Another dooestopper yarn about Keltia (The Hedge of Mist, 1996, etc.), the space empire founded by Saint Brendan the Astrogator in the fifth century. Now without a ruler, Keltia has become dominated by the Incomers, or Firvolgi. Still, Athyn Cahanagh, the Blackmantle, will rise to become High Queen, and fall in love with the bard Morric Douglas--until he's poisoned by his old Firvolgi flame AmzalsunÃ¤a Dalgarno. Eventually, Athyn must confront the spiteful AmzalsunÃ¤a, but her greater task will be to bring her beloved Morric back from the dead. Strictly for the fans.