When one of her patients, a revered holy man to the Vietnamese, gives Kitty an amulet with semingly inexplicable powers, her world is changed forever. For the amulet gives her the power to see the auras that emanate from those around her; and the auras allow her to separate the brave from the cowardly, the compassionate from the heartless, and the truly dangerous from the frightened and confused. It is a power she will neeed to save not only her sanity, but her life. Going against orders Kitty convinces a helicopter pilot to help her take one of her orphan patients to safety; but when the chopper is shot down, Kitty is left in the enemy-held jungle to survive by her wits...and the power of the amulet.
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1989.
Original title: The Healer's War
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction
This work is excerpted in the following works :
Nebula Awards 25 (1991) [Anthology]
Authors: Lois McMaster Bujold
, Mike Resnick
, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
, Connie Willis
, Michael Bishop
, John M. Ford
, John Crowley
, Gardner R. Dozois
, Robert Frazier
, Bruce Boston