Just finished Geomancer, by Ian Irvine. The plot was terrific, the character development interesting. I was intrigued by the mingling of science with geology, and the imagination of the author in describing this bizarre war-torn world. The description of the first antagonists, the lyrinxes, entranced me. The search for love from the heroine, and the deeds she (and the other characters) accomplished kept the pages turning. The rivalries between the different factions were also realistic and interesting. I really enjoyed the depth to which Irvine describes the motivations of the character, although I wish the names were a bit more mellifluous and the characters more likeable. Indeed there are quite a few knaves in the storyline… it makes it interesting when they are foiled or become more honorable.
I would be interested in reading the prequel series about the tetrachs and story of the mirror. We’ll see whether Amazon carries the sequel!