This novel returns to the Realm of Darwath, depicted in the "Darwath Trilogy", where strange occurences are developing. Gil and the wizard Ingold propose a journey to the old lair of the Dark Ones to see if answers can be found there to show how the human race is to survive.
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A RETURN TO THE REALM OF DARWATH…
Five years after the departure of the Dark from Darwath strange occurrences begin to develop in the Vale of Renwath. There are geological upheavals and an increasing amount of 'slunch' – a heavy, inedible, juiceless fungus. Cave bears, woolly mammoths and sabretooths seem to be flocking to the area. Even stranger are the sightings of 'thaght’n' – creatures who possess a kind of magic which even magician Rudy Solis cannot defeat or deceive. Thus as Gil, who crossed the void from present day California, and her lover, the wizard Ingold, return to the Keep from the flooded delta city of Penambra, they realise that something is desperately wrong …
Something, somewhere, is attempting to terraform the world by the use of magic: to accelerate the rate of chilling until the temperature reaches the point that it – whatever 'it' is – finds comfortable …
“Hambly is a shining example of what can be done with the motifs and wonders that endear this genre to those of us who still seek a touch of magic in our reading”
CHARLES DE LINT
“An enviable and intricate talent”
Barbara Hambly was born in San Diego. Her interest in fantasy began with reading ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at an early age and has continued ever since. She attended the University of California, Riverside, specialising in medieval history and then spent a year at the University at Bordeaux in Southern France as a teaching and research assistant. She now lives in Los Angeles.
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Book Description HarperCollinsPublishers, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006482295