The Edge of Reason
by Melinda Snodgrass
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765315168
Date: 13 May 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Officer Richard Oort stepped out of the world he knew when he intervened in the most bizarre assault case of his career: a young woman menaced by three human-shaped bundles of twigs and mud. Never mind that his gun wouldn't work or that the creatures exuded a cold that shut down electrical power, Oort shouldn't even have been able to see them ... and thereby hangs a tale.
This is the beginning of The Edge of Reason by Melinda Snodgrass. Taking a very different view of the ancient battle between science and magic, Snodgrass plunges into controversial terrain very quickly, breathing new life into an old genre plotline.From official release/information:
Book Description: Since the dawn of consciousness, a secret war has been fought between the forces of magic and religious fanaticism, and the cause of reason, understanding, and technology. On one side are the Old Ones, malign entities that feed on the suffering of mankind. On the other are the Lumina, an ancient order dedicated the liberation of the human spirit.
(Source: Tor Books)