"A fun fantasy"
In one realm Sir Eric Banyon, known there as
Silverflute, a Queen's Knight, is a hero who saved the
world. On a more earthly plane, Eric is a Juilliard
student flautist who flunked Introduction to Music Theory
because he missed his midterm saving the world from
Aerune. Eric attends summer school to make up the credits
and stay in school.
Of course Eric has other activities intruding on his
studies to include a naming ceremony for his daughter Maeve
to being ripped by his professor, a technical genius who
has no earthly idea how to teach. This is next to nothing
for Eric who has faced deadly enemy in combat, but remains
unaware that Aerune and the Sidhe are plotting a rematch
with a different ending.
SPIRITS WHITE AS LIGHTNING is a humorous "Bedlam's
Bard" tale that cleverly mixes ordinary life with fantasy
elements. The amusing story line never slows down as old
favorites and villains return for another world threatening
engagement in between homework assignments. Eric is a
complex hero who can save worlds, fail classes, and look at
his infant daughter and seriously claim she looks like
Winston Churchill sans cigar; this Queen's Knight makes the
tale sing. Sub-genre fans who relish a comic fantasy romp
filled with New York guardians and Vegas elves will join
the chorus line of readers singing praise to Mercedes
Lackey & Rosemary Edgehill for their latest collaboration.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 14, 2001