Woken up from a dream about Tara, Morgan once again finds himself about to rescue a damsel in distress when he finds that she can take care of herself. Thus it is that Morgan decides to accompany Aoife on her quest to the Tormaline Sea, a place unknown to Morgan, but one he is willing to search out as he has nothing better to do. Michael Fleisher, Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake continue the adventures of the Warlord and it sees our hero take up with another woman on a journey to a place that might just let him forget about Tara for a little while and the tragedy that ensued to cause her death. Little does Morgan know that she is in a state of suspended animation and to add to that, why Morgan would leave with the threat of Khnathaiti still at large is unknown, not to mention a little more than selfish. The rest of the book follows Mariah newly arrived back in Skartaris and glad to be free of the surface world, most likely for all time. With her is a man named Maddox who helped her to escape and as the reader will note, he is not a nice man which Mariah cannot seem to see. When it comes to men, Mariah has not had a good track record. It is not that most of them were not good men, she simply makes poor choices and Maddox is just another one of those. Events soon find Maddox and Mariah within a village which is centered around a fallen ship, Atlantean or otherwise is never specified, and it is there that Maddox gains a little power, something he is just a bit too happy about. It is a little sad to see Mariah portrayed as she has been under Fleisher’s care as she was always a very smart and strong woman and of late, she has been making the worst decisions with her character paying the price. With a few different plots running at the moment, Fleisher is spinning a web whose threads will soon come into contact, for better or worse.
3 out of 5