World name: The Circle of Lands
Synonims: Sarmontazara and Blue Alustral
Source: "The Ways of Starborned" cycle (3 novels) and
"The Vault of Equilibrium" cycle (4 novels).
Secondary sources: stories "Oh,
The first temporal knot: 562-545 years of Hoomer Wars Epoque
The second temporal knot: 62-65 years of Two Calendars Epoque
"Zorich made a debut in 1997 by novel "The Sign of Destruction",
which immediately drew to itself the public attention. This stylish, sharpened,
original work already has long ago not mounted on the scant fields of the "sword
and magic" fantasy, which overgrew by the stunted clones of Conan, Frodo
and lord Korvin. Writer attempted to rethink entire massif of left to it fantasy
and on the ruins of classical genre concepts to erect its own dark tower, which
damages by simplicity of outlines and by the complexity architectural of the forms
The novel, which opened cycle about the Circle of Lands, proved
to be to the rarity successful, and left after it of the book "Seed of Wind"
and the "Ways of Reflected" (latter it was then republished by the name
"The Ways of Starborned") only confirmed that in the our fantasy the
very interesting author appeared.
In the novels about the Circle of Lands and the Vault of Equilibrium
Alexander Zorich always follows the path of the greatest resistance. He constantly
devises the giddy turnings of subject, the unexpected ideas also of whimsical
essences, by which it is difficult to select analogs in world fantasy.
Are very original, for example, "geographical magic"
from "The Sign of Destruction", beast Zuanrat – consisting of the volcanic
lava formless gigantic monster, that devours the Everonoth lands, or the singing
bat Kheguru – monster with extremely curious psychology and philosophical views
Are interesting the means of main heroes – standing created by
writer on the different sides of Good and Evil of strong people, moved with strong
feelings and emotions. Positive heroes of Zorich – always individualists to the
bone. Often their behavior appear simply severely. Without a moment's hesitation,
ruins women Gailliris White Smith Elien the Tremgor – provided to temporarily
return to the life his killed beloved of Gaet. As the gift of Kharmana the Gamelin
it presents to new lover Gerfegest the Kongetlar the cut off head of the lover
of previous, her brother..."
"The Ways of Starborned" cycle
"The Ways of Starborned" consists of 3 novels: "The
Sign of Destruction", "The Seed of Wind" and "The Ways of
It is an epic, heroic novels. They tell about the Third Hoomer Breath
The Sign of Destruction
The Seed of Wind
The Ways of Starborned
The Sign of Destruction. For ages the Circle of Lands was
shaken by grandiose wars. And although those wars between High Creatures are in
the past the will of vanished gods, their magical artifacts and fighting monsters
still rules the lives of Sarmontazara. Approaching comet signifies the appearance
of the Starborned – three great warriors and magicians capable of conquering the
World. They are: Elien Tremgor – The White Hummerman of Hailliris; Oktang Urhaine
– The Dark Slave of Hoomer; and Shet oks Lagin – general balancing on the verge
between Darkness and Light. The war of the three sons of Taia-Aroan Star is inevitable.
The Sign of Destruction is written in the genre of action fantasy.
It's romantic and reminds ancient poems and Iceland's sagas.
The Seed of Wind. The House of Kongetlars, hired assassins
and invincible warriors, is completely destroyed in a horrible civil war. Gerfegest
Kongetlar – the last warrior of the fallen House is hiding in the mountain sanctuary
to protect ancestral magical artifact – The Seed of Wind. However he is unsafe
even on the edge of civilization. Magicians of the Circle of Lands are trying
hard to capture The Seed of Wind for the great war which might have no victors.
Gerfegest Kongetlar is drawn into a round of bloody intrigues, breaking down majestic
Houses of Blue Alustral...
This fantasy novel is famous among other things for its exquisite
erotic atmosphere and battle scenes.
The Ways of Starborned. The dark shade of Oktang Urhaine
is again upon the Circle of Lands. The Year of Taia-Aroan brings him lots of breath-taking
prospects. Urhaine finds the way to correct events of the past and bends Sarmontazara
in his will. He makes Sarmontazara's people follow the Way of Blessed Prosperity.
Now the star borned brothers of the Dark Lord ought to fight the enemy, whose
power is greatly multiplied.
This lyrical book concludes the cycle The Ways of Starborned, it
ends the plotlines and leaves the reader intrigued concerning the future of Sarmontazara
and its people.
"The Vault of Equilibrium" tetralogy
There are 4 novels in this excited cycle: "Love and Rule",
"You Win", "The Combat Vehicle of Love" and "The Light
The events of tetralogy occur 600 years after the end of "The
Ways of Starborned".
"The Vault of Equlibrium" is a magic service for Varanian
national security defense. To job and to the secrets of this service are dedicated
the books of cycle.
Love and Rule
The Combat Vehicle of Love
The Light of Nighttime
Love and Rule. Knight Egin is a member of a secret paramilitary
order called The Vault of Equilibrium. This order executes the duties of inquisition
in Varan Kingdom where all the magical activities are punishable with death penalty.
Egin accidentally becomes the owner of an ancient fighting mechanism powered by
magic force. At the same time this bewitching machine has its own will and lots
of ideas concerning the persons who must be killed. Egin must stop the heartless
killer. And the life of his lady depends on him...
Love and Rule is a perfect example of intelligence fantasy with
You win. What Egin that has fallen into disgrace in The
Vault of Equilibrium will find in Honey Beach, a godforsaken province of Varan
Kingdom? Will it be boredom, hard drinking and slow ethical degradation? No, exiled
Egin won't give up. There, in Honey Beach, Egin begins the investigation of the
cruel murder of his collegue and this investigation yields lots of unexpected
results: love of a foreign spy Luspena, fight with evil spirits and even his own
death for the sake of mystical revival and transformation, according to the secret
oracles of the Motley Path.
This is the second novel about knight Egin and omnipotent Vault
of Equilibrium. It is full of humor and sudden turns of events.
The Combat Vehicle of Love. Anybody could become a warlock
– if only he had a book. The third novel about Egin returns us to the magical
world of Sarmontazara and paramilitary order The Vault of Equilibrium. The black
magicians and werewolves baroness Zverda and baron Shosha use novice warlock Laraf
as a weapon to bring disasters to the Kingdom of Varan. Egin – a retired officer
of the Vault of Equilibrium – is forced to get back to order's business: his former
colleagues and friends are in danger.
The Light of Nighttime. It is the fourth book of cycle The
Vault of Equilibrium. The reader is introduced to the secrets of applied magic
and court backstairs. An amateur warlock is much more dangerous then an experienced
wizard – the madness of the world is on his side. Because of the clumsy warlock
Laraf, the new head of The Vault of Equilibrium, a flourishing city has perished
in fire and Falm peninsula where barons-werewolves, inhabiting unassailable castles,
fight and make peace, has turned into a vast battlefield. Egin, the former officer
of The Vault of Equilibrium, cannot pass by this war between people and werewolves.
Love and duty draw him into the very heart of the battle.
The Vault of Equilibrium