Nightchild (Chronicles of the Raven)
by James Barclay
Review by Mel Jacob
Pyr Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591027850
Date: 24 November 2009 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Award-winning author, James Barclay, provides the reader with a classic good versus evil fantasy in Nightchild, the concluding volume of his Chronicles of the Raven trilogy. Two members of the Raven, both mages, are faced with a horrifying choice. One of them must die to save their young daughter Lyanna. Others seek Lyanna to kill her. They call upon their comrades from the Raven now in retirement. From official release/information:
Product Description: It all began with a tidal wave...A new power is coming that will sweep aside the four colleges of magic-a power manifested in four-year-old Lyanna. If, unknowing, she unleashes her full force, she will destroy the land of Balaia. With freak storms already battering the continent, it's clear she is already wreaking havoc on the mana flows holding the fabric of the world together. Must she be stopped? Should she be helped? Once again, five years after they saved Balaia by sealing the rip in the dragon dimension, the Raven must gather to face an agonizing, heartbreaking mission. Can they kill a child? Can they afford not to? Their dilemma will pit friend against friend, father against mother, Raven against Raven.