Dante the necromancer is the most reviled man in Sabria, indicted by the king, the Temple, and the Camarilla Magica for crimes against the living and the dead. Blinded by his enemy’s cruel vengeance, Dante salves pain and bitterness by preparing his student, Anne de Vernase, to heal the tear in the Veil between life and death.
When Anne abandons him to return to her family, Dante seeks refuge in a magical puzzle, a desperate soldier’s dream of an imprisoned enchantress and a faceted glass that can fulfill one’s uttermost desires. But the dream is a seductive trap that threatens to unleash the very cataclysm Dante fears. Haunted, desperate, the blind mage embarks on a journey into madness, ancient magic, and sacred mystery, only to confront the terrifying truth of his own destiny...
Praise for The Daemon Prism:
“[Berg’s] insight into the nature of human good and evil, the constantly ebbing and flowing relationships among lovers and friends…consistently raises this novel above sword-and-sorcery routine.”—Publishers Weekly
“An amazingly complex and rewarding story. The Daemon Prism is certain to reward the devoted students of the Collegia Magica trilogy.”—Booklist
“One of the best fantasies I have encountered in years…Berg takes chances with her characters…that leave them imprinted indelibly on your memory and heart…wonderful.”—Science Fiction and other ODDysseys
“Enthralling and not to be missed.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Filled with action and feeling as if it occurs in a Berg version of the Age of Reason, fans will appreciate this stupendous story.”—Alternative Worlds