I was sucked in from the very beginning, and though it had been a few years since I read the first one (and I had forgotten plenty of the details), I fared just fine (and couldn’t put it down all the same).
The adventure is unbelievable and yet, in creating a new world, Fabian points us to truths we almost miss that we notice. What is love? And what does it mean to communicate?
And how in the world do you travel across space and time?
But wait, it’s not all geeky sci-fi, I promise (though the geeky sci-fi fans should enjoy it). I think this book is really, at its heart, an examination of relationships and what it means to be person. Dare I suggest that Fabian is exploring the dignity of the person?
Well, whatever. It’s a darn good read I couldn’t put down. I hated finishing it, because I’m guessing I’ll have to wait another couple of years for the final installment…
Here’s the official synopsis:
Deryl isn’t crazy; he’s psychic. Desperate to escape the insane asylum, Deryl teleports to Kanaan, a world of telepaths who regard him as an oracle. But freedom comes at a price. The Kanaan expect their oracle to teach them to use their powers to wage war. Meanwhile, he’s falling in love, but to be with her means to share his psyche, which could drive her insane. Most dangerous of all, he hasn’t escaped the Call of the Master, enemy of the Kanaan, whose telepathic manipulations were why Deryl was committed in the first place. Now, the Master will forge Deryl’s powers into a weapon to kill all he loves or destroy his mind trying.