A Mankind Witch (The Shadow of the Lion)
by Dave Freer
Review by Lucy Schmeidler
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0743499131
Date: 01 July, 2005 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
A Mankind Witch is a sequel to The Shadow of the Lion, by Lackey, Flint, and Freer, but only in the sense that it takes place in the same world, with some of the same characters; otherwise it is an entirely independent story. It is also funny, with situational rather than slapstick humor. The two main threads of the plot concern a very ingenious young man, captured and branded as a slave, who cares too much about the princess he has been assigned to serve to try to escape, and a rational man--the same man in fact--who experiences magic but needs to explain everything away as a form of trickery.