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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A thought-provoking delight!

When her husband Humberto died, Ofelia became her son's dependent in the eyes of Sims Bancorp. Forty years after she helped to found Colony 3245.12, all of her children but Barto are dead along with their father; and Ofelia tolerates her domineering daughter-in-law Rosa...
When her husband Humberto died, Ofelia became her son's dependent in the eyes of Sims Bancorp. Forty years after she helped to found Colony 3245.12, all of her children but Barto are dead along with their father; and Ofelia tolerates her domineering daughter-in-law Rosara as best she can. When Sims Bancorp sends a ship to withdrew the colonists, after deciding to abandon its unprofitable colony and cede its license to the world that Ofelia now considers her home, the company demands extra payment for relocating the useless old woman who will probably die in cryosleep, anyway. Luckily for Ofelia, though, she's scheduled for a later shuttle than Barto and Rosara. When she slips away from the village to hide in the nearby, still untouched alien forest, the only two people who would protest her absence are already in the cryotanks. Soon the ship is gone, leaving Ofelia alone. And that's just fine with her. The old woman revels in her solitude, because this is the first time in her long life that she's been free from the demands and restrictions placed on her by others. She tends her garden, competently maintains the village's power plant, and laughs when she throws her last pair of detested shoes into the recycler. Then another company's ship enters orbit, and starts to insert a colony at a location thousands of miles from Ofelia's village. At which time she, and the newly arrived colonists, find out that this world has indigenous intelligent life after all. The friend who recommended this book to me was right. Ofelia, a person who had little worth to start with in her society's eyes - a housewife and mother, educated no more than necessary to perform her expected tasks - has no value at all now, in age and physical infirmity. But what she does have, a naturally intelligent old woman's experience and wisdom and insight, turn out to be exactly what the unexpected and dangerous first contact situation on her adopted world requires. Grumpy and no longer willing to suffer fools gladly - still savoring life, but no longer reluctant to risk leaving it behind if that's the price of being free at last to make her own choices - Ofelia is at once a fully realized individual, and a worthy representative of all the other wise and salty old women whose value too few Human societies appreciate. Or even comprehend. A thought-provoking delight!

posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not up to Elizabeth Moon's usual standard.

Predictable plot that is slow at the start but gains speed and readability as you progress through the book. The story ends so that follow-on books can be written, but I hope Elizabeth Moon will focus on some of her other series. If I read another from this series it ...
Predictable plot that is slow at the start but gains speed and readability as you progress through the book. The story ends so that follow-on books can be written, but I hope Elizabeth Moon will focus on some of her other series. If I read another from this series it will be from the public library.

posted by A_Reader_For_Pleasure on July 5, 2010

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

    Not up to Elizabeth Moon's usual standard.

    Predictable plot that is slow at the start but gains speed and readability as you progress through the book. The story ends so that follow-on books can be written, but I hope Elizabeth Moon will focus on some of her other series. If I read another from this series it will be from the public library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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