“Magic is on the rise and people's lives are being destroyed indiscriminately. The elves have suffered a terrible loss and their home is threatened to disappear without someone to hold the taig. It is difficult to tell who is friend and who is foe.
This is a world were many creatures exist with different levels of ability. The threat comes when one species is more magically inclined. Jealousy and infighting has risen to new heights, in an effort to calm the tensions engagements were arranged between the elves and the humans. Although the ½ breeds are looked down upon and it doesn't help the building tension. Some relief comes when dragons intercede and help bridge the divide.
As human's start to show magical abilities, they are persecuted and or killed. Hiding abilities leaves many of the characters in a precarious position. There is extreme mistrust of all magical abilities except healing, but even there is a thin line.
Limits of Power was a highly complex and slow moving fantasy. Not reading past installments in this series, I found it difficult to follow. But once I caught on I found the plot very ingruing and enjoyable storyline. There was a lot of character interactions, rehashing (catching up) and getting reacquainted and not a lot of action. Limits of Power is a nice, enjoyable but complex fantasy read.
This ARC copy of Limits of Power was given to me by Edelweiss and Random House - Del Ray in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date June 11, 2013.”