Rosemary Kirstein

Finished reading The Language of Power by Rosemary Kirstein. This is clearly not the end of the series, though it ends on an adequately-satisfying note, but it’s the most-recently published. (Kirstein is apparently continuing to write.) Less Le Guin–esque than the others, but still reminiscent. I’ve enjoyed all these books.

Thu., May 11, 2023, 8:40:26am PDT

Finished reading The Lost Steersman by Rosemary Kirstein. This was a little more harrowing than the previous two, but (or thus?) a little more compelling.

These books are self-published, and could have used another pass from a copyeditor, but nothing that ruins the read.

Tue., May 9, 2023, 12:55:09pm PDT

Finished reading The Outskirter’s Secret by Rosemary Kirstein. Confirms the Le Guin vibes I got from the first book: ecology and sociology are core to the story.

Tue., May 2, 2023, 7:12:58pm PDT

Finished reading The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein. A kind of a fantasy novel about a group of (mostly) women who gather and share knowledge, and a group of (mostly) men who hoard it, this feels like the kind of story that a younger Ursula K. Le Guin might have written.

Fri., Apr. 28, 2023, 8:46:09pm PDT