Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The White Road-Lynn Flewelling

The White Road
Lynn Flewelling
Bantam, May 25 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780553590098

In Rhiminee after all that happened to them starting with enslavement in Plenimar, bone weary Alec and Seregil want to return to the way it was before the shattering recent events (see Shadow’s Return). However, both understand that going back to nightrunning cannot happen until they know what to about Alec’s “offspring”, Sebrahn, not of woman but of Alec’s alchemically treated blood.

Sebrahn has paranormal skills that pose a danger to those near him. He can heal as easily as he can kill. However, his major flaw is he cannot stay away from his sire. Alec and Seregil try to learn just what Sebrahn is while adversaries plan to use the offspring as a tool to get at the pair and their friends and clan.

This superior fantasy directly follows previous entries so it behooves newcomers to read them first to better grasp what has happened to the two protagonists that brought them to the White Road. The story line is action-packed as the two Nightrunners fail to get their needed respite as everyone except Alec and Seregil wants control of Sebrahn, a new “weapon”. Fans of the series will relish traveling the dangerous White Road with two tested warriors and their “ward” while a horde of foes wants them dead to get them out of the way in order to possess Seregil literally blood kin.

Harriet Klausner

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