MOTHER OF LIES
The concluding volume of Duncan's Dodec duology seamlessly picks up where the first book left off and quickly moves through a dizzying series of events and narrators to a final, satisfying ending. While the sheer number
of characters is sometimes confusing, Duncan is an engaging and facile writer whose style makes for a
pleasant afternoon's read.
Luckily for Celebre, the heirs to the throne are finding their way home, and there's a home-grown hero in the shape of one Marno Cavotti, the Mutineer. All have a destiny to fulfill in defeating the Stralg and the entire Hrag people. (Tor, May, 352 pp., $24.95)