The Silver Mage: Book Four of the Silver Wyrm
by Katharine Kerr
Cover Artist: Jody A. Lee
Review by Sam Lubell
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405878
Date: 03 November 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
When a fantasy series has been going on for nearly a quarter of a century (the first book in the Deverry saga was published in 1986) and reaches 15 books, it needs a spectacular ending. The Silver Mage the last book in the long-running Deverry series) is an above average entry in the series (although still not up to the standard of the first four), but falls short of the rousing conclusion an epic like this demands. While many plot threads in Kerr's Celtic knot are resolved, some – including the threat of the Horsekin – are left dangling. Still, this is a satisfying volume that wraps up an unusually complicated and slow-moving series. From official release/information:
Product Description: The Horsekin are assembling along Prince Dar's northern border, and the Deverry alliance simply does not have the men and resources to prevent their enemies from moving into the wilderness areas known as the Ghostlands. But suddenly, the Dwrgi folk and the dragons come to Dar's aid, tipping the balance in their favor and offering Dar's people a chance to defeat the Horsekin once and for all.