by Gary Glickman
Gary Glickman, author of Years From Now and Aura, and twice the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, has written an epic novel of heart set in the mythic island of Nef, a land of peaceful people being overtaken by a fundamentalist regime.
“At last! A novel of heart! This is an enchanting, enthralling book that, by some magic of storytelling, seemed always to be speaking of my own soul.” — Bonnie Friedman, author of Surrendering Oz and Writing Past Dark.
Who are the Godlians, and why are they trying to conquer the world? When Godlian clerics began secretly burning the treasured remains of the ancient library of Nef, both the young and the old must do their part to save the only records of the old wisdom. The old king’s brother, master translator of the scrolls, must teach his dream-reader great-nephew whatever skills he can absorb; the orphaned daughter of a priestess must use her prize-winning gifts as a singer to rally an exiled people; and a young warrior prince must learn from an abbey of fugitive witches enough wisdom to create and lead a rebellion. Whether hiding in the northern mountains or on the southern archipelago sea, two royal brothers must learn to embrace each other’s opposite natures in time to outmaneuver a brutal fundamentalist empire.