Twenty-seven years ago, technology died. The fundamental laws of the universe had inexplicably changed. Now, Fred Garey’s best friend Yan believes he’s found a way to reverse the Change. But Fred fears the repercussions of such drastic, irreversible steps.
Ariel, a tough-talking unicorn, and her best friend, Peter Garey, reunite in this sporadically charming sequel to 1983’s Ariel. Their colorful postapocalyptic world has experienced the Change, in which magic made science obsolete. Now young spellcaster Yanamandra Ramchandani wants to reverse the Change, and Ariel’s unicorn mate, Joe, has been murdered. To stop Yan and find the killer, Ariel and Peter recruit Fred Garey, Peter’s son and Yan’s best friend, as well as Yan’s father. Boyett enhances the adventure with tantalizing glimpses of forever-Changed sites like John Wayne Airport, the Goodyear Airship station and San Simeon, but it’s marred by fuzzy details (why would magic users eat 30-year-old canned chili instead of conjuring food?) and lacks the original’s sparkle. (Nov.)
Publish Date : 2009