The Compass of the Soul
River into Darkness #2
whew. This was SLOW! Just like McKillip has her own unique style, so does Russell it appears. It is definitely not for everyone and I am hesitant to read any more of his stuff.
Basically, Eldrich [the mage] stops the last of the Tellerites [rogue mages who want the arts to continue] and uses tons of people to gain this end.
A sad and melancholic story. Not nearly as enthralling as the Swan’s War trilogy.