The plot thickens, September 16, 2005
Reviewer: C. T. Hunter "chips_books" (Gainesville, FL United States)
This book picks up right where the first left off and continues to build an interesting and suspenseful storyline. The immortals play an even greater role in this one and Mat-hew, Zhora, and Khardan are caught up in the plots of an evil god and find themselves in a position to influence the future of their entire world. The secret of the two magical fish in a ball is uncovered and Quar's minions continue to conquer the world.
The Great War of the Gods means nothing to the proud people on the mortal plane - until Akhran the Wandering God decrees the union of two mighty feuding clans. Though the families are fierce warriors, they are few in number. Even the marriage of Khardan and Zohra is not enough to overpower the strength of the invading army or prevent the imprisonment of their peoples.
Now, with Khardan and Zohra mysteriously missing - seeming cowards who hid from certain defeat - the two clans have lost all hope of ever again seeing their beloved open skies.
But Prince Khardan and Princess Zohra, aided by the wizard Mathew, have been given another mission...a mission that at first seems less useful than counting the many grains of the desert sands, but soon proves to be of far most lasting importance.
Great 3 book series by Weis & Hickman! Loved Khardan, Zohra and Mat-hew... also loved the depth of the nomad life including the dictionary of their language! And the increasing depth of the characters!
A desert god tries to take power from the other gods by stealing and killing their followers while a dark god from the past tries to resurrect itself during the chaos. A story in the tradition of the arabian nights.