“The strange quasi-science [he] called magic. Or was the wizard right and science was really quasi-magic?”
Dreadfully slow pace. Almost quit after fifty pages; almost quit again fifty pages from the end when I realized nothing was going to happen in this volume. This story merely introduces the characters, world and issue for the greater series. Still, Foster tells a good story.
“This land he now found himself in was no more alien-appearing than Amazonian Peru, and considerably less so than Manhattan.”
Populating his world with human-like mammals is automatically works against stereotypes. In addition, Foster works counter expectations with an artsy male, who is repelled by the fantasy work he’s been thrown into, and an athletic female who embraces it.
“The appetite for evil far exceeds that of the benign.”
Many readers love these never-ending tales; I don’t. I won’t be back.
“It wouldn’t be any fun if it didn’t have any danger.”