A Plague of Angels Author:Sheri S. Tepper Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man is seeking adventure after running away from his family's small farm. Sud... more »denly a strange and terrible prophecy sets off a chain of events that will bring these three together in the heroic, romantic, and thrilling tale of an age-old battle.« less
This hybrid science fiction and fantasy tale paints a world in chaos. Witch chases Obasio who is claimed by a Delphic Oracle's prophecy to be able to find a "guidance system" that can take them to the moon, away from the gang-infested cities and burbs. This half-wild, half-rural land is inhabited by mythical beasts. A fully realized world with interesting observations about human nature.