This is book three of the Corean Chronicles. The root of Corus's problems is clearly exposed in this book. Alucius finds his wife invaluable in his quest to save not only his way of life but his whole planet.
Alucius, becomes even more deadly over-captain and continues to in insists he is nothing but a herder. Alucius's talent is continuing to grow and become more useful. The elusive and reclusive Soarers bring Wendra into the equation. Whe is forced to expand her knowledge and use of her links to the world lines.
I am an admitted admirer of Modesitt's style and work. There is a common thread of honor and responsibility through his work. His characters struggle to maintain their core identities and to remain truly humble in spite of increasing power.
The common thread, as I stated in previous Modesitt reviews is the lone soul fighting for self identity in a harsh world. Alucius and Wendra find their way to personal satisfaction in this volume with the resolution of many problems. It will be interesting to see where Modesitt goes with the series next. This volume had lots of action and thought!
I highly recommend.
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