Who recommends: Shelley
Who discommends: JW
I just finished a book that looked promising for sf/romance, though it
didn't turn out to be. THE BERSERKER'S HORSE by Lisa Maxwell is about a
young woman who raises horses a totalitarian government who uses them as
weapons for the beserkers, fierce warriors who protect the country's
borders. Is runs away with her favorite horse and in her travels comes
across a mute, half-mad stranger who has secrets that will shake Is's
world view to the core.
As I said, it sounded good, and it was a good story. There's even a romance of sorts, though very subtle, but the ending is both unhappy and incomplete.
This is obviously meant to be the first book in a series, but there are no more books. I really, really, really hate reading something that does not come to a definite conclusion. So much so that I probably won't ever read anything by the author again, even though I did like the writing.-- JW