Sorceress Inya, Lady of Moontooth and guardian of portals to other worlds, reluctantly accepts Murl Amrey as her student of magic. A disturbed young man, Amrey seemingly disappears on one of the worlds Inya has sent him to in order to retrieve a wizard stone. He returns years later as Kar Kalim, conqueror of the world, and takes Inya prisoner. In Amrey's lust for power, Inya realizes she is his mirror image and the only one who can stop him. Christian's insights into abuse of power make her second fantasy thriller (following Mainline, LJ 5/15/96) a rousing good morality tale. Recommended for fantasy collections. - Library Journal 1997
Deborah Teramis gives an overview of the book:
About Deborah Teramis
I'm a science fiction/fantasy novelist published by Tor Books. I'm also a sociologist and independent scholar who writes social commentary and non-fiction articles. My background is eclectic: I've taught sexology classes to grad students at the Institute for Advanced Study of...