Cinkarion: The Heart of Fire
(Book Two in the Karionin Chronicles trilogy)
There was a time when wizards ruled the world,
And in that Golden Age the wizards made Eight living crystals.
So, while wizards die, The karionin live and never fade.
Home to nine races of humans and near-humans, the world of Tamar lies on the brink of total war unless the living crystals known as the karionin find young wizards capable of attuning themselves to the magic of the stones.
In “LYSKARION: The Song of the Wind (Book One in the Karionin Chronicles)”, the karionin Lyskarion chooses one of the dolphin folk wizards as its bearer. Now in a world torn by war between the humans and tiger folk, a second living crystal, Cinkarion must select a new bearer—one who’s mind is as powerful as the crystal itself.
To the human wizards’ initial disappointment, Cinkarion chooses a member of tiger folk royalty, a young woman who is a commander in the navy. Could this be a mistake, or part of a bigger plan to bring together a new wizards’ council — one that represents all of the races of Tamar in equality?
About J. A. Cullum
As a child, J. A. Cullum could read and write by the age of four. Her major writing influences can be traced back to her father’s “stacks” — a collection of nearly two tons of science fiction and fantasy magazines — including works by Leigh Brackett, C. L. Moore and Poul Anderson. [MORE]
Praise for J. A. Cullum’s writing
“A unique approach to magic along with memorable characters makes this series opener a good choice for most fantasy collections.” — Library Journal
“...an extraordinary tale of sorcery and power, terrible prejudice, war and loss, set in a world apart from yet not so very different from our own. Cullum takes a hard look at the results and the high price of ignorance, bigotry, and ethnocentrism in a thoughtful novel with an unusual piece of magic at the center of its story....Great fantasy with a conscience.” Paula Luedtke — Booklist
“I have long hoped for the sequel to continue the story of Jerevan, in particular: the whale-sized wizard who must master magic to overcome a curse of gluttony.“ — Lynda Williams, author Okal Rel Universe Saga
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"...This book should appeal to the fantasy reader who enjoys sweeping and complicated plots, battles, rescues, and other events spurred on by the practitioners of magic. Recommended..." — Ronald Hore
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Books in this series:
- Lyskarion: The Song of the Wind
- Cinkarion: The Heart of Fire
- Vyrkarion: The Talisman of Anor