"A wonderful fantasy"
The Heir Apparent. The wizard brought role playing
college students Karl, Andrea and five other Earthlings
through the Gate Between Worlds. Over time Karl became
the Emperor and he and his beloved Andrea had a child
Jason while the magnificent seven fought against slavery.
The dwarves, elves, humans, and the dragon Ellegon mentor
Jason until Ahrmin the Master Slaver apparently kills
Karl. Living in the shadows of his heroic parents has
inadvertently overwhelmed his self esteem and now he
failed in his first battle. To prove his worthiness he
believes he must kill his dad's enemy.
The Warrior Lives. With Karl declared officially
dead, Jason takes over throne, but has doubts he can come
close to matching the legacy of his renowned father. Still
he leads the inner circle of warriors and Ellegon to battle
the deadly Slavers Guild. However, he learns that an
enigmatic message has been placed on the enemy's dead.
Could his father be alive as the note states: "The Warrior
Lives!" Jason needs to know the truth.
GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME: LEGACY is the delightful combining
of two 1980s epic fantasies that hold up quite well and
seem to belong together in one longer saga though both
tales can stand alone. The book is a coming of age
chronicle starring a delightful hero filled with
reservation and uncertainty about living up to the legends
of his illustrious parents (kind of like the son of
Michael Jordan playing basketball). Though similar in
many ways to other epic fantasy tales, LEGACY is a
fabulous reading experience as the next generation
struggles with living up to the bar set by his incredible
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 20, 2004