A World Too Near: Book Two of The Entire and The Rose
by Kay Kenyon
Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Review by Sam Lubell
Pyr Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591026426
Date: March 2008 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Occasionally an author has an idea that is so good that it forces him or her to become a better writer just to keep up. Such is the case with Kay Kenyon's series The Entire and the Rose, which is a giant leap in sophistication and complexity from her other novels. Even if you've read her earlier work and dismissed it as average but not exceptional; you owe it to yourself to give this series a try. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Former star pilot Titus Quinn loves The Entire, but now he must risk annilhilating it by destroying the fortress of Ahnenhoon. To sustain a faltering Entire, Ahnenhoon's great engine will soon reach through the brane separating the universes and consume our own universe in a concentrated ball of fire.
Quinn sets off on a journey across The Entire armed with the nan, a small ankle bracelet containing nanoscale military technology that can reduce Ahnenhoon and its deadly engine to chaos. He must pursue his mission even though his wife is held prisoner in Ahnenhoon and his own daughter has sent the assassin MoTi to hunt him down.
As Quinn wrestles with looming disaster and approaches the fabled concentric rings of Ahnenhoon's defenses, he learns that in The Entire, nothing is what it appears. Its denizens are all harboring secrets, and the greatest of these is the nature of The Entire itself.