Inos, the late king's daughter, had been kidnapped through the magic casement even as the Impish legions overrunning her tiny kingdom were storming the castle tower. Now she was a prisoner in a desert land ruled by a dockside whore with a talent for magic and a passion for politics. She little dreamed that the loyal stableboy Rap had jumped through the casement after her. But no one really knew how the magic worked, and Rap found himself not in a desert, but in the steaming jungles of Faerie - half a world away from Inos!
Rap was determined to rescue his beloved queen, and nothing could stop him - not even the monsters and headhunters of Faerie, or the paranoid machinations of an evil sorcerer....
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another great book by Dave Duncan
When i first started this series i was skeptical about whether i would like it or not because i generally don't like light fantasy. However, I am happy to say i was wrong about this particular series. After reading and enjoying book 1 i was excited to read book 2 and it didn't disappoint. Again, Duncan impressed me with his well developed and exciting characters, a story that was even better than book 1, and a more complex plot than book 1. This complex plot was especially important to me because i thought one of the few shortcomings of book 1 was a straight forward plot. Also, the narrator mill did another excellent job making the characters come alive with a good range of voices and an inflection that kept one interested. The only problem I had with this book was that i thought that the main character, inos, was starting to seem airheaded. This was entertaining at points, but at other times her seeming utter lack of comprehension was obnoxious. Despite this slight issue, i thoroughly enjoyed this novel and am planning on buying book 3 very soon.
- Joe Chad
Promising story, but no real progress