|Submitted by DeWayne White|
(Feb 12, 1999)
Modesitt has returned to the "Saga of Recluse" with a strong
passion. If you liked The Magic of Recluse (the "first" book) or
the Towers of Sunset (the "second"), you'll like this one. If you
are acquainted only through other books in the series, read those two and
you will be "more hooked"
This story is, as usual, told from a personal viewpoint and if you
enjoy a "growing up" story from an "ethics" point of view, or just a well
written story which "hangs together" with (for me) enough action and enough
"introspective thought" you'll enjoy this one.
The (2) major characters are "warrior" / healer/ "mage" type people
of a caring nature. They had rather not "use force" but continue
to do so throughout the book.
On another level I am (very slightly) reminded of (among others), the
Vietnam War when the "bad guys" invaded the "good guys" but, in that context,
you are left to your own opion after you read the book. In this case
the "? guys" win (?).