Clive S. Johnson
On the day Prescinda leaves the fishing village of Grayden, and her marriage to a man she’s never loved, her return to the old family home of Blisteraising Farm is interrupted. A surprise visit by Nephril brings with it a strange request that he seems reluctant to explain.
“I know thou hath heard talk of a distant city,” was how he broached it, which seemed more benign than his last request that she "scare someone almost to death". This time she was asked to help Falmeard spy out a rare sight, but one which could very well foretell the end of the realm of Dica, and thereby of existence itself.
There begins a most strange journey that turns into a race to a discovery that should never have been possible. What finally comes to light places Dica and its people in their true perspective, and reveals an enemy within, an enemy they must defeat.
But even if Prescinda and her friends succeed, has Dica already been taken too far awry for the damage to be undone? Can they find a way to bring the realm back onto the path to a safe new future, and so keep true to the artist’s eye? Book Description
Mr Johnson forwarded me an advance copy to give an honest review. This I have done, and its as good a review as I have given before for other Titles in the Dica Series. I was surprised in some ways, as there are only a few Authors that have been as consistent as this, and what more could the Dica world offer? Well I was very pleasantly surprised.
The characters are as good as ever, well described, with individual personalities which keep surprising. As with all of the previous books, the writing just leaps off the page, the intricate story addictive, characters both old and new absorbing. This story shows areas of Dica previously undiscovered to us the reader, and some that I would never have thought of. It’s as though a microscope has been used to show layers previously not thought of, and to great effect. I find it hard to say anything that I haven't said before, so just to say highly recommended, a series that should be a must to read, and I look forward to whatever springs from this Authors imagination.
Reviewed by Cardmon
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