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‘Today I looked into the rings and saw a new and better world'. And so it was that Darius built a tower upon a leythium-node wherein he set in motion a set of giant rings composed of leythium and silver from which the power of Rhomatum City was established: a power that, centuries later, would become the source of conflict between the resident ring-master Anheliaa, vested interests in general, and the Rhomandi brothers, Deymorin, Mikhyel, and Nikaenour, in particular.
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Anheliaa schemes to maintain and extend Rhomatum City's influence upon neighbouring satellites of the Ley-web. And the brothers discover that their suspicions of one another have been ill-founded, and that all three working together are a living Ley-node; the Ley-web's future.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   deposing an evil leader    -   finding an assassin (political)    -   unraveling a conspiracy Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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