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A magical race of tiny beings lives on Earth today. They are kirins. In this second volume of the trilogy, the party of daring explorers reaches the sea, a vast and impassable entity. They encounter a reclusive clan of magicians, and the generous but reluctant Findadors, who produce music from their souls, and reveal how the quest may be carried on. The travelers depart, and on their way discover a place that takes them to the beginning of time.
Behold the ocean world as it has never been seen before. Journey with these bold adventurers as they challenge the great water and search for their destination--the land where magic began.
JAMES D. PRIEST, M.D., majored in English at Carleton College and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. He spent three years in Japan as a physician in The Army of the United States caring for casualties from Viet Nam, and four years in orthopedic surgery at Stanford University. He and his wife, Ilka, now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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The Charming Saga Resumes: A review of Kirins: The Flight of the AinKirins: The Flight of the Ain, by James D. Priest is an excellent sequel to the first delightful book of the Kirins and continues their saga with an ever-deepening story.The book begins where the previous novel ended and although events of the first volume are woven into this narrative, I do recommend you read the books in order. This part of the trilogy has our tiny band of fantasy creatures, the Kirins, still pursuing their quest to restore what is amiss with their magic. They make headway in their travels, encounter dangers, new friends, find strange new Kirin communities and discover answers to the location of their destination.I found the pacing far better in this book, than I did in the first novel. The quest seems be more urgent and our tiny heroes more focused. The book still holds the sense of wonder and fantasy I enjoyed the first volume and expands on the well-crafted world in which the Kirins live. The interaction of Kirin world and human world is very credible and the portrayal of the extraordinary homes of the Kirins a delight.I especially liked the character depth in this book; the author did an exceptional job of letting the characters develop and grow. They suffer troubles and tragedy, persevere and show courage to chase their mission. The author¿s creations are well-rounded beings, both familiar and strange and the connection between reader and character is effortless.The second book in the trilogy expands on the situations and themes of the first volume nicely, giving readers more insights into both the characters and the fantasy culture of Kirin society. I enjoyed this second instalment of the Kirin adventures and look forward to reading the conclusion.I highly recommend this enjoyable fantasy book.