a review by TC, in the genre(s) Science Fiction. Book published by Baen Books in 1986

Ethan of Athos is a science fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Never having seen a woman in his life, Ethan is in for quite an eye opener when the first woman he meets is Elli Quinn of the Dendarii Mercenaries. As a good Athosian he tries his best to stay clear of her, but after a small misunderstanding, which makes the local authorities want arrested him for murder and a more shady character want him dead, he need all the help that he can get, even if it is from a woman.

Bujold has quite a lot of fun with Ethan and his "fem-phobic" look at the world and manages to stay on the knife edge between feministic sexism and eh... more sexism. And all the while keeping up a pace that can take the breath from the most hardened action adventure fan. Lots of good jokes, lots of action and Ethan is a character that you just have to like, no matter how limited his world view is. I didn't miss Miles Vorkosigan one second.

Written on Wednesday 3rd October 2001 by .

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Ethan of Athos, a novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

Book Details

  • Ethan of Athos
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • ISBN:
  • Published:
  • Pages: 256
  • Format reviewed: Paperback
  • Review date: October, 2001
  • Language: English
  • Age Range: N/A