"A fine fantasy!"
Half human-half satyricorn, Rhiannon killed one of Righ
Lachlan's favorite Yeoman Guards Connor the Just in order
to save her satyricorn mother. She is now in the
Sorrowgate Tower prison awaiting trial for murder along
with the Laird O Fettercain who Rhiannon helped capture.
His crimes include murder and necromancy as he tried to
raise his dead brother. The Laird's servant seatie Deidre
is placed in the household of Joanna the Mild, Connor's
sister and the head of the College of Healers.
Rhiannon's lover Lewen, an apprentice-witch and squire to
Lachlan, promises her he will be there for her but Olwynne
NiaCuinn bewitches him will a love potion leaving Rhiannon
desolate. At her trial, she is found guilty but Lachlan is
going to pardon her but before he can do that well placed
conspirators act to free the imprisoned laird, unseat
Lachlan and spirit away his heir. Rhiannon is the only one
who can help undo some of the damage the conspirators
caused and she is willing to do it if it means freeing
Lewen from Olwynne's spell.
Book Two of Rhiannon's Ride is a fine fantasy that
magically charms the audience. Fans of the Shannara series
and the works of Raymond E Feist will love THE SHINING
CITY, a work where species of myth and legend live side by
side with humans. In fact there is so much inter- species
mating that it is hard to tell who is a pureblood anymore.
This is a character driven work but there is just enough
action to please all fantasy lovers.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted March 28, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007