"A yarn borne aloft by its well-above-average characters, including an appealingly brave, flawed heroine, with a plot that merely trudges along. In then end, a trilogy that promised more than it delivered."
In this final installment of the trilogy (The Ships of Air
, 2004, etc.), the land of Ile-Rien has been invaded by the Gardier, wizards who derive their invincible powers from crystals inside which the souls of sorcerers are trapped.
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