Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Chart Of Tomorrows - Chris Willrich

The Chart Of Tomorrows
Chris Willrich
Pyr, Jul 7 2015, $18.00
ISBN: 9781633880580

To protect their infant Innocence, Persimmon Gaunt the poet and Image Bone the thief conceal their baby within the Scroll of Years.  Now a confused bitter teen who no longer remains hidden, Innocence resides in the Bladed Isles where his incredible magical abilities lead a horde of evil or foolish power-seekers craving manipulating and controlling the youngster.

Bone and Gaunt search for their offspring who loathes them for choosing his alleged destiny over him.  At the same time, Snow Pine pursues his missing daughter Joy.  The three parents fear for their respective child as the prophecy proclaims these former friends in “exile” Innocence and Joy will fight one another to the death.  To save both teens and many more, Bone and Gaunt deploy the dangerous Chart of Tomorrows traveling in time to change the inevitable.

Filled with daring dangerous deeds, the exciting third Gaunt and Bone epic fantasy (see The Scroll of Years and The Silk Map) is a magnificent magical family drama that grips the audience throughout the tremendous trilogy.  The three-dimensional cast (including the villains) makes the tale seem real; as Gaunt and Bone learn the hard way where good intentions lead.  Chris Willrich’s latest saga will be on most subgenre readers’ short list as fantasy of the year.

Harriet Klausner

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