The concept of this series came out of my ruminations on the well-intentioned if misguided attacks on Dungeons & Dragons by evangelical Christians in the early 1980’s. It is essentially a ‘King Arthur’ story turned on its head — with magic being the dominant social force and technology considered a ‘dark and sinister art’.
Outlawed by the mage-priests of Thimhallen since the Iron Wars, the Ninth Mystery, called Technology, has survived only among society’s outcasts until a young man born without magic and a priest who is a catalyst of magical energy form an alliance that shakes their complacent and stagnant world. The authors of the “Dragonlance” series again demonstrate their talent for vivid world-crafting and strong characterization in a novel that will appeal to fans of epic fantasy. — Library Journal