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Jael LeBrae and her Clendornan partner, Ar, find themselves in the middle of an age-old dragon war against a sinister power
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Jeffrey A. Carver is the author of more than a dozen character-driven SF novels, ranging from hard SF grounded in chaos theory (THE CHAOS CHRONICLES) to the more fantastic far-future star travel stories of the Star Rigger universe (STAR RIGGER'S WAY, DRAGONS IN THE STARS, DRAGON RIGGER, and others).
His work has been called "dazzling, thrilling, innovative..." by Kirkus Reviews. Booklist said, "Carver's new yarn has all the ingredients for well-deserved popularity: an original creative angle using the budding science of chaos theory; an intriguing alien life-form in the symbiotic quarx, Charlie; and an irresistibly readable story line." Publishers Weekly said, "Carver masterfully captures the joy of exploration."
Carver was for two seasons the developer and on-air host of SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITING, an interactive television production broadcast to middle school classes across the nation.
A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver has lived in New England since graduating from Brown University in 1971 with a degree in English. He has been a high school wrestler, a scuba diving instructor, a quahog diver, a UPS sorter, a word-processing consultant, a private pilot, and a stay-at-home dad. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, where he is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and The Authors Guild. His interests include science, religion, nature, underwater exploration, and flying.From Publishers Weekly:
This intricate but bloated sequel to Dragons in the Stars blends two highly original universes, one SF, one fantasy. The Flux is the mutable hyperspace used by "riggers"--space-pilots--to cover interstellar distances. Somewhere in the Flux is a magical realm inhabited by talking dragons and other fantastic creatures who are locked in a cataclysmic war with a force known as the Nail of Strength. Although struck a heavy blow in the last book, this entity has more than recovered and now threatens even the universe beyond the Flux. The dragons' only hope is the female rigger Jael, who has fought beside them in the past and was prophesied to return as their savior. Jael is an appealing heroine, but, given her centrality, she appears in too few scenes. Despite a refreshingly unique setting and excellently realized characters, Carver's fantasy plot is standard and predictable, dragging on with little action and an excess of agonized internal monologues. Though it has some emotionally powerful moments, this work is weaker than its predecessor.
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