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Wen Spencer authored A Brother's Price, a novel that falls under the Low Fantasy genre. The story is set in Queensland, a society where over ninety percent of the population is female. In such a world, men are scarce and highly valuable, as families compete to secure a suitable husband for each of their daughters.

The protagonist, Jerin Whistler, hails from a family with 27 siblings and is a simple subject of Queensland. His family possesses excellent soldier skills and is of landed gentry status. One day, his young sister rescues a lone rider from attackers, leading their family to become involved in a complex plot involving family history, treason, and the fate of their nation. Jerin's worth as a potential husband becomes a critical factor in the unfolding events.

A Brother's Price is a blend of speculative fiction and romance novel, featuring a reversal of traditional gender roles. The book's focus on marriage and social hierarchy echoes the works of Jane Austen, while the setting is similar to the Wild West, albeit with a monarchy and "Girls with Guns."

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