"For fans of "THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN""
The world has never known a musician as powerful as Aidan
MacAllister, a man whose voice can make grown men weep. He
is the cousin of the king of Elyria a powerful ruler who
has conquered many nations and made it part of his empire.
He couldn't have done it without the help of the Ridemark
clan who control the bloodstones that make the dragons obey
them and turn them into a fierce fighting machine. Aidan
is not interested in wars only music and travels the world
giving his songs to who ever wants to listen.
At twenty-one the king ordered Aidan thrown into the
hellacious prison of Mazadine where he was tortured until
he broke. He stayed there for seventeen years and when he
was released, he found out the reason for his imprisonment
was that he disturbed the dragons. The long-lived, gender
neutral race of the Elhim look upon him as their savior
because only he can free the dragons in thrall to humans
and right a wrong the Elhim committed against these
glorious creatures. Aidan will do his best to succeed on
his quest but there are many obstacles in his path, many of
Fans of "THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN" series by Anne McCaffrey
will love this novel and will care more for the dragons
than they do for any other character except Aidan, a man
wounded in body and spirit. Carol Berg has written a
brilliant and colorful epic fantasy placed in a world that
is highly creative and imaginative. Although this is a
stand-alone book, this reviewer hopes that there will be
more tales written about this wondrous world.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003