By Ian Irvine
With this wonderful and unique debut, Ian Irvine starts off the saga of The View from the reflect, a super epic fable 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days the best way among the Worlds was once shattered, leaving bands of Aachim, Faellem, and Charon trapped with the outdated people of Santhenar. Now Llian, a Chronicler of the good stories, uncovers a 3,000-year-old mystery too lethal to be revealed-while Karan, a tender delicate, is pressured by means of honor to adopt a deadly challenge. Neither can think they are going to quickly meet as hunted fugitives, snared within the machinations of immortals, the vengeance of warlords, and the magics of strong mancers. For the swelling deluge of a millennial struggle is emerging, bad as a tsunami, able to solid torrents of sorcery and devastation around the land...
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The folds of the first were perforated through and through, the mark of the fatal pin. His face grew grayer and grayer. “So it is true,” he sighed. “Even now such knowledge could be deadly. ” Llian’s knees were shaking so much that he almost fell down. Wistan was a study in indecision. The telling had been a marvelous one, but it threatened everything he had ever worked for. Then the assembled masters forced his hand. They gave a great cry as of one throat, surged forward, bore Llian up and carried him across the stage in triumph.
It took another sensitive, or someone highly skilled in the Secret Art. Where had her talents come from anyway? Karan was a blending, for while her mother had been old human, the original people of Santhenar, her father was half-Aachim. About four thousand years ago, three other human species had come to Santhenar in the hunt for the golden flute. The mostly tall and mostly dark Aachim, like her father, were native to the world of Aachan. The Charon, also big dark people, were few but incredibly powerful, masters of the Secret Art and of machines too.
But they were a true Chanthed audience, both reserved and highly critical. They would give nothing until they had judged the whole. In his prime, using the stolen flute, Shuthdar could escape any enemy. But he had lived to a tremendous age, his very bones had shrunk and twisted, his once clever hands were no more use than paws. Now he was trapped and he knew it was the end. Sick with fear and self-loathing he huddled under a log in a scrap of forest, clawing out beetles and roaches and snapping them up, more a hyena than a man.
A Shadow on the Glass (The View from the Mirror, #1) by Ian Irvine