Mystic Empire

Mystic Empire
Bronze Canticles #3
Tracy & Laura Hickman
Fantasy
3 stars
391 pages

The conclusion to the Bronze Canticles trilogy.

The goblins get a rift gate to the human world and invade. The Shuraj[dead magic] elves are going to be destroyed by the Kyree and get a gate to the human world. The elves make alliance with the humans and work together to close the gates. The gates are closed and the goblins are hunted down.

The end.

I really didn’t care for this ending. The story was cool and all the action was nice. But the whole point was the “Binding of Worlds”, which never happened. The Hickman’s just let it slide for a later time. Bleh to them!

Mystic Quest

Mystic Quest
Bronze Canticles #2
Tracy & Laura Hickman
Fantasy
3 stars
453 pages

The saga continues, in 3 stories again. Deals with a new set of people, mostly the children or relatives of those from Mystic Warrior. The human world is about a group of mystics trying to find the original city of the gods. The elven world is about a group trying to find an artifact in the capital city of the Kyree. The goblin story is about a goblin sent to spy out on a trollish city and discovers a whole library of books.

Overall, I actually liked this better than the first. More going on, and a better understanding of everything. Not sure how the 3 worlds coming together is going to work out, interesting to find out.

Mystic Warrior

Mystic Warrior
Bronze Canticles #1
Tracy & Laura Hickman
fantasy
3 stars
433 pages

3 worlds. One of men, dragons and dwarves. One of goblins and mechanical titans. One of elves, dryads, nyads, etc. One man, Galen, is taken as an “Elect”, or madman under the laws of the dragonkings. He dreams of another world. The fae world. His dreams and communications within them become real. Begins the start of humanity throwing off the chains of the dragonkings. It seems that all 3 worlds are somehow going to become one and the dreams are precursor to it. It seems that communication between worlds opens up the user to a well of “deep magic”. Plan on finishing the series.