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THE VOYAGES OF DELTICOS

PETER TOMLINSON
Adventure / Fantasy/ Historical Fiction
October 2007

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ISBN: 978-1905202607

 

"Wherever power exists it will be abused; this is not a statement about the nature of power but about the nature of Man." These are the words of the hero Petronicus as written on the tablets of wisdom read by Delticos and discussed with the former outcast Bantius.

Four characters travel to an ancient land to learn the art of healing sickness that is devastating their homeland. But what Delticos, Kadrik, Bantius and the Man Half Man learn and experience will arm them with something infinitely wiser than natural healing techniques.

So begins the tale of these heroes who come armed to this strange but peaceful land. Welcomed by the Revered One and later by the natives, they learn what it is that causes dissension; and the answer is not power through money or weapons. The answer will leave you the reader astonished and reflective for quite some time.

As they study and listen, they learn that their questions will always continue and their answers will come from a still center to which they listen.

Lest you think this is only a collection of wise sayings, know that this novel is packed full of tense adventure and conflict, together with the ancient stories told about tyranny, secrets, distortions and crippling superstition.

The Voyage of Delticos is a fine adventurous novel with a perfect balance of action and epic wisdom that closes the Petronicus Legacy series.

Nicely done, Peter Tomlinson! A rousing good tale with plenty to appreciate even after the reading is finished!

Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on December 23, 2007

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