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The Last Guardian of Everness
by John C. Wright Wright

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
0 pages; ISBN: 0312848714

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


The Last Guardian of Everness
John C. Wright
Tor, Sep 2004, $25.95, 336 pp.
ISBN: 0312848714

For the past millennium the Waylocks pass down from generation to generation the arduous task of guarding the dream-gate that contains malevolent beings waiting for a lapse by a watchman so they can flood into the earth to cause death and havoc. People ridicule the vigil of the Waylocks insisting that the dark forces are the realm of myths, and fantasy.

Currently, guard Galen Waylock observes the stirring of evil beings beyond the gate as if they readying to send the dark to swamp the light. Galen knows the Powers of Light will defend humanity, but these forces are antagonistic to liberty and the pursuits of happiness. If he awakens the Light and they win, mankind will survive but live under the thumb of a kind despot who will do what is best for all regardless of individual rights or impacts. If he fails to wake up the Light, the Dark will probably eradicate humanity. Unsure, Galen decides to let the Light sleep, but steal their fairy-weapons to use against the Dark.

Already regarded as one of the best science fiction writers of the last decade for his stirring Golden Age trilogy, John C. Wright proves he has the right stuff to write exciting modern day epic fantasy with the terrific The Last Guardian of Everness. The story line is character driven although epic in proportion as Galen decides to fight the Dark using the weapons of the Light, but without the so-called champions. Besides the beginnings of war, the description of good will have readers think about what that means while anxiously waiting for the other novel, Mists of Everness, to be published.

Harriet Klausner


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