Carol Berg,
(Roc, 2002)

With Restoration, Carol Berg brings her excellent Rai-Kirah series to an end. This book can only really be appreciated if you have read the first and second parts of the series (Transformation and Relevation). It's hard to know what to write and not give away major plotlines.

In this book, Seyonne finds some hard-won and unexpected truths about the ancient war that ripped his homeland apart. He also finds he must make a larger sacrifice than he ever dreamed to prevent himself creating a worse situation in the future.

The other characters you grew to enjoy in the first two books are not forgotten here, but the real strength of these books is in the character of the narrator, Seyonne. He keeps the books centered, giving readers a central character who you really care about and can understand.

All three of these books were an enjoyable read and I look forward to more by this author. I hope they live up this fantastic first series.

- Rambles
written by Melissa Kowalewski
published 8 March 2003

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