The Language of Power The Steerswoman #4

➦ [Ebook] ➡ The Language of Power The Steerswoman #4 By Rosemary Kirstein ➱ – Rosemary Kirstein's acclaimed epic continues as a servant of truth journeys through a world where the powerful rule by liesThe steerswomen were seekers collectors of knowledge and whatever they learne Rosemary Kirstein's acclaimed epic continues of Power MOBI î as a servant of truth journeys through a world where the powerful rule by liesThe steerswomen were seekers The Language Kindle - collectors of knowledge and whatever they learned was free for the asking The wizards also had knowledge–the knowledge to command nature itself–but they jealously Language of Power ePUB ✓ guarded their dark wisdom The two groups have been at odds for centuries They do not agree they do not converse they do not Language of Power The Steerswoman PDF/EPUB or associateNow the steerswoman Rowan has uncovered evidence that the master wizard Slado is conjuring dangerous spells in shadow devastating the distant lands called the Outskirts and changing the course of the world Rowan has no choice Slado must be stopped if he can even be foundFollowing a dubious clue Rowan and her friend Bel an Outskirter have come to the city of Donner seeking answers from the past for a danger in the present But the secrets go deeper than Rowan had ever imagined compelling her to wonder What if all this time she has been asking the wrong uestions.The Language of Power The Steerswoman #4


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  • Paperback
  • 389 pages
  • The Language of Power The Steerswoman #4
  • Rosemary Kirstein
  • English
  • 09 January 2014
  • 9780345468352

10 thoughts on “The Language of Power The Steerswoman #4

  1. says:

    Impossibly incandescently good More barbarian action More Scientifick Adventuring More UNIX geeks with grenades Wait pretend I didn't say thatUNFORTUNATELY it's the last book currently available in the series so now I get to grind my teeth and wait for the next one I'd say something about wishing Kirstein would hurry up but frankly the results of her current process are so perfect that I'm loathe to even suggest messing with it

  2. says:

    So People If you like speculative fiction you need to go purchase these books preferably new on Kindle so that Rosemary Kirstein is rewarded for her amazing work and can support herself while she continues creating it Then you need to go tell all your speculative fiction loving friends to do the same This is me doing that now Oh reasons? You want reasons I already gave you reasons three times in my previous reviews And once you follow my advice and read these first four installments you'll share my final reason we have to follow this course of discovery to its conclusion The talented Ms Kirstein has been working on this series since the 80s balancing a day job for many years no longer fighting off breast cancer and finding her way through the twists and turns of her own creativity when it refuses to follow a clear and manageable path About her progress she blogs things like I shall persevere and overcome the inherent recalcitrance of a book that thought it was one thing but which turned out to be uite wrong about itselfPeople I am serious I will buy a Kindle in celebration when book 5 is published since it is not destined for print I Robin lover of print much vaunted despiser of reading on screens staunch champion of the brick and mortar bookstore incorrigible defender of using up as much of your living space as may be necessary to store your physical books on accessible organized and visually pleasing shelves yes I will buy a Kindle For this Because it's the best

  3. says:

    The one where Rowan reunites with Bel and Will tracking wizards through the past while confronting them in the present These books continue to be not like anything else I have ever read In particular the author is doing some perfectly amazing things with point of view as we see the exercise of wizardly power which might be uite familiar to us through the eyes of someone to whom it's not familiar at all so that its strangeness is revealed to usThese books also continue to be the best portrayal I've ever seen of what it's like to know things and learn things That's a big part of the pleasure of reading them As the world of the common people and the world of the wizards come closer together you can sort of work backwards to try to see how they might have been separated and what might have been the intentions of the very first wizard and the very first steerswoman but we don't have enough information to fully reconstruct what happened and whether it was what they intended or not On a smaller level it's such a pleasure to see our familiar characters get a little older The first dragon scene here is a fascinating bookend to the dragon battle that begins the series I appreciate the fact that we're no longer looking at a world where everybody is straight I always love the realism of her preindustrial world the way that in the background of Great Events someone is carrying a lot of boxes and water is being moved from place to place and it actually makes a difference what the season is The author has my best wishes for books 5 and 6

  4. says:

    An unfinished series whose last book was published in 2004? Why didn't anyone warn meUpdate The author is currently working on 2 books

  5. says:

    Noooooo I DIDNT WANT IT TO END You guys this series I’ve so far recommended it to at least 6 people and I’m not slowing down I’m bummed there’s no true culmination but I can only figure that it’ll just give me an opportunity to reread the series before the next comes out SOON For an actual reflection on the content of the series see Robin

  6. says:

