Feast of Souls: Book One of The Magister Trilogy
by C. S. Friedman
Review by Karen Burnham
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0756404320
Date: 02 January, 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Feast of Souls kicks off a new trilogy from science fiction/fantasy author C.S. Friedman. Returning to some of the themes that she explored so dramatically in her Black Sun Rising trilogy, we are once again immersed in a world of magic, life force and politics. In this world only men can be sorcerers, immortal beings of great power and influence. Only men...until Kamala comes along. From official release/information:
From back of book: At the end of Coldfire, C.S. Friedman challenged readers to imagine what a world would be like if sorcery required the ultimate sacrifice -- that of life itself. Now, in a ground breaking new fantasy novel, Feast of Souls, she introduces us to a terrifying world in which the cost of magic is just that...in which the fuel for sorcery is the very fire of the human spirit, and those who hunger for magical power must pay for it with their lives. In this epic tale of nightmarish shadows and desperate hope, the greatest threat of all may not be that of ancient enemies returned, or ancient wars resumed, but of the darkness that lies within the hearts of men.