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Wraeththu (Wraeththu Series #1-3)

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Wraeththu

    Wow was this different from what I expected! I thought it would be more like Lord of the Rings with some mythical imagery but still within my comfort zone. I was not prepared to deal with the whole androgynous, male/female, heterosexual/homosexual underlying message of the book. The storyline is one message about change and redemption, but under that there is a deeper message about sexuality at its basic core. The characters literally can be male and female and procreate as needed in either form. The human race is almost extinct and the female woman is no longer needed as the new race now has both male and female characteristics. It was a very interesting book and although the underlying message was disturbing to me personally it kept me riveted to the book and to the characters and I felt compassion and empathy for the journeys they undertook in the book to finding themselves. I found it though very difficult to explain to others what the book was about and almost embarrassed to tell anyone what I was reading due to the content as it sometimes seemed pornographic in nature...lol. I would recommend this book if you want to be challenged in your views about how you think about sexuality and our roles as males and females as this book definitely smashes those roles into the ground.

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  • Posted November 1, 2008

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    like nothing I've read before...

    Wraeththu is a trilogy of books composed in one very thick book. The first book, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit, was hard to get into. The story was like nothing I've read before. This first book had a lot of terms and background history of this hermaphroditic race of beings that the author wanted to get out there, so it was by far the most boring of the three books. The second and third books made up for it though. The story itself takes place in the future but at times it really reminded me of historical fiction. It's got a post apocalyptic feel with a dry and dreary atmosphere. Wraeththu is a very original story with interesting characters. I'd highly recommend it to fans of sci-fi or fantasy. I would not recommend it to readers who are not big fans of this genre though.

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