by Donna Jo Napoli
This story did not unfold the way I expected it to, and I enjoyed that. Some of the intuitive actions the midwife made while trying to heal people surprised me, I wondered if a person in her position would really have guessed at such measures. But no matter. It's the kind of intense, thought-provoking story you can read in one sitting. And the ending makes you want to cry.
Some parts of the story reminded me a lot of Barbara Hambly's Dragonshadow.
Rating: 3/5 118 pages, 1993