I’ve read and re-read this series many times. It’s in my top ten best books of all time. Cherryh is up there with Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, Bradbury, Norton, Niven and many others of the best science fiction writers the world has seen.
This is a sci-fi story that feels like it’s fantasy because the protagonists journey through worlds via “Gates”, worlds that are feudal and therefore see any technology that Morgaine has as magic. The story is told through the eyes of her vassal Nhi Vanye, a dishonored warrior.
The description of the worlds and cultures are detailed and believable. I know that these worlds exist out there somewhere, some-when.
The book is sublime.