Reader: Judy Schuler, Heartland Book Reviews
is forced to flee his home in the Shade world of Spectara when evil
forces take over and steal the Asdin, the sacred shard of frozen light.
His journey takes him through the Sea of a Thousand Blues, where he
can breathe under water, to the verdant land of Viridia, where he
meets the queen and acquires a pendant to help him in his search.
From there he nearly meets his death in the desert land of Zanthis,
but manages reach the Crystal Mountains of Arete Vitrea and find the
supreme ruler over all Spectara, the Telarch of Light. Along the way,
Sindle discovers that not everything he believes is based on truth.
Will he have the courage to cast aside erroneous beliefs, or will
he succumb to pressure from him homeland and take the easy way out?
Bush has created an intriguing new world with governments, rulers,
and citizens who embody the same emotions, ambitions, and flaws we
do. And they face the same conundrumgo-along-to-get-along or
do the right thing and risk ostracism, ridicule, and maybe imprisonment
or death. The Quest for Asdin is a thought-provoking fantasy. We give
it three hearts.