"Impossible to put down"
Imagine a world where women have trouble giving birth to
male children because of an extremely high rate of still
births and miscarriages. Women rule the world, run the
factories and farms, and keep the males hidden to protect
them from desperate females who are husband thieves. Men
are considered property with no rights whatsoever. They
are sold to wives of their family's choosing.
Jerin Whistler is luckier than most because his family
loves him and want to make a match for him that will make
him happy. That chance comes when he helps rescue a female
on his property who had been attacked. It turns out she is
a royal princess and her sister Ren comes to find her. Ren
falls in love with the handsome Jerin who shares her
feelings. Because they have royal blood flowing through
their veins Jerin is considered eligible to be the prince
consort. When they get to the capital, all Ren's sisters
agree to the match but there is a plot to overthrow the
crown and Jerin is caught in the crosshairs.
When it comes to fresh, innovative storytelling, almost
nobody is better than Wen Spencer. In a world where men
are cosseted and hidden away because they are so rare, the
hero accepts his lot in life as the norm since that is how
it has always been. Feminists are going to take this book
as their symbol because the author proves women can do
what are traditional male roles in our world. Once the
audience starts this novel, they will find it absolutely
impossible to put down.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted July 17, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007