Authors: Allan Cole and Nick
The cover is suitably alien and frightening, so that unless you are a fan of
magic, other worlds, aliens etc., you know it is not for you. And if you are a
fan, jump right in and get a satisfying feast to your imagination. Allan Cole
and Nick Perumov take a seemingly simple story (the US-USSR Cold War) and weave
a beautiful novel of violence, betrayal, espionage, and of course bravery,
An American civil space liner is blown up by a Russian warship whose best
instruments (magical of course) and wizards are tricked by an unseen evil force
to see a warship in place of the civilian craft. The resultant political crisis
is exploited by several vested interests to push their own agendas for their own
hideously selfish purposes. Only a few committed and courageous individuals
including an engine devil and an orphaned boy try and obviously succeed in
preventing an Armageddon. Read and be thrilled by the excellent story telling
and you will spend hours engrossed.
The book is a good mix of science, space, aliens and of course the eternal
conflict between the good and the evil.
I did not read any of the other books written by the authors but if this book is
a good sample of what they are capable of, I hope to read their other books too
in the near future.
The above review was contributed by: S.V. SWAMY: CLICK TO VIEW S.V. Swamy's Reviews