Synopses & Reviews
The Chronicles of Everness continue.
Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the Dream Gate, beyond which the ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years, Galen's family has stood guard, scorned by a world that dismissed the danger as myth. Even Galen's father deserted their post. Discarding his belief in the other world, he left Castle Everness and the lonely coast of Maine to travel the world as a soldier.
But the warning bell has sounded in the dream world, unheeded. Now, the minions of Darkness have stirred in the deep and the long watch is over. An army of mythic monsters has invaded our world, and Galen and his friends have begun to fight them. To join the battle with universal darkness, even his father returns. The forces of light have gathered in Castle Everness, which must stand, or all is lost.
John Wright has been called the most important talent of the new century, and received rave reviews for each volume of his debut SF trilogy, The Golden Age. Now, in Mists of Everness he continues the towering fantasy begun in The Last Guardian of Everness, a stirring epic that will inspire readers everywhere.
"Wright follows in the footsteps of Neil Gaiman and Tim Powers with his own distinctive style and ideas."
"Wright gives us adults permission to sit back and let that inner child behave badly and bravely by turns."
"Drawing on Arthurian legend and more, Wright's novel is a creative and imaginative re-envisioning with political undertones of the theme of the battle between the forces of the Dark and the Light, in which the victory of the latter promises a new world for humankind but not necessarily freedom. An interesting band of protagonists works to protect the House of Everness--the mysterious "Raven, the son of Raven," his fairy wife Wendy, and Peter, Galen's wounded war-veteran father. Paragraphs teeming with imagery, fantastical place names and personages, including Prometheus, the Reaper, and the fallen Morningstar; plus ghost ships and treacherous selkies. . . .exciting." --VOYA
on Mists of Everness
"Boisterous Agglutination of modernized myths. . . .Wright follows in the footsteps of Neil Gaiman and Tim Powers with his own distinctive style and ideas. . . .a highly enjoyable ride."
--Publishers Weekly on Mists of Everness
"Mists of Everness rips along at the same manic pace as the first half, veering between high-toned mysticism and farce, lashings of derring-do and moments of hilarious absurdity. . . .Wright gives us adults permission to sit back and let that inner child behave badly and bravely by turns, while speaking in tongues and remembering forgotten mythologies." -Locus
"The second volume of Wright's War of the Dreaming series dives headlong into the action that ended the first, making for a confusing start for the new reader. There's plenty of backstory, however, to catch one up, and the story is well plotted and intriguing. Wright blends our everyday world with the dark world of nightmares. He manages to pull off a scary and inventive version of the fantasy cliché about the magic worlds in cellars and behind closet doors."
-Romantic Times Bookclub
"He manages to pull off a scary and inventive version. . .about the magic worlds in cellars and behind closet doors."
Romantic Times Bookclub
"Creative and imaginative."
About the Author
John C. Wright
, a former lawyer, lives in fairytale-like happiness with his beloved wife and fellow author L. Jagi Lamplighter, and their three children, Orville, Wilbur and Juss Wright.