A murderous force threatens a far-off magical world, and an ordinary Californian is drawn into the battle to save mankind.
As a student of medieval history, Gil Patterson is a woman familiar with dark stories. She knows well the Crusades, the Black Death, and the other horrors of the Middle Ages, but it is another kind of atrocity that has begun to haunt her dreams. She sees forces of evil assaulting a beleaguered kingdom, whose kind people are on the brink of annihilation, and awakes each morning in a cold sweat.
Gil dismisses the dreams until a wizard appears in her apartment. He has crossed into her dimension, passing through the fraying fabric of the universe, to ask her help. For mankind to survive he must protect an infant prince, whom he plans to hide in Gil's world. The student of history is about to get much closer to evil than she ever imagined.
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Never heard anything like it.
Someone who's deaf?
The whole book has a really good plot, with twists and turns right through it. I read the book several years ago and the story has stuck with me ever since.
Nicole Poole would be a good narrator. Maybe she would know that Gil is actually pronounced Jill.
If I was Editor, I would have thrown Teri out of the office and hired someone else. The book is just fine.
Definitely read the book. Don't bother to buy this Audio. Unless you like being read to by a three year old. I only managed 2 minutes of it. Wish I'd read the reviews of other people before buying it.
I'd buy another book written by Barbara Hambly, she is a great story teller
If you enjoy books by Robin Hobb, Patricia McKillip or Robin McKinley then you'll probably enjoy this.
Well.. I've discovered a way to cope with her performance. I play it on 1.25x speed and then it sounds much better to me. I can't cope with the slow ponderous reading at normal speed.
No, but it is a book I have reread over the years and enjoy greatly