"An enjoyable fantasy novel"
For three millenniums in Hars Ticlarim, Dragon magic
has used slaves as a combustible material to keep the
mansions in the skies and seas functional while looking
aesthetically beautiful. The Inquestors secretly run
everything keeping the elite happy with their starry homes
while drugging the masses known as Warreners before
incinerting them body and soul as the fuel source of choice.
Now after three thousand years of unchallenged control,
a Warrener lad Wraith resists the Dragon magic that keeps
his people docile. Wraith escapes and meets Solander, son
of a Dragon magic practitioner. They form a friendship and
soon ally with the rebel leader VINCALIS THE AGITATOR in a
quest to lead a rebellion to end the unnatural order
dependent on genocide.
VINCALIS THE AGITATOR is an enjoyable fantasy novel
that never quite attains the heights of The Secret Texts
Trilogy (same place a thousand years later). The story
line is exciting as the forces of good challenge the forces
of evil. Though intriguing, the technology employed by the
key players hinders the magic they also use rather than
enhancing it. Still the adventures of the heroes are fun
to watch as Holly Lisle entertains her audience with an
action packed tale that never slows down until the reader
finishes the story.
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 3, 2002