THE THIEF QUEEN'S DAUGHTER
This is the second title in Haydon's
fabulous series. Old and new fans will enjoy the continuing adventures of Ven Polypheme, who is a refreshingly ordinary protagonist, and his friends, each of whom is loyal and steadfast. Haydon hammers home the idea that it's not only our families that make us who we are, but our friends as well.
Accompanied by his friends and ready for adventure, what they discover about the Gated City and about each other is a lesson for a lifetime. (Starscape, Jul., 320 pp., $17.95)