|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Connie Willis is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She has won eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards, including Hugo Best Novel for Blackout/All Clear in 2010. Willis' novels showcase the comedy of manner style of writing and often feature time travel, which are informally referred to as the Time Travel series. In addition to numerous novels and novellas, Willis has written short story and essay collections. Her notable books include Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, the aforementioned Blackout/All Clear, and the short story "The Last of the Winnebagos".
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am very mixed about this book. On one hand it has a plot that doesn't make much sense. But, I enjoy the characters and how they interact with each other.I'm going to start off with the problems, and there are many. The desert world of Mahali doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It has one major river, but no river source that was mentioned. The ecology was not well thought out. And, last, Deza senses water. She is smart, but she never considered where her water sensing ability came from.But, I really do like the characters. From headstrong Deza, the heroine of the story, Edvar, the naive offworlder's son, and Radi, a prince of the world and sworn to protect the princess. The triangle these three make is well written and is quite entertaining. The story is predictable, simply written, not very well thought out, but it has its charm.