Clear across the galaxy from where Grandmaster Vydor is building his kingdom of wizards, a new darkness is rising up. Soldiers who die in battle are standing back up and switching sides. Entire space stations are being wiped clean of life and the military is powerless. One man, perhaps more dangerous than the darkness itself, is all that stands between darkness and light.
It has been almost a year since the last book in The Lost Tales of Power series came out. I have been looking forward to another one in the series for quite some time. Although the books are somewhat simple and bordering on being young adult material the mixture between science fiction and magic is making them stand out a bit from the usual crowd and I quite like this strange mix between old-fashioned magic and modern space ships and blasters.
This book is certainly no disappointment and a good addition to the series. Although it takes place in the same universe (or realm or whatever you want to call it) and time as the other books it is clearly making a detour from the main storyline in the previous books. It is not unlikely that this story will connect with the main one again but for the time being we are dealing with all new people except for Grandmaster Vydor and even he are only making a very very brief appearance.
I found this to be a good thing since it allowed the book to go back a bit to the roots of the series and tell the story of a small set of people discovering the world of magic while embarking on quite a bit of adventure. There are plenty of room for a continuation of this particular story arc and I would indeed like to see “The Sac’a’rith” and his friends meet up with Vydor and the Wizard Academy.
A very enjoyable book indeed although it felt too short. I read it in little more than two evenings.