Gideon's Dawn is a complex epic of heroic adventure set in a unique, mysterious world where two magical languages—one borne of creation, the other of destruction—are building toward an ultimate war for dominance.
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For generations the Council Lords of Phallenar, sole keepers of the language of Destruction, have ruled the lands unopposed, having long ago destroyed all those who spoke the language of life, and suppressed the knowledge of their tongue so completely that in time it became little more than legend.
And yet one tentative hope remained. Certain prophecies from ages past continued to rail against the Council's rule. They spoke of a coming redeemer, one who would shatter the Council's strength and remake the world with a power not like their own.
Then one day, a stranger named Gideon appeared. No one knows where he came from or how he arrived. But they know he has power. This is no ordinary sojourner, they whisper. He may be the answer to ancient prophecies of doom and deliverance. Or he may just be Gideon Dawning, a graduate student from Texas, in over his head in a world beyond time…
The review of this Book prepared by Michael D. Warden