Eyes of Truth
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The Insu-ha, a dynasty of divine
descent rulers in the Kingdom of Naj are blessed with metaphysical
insight. The eyes tattooed to their foreheads attest to the
power the Insu-ha possess. Playing cards with an Insu-ha probably
means you will lose. Not so when Insu-ha Zomo plays nu with
former assassin Waulo. Insu-ha Dar is sent as Dyamu Hand for
his brother to check out a recent strange murder in Funara Province.
Dyamu Cojii tells Dar to take Waulo along. Not so much because
her specialty is needed as he hopes to protect his people from
her card playing skills.
Dar who is known as a champion
of the poor and oppressed along with the again Waulo soon are
embroiled in a wild rollicking adventure in Dak-moon in the border
province of Fanara. Dar's old nemesis Magistrate Insu-ha Shoki
rules Dak-moon with an iron hand. Waulo's second specialty,
the ability to lie undetected to the Insu-ha will prove to have
great value as Dar and Waulo unravel the circumstances surrounding
the death of a servant. The esoteric Dolzi, Shoki who sleeps
by day and is seen only at night, ghost sickness no one can explain
all figure in the enigma Dar must untangle. The answers he discovers
horrify and nearly kill him. Bugling watch dragons are kept busy
as their sensitive natures realize impending dangers.
Writer Linda Suzane has again
produced a work of monumental facility. The mythical world Suzane
has created in "Eyes of Truth" is filled with a broad
spectrum of characters, localities, morés and situations.
All are designed to carry the reader along on a wild ride of
excitement. From the opening line when Insu-ha Zomo confronts
Waulo right down to that last paragraph as Raku the young clerk
for Funara province reads through his report of activity in the
region the reader is presented with dynamic dialogue, powerful
action and potent predicaments.
Writer Suzane wisely offers a
list of characters, along with explanation of the various localities
found in her created world. The morés of the land are
interwoven within the well wrought tale author Suzane has crafted.
"Eyes of Truth" is sure to hold enormous appeal for
those who enjoy thrilling adventure interwoven against a well
developed fantasy background.