The second book chronicling the epic fantasy adventures of naturalist Tristram Flattery as he voyages to discover the lost history of magic in a world where reason and science reign
The secrets of the Mages had been lost with the passing of Erasmus Flattery, a man of Talent who had served the last known Mage. It seemed to be the dawn of a new era—a time of reason, science, and exploration. And Tristam Flattery, Erasmus’ nephew, was one of its most promising young naturalists.
Sent by the palace on a voyage halfway around the world, Tristam finds himself led by a mysterious white bird—which may be the ghost of his uncle’s familiar—to a remote island in the middle of a vast ocean, where the natives have clearly been awaiting his coming. And it soon becomes all too obvious to Tristam that his course was set by no living man.
Lost in a land of legend, surrounded by a world which defies his rational beliefs, Tristam comes to realize that he has inherited more than he thought from his illustrious uncle. Now the fate of his world lies on his shoulders—for it will be up to him to decide whether to open a dangerous door which has long been closed, or keep that magical gateway forever locked.
Sean Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario. His first novel, The Initiate Brother, was the first in a duology of its name and featured a dynastic fantasy adventure set in the world of Wa, similar to ancient China. His influence writing… More about Sean Russell
“The compelling first volume in a series titled Moontide and Magic Rise bodes well for the ones to follow…. A spectacular beginning of what is sure to be a successful fantasy series.” —Publishers Weekly
“The first book of Sean Russell’s new series, Moontide and Magic Rise, is good—surprisingly good, compelling, and intriguing…. It’s great fun.” —Locus
“This book is complex and well-written.” —Kliatt
“Reading World without End is akin to perusing a narrative by an explorer like Marco Polo or Ferdinand Magellan. It has that “true” feeling to it. Sean Russell methodically reveals details until the reader has a full picture of this world and its peoples.” —Starlog
“Tristam is an excellent hero who struggles not only with external forces out to do him harm, but with his own internal demons, which , even if they leave him alive at the end of this nightmare adventure, will leave him forever changed, forever haunted.” —Affaire de Coeur