The final volume of the Chronicles trilogy brings to a climax the adventures of two earthling brothers and two young alien girls which began in Conquest and continued in Empire. Paul Kerr and Syl Hellais are reunited and follow separate paths to the end, while younger brother Steven Kerr matures and plays a vital role as well. Meanwhile, Ani, the other Illyri female, remains within the Sisterhood where she learns the truth which Syl learned much earlier, and schemes to take control of the Nairenes from her mentor, the Archmage Syrene.
The major part of this volume is a civil war being raged between Illyrian factions and how the four protagonists cope not only with this conflict, but also with the infestation of the Earth of the Others, spore-like creatures that inhabit bodies, sucking life out of the host and reproducing to further infect additional bodies. As they struggle with their knowledge they must find ways to develop their abilities and make known the truth of what they have learned, much less to save everything before it is destroyed.
While the books were primarily intended for a teenage audience, an adult can also read and enjoy the novel, which is no less a sci-fi fantasy and what is loosely a love story. The trilogy was written by John Connolly, the Irish novelist perhaps best known for the Charlie Parker mysteries, and his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, an accomplished journalist. This is not the first time Mr. Connolly has turned his attention from Charlie Parker to a different type of novel. He also is the author of a trilogy for younger readers and even a modern fairy tale. Dominion, like Empire and Conquest, is recommended....Continua