Beneath the Web
By Lynn Abbey
As the Walensor Web, a magical artifact that joins together the souls of gods and humans, begins to die, only Berika, a young shepherdess with untried magical powers, can stop the destruction of her world. Original.
After long collaborative labor on the Thieves' World series, Abbey works solo again in this workmanlike fantasy featuring court intrigue, war, family feuds, sorcery--in short, all the things that, for quite a large number of people, make fantasy worth reading. The plot is classic, though with a few original twists, and is executed with consistent competence and very superior characterization--always a strong point in Abbey's work, whether in fantasy or horror. Eminently successful at the basic task of keeping the reader turning pages, and a good addition for most fantasy collections. Roland Green
Used. Ace First Edition (1994)