Transformation (New York: Roc-Penguin, 2000), was Carol Berg‘s first published book and the first of The Books of the Rai-kirah. I found it easier to read than her other books that I’ve read so far because it is all told from the point of view of one character.
I can certainly see the similarities to her other books. Berg’s pattern seems to be to put a character in a situation where he or she loses everything (family, friends, freedom, faith, etc.) and then regains it all–and maybe even more.
I’m looking forward to reading the other two books in the series: Revelation and Restoration.