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The most wonderful fantasy I've ever read,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lightstone: Book One of the Ea Cycle (Paperback)
I became so caught up in the quest for the Lightstone, so close to the characters, awed by the landscapes and entranced by the peoples of Ea, I was wrapped around with magic -- the ultimate magic of seeing oneself whole, accepting the potential of being. This is what the hero Val shows us, and it's glorious.
The narrative voice seems intimate at first, but it's deceptively so -- in fact it's mythical. I had the sense as I read towards the end that I was following the unfolding of our own true human story, of our connection with the earth and with the stars, and our fall, and the voice became timeless, saturated with meaning. I was utterly gripped and beyond that transfigured. Even Tolkien didn't do that!