This is the story of a lonely woman who never learned tact and does not like her job as an Elder Enchantress. She is weighed down by having to wear many dresses. The author did not explain why. The woman, Hiresha, has come to Morimound because she wanted to visit the man she had wished to marry when she was a girl. Her old teacher called out to her. Sri was imprisoned for being pregnant. Hiresha notices that all of the women and girls of child bearing age were pregnant. She gets Sri released and figures out through her magic that the child Sri is carrying is made of bone only. Something is wrong here. She needs to figure who is doing this and why. She is assisted by the Lord of the Feast. They figure out who is the Soultrapper. But will they be able to save the people and the town?
This was a well written book but I did not get into the story until the end. This is not my favorite genre to read. I got this book for free from amazon.
From the author:
Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right.
From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.
A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must track him by his magic. Unfortunately, her cultured education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft, which is decidedly less than proper. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist. Associating with him may imperil Hiresha’s city, yet refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from the mass births.To get a "Look Inside", click here.