The Tower on the Rift

The Tower on the Rift

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by Ian Irvine
     
 

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In this second volume, Karan, a young Sensitive carrying the blood of all three Worlds, comes into possession of the Mirror of Aachen, which holds the power to heal—or destroy—World relations. But as war rages, Tensor, the leader of the Aachim people, steals the mirror and flees with the young chronicler, Lilan, leaving all to wonder how they plan to use

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In this second volume, Karan, a young Sensitive carrying the blood of all three Worlds, comes into possession of the Mirror of Aachen, which holds the power to heal—or destroy—World relations. But as war rages, Tensor, the leader of the Aachim people, steals the mirror and flees with the young chronicler, Lilan, leaving all to wonder how they plan to use this magic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446609852
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
View from the Mirror Quartet Series , #2
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.38(d)

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Meet the Author

Ian Irvine, a marine scientist who has developed some of Australia's national guidelines for protection of the marine environment, has also written 27 novels. These include the internationally bestselling Three Worlds fantasy sequence (The View from the Mirror, The Well of Echoes and Song of the Tears), which has sold over a million copies, a trilogy of thrillers set in a world undergoing catastrophic climate change, Human Rites, and 12 books for younger readers, the latest being the humorous fantasy quartet, Grim and Grimmer.

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Tower on the Rift (View from the Mirror #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It just gets better n better. Sometimes the characters seem to do stupid things but the author makes you realize it is because of their culture.
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Lothema More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. I own it on paperback, and have been impressed with ever since the first time I read it... The characters as so relatable that by the end of the story you find that you cant decide who to cheer for and who to hate. Each one has very human flaws and strengths that makes them all seem almost real. Again, it is a great book and a great series
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book rocked tha house!Haha! enough being 'ghetto'. It was auctually really good and i enjoyed it immensely. I reccomend this serries higly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tensor of the Aachim blames the other three human species for the woes suffered by his people actually caused by his leadership. His desire is pandemic destruction at a level never seen in known history. His scheme gels when Yggur the Sorcerer destroys Thurkad, forcing the Great Conclave attendees to flee for their safety. Tensor abducts Lilan the Chronicler and steals the magical Mirror of Aachan that a millennium ago belonged to his race and reflects all it has seen. Through the Twisted Mirror, Tensor plans to eradicate all he loathes. Karan borders on lunacy without Lilan to anchor her, but only she can find Tensor, Lilan, and the mirror, that is if her mind remains sane long enough to hold a rationale thought. She and the likes of Yggor and Shand the hermit magician will meet in a desperate gathering of the magic at a bastion long lost to time in the midst of the Dry Sea Desert with the fate of Santhenar and probably the other two orbs at stake. THE TOWER ON THE RIFT, volume two of the ¿View From the Mirror¿, is a powerful epic fantasy loaded with numerous threads and sidebars that ultimately merge into a complex cohesive story line. An introductory synopsis of the first novel (see A SHADOW ON THE GLASS) helps provide perspective, but reading the debut volume would enhance perusing this extremely complicated book. Ian Irvine¿s vividly descriptive universe should go to the head of the reading lists of the sub-genre audience because the characters are multiple-dimensional, the worlds and its species feel real, and the outstanding plots majestic in scope. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely marvolous, it picks up right where the other left off into a deeply intimate tale about the hardships following the destruction of thurkhad. A must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an adventure! Truly an enjoyable read. Action, romance, intrigue, betrayal! Everything you need for a good story all wrapped up in a nice little package. Pick this one up.