Beyond is the title of the first instalment of a new saga, a series of beautifully realised alternative worlds reminiscent of Tolkien in its detailed descriptions and imaginative vocabulary. Fantastic creatures, credible and recognisable characters and space age technology combine with ancient magic and mysterious prophecies. The essential theme is the eternal struggle between good and evil involving perilous journeys. The action moves from the futuristic City to the frozen wastes of the Beyond across the almost impassable Chasm. The princess Zaera, fleeing her wicked uncle, loses the fabulous stone the Tyra in the depths of the Chasm and needs help to recover it and unleash its awesome power against the forces of evil.
Original review is posted on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58606181-beyond
by Anne Wall