The War Chamber
“And the fairy tale daydreams have served their purpose. His mother's heart is now wide open to embrace and guide his path to discovery...”
In this sequel to The Crystal Clipper, David Nickerson discovers that not all miracles have lasting effect. He is just as deaf as before his rescue mission on the Island of Darkness; his sister's paralysis, once thought cured by the power of music, has returned; and his anguish over his mother's death is stronger than ever. To add insult to injury David’s home town of Port Avalon, once his sanctuary, witnesses neighbor fighting neighbor over how to revive a stagnant economy: through peaceful commerce or by becoming part of the military industrial complex.
Now how can a boy communicate his feelings to his dead mother? David’s crystals worked once before, so perhaps they will again. Instead, he finds himself transported to a strange city of fascinating people who are caught in a time warp between a high-tech, materialistic and militant past and their penchant for a simpler, more peaceful way of life.
It is here that David encounters a revered woman who becomes like a mother to him and helps him understand how his deafness and his mother's karmic mission are intertwined. The mother/son connection in The Moon Singer trilogy is of paramount importance, not only in the story plots, but in conveying how relationships shape character, influence decisions, and guide children through the complexities and hazards of life. For David, these revelations make his life and fate even more mysterious and complex. More miracles are on tap for David as he withstands his “trial by fire.”
More miracles and many, many more twists and turns before he accepts his fate as Captain of the Moon Singer and follows his destiny, wherever it may lead.
To be continued in Book Three: The Wind Rose.