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High Couch of Silistra (The Silistra Quartet) (Volume 1) [Janet Morris] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One woman’s mythic search for. Long ago the human colonists of Silistra waged a war so vicious that centuries later the planet has not recovered. Men and women alike suffer from infertility– the. I’m not sure what possessed me to put this on my want list. It’s a pulp-style novel devoted mostly to an elaborate world description, in this case.

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It’s not for those who don’t think about what they read, as much is below the surface. It doesn’t even have good sex scenes; the sex all happens tactfully barely off-camera. Civilization is centered around the Wells, which are pretty much centers of prostitution, and women hold most of the power in socie This review originally appeared: No one can argue with Janet Morris’s skill in creating beautifully written text.

As the pace picks up, you can’t help but feel compassion and hope for Estri that she will survive against all odds and finally meet her father. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It will not disappoint!! I probably would not have read this one if I hadn’t enjoyed Morris’s work so much in the Theives’ World books, but I did like it pretty well.

When will be other three become available? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. As one would expect from Janet Morris there is a lot more to this story than a simple science fiction tale. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Her story, a tantalizing seduction, woven like the Chaldra promise which feigns to keep her, the Well Keepress of the High Couch of Silistra.


To truly appreciate the epic scale that encompasses The High Couch of Silistra, you need to understand the complexity and profundity of thought Janet Morris incorporated into the historical foundation that forms Silistran society. When will be other three become available?

Sex and power struggles are the dominant theme – the heroine Estri is complex and expertly drawn, and the author never drops the ball as she weaves expertly through higgh issues. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat Just a glance at this list should hint at the refinement of my reading tastes.

But, such is the way of things that, as I grew up and adult life invariably got in the way; I ended up missing a true literary gem the first time it was presented to the world.

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High Couch of Silistra

This book has so much rape in it that I went from being uncomfortable to being outraged to just plain pulling an Estri and waiting for it to be over. I confess that I can hardly believe this couc written in originally. Bravo Janet Morris, a true fantasy classic that sets the bar at a height few will ever reach. She was really fun to join on this adventure across strange lands.

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High Couch of Silistra (Silistra, #1) by Janet E. Morris

Dystopian because of the unhappy future. She demands to continue on her quest, which is admirable, but not really enough to absolve her of her other sins: I don’t think so, but you be the judge of that.

The reviewers feel that this is very enlightened for the A nice change from hard science fiction. Some sort of complex obligation system symbolized by welded chains around people’s waists is used to structure society, and our hero receives such an obligation from her mother to find her father. Dec 29, Carolyn F. People are gonna start to think I have something against women science fiction authors.

Loved reading reading this on the Kindle. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Sex is still hihg thing taken from women by men. Some of the descriptions especially of the outfits were amusingly ‘s-tinged.

Firstly the protagonist is a woman, and a strong one at that. Customers who bought this item also bought.

I guess that speaks for the quality of the story and writing that I would pick up a story that had bothered me so.