Tess Of The Road – Rachel Hartman

Tess Of The Road - Rachel HartmanThis is a YA fantasy story set in medieval times with dragons, etc. Tess is a 17 year-old misfit, an obnoxious headstrong anarchist-in-training who invariably chooses to behave in a way that produces trouble and discord. Because of particularly scandalous behaviour, according to the norms of the day when women are supposed to lead constrained and subservient lives, Tess leaves on a journey of discovery, a pilgrimage of sorts. She is accompanied on part of this journey by a quigutl, a flightless sub-species of dragon (readers should consult the Glossary at the end of the book). Surprisingly, the story then becomes quite introspective about the nature of bad behaviour and finding one’s ash in the world, and thus more interesting than the average fantasy story. Overall, a very fun read.

5 thoughts on “Tess Of The Road – Rachel Hartman”

  1. Wow! What an eclectic reader David is. He has read a number of books on my ‘2 B or Not 2B…read’ list and has read others which have just been added to the same! Glad you were featured in the wordpress Discover section – I’ll be back to see if I concur with Mr. David’s astute reviews!

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