By Ian Irvine
With this wonderful and unique debut, Ian Irvine starts off the saga of The View from the reflect, an excellent epic delusion that competitors the works of Robert Jordan and J. V. Jones. "Once there have been 3 worlds, every one with its personal human race. Then, fleeing from out of the void got here a fourth race, the Charon. determined, at the fringe of extinction, they replaced the stability among the worlds forever..." the story of the Forbidding In precedent days the way in which among the Worlds used to be shattered, leaving bands of Aachim, Faellem, and Charon trapped with the previous people of Santhenar. Now Llian, a Chronicler of the nice stories, uncovers a 3,000-year-old mystery too lethal to be revealed-while Karan, a tender delicate, is forced via honor to adopt a deadly challenge. Neither can think they'll quickly meet as hunted fugitives, snared within the machinations of immortals, the vengeance of warlords, and the magics of robust mancers. For the swelling deluge of a millennial conflict is emerging, bad as a tsunami, able to forged torrents of sorcery and devastation around the land...
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He has brought honor upon the college. ” “Pah! Wretched Zain! He bothers me. He is too bound up in his work, and too curious. He would do anything to advance his art, to get his tale. ” “Yes he is, the good and the bad. ” snapped Wistan. ” It was midday when Llian rose. In the daylight his fears of the previous night had receded to a distant worry, one that could be put off. Fifteen years of toil at the college were over! He was a teller and a master chronicler at last, the youngest to have achieved either honor in more than a hundred years.
I want to go home as much as ever I wanted to be a chronicler and a teller. And now that I am one, if Mendark does not call me I may try to get passage on a ship, and work my way from port to port telling the Histories. But I’m afraid too. My parents are old now; even little Alyz is a grown woman. ” Just then a bell rang far away. Thandiwe scrambled to her feet. “I have to go,” she said. ” Llian sat there after she had left, thinking over his options. Eventually roused by the rumbling in his stomach he turned his steps to the nearest stall, but on putting his hand in his pocket found it was empty.
That could be the key to an even better story—the first new Great Tale for hundreds of years, and if he were the one to write it, he would stand shoulder to shoulder with the greatest chroniclers of all time. Consumed by this thought, Llian forgot all about Wistan’s caution. ” cried his friend Thandiwe, a tall handsome student. She and Llian had been friends for years, and occasionally lovers too. She was pointing toward the horizon. “A new star. That’s an omen if ever I saw one. ” Llian’s gaze followed her finger.
A Shadow on the Glass (The View from the Mirror, #1) by Ian Irvine