First purchase of the new year

As I found some spare time after work and I travel through the city center when heading home I decided to visit my usual bookstores as I try to do so once a month. There I found one book, which was actually two novels and a short story, titled Orthe: The Chronicles Of Carrick V, by Mary Gentle. The two novels are called The Golden Witchbreed (1983) and Ancient Light (1987). I had previously read Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle, and I quite enjoyed it, so I wanted to give one of her older titles a try. Orthe is categorized as science fiction although the world where it takes place is on the level of the Mediaevil Age, describing the visit of an Earth envoy to an alien planet, hoping to make a profitable contact. A not too original concept, but interesting enough for me to discover how Gentle approaches it and what kind of story develops from it.

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