April 18th, 2018

Golden Hair

The Last Guardian of Everness

The Last Guardian of Everness by John C. Wright

Volume 1 of a two-book story. An epic-scaled contemporary fantasy.

It opens with young Galen waking from a dream and going to tell his grandfather Lemuel about it, and the warning it brings. His grandfather is quelling. And Galen, hearing himself be called "a frightened boy" resolves to act.

Meanwhile Raven talks in the hospital with his dying wife Wendy, telling the tale of how he got his name (and his father escaped the USSR). Later, Raven hears -- someone offering life to his wife, on the condition of the death of another. She refuses, indignantly. He accepts, secretly, on her behalf.

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