Not surprising. There are three others books before this one. You really ought to read those first.I've read Piratica - which is great fun - and I'm currently reading Wolf Wing but as I've not read the others in the Wolf Tower series, I'm finding it a bit hard to get into.
I was wondering one thing does Tanith Lee have female action heroes in her YA about female main characters ?To those that have already been mentioned I would add:
Volkaaver is a good one-off, as are Kill the Dead and Mortal Suns.
All the Tales of the Flat Earth are favorites of mine, and The Wars of Vis is a wonderful series.
For something completely different, there's is The Lionwolf trilogy.
Her shorter fiction is almost always excellent and frequently ... surprising. For novellas, "The Castle of Dark," "Companions on the Road," and "The Winter Players." For short stories, all of the rewritten fairy tales in Red As Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer .
Good to know, i wanted to read more female heroes action or not in fantasy. I got a bit tired of the same young male hero you see in many books.I would say that Piratica is an action hero(ine).
I still have my battered paperback copy from the mid-80s. Read it twice, both times I cried at the end. And I think Clovis was the first gay character I came across in an SF novel (it's not a gay romance, btw, in case anyone's wondering - I wouldn't want to disappoint!).The Silver Metal Lover is my fave - stunningly good novel