I was at Goodwill and bought a book for twenty pesos. Cool! Twenty bucks for a thick fantasy book. It's supposed to be two novels in one. Not bad. Story-wise, its ok.
Check my book report and the whole story:
Husaquahr - a magical realm created by angels from the tidbits of earth. (In other words tiratira ng earth!) It can be crossed through the Sea of Dreams. Here, magic is common. It is guided by the rules.
Throckmorton P. Ruddygore - Master Wizard. Thousands of years old. He is described as one who looks like Santa Clause.
Tiana- A 7 footer muscular girl born in Husaquahr but raised in Europe. When she returned to Husaquahr, she became a queen then ruled as a demi goddess named Eve.
Joe de Oro- Also known as Joe the Barbarian. He's an Apache Indian truckdriver from Texas. He married Tiana in Husaquahr and became King then demi god Adam. The couple's naked statues liter Husaquahr. Though they not really gods. Ruddygore only used an illusion so they could unite the people of Husaquahr.
Marge- an english teacher from Texan who is a friend of Joe before and after they came to Husaquahr. She is now a Kauri, a type of Faerie who takes away human sufferings.
Macore- King of Theives. A short man who has all the brains but not beauties. He's smart and cannot resist a challenge.
Esmilio Boquillas- Known as the Dark Baron. He's a manipulative man with a huge ego. Though in the last book, he was striped from his powers and saent to earth. Heaven hates him but Hell rejects him too.
Dacaro- a student of Ruddygore who turned tables. He was imprisoned in alamp by Ruddygore.
Aditional Characters in Part 2
Sugasto- Known as MAster of the Dead. He has powers to take away or swithc souls from any living body. He wishes to rule Husaquahr.
Mahalo McMahon- a polynesian high priestess who escaped the Dark Baorn and helped Joe and the others.
What do I think?
Well, I think Joe is too horny. He's abstained a good way in the second part. Second of all, Jack Chalker (the Author) is very horny. Most of his faerie races are compulsive nymphomaniacs and they couldn't help it because they are nymphs or Kauris or something.
The ending could have worked except Joe's ego kicks in separating him from Tiana. So much for undying love. You just know a man wrote this!
Tiana's love is so undying she goes from Quee to godess to slave girl with no rights whatsoever. AS in! Every man left and right including Joe touches her, beats her but she does nothing. She loves Joe and would do everything for him. That includes taking care of his SON!!! His son by another woman by the way. In the end, this is what happens to her!