The Spellsong War

The Spellsong War
Spellsong #2
LE Modesitt, Jr
fantasy
2 stars
672 pages

Anna unites Defalk and goes after Duram, which has been causing trouble, which in turn has been fueled by the Sturinn. Enjoyable and I’ll probably read the rest. However, the whole males=idiots sub-theme is really getting old. Instead of complaining about it, like Anna does in her thoughts almost constantly, do something about it. And that is the problem. Anna is a woman and refuses to understand that the men of Erde will respond to strength alone, so she gets frustrated when “reasoning” doesn’t work. Force is her last resort when it should be her first. Modesitt must be trying to get on some woman’s good side with this series.

The Soprano Sorceress

The Soprano Sorceress
Spellsong #1
LE Modesitt, Jr
fantasy
2 stars
664 pages

a middle aged soprano is transported to a world where magic is invoked through song. Has great power. However, she spends so much time wishing and complaining that it got on my nerves. The idea is interesting, but once again, Modesitt falls back on certain character types who act and re-act like they are on a string.