While Karon rules in Avonor on the world of Gondai, a place
where magic is practiced openly; his wife Seri and their
son Gerik live on the mundane world of Valleorn, where
magic is stamped out whenever the anomaly appears. Gerick
recovers from being held prisoner by the lords of Zhev'Na,
powerful evil sorcerers. They hoped to break Gerick and
make him one of them but his parents rescued him.
In Avonor, Karon battles the Lords of Zhev'Na, a war that
has been going on for a millennium. The only time he sees
his wife and son is when he crosses D'Arnath's Bridge that
links the two worlds. He takes Gerick to Avonor for a day
and returns him to his mother. Not long afterward Karon
believes Gerick betrayed his plans to the Lords.
Gerick crosses the bridge into a new world whose people say
he is their rightful king. He cares for these people,
damaged, broken, but kind. Still he knows he must leave
them to so he can root out the traitors that counsel his
father. He also wants to use his knowledge to help Karon
put an end to the Lords and bring peace to a world that
knows only war.
Carol Berg is one of those rare and talented fantasists who
has the ability to create worlds out of her imagination,
populates them with tortured but likeable characters and
place them in realms that feel believable. After reading
THE SOUL WEAVER readers will feel as if they have gone
through an emotional wringer having empathized with the
three main characters. This exciting finale brings to a
close one of the best fantasy series in a long time.
Posted January 30, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 1, 2007