Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Steelflower

Posted March 1, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Steelflower


by Lilith Saintcrow


Series: Steelflower Chronicles #1

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Hunter’s Prayer, Redemption Alley, Flesh Circus, Heaven's Spite, The Demon's Librarian, Dead Man Rising, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, To Hell and Back, Death's Excellent Vacation, Chicks Kick Butt, Dark and Stormy Knights, Angel Town, Storm Watcher, Fire Watcher, Cloud Watcher, Mindhealer, The Iron Wyrm Affair, The Red Plague Affair, Dark Watcher, To Hell and Back.

Genres: Urban Fantasy

This eBook has 310 pages and was published by Samhain Publishing on March 13, 2007. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

First in the fantasy Steelflower Chronicles…and most likely the last.

My Take

Kaia, a shunned elf who believes she never manifested any of her expected elfin powers, left home to seek her fortune as a mercenary. We first encounter a hungover Kaia doing battle while still half asleep only to find she’s fighting on behalf of the man whose pocket she picked the night before.

In general, I really like Saintcrow as an author and the idea of this story is intriguing. But, must Kaia whine so much??

I got the message — she doesn’t believe she has any power!! In spite of all the indications she’s receiving to the contrary?!?

Then Kaia talks about Rikyat being gods-touched. Well, thank god, Saintcrow keeps telling us because I sure am not getting it from his actions. Stop telling! Start showing!

Really, a lot of good ideas desperately in need of some depth! And lots less whining…

The Cover and Title

It has a great cover…it’s too bad the cover artist didn’t do the illustrations!

The title is all about Kaia. She’s the Steelflower elf shunned for her lack of power.

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