|Submitted by Keyoke |
(Jul 31, 2001)
On a whim, I decided to pick up Transformation by Carol Berg. For a long time, it sit on my shelf, collecting dust. It sounded good, but, I just never bothered. One day, after finishing a long run of scifi novel, I needed some fantasy.. And hence, I decided to give this book a try, even despite the horrid cover. What a surprise! Amazing novel, it has been a long time since I've read a novel that has engrossed me so much in such a unique way. The story is told from the view point of a slave, his people conquered, and believing he is alone. It shows how his spirit has been crushed, and how he manages to live day by day. Soon, he is sold the ruling Prince of the people that destroyed his own. As time goes by, he realizes other malovent forces are at work, and that the very person who destroyed his people may be the only hope for the entire world. Excellent fantasy! The cultures come alive, and what I love is that the culture grows on you, meaning, simply, the author does not flood you with a set of rules for the culture, but, let's you discover the cultures through the eyes of the characters. I cannot recommend this book enough. The second book, Revelation, will be released in August of 2001.