[LMB] age differences

adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 7 17:58:34 GMT 2021

When the Sharing Knife books first came out, some readers were scandalized by the age difference between Dag and Fawn.  Others of us, familiar with older Harlequins & other romances, were more comfortable with the pairing of a woman of 17 and a man who looked 35.  
Oddly enough, two of the couples in _A Civil Campaign_ have similar age differences, with the men being about twice the age of their future wives.  Delia and Olivia are 24 and 22; Duv and Dono are both well into their 40s.  Yet I don't recall anyone on the list squawking, making "cradle-robbing" comments, or any other protest.  
Why the furor in the fantasy, but not the science fiction?  "Is a puzzlement."

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