SpeculativeFiction


The Privilege of the Sword


I picked this up hoping for a mildly interesting tale of intrigue, and what I got was the renaissance through the eyes of a feminist who really, really wishes she could grow up to be a swordswoman. The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside) is not a bad book exactly; it's an unrealistic premise handled reasonably well with a light dose of intrigue and humor on top. Interesting, particularly for the attention to detail given to the fencing, but not very meaningful.

There is a sequel, Swordspoint (Riverside), which I really have no interest in reading.


This entry was published Thu May 01 13:19:37 CDT 2014 by Matthew and last updated 2014-05-01 03:38:56.0.

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