"Exciting work of speculative fiction"
The world of Ranadon revolves around two suns but when the
Age of Shadows descends, only one of the orbs is visible
in the sky. The planet undergoes severe climatic changes
that destroy life. When a scientist discovers when the
Age of Shadows will end, Belagren the High Priestess of
the Shadowdancers uses that knowledge to convince Antonov
the Lion of Senet that the Goddess spoke through her.
Warrior ruler Antonov wants to conquer the world through
diplomacy or, if necessary, war. He imposes his worship
of the Goddess on those lands he conquers.
Dhevyn is a Kingdom made up of many islands and Antonov
wants the nation to be under his rule so he forces the
queen to abdicate when her daughter turns sixteen. She
will become monarch and her husband will be Antonov's
favorite son Kirsh, puppet rulers with the Lion of Senet
pulling the string. However, what he really wants is to
find the rebel Dirk Provin, the true heir to the throne of
Dhevyn, convert him to belief in the Goddess and place him
on the throne. Dirk, an expert tactician wants to free
Dhevyn from the Lion's rule and destroy Antanov but first
he must set in motion a scheme to bring him close to the
Jennifer Fallon's second book in "The Second Son's
Trilogy" is as good, if not better than it prequel, THE
LION OF SENET because the characters are more complex in
the years that have passed since the events of the
prequel. Dirk is a true hero, willing to vilify his name
to topple Antonov and his mistress Belagren. EYE OF THE
LABYRINTH is an exciting work of speculative fiction, one
that readers will enjoy immensely.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 21, 2004