A Stranger to Command

A Stranger to Command

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Courtly Vidanric--sent for his own protection to train as a warrior in a foreign land--considers himself alien, sensitive, weak, and ignorant among his fellow cadets. Remaining a study in courage and integrity, despite the grinding discipline that takes away even his name, Vidanric's skills grow swordblade sharp even as he also learns lessons of the heart.
Publisher: Winnetka, CA : YA Angst, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781934648551
Branch Call Number: YA F Smi


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MiryamDT Oct 13, 2015

THIS IS NOT "A stranger to Command" by Sherwood Smith. This is "Stranger" by Rebecca Brown (and Sherwood Smith) , the first book in the "Change" series.


I THINK right now I may muster up and write a cohesive review. You see, beforehand I was rather overcome by the overt epicimosity of this book, but see, that is another story. Before I begin a short digression is perfunctory: Whomever refrained from checking out "Crown Duel" from the library paperback YA? Thank you.

Sherwood's mastery of world-building (in such a way only spending forty-three years writing it can manage), character-building and independent writing style...(Look, as that does not sound extremely propitious is IS a very good writing style, if you don't mind that sort o' thing) is apparent. I adored every mention of similarities to "Crown Duel", each same character, according kingdoms, and a nice cast of new ones, too.

Evidently this is not as cohesive a review as I expected; my thoughts appear to be confined to mute admiration. (I have a talent for unintentional hyperbole. TRUST ME this book is excellent) But this book is splendid.
Thanks for reading!
~R. ♪.

Nov 19, 2012

I think the books you want are in the omnibus volumn "Crown Duel" which DBRL does have.


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