DragonDreamsJen’s #CBR4 Review #65 & #66 The Godmother and The Godmother’s Apprentice by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Amid all my Darkover books, I’ve taken a few side tangents into other worlds and writers’ works. While tidying out one of my many bookcases, I noticed my well-loved copies of The Godmother and The Godmother’s Apprentice by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Once spotted, they just begged to be read yet again.
The Godmother deals with the trials and tribulations of a Seattle social worker named Rose Samson who wishes there were better ways to help some of her clients. Into the breach appears Godmother Felicity Fortune. This wonderful character appears to be based on fellow fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey to whom the book is dedicated. The magic powers that Godmothers have access to in our modern era poses new challenges and strict guidelines as to how wishes are granted. Scarborough does a masterful, humorous job of weaving in favourite archetypes in a brand new way.
The rest of my review can be read on my bookhoardingdragon blog.