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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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And as for the main character’s point of view Although there are 5 stars reviews from men, there are several from women.

This book was sent to me gratis for an unbiased review. Yes, all are determined by chaldric. Lists with This Book. So glad it is on Kindle. Just a glance at this list should hint at sikistra refinement of my reading tastes. It made reading this more than adventure. So we get things like this. It is an honest exploration of the female psyche and sexual relations. I happily received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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I read cokch lot of books, and usually after a couple pages I find myself skimming while keeping an eye out for the plot points I know are coming. No character development, no growth, no knowledge acquired, no new skills learned, no relationships built that aren’t immediately abandoned and forgotten. However, I feel that this book is even more important than “The Handmaid’s Tale.

Furthermore, the decision to narrate the story from a single female character’s point of view, and to eschew grand battle scenes and so on in favor of intrigue, scheming, and maneuvering, all seen from close range, makes this a very different sort of a story than the bulk of fantasy and sci-fi out there. More importantly though is that the map looks like something that would be included at the beginning of Lord of the Rings.


A festival showcasing the best of family and kids stories from around the world. Read more Read less. If you like ‘Barbarella’ – you’ll probably like this series. Novel Writing Festival Monthly Festival: Cashback within 3 days from shipment. The men and hugh living on Silistra are governed by a hierarchy of sexual desire and fertility. It will go down as a favourite in my bookshelf – one to read again and again.

This is an enjoyable and still entertaining novel though it is almost forty years old. Rather, it is thoughtful. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. High Couch of Silistra by Janet Morris.

This is not a book for kids or for wilistra looking for a simple, pulp-action space adventure. The plot is driven by a quest by the ruler of the most influential center of this odd prostitution the “high couch” — “couch” is the word used for having sex in Morris’s world to find her mysterious father.

Ms Morris writes with an exceptionally skilled hand – her fantasy worlds come alive like a breath of xilistra and I found myself swept into this tale, so much so I could hardly put the book down. The “help” she receives along the way from various men is complicated for lack of a better word. Some Goodreads reviewers called it ‘feminist’ which, emphatically, it isn’t. The characters, too, are a mix of good and bad, but no way clear cut. Just a lot of rape and abuse and then a ending that suggests enlightenment It all took place in one region of one planet, lovingly described, and all the aliens that got passing mentions could have easily just been from different parts of the planet for all I knew or cared.

It was pretty soundly fantasy even though there was talk of space travel and alien races. She is celebrated for her beauty, her lineage and the fact that as High Couch of the most celebrated house of pleasure in all the civilized stars, she commands a great price. Silistra is a world of contrasts — islistra people long-lived, its terrain in places inhospitable and its morals unusual.


Because it comes out of nowhere, and once it starts, it seems like it never ends. Like all of Morris’ books, there is a lot to think about in High Couch silistea Silistra — questions of philosophy, sociology, sexuality, and governmental rule. With the foundation thus revealed, we can better appreciate the setting. The concept and style of writing, in my opinion, are very modern and have strong feminist tones.

There are men raping other men. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. They make stars and planets sillstra stuff and are generally godlike. It is entertaining and provocative in following the adventures and exploits of Estri, the heroine of the series. It is a wonderfully complex read, with great character and fantasy world building.

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Showing of 3 reviews. You are commenting using your Twitter account. This was a very entertaining book, but I’d stop short of calling it feminist or particularly insightful into female sexuality. That is so say it is extremely professional and genuine-looking. January 24, Sold by: In The High Couch of SilistraEstri, Well-Keepress of Astria and holder of the ultimate seat of control begins an epic adventure to discover her origins and save the dwindling population.

Brown, Locus Magazine “The best single example of prostitution used silistr fantasy Her sensuality was at the core of her world, her quest beyond the civilized stars.