A review by chronographia
Warrior Enchantresses (Book Collectors), by Mary Frances Zambreno, Deborah Wheeler, Pamela Sargent, Rebecca Ore, Melanie Rawn, Andre Norton, Josepha Sherman, Steven Rogers, Diana L. Paxson, Rosemary Hawley Jarman, Jennifer Roberson, Lois Tilton, Richard Gilliam, Tanith Lee, Laura Resnick, Kathy Chwedyk, William F. Wu, Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch


This did not age well, if it ever was any good to start with. Passive voice running rampant, passive characters running, er, rampant. The whole thing is poorly characterized, poorly paced, poorly plotted, and strangely . . . almost entirely historically based. A bitter, angry take on said historical gender politics and warfare. Most stories revolve around fighting the fight to save a man, quite often from his own stupidity (Really, there's nothing else worth fighting for? REALLY?). Worse, the woman's power is never truly her own, only lent from a Higher Being. Seriously, 90s feminism, what is your deal? What– How– Just how do you screw up war + magic + badass women?

Save yourself the trouble, read Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment instead.

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