clans are also persecuted by the Pir, slaughtered for their magic
ability because the Pir's religion states the Dragons are gods and
the gifted magic rightfully belongs with the Pir and not with the
Pir have come to the clans with an offer to bring peace to their
world. They will help them find the lost City of the Gods, Calsandria.
This is the base of the mystics' lost empire, and the city where
their gods once lived. In return, the Pir will allow them to settle
in Calsandria and to travel there unmolested. However, it brings
to Galen an unwelcome discovery. The Pir Inquisitas that is to lead
them home is also Galen's son. He hates the mystics as much as the
Inquisitas are hated by the mystics.
the story divides into two more parts. One deals with the goblins,
the rise of King Mimic with his automated titans, and the wizard,
Thux, who tries to stop him. For Thux, it is literally a struggle
for his own life. King Mimic is determined to have Phylish, the
wife of Thux, killed so Thux can marry the King's daughter.
other deals with faeries and their struggle with the Kingdom of
the Dead. This story jumps from one point of view to another, often
to the frustration of this reader. Though the story is good and
has a satisfying ending, it was a struggle for me to get to that
ending. Perhaps this is because I have been quite ill and am unable
to concentrate as well as I did before. Therefore, I will allow
you, the reader, to make up your own mind.