An Epic Fantasy Like No Other

The Laws of Magic:

Magic can be neither be created nor destroyed merely changed from spell into another.

Magic travels at a constant speed throughout the universe

Enter the cosmic battle against Crilodach, the first being ever created, and the magicians, the bear, the Ruz, the poet and the spell-maker who fight to stop It from surviving the Big Crunch and ruling all life forever

Illustrated throughout by Jennika Bastian part one follows the long laid plans of the Sangyma, the fortress Trecrogo and the clone Demeter and his minder Chloe. The poet Rimfelder and the great bear Copret and the spellmaker Lilah.

Part 1 440 Pages

Part 2

Goiung back in time the magician Tegriel meets the first spellmaker Kalevela and they battle Crilodach.

The cockroach army uncovers the secrets of Crilodach’s fortress and the fortess Trecrogo withstands the first siege.

Rimfelder travels to the mysterious land of all history and Lilah cretaes a new spell never seen before in the universe.

But for all that C and is the sacrifice sufficientrilodach can never be defeated only imprisoned long enough for life to evolve in the new universe.

But have they done enough and is their sacrifice sufficient.

436 pages


Ruzniel is brilliantly woven together, and although in the end I decided that it’s not “my cup of tea,” I have to recognize that it reflects great talent. It is very dark, of course, but also incredibly poetic and even hopeful. When I started the book I felt as if I was listening to a bard.

The book is hugely long and so packed with information and characters that it threatens to be overwhelming, and yet somehow it’s not too bad. If something doesn’t quite make sense, further along it will fall neatly into place, and you might feel the need to stop reading for a moment to revel in it’s brilliance.

While all of the characters are developed to some extent, only a few really have some depth to them. These, of course, were my favorites: Rimfelder the poet and Tobia the Ruzniel, two characters who each shone a light in the violence.

I was not a fan of the violence. The characters did often address and question it, though I was not always happy with their conclusions. I was very uncomfortable with many of the “good” characters’ willingness to sacrifice others for the sake of the fight (noble as their cause may be).*

The ending was perfect. I don’t really have much else to say about it other than after reading the last sentence, I felt satisfied.