FSB, Apr 2002, 23.95, 304 pp.
In 1978 Newell leaves his hometown of Pastel, Alabama for New Orleans where he wanders the streets until he stops at a store intriguingly named Hendeman's Rare and Used to learn what they sell and to borrow a phone book. Newell mentions the YMCA and the woman, as handsome as a man, Louise Kimbro likes his look and offers him a room, which he takes. Broke, Newell obtains a busboy job at the near... Kirith Kirin
Jessex is a normal boy who grew up as all little boys do, but he soon was called upon to enter the service of the exiled king. There he fulfilled prophecy after prophecy and was trained to be a wizard or Thaanarc. When his training is complete, he is immediately thrust into battle against an evil wizard who has ruled the kingdom for far too many lifetimes. At his side are the king, Kirith Kirin, and the other twice-named. The twice-named can be killed, b... The Ordinary
Tor, May 2004, 24.95, 368 pp.
The ocean contains the Twil Gate that connects the two diverse planets. Whereas the Hormling of Senal depends heavily on technology, engineering and science, the agrarian Erejhen of Irion believes in magic. Even how the two races understand the Twil Gate varies. The Hormling know that the gate had to have been developed by an unknown technologically advanced culture; the Erejhn believe the gate is...