Raphael Taylor is a young man with everything going for him - he is handsome and a star football player.
Raphael Taylor is a young man with everything going for him - he is handsome and a star football player. But everything changes when, after an argument, he crashes his car. Crippled and embittered he enters a new world inhabited by an underclass he previously did not know existed.
About the author
David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 and grew up near Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on to serve in the US Army. Subsequently, he worked as a buyer for the Boeing Aircraft Company and taught college-level English. His career as a fantasy writer, with his wife Leigh, has been spectacular.
Stepping out of the fantasy genre, bestselling author Eddings fashions a searing indictment of the social-welfare system in this sometimes compelling but unfortunately didactic novel about down-and-outers in the Pacific Northwest.