Monday, February 01, 2010
The House of the Stag by Kage Baker is a fantasy novel. Baker passed away yesterday so I pushed this to the top of the to be the red pile. It's a dual narrative the first track follows the life of Gard who rebels against an invading force. The rest of his people refuse agreeing with A spiritual leader. He tries to escape is captured by slavers and survives various adventures. The other thread follows The Saint the offspring of the spiritual leader. Her attempts to educate her own people and yet follow or her own way. Characters are three dimensional. The plot is excellent. There are funny bits. In particular when Gard becomes an actor. This was a prequel to an earlier novel. I'll be picking it up.