always appreciate the unexpected in that way However I definitely think he shouldn't have been killed before all information could be gleaned from him even if it was for a blood rite I must also admit that I was expecting Fletcher to eventually have the ban lifted on him when Rowan realized that he hadn't been lying about loving her hide spoiler