"Great epic fantasy"
Twenty-nine years ago, an albino male child born to one of
the hill tribes was left outside in the elements to die.
The sorcerer Rahe rescued the baby and brought him into the
Sanctuary carried out of the ice in the North lands. He
laid a geas upon the child and kept him unaware of the
world around him. When he showed Virelai what the world of
the Elda was really like, the sorcerer's apprentice put a
spell on him that caused him to sleep.
Virelai escapes the sanctuary taking with him some gold, a
beautiful succubis, and a magical cat. They travel to the
Allfair, a trading bazaar where goods from all nations are
bought and sold. Through Virelai's actions, a chain of
events is set in motion that will lead to sorcery rising
once more in the world of Elda. Once the genie is let out
of the bottle, chaos, war and death follow.
Fans of epic fantasy will enjoy reading SORCERY RISING, a
novel reminiscent of the works of Terry Brooks and
Tolkien. Jude Fisher infuses her novel with a sense of
high drama so that readers will want to read the first
installment of the "Fools Gold" series. There are multiple
sub-plots that tie neatly into the main story line and the
characters are well drawn and complex, making it hard to
tell who is the true hero and who is vile villain.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2002