A story about this — 6 years ago
Cherryh has apparently written a lot of books, but I’ve read only the four Morgaine books )Exile’s Gate being the fourth). After reading it, I have listed Cherryh as one of my favourite writers; I have listed the Morgaine books as some of my favourite books. And I’m infinitely grateful to the friend who had recommended these books to me.
Cherryh’s style is simple, terse and strange in a good way. It’s quite refrshing to read a fantasy written like that. The characters are well developed, but the best part are the relationships those characters have – tense, tentative, ambivalent, changing all the time; there are also lots of split loyalties. All in all, Cherryh’s writing reminds me of Icelandic sagas at their best.