The Questing Road
by Lyn McConchie
Cover Artist: Dan Dos Santos
Review by Lucy Schmeidler
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765322111
Date: 03 August 2010 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The Questing Road is the story of two groups of people who ride unknowing through portals between two universes, neither of them ours, and have some fun adventures, some heroic adventures, and some harrowing adventures before being returned to their original universe. Lyn McConchie has previously co-authored four Witch World novels with Andre Norton, making her an old hand at heroic fantasy, even though this is her first solo novel in the genre. From official release/information:
From online sources: Searching for a stolen foal, several farming folk inadvertently cross through a gateway into a different world. Not long after, the lord and lady of a nearby keep begin a trip to find the sire of the lady’s empathic cat. They too traverse a gate unwittingly and find themselves in the same strange world.
On the other side of the gate the two groups meet and discover that the world they have entered is in great danger. The foal has been stolen to be sacrificed as part of a scheme to loose a horde of demons upon the world. Somehow the cat and the foal are the keys to the possible salvation of this world, which may prove a home to them and their owners… or their doom.
(Source: Tor Books)