    This is book four of a series about the Steerswoman Rowan This amazing series might have one or two books if and when they get published This fourth book is similar to the previous books in the series We follow Rowan in her search to uncover the mysteries with the wizards and the guidestarsRowan comes to Donner and does what Steerswomen do She uestions people who might have known the wizard at the time 4 decades earlier when the guidestar was brought down She finds the Donner connection to Slado the head wizard she suspects of being the lead enemyAgain I admire the descriptive detail of the author in the day to day lives of the characters When a town is visited in the books you know what the town looks like and especially what it feels like in that townWhen people are threatened with danger and death you know why they die and why they live I love the way the characters are real in this book like the scenery Each person we are introduced to has a back story and motivations Even the villains have reasons for why they do things This kind of writing is not what we are used to There are world famous rich authors who are cranking out books and getting huge movie deals with no idea how to represent realistic characters or story worldThere is one major aspect of the book that would be a spoiler if this were book one If you have not read the three previous books skip this paragraph of my review This aspect I was not aware of when I first picked up the first book to read Steerswoman I was not sure I wanted to continue reading that first book I don't often read fantasy books The series has 'wizards' 'dragons' and 'magic' Someone reviewing the first book revealed the huge spoiler that actually the books are not fantasy Rowan and the characters in the books think magic exists but actually when they investigate in the proper way they find understandable explanations for all marvelous events I think this series would be useful in schools to teach students about scientific thinking and methodologyI only have two reservations about this book First the description of the search for the dragons was very long running over many pages Second this book ends with a great need for a seuel I approached the last pages of the book dreading the ending without a next book to pick up I will buy the next book as soon as it comes out Many mysteries in the series are revealed in this book but the tension in the long term story has not been resolvedWho will appreciate this book and series? Unfortunately the universe of readers who will like this type of writing may be limited Probably readers have to have experienced enough in their lives to appreciate descriptions of real events in a fictional book The plot is not driven by action and violence Occasionally violence and action happens Those incidents occur because someone makes a mistake miscalculation or coincidences happen Readers have to enjoy reading for the sake of character development not for action aloneI think this is one of the most interesting series ever written and hope new people can discover it Enjoy

  7. says:

    Another solid volume in the series but unfortunately it does not wrap up much and it looks to be the last one Kirstein wrote Rowan our Steerswoman is back in a big city looking for clues to the rogue 'wizard' that is destroying the outskirts and the people therein She hooks up with Bel again and tries to find some information about what happened 50 or so years ago to the last wizard stationed in town Fun read but it leaves you wanting

  8. says:

    Rowan the steerswoman has spent some time recovering from her near death experience and injuries following her adventures in the previous novel – the Lost Steersman She and Bel and an acuaintance from the city of Alemeth have come back to Donner from which Rowan was once chased before – after being attacked by dragons to learn about the wizard Kieran who once ruled there We learn a very interesting fact – Slado who now controls all of the wizards was once Kieran’s apprentice Rowan learns some other things too especially after encountering Will who she left with the wizard Corvus to be his apprentice a couple of books ago Now Will appears to have left Corvus in order to break into the Donner wizard’s house Janus to find out what was going on when the Guidestar fell from the sky Rowan comes with him Together they discover that Kieran was looking at the stars I suspect that at some point it will be revealed or understood that they all came from another planet and that this planet is not their home Further we learn although Rowan does not exactly know this that the people known as wizards have some facility with computer programming – among the many technological skills they possess and understand The people born to this knowledge are known as the Krue Slado remains to be found And the mystery of Kieran’s observations before the Guidestar fell remains unsolvedThis is the 4th book in a series that continues to be intriguing It’s cleverly mysterious allows you to speculate on the circumstances that made Rowan's people and society what they are today The dragons are rather unexpected; they seem to be programmable I don’t yet know if they are alive but from the illustration on the cover of the book it looks like they may just be complex machines – robotic in nature

  9. says:

    This was book 4 of 6 of the Steerswoman series Much like the previous volumes for the most part Rowan and her friends are still investigating things while trying to avoid the wizards' attention Discoveries come very slowlyThere is no telling when books 5 and 6 will be released so I will provide some thoughts on the series as a whole thus far This series is well written and the characters feel realbelievable I like that romantic angst is pretty much non existent and that gender euality seems to be normal in this world The idea of the Steerswoman order is an interesting one Some of the books tend to focus on character studies rather than progressing the plot and revelations come slowly I can't say much about the plot without spoilers but it is rather uniue and I can't recall having seen it presented this way before I probably will read books 5 and 6 once they are available

  10. says:

    Much of this book is about how to make sense of past events through personal stories Rowan interviews many people connected to someone she's hunting down sifting through their impressions from decades before Despite this focus on a distant event tension is building in the world around her Kirstein's pacing is slow compared to the world falling down model employed by so many fantasy authors and I appreciate the differenceAfter reading Kirstein I'm looking forward to what Alaya Dawn Johnson will write down the road They share a focus on the personal aspects of world changing events but I think Kirstein balances things gracefully I'm imagining Johnson's uniue setting with Kirstein's narrative polish and that would be really awesome I wish these books would come out a little uickly because the tension builds so slowly

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