"Glorious conclusion The Sovereign Stone Trilogy"
Two hundred years ago King Tamoras of Vinnengael received
the Sovereign Stone by the gods and was told to keep it in
one piece. In his desire to see the races of humans, orks,
elfs and dwarves live in peace with one another he split
the stone in quarters, each species receiving one. The
center of the stone was part of the Void and the King's
youngest son Dagnarus took it into his heart and became
Lord of the Void. Corrupted by his newfound powers,
Dagnarus sought to overthrow his father but instead
destroyed the kingdom.
Now Dagnarus returns from another world, bringing with him
the taan, fierce warriors and workers of magic. Using them
as an army, he became the new ruler of New Vinnengael.
Dagnarus wants the four pieces of the sovereign stone so he
can turn them into one jewel, but the four Dominion Lords
who carry them have other plans. They must battle the Lord
of the Void and win if they want to beat back the darkness
that overwhelms the world.
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman bring to a glorious
conclusion The Sovereign Stone Trilogy. Readers do not
have to read the first two books in the series to
thoroughly enjoy and understand JOURNEY INTO THE VOID
though doing so will add to the pleasure. Readers will
surprise themselves by feeling pity for the antagonist who
at unexpected moments shows himself to be vulnerable to his
own emotions. The heroes of this fantastic epic drama, and
there are many, capture the hearts of the reader with their
intensity and determination to triumph over the forces of
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2003
From acclaimed New York Times bestselling fantasists Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman comes the spellbinding conclusion to the epic adventure of wonder, courage, magic, and ambition that is the breathtaking world of the Sovereign Stone.
Over two hundred years have passed since the mystical Sovereign Stone was shattered and the world of Loerem faced its most dangerous test ever—the rise of the dark lord Dagnarus. But now Dagnarus has stirred from the Void and seeks the utter conquest of all Loerem. Leading a seemingly unstoppable horde of bestial, powerful minions and a host of insidious undead, Dagnarus captures mortal kingdom after mortal kingdom, until he stands before the very gates of New Vinnengael, as traitors within the city plot to yield the crown to the undead lord.
In the darkness and turmoil that follows, all heroes must first master their own fears and weaknesses before they can take up the fight to stop Dagnarus, and the company spreads across many lands to face many perils. Mortally wounded by a Blood-knife wielded by an undead Vrykyl knight, the Baron Shadamehr lies dying, and even the many skills of his beautiful, beloved Alise may not be able to save him. Others face desperate journeys through hostile lands and difficult tests of character. And, unsuspected, a deadly Vrykyl stalks the pecwae Bashae—and his precious burden, the human portion of the Sovereign Stone—through the streets of New Vinnengael.
Yet the gods have their own plans for this imperiled land, and drawn by an unknown call, the Dominion Lords head for the Portal of the Gods, the mystical, haunted site of Dagnarus’s terrible treachery two hundred years beforehand. For if all the parts of the sundered Sovereign Stone can be reunited, the Dominion Lords can stop Dagnarus’s unholy plans for domination. But one piece is still missing. . . .
As the past and present converge in a desperate race to determine the future, an unlikely hero will arise. A man who will become far more than he ever dreamed possible and who holds the fate of all Loerem in his hands. And to save Loerem he must venture into a realm of utter terror and darkness . . . into the very blackness of the Void itself.