1. Great assessment. Took me a minute to figure out what you meant by “reluctant fan,” but I get it. Even when I was outside the church, I found some of the sexual content of these books offputting. You are right that the filmmakers are likely to seize on that very thing.

  2. notleia says:

    Oh shoot, I’ve been meaning to blarg about these. I’m also a reluctant fan, but for different reasons: it’s only somewhat feminist. Sure, Lessa is a strong, complex female protagonist, but the chief villain(ess) is pretty much the entire  Blonde B*tch-Bimbo trope on legs. But heck yes I liked the medieval fantasty/60s sci-fi mashup.

What say you?