One of Orson Scott Card's um.. lesser known works, for good reason. The story is good enough, if weak: a princess implants a weird memory chip in her brain to gain the knowledge of all past rulers in her line, and goes on a quest to fulfill her Destiny (blech) of defeating the great evil menace of the Wyrm. But the characters come off as really sketchy, and the final scene with its hentai-esque Wyrm-tentacle rape thang is just WEIRD in a "where is THAT coming from" way rather than a "Oh wow, this was unexpected and makes my mind reel with the glory of literature" way. Sigh. But it's OSC, so it's not all bad.

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