- Lozen’s world isn’t one most of us would care to live in; it’s brutally hierarchical with no chance to change castes, it’s short of food, chock full of really dangerous critters, and there are overlords who inexplicable and not entirely human anymore, and they have lots of henchmen to carry out violent plans. Despite all that it manages to be hopeful.
And shall I add how refreshing it is to have a female character menaced in ways that do not include sexual assault? Makes a change. The more Bruchac I read, the more I love him.