"Fun sword and sorcery saga"
It should have been a peaceful place, the isolated island
in the Boreal Sea but the four kingdoms that inhabit it
have periodically gone to war. In the kingdom of Cathra,
the heir to the throne Prince Conrig wants to be the high
king when his father dies and all the other lands would
become his vassal states. He lost his chance to enforce
the Edict of Sovereignty when his father refuses to commit
an army to invade Didion and instead orders a naval
embargo which the seafaring nation easily avoids.
Now Conrig has made an alliance with the powerful
Sorceress of Moss, who will help him in return for
becoming the queen of her kingdom as his first vassal
state. Her brother Prince Beynor is the heir and has made
an alliance with Didion, giving to them what his sister
has given to Conrig, the full use of the powerful magic
they would need.
Julian May, author of THE MANY COLORED LAND, is one of the
best world builders in fantasy today. His latest sword
and sorcery saga is of epic propositions and is told from
the point of view of Snudge, Conrig's snoop, assassin and
the one called upon when something nasty needs doing.
CONQUEROR'S MOON is the first installment in The Boreal
Moon tales and readers will be hooked, anxiously wanting
to read the next volume to find out how some of the
dangling threads are sewn up.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 20, 2003