THE BURNING STONE (4.5), the third volume of Kate Elliotts Crown of Stars series, comes to paperback this month. Having survived imprisonment by the Eika, Prince Sanglant is not about to give up the woman he loves to make a politically advantageous marriage to please his father. But the mystery surrounding Liathas birth puts them in even greater danger than his fathers wrath. Ms. Elliott manages an ever-increasing multitude of characters without losing focus as she skillfully navigates a complex, superbly plotted fantasy universe. (Hardcover published May 1999)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer