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The Pica Stone, which could prove the salvation of the elves and humans alike has been shattered, and eight of its shards are missing, scattered on worlds throughout the planes of existence. And it is up to Kevral, Darris, Ra-khir, Tae, and their fellow adventurers to journey to these different realms in hopes of recovering the shards. Yet even as they undertake their quest, Colbey and Odin have begun a final struggle, a new war of the gods which will determine the fate of the ...

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Overview

The Pica Stone, which could prove the salvation of the elves and humans alike has been shattered, and eight of its shards are missing, scattered on worlds throughout the planes of existence. And it is up to Kevral, Darris, Ra-khir, Tae, and their fellow adventurers to journey to these different realms in hopes of recovering the shards. Yet even as they undertake their quest, Colbey and Odin have begun a final struggle, a new war of the gods which will determine the fate of the mortal world.

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VOYA - Bonnie Kunzel
In this final installment of The Renshai Chronicles, the thief Tae Kahn, now heir to the Eastern Empire; the Renshai warrior, Kevral; and her newlywed husband, the knight, go on their most important quest yet. The dark elves have cast an infertility spell that can only be broken by the magic Pica Stone, which has been shattered and its shards scattered across a number of worlds. The three join a group of companions who must travel to these various worlds, fight magical battles, risk their lives against innumerable perils, and bring back the shards, with the fate of mankind resting upon them. To make matters even more challenging, Kevral is pregnant and her former captor, the King of Pudar, insists that the unborn child is heir to his throne and must be turned over to him. The half-mortal son of Colby Calistinsson, legendary Renshai hero, is actually the father of her baby, but Kevral may have to give up the infant to preserve the precarious peace in the land. In the meantime, Colby has his own problems. Odin has returned and is now in possession of the staff of law. He has also managed to convince the other gods that Colby has bonded with the staff of chaos and is a threat to them all. As the gods try to kill Colby, Odin waits in the wings, ready to create a new world which will mean the destruction of all life forms, humans as well as elves, unless Colby is able to defeat him. This delight for quest fans is the shortest of the three volumes (only 516 pages!) and provides a satisfying conclusion to a rich, complex fantasy world. The author successfully juggles the many characters, paints a vivid picture of the various locations involved in the quest, and navigates the world of Norse mythology with a sure hand. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Broad general YA appeal, Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
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Concluding volume of the trilogy (Prince of Demons and Beyond Ragnarok, not reviewed) whose backdrop is a dubious concoction of Norse gods, Celtic myth, and family saga, embroidered with standard fantasy designs. Here, the elves must save the world by re-creating the shattered gem known as the Pica Stone. Unfortunately, eight shards are scattered on eight different planes of existence, so a quest must be organized to retrieve them. Among the familiar characters chosen for the quest will be: warrior Kerval and her husband, the knight Ra-khir; Kerval's other significant other, the prince and former thief Tae, along with light elves, warriors, and a street urchin who immediately gets lost. Even if the quest succeeds, there'll be a battle among the gods of Asgard, as Odin squares up to Colbey (don't ask, okay?). Full-body immersion for fans of the trilogy, who clearly prefer their narratives sluggish, talky, and prone to dwell on the insignificant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780886778606
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Renshai Chronicles Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 640
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Mickey Zucker Reichert is a pediatrician, parent, animal lover, and author of twenty-some novels including Renshai, Nightfall, Barakhai, and Bifrost series, one illustrated novella, and fifty-plus short stories. She can be found at mickeyzuckerreichert.com.

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