Eric Banyon, better known as Bedlam's Bard, is finally about to graduate from Julliard and enter the Real World and so, with the help of a psychiatrist who specializes in the problems of magicians, he's finally coming to terms with his past. But a spur-of-the-moment trip home to Boston to visit his parents brings him more trouble than even Eric thought possible.
Meanwhile, his Bardic apprentice Hosea has discovered that the young homeless children in New York's shelters have created a bizarre
Our hero, Eric Banyon, is still at Julliard. His apprentice Bard Hosea has been chosen as a guardian. Eric tries to make peace with his past only to discover that he has a younger brother, whom his parents are also trying to turn into a prodigy.
Meanwhile, something or someone is praying on the homeless children of New York.
The bad guys are really bad (as they are in the entire series) and in this one there are a slew of them, not just one.
Some of these characters are introduced in #4 (Beyond World's End) so I recommend starting the seri ...more
This offtake on elves deals with loss, addiction, and the effects of power on those not equipped to deal with it. It touches on the plight of the multitudes of homeless children, runaways from unbearable situations, and suggests some possible solutions. Overall, a great book of social commentary.