"Epic fantasy at its' best"
Combined the two siblings were a power like none the
world has ever seen before. However, after defeating an
invincible evil, the duo turns towards each other. The
Prince of Light Lysaer demanding justice wants to kill his
brother Prince of Rathain Arithon just as the Curse
predicted they would. However, in spite of some powerful
allies, Lysaer has found Arithon living up to his birth
born Master of Shadow abilities as the latter escapes
Both brothers use magic to survive as their rivalry
leads each into separate adventures. However, Arithon knows
that Lysaer is coming closer so he needs an ally to
counterbalance his sibling's magical associates.
Reluctantly, Arithon turns to the enchanter Davien the
Betrayer who has also lived up to his name, having betrayed
and killed Arithon's kin and could just as likely do the
same to the Master of Shadow.
PERIL'S GATE is an exhilarating sword and sorcery
thriller, but feels bloated as Janny Wurts adds filler
material. Still the adventures of the siblings are exciting
when the subplots remain steady and not filled with
sidebars. Sub-genre fans will enjoy the events that seem to
slowly bring the siblings closer to the final
confrontation, leaving the latest entry in the Wars of
Light and Shadow clearly for the S&S crowd.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 26, 2002