I have it in my head that Louise Marley is considered a feminist sci-fi writer, although I can't find anything in her books that would confirm it. Earlier in the year, I read Marley's shallow The Child Goddess, and sadly, The Maquisarde is just as disappointing. Set in a future where the world is divided into corporate colonies, flutist Ebriel Serique becomes a resistance fighter when her husband and daughter are murdered under suspicious circumstances. The story becomes painfully predictable: Ebriel saves the world, overthrows the corporate baddies and learns to love again. But she only finds true happiness when she issues another child and leaves the world-saving business behind.