Change one note and the universe changes with the Symphony.
One apprentice will become a full majus today. The other will wait months for another suitable challenger. Rilan Ayama is skilled in using her song to change the Grand Symphony of the universe, but her opponent, Vethis, is crafty, and not above a little simple bribery. Though Rilan is counting on the support of her closest friend Origon, he remains absent. She has only a cryptic note saying important matters of his family take precedence, and he needs her help. The mystery pulls Rilan's attention away from the most important test of her life.
Maji create portals between the far flung planets of the Great Assembly of Species, but many places still remain out of easy reach. A search for Origon's brother leads Rilan and her friend across the wilds of one of the ten homeworlds. There, Rilan's fledgling skills are pushed to their limits as they investigate a secret that could bring down all six houses of the maji.
Tracy launches his Dissolution universe with this delightfully imaginative fantasy novella. The Nether is a junction that connects 10 alien homeworlds, and maji are the only ones who can create portals to connect them all. All maji are capable of working magic with the notes of the Grand Symphony: “It was the music that underlay the universe. Change... one note... and the universe changed with it.” Rilan Ayama is tested by the Nether’s Great Assembly of Species and is granted the title of majus. Before seeking an occupation that will be based on her new status, Rilan agrees to accompany Origon, her friend and teacher, to the homeworld of Festuour in order to take custody of his brother’s body. The gravity of Festuour is different, the animals are remarkably terrifying, and even the foliage industry is peculiar. Origon and Rilan become closer as they search for answers regarding his brother’s mysterious death. The complex details of magical manipulation of music, color, and all the senses are laid out with a refreshing clarity and consistency. Fans of fantasy will find much to love about this enchanting story. (BookLife)