Magic and technology collide in the first book of the Windrose Chronicles by the New York Times–bestselling author and “fabulously talented writer” (Charlaine Harris).
In a world where wizards are relegated to ghettos, it is no surprise to see one murdered in the street. But for Stonne Caris, a young warrior monk who sees the killing and gives chase to the culprit, there is nothing ordinary about seeing a murderer disappear into a black, inky portal. The Archmage sends him in search of Antryg Windrose—a half-mad mage who understands the nature of these passages between dimensions.
On the other side of the Void is Joanna, a programmer as mild as Caris is deadly. She has spent her life in cubicles, staring into computer terminals, as far from heroism as she can get. But when the power that is crossing between dimensions draws her through the Void, she finds herself battling to save a world she never even knew existed.
With intricate worldbuilding and complex plot twists, The Silent Tower is a compelling introduction to one of this generation’s greatest female fantasy writers.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
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Good read but...
Having only read the ebook, I was really distracted by what must be errors that occurred in the transition process from paper to ebook. Sudden switches in time and place, typos (me instead of the in several places) all served to take my English-major mind off the story. I found myself highlighting and commenting on the mistakes, which is sad because I liked the story. The magical universe was a little hard to get used to at first, but eventually I was drawn in. Luckily I'm older and remember what floppy disks are and how you could run a server with a 20 MB hard drive. I liked the interaction between the three characters, and it had one of my favorite elements - an endearing bad guy in the prince. Overall, I liked it and will go on to the next book.
The novel was as entertaining and fun as I recalled from when I read it years ago, but the conversion to the e-book is rife with errors and formatting problems (missing spaces, etc). It definitely detracted from the enjoyment and gives me little hope for the other titles.