The Sea of Lucidity
In my humble opinion this novel deserves a place on the bookshelf of any lover of a fast-paced, interesting and well-written tale.
There are a multitude of interesting characters (several with various identities), yet the reader is never confused or finds the need to reference back as the author cleverly keeps the both the story and the development of the characters moving forward.
This book could initially be perceived as pure fantasy fiction, however David Mackay also touches on very current topics. One such topic which particularly amused me was the rather cynical nod to government corruption and indecision through the character of Procrastinator Vardoger.
Highly recommended. I very much look forward to reading more about the adventures of Taro Brook et al. in The Eldormaar II..