|Childe Rolande (1989) [Novel]|
by Samantha Lee
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(From the publisher):
Childe Rolande, Hermaphrodite and Freak, is born into the fiercely matriarchal society of Alba at a time when the fabric of the nation is crumbling.
Rolande fulfils all the technical requirements of an ancient Prophecy which promises that one day a 'Redeemer' will arise who will be 'The One and the Both', and who will sweep away the age-old tyranny of Alba's female rulers to 'bind the nation together in peace'.
The hopes of Alba's downtrodden males are centred on this mystical being, whose eyes hold the wisdom of the ages and who can reputedly change into an eagle at will.
Can Rolande live up to their expectations, wrest the antlered throne from the Warlord of the Clans, drive the Sorceress Fergaek from the stronghold in the Dark Tower, and unite the polarised Kingdom?
Original title: Chide Rolande
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Science Fantasy