Two hundred years after the Forbidding was broken, Santhenar is locked in war with the lyrinx - intelligent, winged predators who will do anything to gain their own world....
When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler....
The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492....
Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval....
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future....
In Alorin...300 years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan....
All resistance has been crushed. In a few minutes of overwhelming violence the Council's air-dreadnought fleet has destroyed Fiz Gorgo's defences. Xervish Flydd, Irisis, and their allies have been condemned to die in a brutal aerial spectacle designed to reinforce Chief Scrutator Ghorr's power and majesty.
Nish is their one remaining hope. But Nish is trapped in a burning watchtower, and hunted by both the scrutators and his former lover, Ullii, whose twin brother he accidentally killed. Before Nish can hope to rescue his friends, he must convince Ullii to spare him, then overcome the most powerful cabal of mancers in the world as well as the Council's 400 crack guards.
And even if he succeeds, to win the war the allies still have to defeat the scrutators and overthrow Nennifer, the corrupt Council's dread bastion, before the rampaging lyrinx overwhelm all Santhenar.
The story is interesting but the narration really hurts the overall feel of the book. pronunciation drives me nuts like pronouncing melee as "My-Lah"
I also have issues with recognizing characters because there is no real variation between characters making it more work than I would prefer when listening because I end up trying to figure out who said what.
The ending doesn't really feel like it's a close of a chapter but it's interesting enough.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed this series, although some of the characters can be quite painful in their attitudes. The story came to a good conlcusion. Then the author tried to restart the whole thing. Jal Nish reappears with no explanation of how he escaped the battle, survived and came to control the 'tears'. Too much for me, won't be reading any more of this series
I started this series in the third quarter of it, which I just figured out. Now going back to he beginning!!! Heck ya!
What did you like most about Chimaera?
Who was your favorite character and why?
They were all amazing, couldn't pick a favourite!
Have you listened to any of Grant Cartwright’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Yes. He is an an amazing reader, love his accent too!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Loads of them, I cried and laughed with the characters all the way through.