"Very well written literary science fiction"
The founders of the colony on remote Monde D'Isle
established the prime directive of harmony with nature.
Thus, the life cycles of the descendants tie into the
planet's pulse including a feral urge to unleash their
animal instincts. The weak are systematically killed.
Somehow Mevennen ai Mordha survived her time out in the
wild, but upon returning everyone knew something was wrong
with her. Her family wanted to kill Mevennen as befitting
the weak as only the strong survives. Only her brother
Eleres and the Satahrach Luta kept her alive. However, as
the tides have increased in velocity, Mevennen suffers
increasing fits. To save his beloved sister, Eleres takes
her inland to an abandoned tower. Not long afterward off-
planet individuals arrive. Mevennen believes she sees a
ghost while the visitor insists she is a Gaian
anthropologist sent to help the people.
THE GHOST SISTER is an engaging science fiction novel that
follows closely a culture that seems like nomads living
within the cleansing of Ancient Sparta. The story line
moves slowly forward to insure the reader understands the
civilization and the key players. Fans of speculative
fiction that focuses on characters and lifestyles will
enjoy Liz Wlliams's THE GHOST SISTER.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 30, 2001