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Rebecca Neason
Aspect, Jun 2001, 6.99, 448 pp.
ISBN: 0446609536

    When King Ozaza died with no heir, the Kingdom of Aghamore fell into turmoil and chaos. The barons conduct a bloody feud and cutthroats roam the countryside. Men hide to avoid conscription by some petty lord.

    Lysandra is on her way to say farewell to her betrothed when thugs attack their town, killing him and her parents while leaving her unconscious. When she awakens she is blind and has been raped. Unable to cope, she journeys from her home until settling in a small cottage with a wolf as her companion. Although she lost her vision, she gained the ability of “sight” that enables her to see through the wolf's eyes. She will soon play a key role in seating the next ruler of the country if she can elude an evil sorceress and her malevolent consort who plan to become the next monarchs.

    The ending is a cliffhanger because Lysandra has evil to battle and her own past to contend with before the true king sits on the throne of Aghamore. Lysandra is a complex person who readers will enjoy getting to know through her relationship with the wolf and her adventures. Rebecca Neason is a gifted storyteller whose tale compares favorably with the Shannara saga.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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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    -   guardian of justice Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   power source    -   money/gems/treasure Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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