"Powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic"
When his country needed him, Alucius joined the army with
the rank of overcaptain and almost single handily won the
battle facing overwhelming arms. As soon as he was no
long needed, he left the army and returned to Iron Stem
where he and his wife Wendra herded sheep and had a baby.
The Ifriti, beings from another world who drains the life
force of a planet and eventually destroys it, are back.
They have stirred up enough unrest so that Lanchrona is
besieged on all sides.
The Lord Protector asks Alucius to lead Northern and
Southern Guards to put down the revolt in Hyalt. He finds
the prophet who is leading the revolt is Ifriti-possessed;
Alucius cuts off its life force. H next goes to
Stronghold to prevent the troops of the Regent from
overpowering loyal troops and taking more Lanachrona
land. Alucius and his troops are to destroy the deadly
spear throwers while the regular army deals with the enemy
force. Alucius is victorious and is rewarded by becoming
the colonel of the Northern Guard but he learns that the
Ifriti are setting up portals to drain and destroy his
world's lifeforce. Alucius and his wife have the talent
to stop them if they can find and destroy the scepters
that enables travel between the two worlds.
This is the third and final book of the Corean Chronicles
and it is a powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy
epic. All the questions of the previous two books
(LEGACIES and DARKNESS) are finally answered and all the
loose ends are tied up. The protagonist is a hero for
going into battle against an enemy that is more powerful
than he is. His love for his wife adds a romantic
dimension that humanizes the larger than life champion.
Scepters is an outstanding
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 12, 2004