Guest Author - Laura Lehman
After defeating the Tarig lords, Titus Quinn finds himself an uneasy ruler of the Entire, a universe parallel to the Earth's (called the Rose). After ridding the Entire of the Tarig by sending them to their aggregate state in the Heart, Quinn has momentarily saved the Rose from destruction, but not everyone thinks the Rose is worth saving and strive to resume stealing the energy of the Rose. Foremost among Quinn's opponents is his estranged daughter, Sen Ni. She remains allied with Geng De, a dangerous navitar able to weave the threads of the future to suit his needs.
Before Quinn can deal with Sen Ni, he must remove the Tarig from the Entire and find the few who escaped before they return to Ahnenhoon and restart the engine intended to destroy the Rose. In addition, he needs to win over the newly returned Jinda ceb, who remain frustratingly aloof despite their ability to save both the Rose and the Entire. All the while, Geng De is planning a future that will destroy everyone.
The Entire remains a unique setting with shifting political alliances and deeply rooted philosophies. That, along with the complex characters, is the strong point of Kenyon's series. Prince of Storms is a mostly satisfying end to the story of The Entire and the Rose. Quinn and Sen Ni finally resolve their relationship, the future of both the Rose and the Entire are settled, and Quinn eventually gets to live his own life.
The Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon finishes off the complex and enjoyable The Entire and the Rose series, tying up all the plot lines in a satisfying read. If have not read any of this series yet, I highly recommend that you do.
Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon is available at Amazon.com
Pyr Publishing provided me with a free review copy of The Prince of Storms