My review for War for the Oaks will look a lot like my review for Territory, minus the philosophical wanking about westerns and mental blocks. Both books have the same strengths and weaknesses. WftO is still pretty darn good in spite of all the knit picks I could enumerate, and it’s well worth reading. Good characters, good story, fun world... and boy do I ever approve of single-shot books that go down easy and aren't contrived for a sequel.
The Bottom Line: Yay, delicious! Thumbs Up.