Touchstone was the first book in this thought provoking trilogy. It was a behind the scenes look at theatrical production powered not by animation but magic. Touchstone is a theatre group struggling for success and identity. In this volume, Touchstone has had some success but made some enemies and allies in the process.
Political intrigue is introduced in this book. It is not apparent who is behind it until the final pages and then it is dealt with circumspectly. This book shows more depth on the characters and explains Cayden Silversun's elsewhens. His elsewhens might be described as precognition of a limited nature. Cayden is particularly concerned with the elsewhens referring to his glisker, Mieka.
Cayden feels that what Touchstone can do through theater is nothing less than change his society. Again societal ills are shown such as discrimination, prejudice, poverty and more.
This is the second book in the trilogy, I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I recommend the book.
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