by Patrice Sarath
Ace (June 30, 2009
[reviewed by Breia Brickey ]
A year ago, Lynn Romano and Kate Mossland stumbled through the gordath, a portal between our world and Aeritan. They survived and returned from that world- but not without a price.
When Lynn passed through the gordath into Aeritan’s war-ravaged society, the man who loved her followed. But while Lynn fought her way back, Joe found his destiny and stayed behind. Worlds apart, Lynn and Joe have not forgotten each other, but neither expects to see the other again.
When Kate returned from Aeritan, she brought Colar- a young man whose wounds would have been fatal in that primitive society - with her. But despite his ties to the girl who saved his life, Earth is no place for this Aeritan-born man.
Now, as the rumble of the gordath echoes through both worlds, danger from Aeritan has come for both Lynn and Kate. A powerful Aeritan general- driven by his obsession with Kate- has crossed through to Earth and assembled an army of outcasts. This time the battle will rage not only in Aeritan, but also in our world. And all involved must choose, finally, which world they belong.
This was a fascinating tale straddling two worlds that switched from character to character so flawlessly that it was barely a blip on the radar. Wonderful, flawed characters, awesome settings and a great storyline make for a story not to be missed. I didn’t read the first book, but this book had enough back story that it was easy to keep up. I enjoyed this story so much that I am now on the look out for a copy of the first book, Gordath Wood (Ace Fantasy Book).