Third and final part of Coe's fantasy LonTobyn Chronicle (The
Outlanders, 1998, etc.). The magical land of Tobyn-Ser, long protected by its raptor-mages, is again threatened by an invasion
from neighboring Lon-Ser, where they've forsaken magic in favor of technology and all its attendant ills—pollution,
overcrowding, poverty—and so need room to expand. A saga whose excellent ideas have run ahead of the author's ability to
articulate or dramatize them, though the fans will want to know how it all comes out.