Three different worlds exist in different dimensions but
what happens in one world affects the other two.
In the world of humans and dwarves, the seven dragons
rule. An annual festival is held in which those that are
mad or have Deep Magic are taken away from their homes
never to be seen again. Galen Arnold hears inanimate
objects talk and visits other realms in his dreams and he
is caught by the Inquisitor and brought to a central
location where others like him are trained to fight in a
war that the general populace doesn't know exists.
The Titans once ruled another world but all that is left
is machines that don't work and books that are used for
burning. The goblins want to fix these machines but the
only one who has an affinity for them is Mimic who rises
Queen Tatayna's world of faery is besieged on two fronts.
In the north the centaurs and satyrs struggle to take
control; while Lord Pheor in the south plans to overthrow
her highness and marry her daughter to become the ruler.
The faery seeker Dwynwym struggles to find a truth that
will save her homeland.
Galen's Deep Magic has the power to influence events in
the other worlds and is strong enough if he learns to use
it properly to change his own.
Tracy and Laura Hickman have created fantasy worlds that
exist on separate planes but impact each other. Just how
deep they interact will be explained in further
installments of The Bronze Canticles. Each world is
different and fascinating with characters created
specifically for that realm. Readers will care about
several protagonists, hoping they survive their trials and
tribulations. The Hickmans deserve an award for
originality and creativity.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 29, 2004