Having learned that he’s one of the mysterious and powerful Lords, Jadawin-Wolff falls into a trap laid by his father, and finds many of his siblings there already. They must fight through a multiplicity of worlds to find their way out.
This book is better than its predecessor, The Maker of Universes, but only because there are more and different worlds to explore. They’re only slightly interesting, but happily Wolff and crew spend only limited time in each, saving themselves by an improbable series of happy accidents and lucky guesses.
The characters are only barely credible, and the cast continues the machismo of the first book. It’s hard to be interested in any of them, and the resolution mostly left me happy the book was over.
01 December 2017 Science fiction | Philip Jose Farmer | World of Tiers |