The following is a parody for humor purposes only: it is not an in-depth analysis. For a definition of "Sekrit Rool" go here
Originally posted in Live Journal Sept. 1, 2006.
I did enjoy these books and another series (The Sandtiger and Del series) by Jennifer Roberson, but there were some attendant problems. Jennifer Roberson seems to have difficulty in portraying a "feminist" character from within the context of the character's supposed society. Which is to say, her "independent strong minded female" characters tend to sound like stereotypical 60's era feminists. They also tend to get their feminist opinions disproved within the context of the story, which may be a contributing reason why some fans have assumed in the past that Roberson is a male writer working under a female name. (Well that and the fact that her male characters are...VERY MALE in a way that's difficult to describe.)