Great youthful epic fantasy, November 16, 2003 

Reviewer: Harriet Klausner from Morrow, Ga. United States 


Living in the Kingdom of Goliad in the Land of Faye, 
Prince Caleng may be a purebred Faerie, but like youths 
of any species he is curious about everything so he 
impishly seems to get into everything. His goal is to 
become a great wizard even more renowned than the mighty 
Andrade. However, instead he finds himself leaving his 
home at Brzden Castle on a dangerous quest. 

He seeks the legendary wizard Fyn'hazzmhn, banished by 
his father King Perret, many ages ago. For through the 
aid of the mighty wizard, Caleng hopes to rescue his 
missing father. However, the lad's odyssey takes Caleng 
far beyond the realm of faerie into a world full of hate, 
a land of mortals in which he is not only a lost soul 
transformed into a human body, but could easily meet 
"mortal" death in this ball of confusion.

On the surface this youthful epic fantasy is clearly 
aimed at a young audience but adults will also appreciate 
the powerful tale that contains several moral points 
imbedded brilliantly into Caleng's adventure. The story 
line is fast-paced yet the author M. Romero insures that 
key characters, especially those that are mythological, 
seem real. That is the key to the quest as the Land of 
Faye and the other realms visited by Caleng seem authentic 
so that the audience receives a fabulous story that is both 
complex and simple as only a grand enchantress of a writer 
can do.

Harriet Klausner



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