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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.

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.
The review of this Book prepared by Charles Smyth








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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

Setting

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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