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Five Stars, Oct 2004, 25.95, 342 pp.
ISBN 159142159

World-walkers, using a gatestone, can traverse parallel worlds; and their job is to keep the worlds separate and prevent the use of unauthorized world-walking, which would mean the destruction of all the worlds. The New Worlders do not believe what Central Headquarters enforces. They feel unlimited world-walking would keep the connections that were meant to be viable in order to keep the parallel worlds safe from the destruction that Central in its ignorance is causing.
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The Other (Jesse) is illegally going from one world into another searching for something that he never had and desperately wants: peace of mind. World-Walker Suli Grail is charged by Central to, contain him or kill him because he is a natural, able to walk the worlds without the stone. His travels change the fate of his doppelgangers in other worlds; musician Jesse Farrell is wanted by the police thanks to the machinations of the Other. Suli gets in the middle of the confrontation and her actions loosen the emotions encased in ice around the Other. Working together, they try to find a way to insure that the Other is free to walk the worlds he chooses thus assuring that the worlds will continue to exist.

Melisa Michaels has written a fantastic first rate urban fantasy. The Other and the other Jessies were verbally and physically abused by their fathers and depending on how they reacted to abuse, each Jessie in his own world is a little different from their doppelgangers.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--a parallel earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   20's-30's


Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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