The Ic’nichi are in an uproar. Due to their recent conflict in the Dreamsingers’ War, all sorts of things are happening to them. Empathy, telepathy, and all kinds of other mental powers are hitting them. They’re not the only ones, either. Many humans involved in the conflict are also affected. Something has to happen before everything falls apart, or is blown apart on accident while they’re trying to learn how to control these darn powers!
Okay, the 3-stars is purely my opinion here. It mainly has to do with my dislike of weird names. Ic’nichi, d’enchia, I’eiBida, etc. My poor mind couldn’t wrap around who was who and what was what. It wasn’t until I started to take notes that I could keep them straight. It also didn’t help that I made a huge mistake. Don’t read a book in the middle or end of a series. *head desk* Unfortunately, I did just that. I might have liked, or understood, this book a whole lot better if I’d read the first two books. But that’s my own fault.
All in all, this book was a fun read. The author has a fun style of writing and all of the dilemmas they (both human and Ic’nichi) faced were quite amusing. If it wasn’t for all of the funky names and words, I’d be more than happy to tackle the first two books on my own time, just to read them. If odd names and words don’t bother you much, then you’ll enjoy this book quite a bit. Boyd has a terrific way of dealing with the unusual and injecting humor into the situation that could have someone else pulling their hair out. While he does switch between characters in the first person, he makes sure you know exactly who’s talking from the beginning. He’s quite a talented writer and many will enjoy his work.