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Ian Irvine

Ian Irvine(1950- )
Dr. Ian Irvine is a marine scientist and, besides fantasy, he also writes eco-thrillers. See trailers and read excerpts and free stories at Ian Irvine’s s website.

The Three Worlds Cycle

The Three Worlds Cycle — (1999- ) This series contains The View From the Mirror Quartet: A Shadow on the Glass, The Tower on the Rift, Dark is the Moon, The Way Between the Worlds, and The Well of Echoes Quartet: Geomancer, Tetrarch, Scrutator/Alchymist, Chimaera, and The Song of the Tears Trilogy: The Torments of the Traitor/The Fate of the Fallen, The Curse on the Chosen, and The Destiny of the Dead (available later in the US), and a single novel called The Fate of the Children (TBA).
Publisher: “Once there were three worlds, each with its own human race. Then, fleeing from out of the void came a fourth race, the Charon. Desperate, on the edge of extinction, they changed the balance between the worlds forever…” In ancient times the Way Between the Worlds was shattered, leaving bands of Aachim, Faellem, and Charon trapped with the old humans of Santhenar. Now Llian, a Chronicler of the Great Tales, uncovers a 3,000-year-old secret too deadly to be revealed — while Karan, a young sensitive, is compelled by honor to undertake a perilous mission. Neither can imagine they will soon meet as hunted fugitives, snared in the machinations of immortals, the vengeance of warlords, and the magics of powerful mancers. For the swelling deluge of a millennial war is rising, terrible as a tsunami, ready to cast torrents of sorcery and devastation across the land…

The View from the Mirror
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The Well of Echoes
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The Song of the Tears
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The View From the Mirror: Not regular fantasy fare

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THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR by Ian Irvine

I wonder how much of an abstract autobiography this tale is. The main character shares a name very similar to that of the author (Ian and Llian) and his occupation is that of a chronicler and teller of tales. In other words, he is the rough equivalent of an author and researcher with a Ph.D. Ian Irvine earned a doctorate in environmental sciences before becoming an author, the former probably accounting for his excellent ability to create believable races and places.

Anyhow, this is an incredibly crafted piece of work for a debut author. It is one of those ‘once in a decade’ works that only come along, err, once every ten years.

The world is unique. I’ve never come across anything quite like it. The myths and races contained within these books are also very original. Though there are nearhuman races, there are no... Read More