" I think this is one of her first novels, if not her first. It combines the legends of fantasy in a brief Science Fiction framework. Rocannon encounters the stereotypically beautiful alien of legend and travels to a backwater world, leaving behind all he knows to find that he has played a part in something that now poses a deadly threat to the people of the planet, and becomes a legend himself. Not as lovely as her later work, but still enjoyable. (January 30, 2005) "
— Cindy, 2/10/2014