No Man's Land

by A J Fitzwater | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9780995135536 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/24/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 24, 2020
I got this softcover from an online seller, attracted by the cover-art - and the New Zealand setting, and the LGBT protagonists. Now to find out if I like the story {wry grin}.

Later: I did! It's a charming and unusual tale blending history and magic, and begins when Tea Gray joins the Land Service (an organization that assigned women to agricultural jobs during WWII while the men were at war). Her twin brother is in the army, fighting on the other side of the world, and she's stuck in the North Otago region learning a new set of skills and trying to get along with the... somewhat unusual folks already working there. Among them, Izzy - a young woman who has a strange attraction for Tea...

The fantasy elements crept in early on, with different types of shapeshifting involved - including one of the most unusual varieties I've encountered, one with epic and deep-magic tones that contributed to a globe-spanning rescue mission later in the story. But for me it was the tentative romance between the main characters - and another between the secondary ones - that completed the story, all the more so in the epilogue.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Surrey Lane in Lowell, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (6/23/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, Surrey Lane in Lowell, Massachusetts USA

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I left this book in this handsome new Little Free Library just ahead of a rainstorm; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2021 LGBTQ+ Pride challenge. ***

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