"A superb fantasy for the discerning reader"
Living in the Kingdom of Golad in the Land of Faye, Prince
Caleng may be a purebred Faerie, but like youths of any
species he is curious about everything so he impishly
seems to get into everything. His goal is to become a
great wizard even more renowned than the mighty Andrade.
However, instead he finds himself leaving his home at
Brzden Castle on a dangerous quest.
He seeks the legendary wizard Fyn'hazzmhn, banished by his
father King Perret, many ages ago. For through the aid of
the mighty wizard, Caleng hopes to rescue his missing
father. However, the lad's odyssey takes Caleng far
beyond the realm of faerie into a world full of hate, a
land of mortals in which he is not only a lost soul
transformed into a human body, but could easily
meet "mortal" death in this ball of confusion.
On the surface this youthful epic fantasy is clearly aimed
at a young audience but adults will also appreciate the
powerful tale that contains several moral points imbedded
brilliantly into Caleng's adventure. The story line is
fast-paced yet the author M. Romero insures that key
characters, especially those that are mythological, seems
real. That is the key to the quest as the Land of Faye
and the other realms visited by Caleng seem authentic so
that the audience receives a fabulous story that is both
complex and simple as only a grand enchantress of a writer
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 23, 2003