Let the Karth Speak was a book which out through superficialities of structure to truths which carried significance to many readers. This book picks up the threads of story and rounds ott the characters of the earlier book, but its mysticism, its frequent obscurity, makes it -- for me at least -- a less significant book than its predecessor. The central theme deals with the outcome of Kirtley's and Julia's love, and Little Kirt plays a vital part. Drake Parker and his half brother, Brant, work you their ill-starred destinies to a happier finale. The story -- the characters -- hold one's interest. But Ann Steward needs an expert bit of verbal surgery if her meanings are to come clear. This excess verbiage, this circumlocution, will out her market.