The Road to Ehvenor

The Road to Ehvenor

by Joel Rosenberg
     
 

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Something is not all right with This Side, the alternate world where the guardians find themselves. Magic - or at least the rumor of it - is creeping out of Faerie at the border town of Ehvenor. And even though Jason Cullinane, son of the legengdary Karl, has not yet settled into his new role as baron, he and his companions cannot ignore the pleas of those they were

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Something is not all right with This Side, the alternate world where the guardians find themselves. Magic - or at least the rumor of it - is creeping out of Faerie at the border town of Ehvenor. And even though Jason Cullinane, son of the legengdary Karl, has not yet settled into his new role as baron, he and his companions cannot ignore the pleas of those they were sworn to protect. So when great sea serpents rise from the ocean depths, when livestock is swallowed whole by an unseen menace, and when wolfpacks suddenly have more in common with shapechangers than canines, Jason has no choice but to rise to the rescue with his inner circle of warriors - and challenge the forces of chaos before they gain a foothold in the human lands.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The moderately involving sixth installment in the Guardians of the Flame series, following The Warrior Lives , finds Walter Slovotsky, the dwarf Ahira, wizard Andrea Cullinane and her son Jason on the road to Ehvenor to find out why the world of Faerie appears to be increasing its disruptive incursions into Eren, the world of men. They are also searching for Mikyn, Jason's childhood friend, who appears to have taken on the identity of the Warrior (originally Jason's father, Karl) and begun indiscriminately killing slave owners. The rescue of Walter's associates from Home, the settlement devoted to developing Earth technology in Eren, nearly leads to the group's destruction. But they finally reach Ehvenor, only to find an even more dangerous mission involving a malignant spirit (or faerie lord) and Faerie's chaotic, vastly different natural laws. Rosenberg's continuing saga of seven fantasy-game players translated from Earth to a magic-ridden medieval land has its moments, training a wry modern sensibility on unsavory practices like slave trading. Unfortunately, as is the case with many series, it will be difficult for new readers to drop in at this point and find their bearings, although a few hints are vouchsafed. (Dec.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
An influx of magical creatures from the border of faerie brings veteran adventurer Walter Slovetsky out of semi-retirement to confront his greatest challenge--his own fear of commitment. With each volume in the series, Rosenberg moves further away from his original premise in which fantasy gameplayers found themselves transported to their gameworld. Although the ambience of fantasy heroes with modern sensibilities still provides a major source of the series' appeal, the author's maturing storytelling talent transcends the need for an obvious ``hook.'' Also known for his fast-paced military sf, Rosenberg is emerging as a significant fantasy author. Recommended where the series is popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451451910
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/03/1992
Series:
Guardians of the Flame Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.88(d)

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