This isn't an 'easy' fantasy. The author doesn't try to couch it in a familiar culture or in everyday trappings that allow the reader to slide gently into the knowledge that the setting isn't our own. You have to be willing to jump into the world Ms. Hill has set up with both feet.
That being said, the story is very unique. Gundack is a desert kren, a large, scaled, six-armed traveler. He is on a quest to avenge the killing of his first wife by the mountain kren leader Tarr. Only when his vengeance is complete can Gundack ask the spirits for forgiveness and move on to a future with a new wife.
This is a story of trust, of faith and of a quest to regain and retain honor. Don't be surprised to find yourself thoroughly engaged, and checking to see whether you have six arms of your own.
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