When Robert Adams sees the statue of the Sun Singer in a lonely meadow
he hears the song of the sun and receives the gift of prophecy.
excels as the Soothsayer of West Wood Street until a psychic dream
graphically foretells the death of his best friend's sister, Julianne.
Robert blames himself for the tragedy he cannot prevent and shoves his
bright talent into the dark shadows of the future where, he suspects,
it will one day save him... or kill him.
After blindly vowing to finish
a task for his ailing grandfather, Robert steps through a hidden
doorway into a world at war where magic runs deeper than the mountain
rivers. Now he must resurrect his dangerous gift to fulfill his
promise, uncover the true secret of Julianne's death, undo the deeds of
his grandfather's foul betrayer, subdue brutal enemy soldiers in
battle, and survive the trip home.
The journey is a physical one:
mountain trails, a resistance group fighting a tyrannical king, a
vision quest on a mountain peak. The inner journey is the one that
matters, bringing back sanity-threatening talents and the kind of magic
that will subdue enemy soldiers, heal the sick, and bend time itself.
The Robert who returns, transformed into the Sun Singer, is not the
Robert who walked into the mountains.