Lebbon nevers fails to deliver when it comes to imagination or gritty realism.
In this stand-alone novel of Noreela, the best characters are the two lands. It's a grim but gripping adventure.
A cataclysmic tidal wave hits Pavmouth Breaks, a tiny village at the edge of Noreela, a land that breathes its own magic. As the people of Pavmouth Breaks search for their living and their dead, they notice a new island mere miles from their coastline.
As the residents of the mysterious island come in their boats to assist in the search-and-rescue efforts, Kel Boon and his love, Namior, discover that not all is as it seems. (BANTAM SPECTRA, Jun., 394 pp., $15.00)