By the 21st century, bombs and a deadly virus have reduced the male to female ratio to 1:10. Now what was America is ruled by tribes of woman warriors. Dian guards over her village and its people. But when strangers arrive with a precious gift and a request for aid, she must embark on a journey that leads her far from safety. Leigh Richards is a pen name of best-selling author Laurie R. King. She fully brings her talent for vivid drama and suspense to Califia's Daughters.
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"Writing under a pseudonym, Laurie R. King ventures into the science fiction/fantasy genre with a novel that takes her to the end of the twentieth century and a time when the male population has been decimated by disease. Dian's skills as a hunter and warrior are a great benefit to her village. Alyssa Bresnahan's presentation of Dian as a strong, self-reliant woman who has set out on a trip to discover the true story of a new group of settlers also reveals the character's sensitivity and vulnerability. Bresnahan uses pauses and timing to good advantage in drawing out the suspense and complexities of the plot. Dian's reactions and relationships with a broad cast of characters are vivid and clear. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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