"Exciting epic fantasy"
Using magic, the mysterious off-worlders Gardier has
conquered Ile-Rien though the embattled Rienish wizards
have learned how to open an inter-world portal. Another
defeated foe of the Gardier, the Syprians fear magic due
to its misuse by evil wizards Their Chosen One, Giliead,
is resistant to most magic.
Meanwhile Tremaine Valiarde knows that the soul of the
great wizard Arisilde rests inside a magical sphere that
is the last hope that the Rienish wizards have to defeat
Gardier magic. She and her fellow exiles on Syprian pull
a passenger liner through the portal that upsets the
locals and bring them to the attention of malevolent
wizards who want the sphere. To ease the minds of the
anti-magic local populace about her motives, Tremaine
marries Gilead's brother Ilias, a freedom fighter who has
killed several evil wizards. The intrepid Tremaine leads
a raid on the Gardier, but she and others become trapped
inside an enemy airship that a wizard transports from this
orb to what she assumes is the enemy's homeworld with no
exit for her and her allies.
The WIZARD HUNTERS, the second Book of the Fall of Ile-
Rien trilogy, is an exciting epic fantasy that contains
realistic worlds and genuine races occupying the orbs.
The story line is fast-paced and action-packed as the
beleaguered Rienish are nearing a last stand with no hope
of defeating the conquering Gardier. Tremaine, daughter
of the champion of DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER (same world,
but outside this series), is a fantastic heroine, as she
feels the hopelessness that her race feels. With two
great stories already printed, readers will look forward
to an all's wells that ends well finale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 5, 2004