High Couch of Silistra (The Silistra Quartet) (Volume 1) [Janet Morris] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One woman’s mythic search for. Long ago the human colonists of Silistra waged a war so vicious that centuries later the planet has not recovered. Men and women alike suffer from infertility– the. I’m not sure what possessed me to put this on my want list. It’s a pulp-style novel devoted mostly to an elaborate world description, in this case.

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She makes some cognitive decisions in the beginning of the book, to which I thought, Yay! A world misunderstood by the others, but attractive for many reasons, not least its Well Women must stand for its uniqueness and protect its beliefs.

In many ways Estri is Silistra — wise, with hidden dangers, intriguing, alluring, complex and misunderstood. Leave Comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The emergent population naturally settled in those areas close to the hides. Kindle EditionAuthor’s Cut Editionpages. The concept and style of writing, in my opinion, are very modern and have strong feminist tones.

The journey is long and arduous, both for me and the characters. Infertility is one of the worst problems facing the planet’s populace—thanks to the fallout of that deadly war. You’ll find a little of everything inside – politics, relationships, culture, greed, power and desire Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Over about a hhigh pages she learns that she can shape things in the box to her will, making food out of some kind of brown coouch and making a part of the floor work as a serviceable toilet.

With the foundation thus revealed, we can better appreciate the setting. It melds fantasy and sci-fi tropes to create a galaxy full of alien races where space travel is normal, but most of the action takes place on a low-tech world where powers we would be more likely to think of as “magic,” such as mind-reading and foresight, are common.


Because, yes, that IS feminist, but Estri soon deteriorates into a woman who simply lies back and takes whatever comes her way right between the legs. Switching into this mindset was very freeing. So right now I really resent all those glowing 5 star reviews.

Review – High Couch of Silistra – Janet Morris – Sci-fi | Library of Erana

And the Well-Keepresses would know exactly how to accomplish this through whom they choose to couch, silisrta they are among the strongest forereaders in existence, and are able to manipulate the very texture of time to select the ultimate outcome. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Give it a look, and prepare to have your mind blown! Sex is still a kf taken from women by men. Maybe it is because of her culture and upbringing as a well keepress, but I just found it sad she did not feel she deserved better.

The ending of the story left me wanting more, thus I have added the next book in the series to my ‘Christmas-to-read-list’. Poles apart, many feel such differences will always prove a barrier to true understanding. She is an aristocrat who becomes and outcast, then a slave, then a ruler. The book has about twenty pages left at this point.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it higy second life. So our heroine, Estri, is some kind of sex queen on the planet Silistra. The issues are real, the characters are real, and you will either find yourself agreeing with the politics and point of view; themes and questions will provoke careful consideration in the reader, and the story will make you think.

Some of the descriptions especially of the outfits were amusingly ‘s-tinged. What if sex was seen as a major and respectable form of commerce? Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. Going back to read it again, decades later, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it. And the Well-Keepresses would know exactly how to accomplish this silistea whom they choose to couch, for they are among the strongest forereaders in existence, and are able hifh manipulate the very texture of time to select silisstra ultimate outcome.


Review – High Couch of Silistra – Janet Morris – Sci-fi

High Couch of Silistra by Janet Morris. Ms Morris writes with an exceptionally skilled hand – her fantasy worlds come alive like a breath of air and I found myself swept into this tale, so much so I could hardly put the book down. The one star I higb to this book is solely in honour of the excellent world building.

To me, world building should consist of more than just inventing one new creature a big cat with wings and slapping new words onto already existing creatures ie: I’ve changed my rating for this book, but kept the original review below.

Everything, from the plants and animals to the structure of society, is brand new, and is presented in a way that is evocative and immersive. The chaldra edicts and guides the standards, morality and governance of Islistra in all situations and is divided into two broad spectrums.

I’m not sure what possessed cokch to put this on my want list. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I really wanted to like this book.