Wednesday, September 06, 2006

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

I finally got around to reading a book by Anne Crispin of Writer Beware. I'm glad I did. I really like her Storms of Destiny.

The back cover makes the book sound as if it's all about Thia, an ex-priestess Boq'uark (a demon god), who runs away from her religion when she learns the true nature of her deity. Really though, she is only one of the main characters. Eregard, a prince of Pela, who is sold into slavery, is very important, as much of the book deals with his attempts to escape from slavery and to rescue his kingdom from an invasion. There's also Talis, Eregard's owner, who is also a rebel and a spy. There's Jezzil, a disgraced warrior who's in love with Thia. And finally, there's Khith, an non-human healer mage.

Most of the events of the book are influenced by Boq'uarin. Despite having a borderline unpronounceable name that would put Lovecraft to shame, he almost does seem Cthulu-like in appearance. Though, he isn't quite as cosmic as Cthulu; he actually seems to enjoy toying with people as opposed to not noticing them.

Anyway, this is a great book, and I can hardly wait for the sequel. I give it 5 out of 5 yo-yos.

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