To take control of his powers, to rule in his father's place, he must survive arduous training and a fantastic initiation into the rites of sorcery. As friend, Pol has one dragon and one thief. As enemies, he has the most powerful wizards of the land. And at least one of them wants him dead!
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About the Author
Most famous for his science fiction series The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was a prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer. Zelazny’s books have won three Nebula Awards and six Hugo Awards. He frequently depicts mythic characters attempting to succeed in the modern world, and his stories often feature absent father figures.
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This is the second & final book - although it leaves us hanging terribly - in the Changeling saga. The first book, 'The Changeling' is able to stand alone. This book is an excellent addition, but it certainly leaves us wanting at least one more book. Unfortunately, Zelazny died before writing the conclusion. Our loss. If you don't mind getting hung up on a cliff hanger, by all means read this. It's interesting, well written & has a pretty neat view of magic; threads for spells, a newly create demon that doesn't know its name & an interesting rite of passage. If you like things wrapped up neat & tidy, stick with the Changeling only.
There are a few fantasy-magic ideas in this book that are somewhat interesting, on the whole I was not particularly impressed by it. IMHO the "Amber" books are a much better representation of Zelazny's work.- Peter K.