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Brandon Sanderson
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Rogues -

The Caravan to Nowhere by Phyllis Eisenstein

 

Alaric the Minstrel is hired to join a merchant caravan across the desert to perform entertainment for the men, but from the start his employer warns him about his own son.  It turns out the young man is unbalanced, wanting to chase after the mirage of the "Lost City" but is always looked after by his father as well as his men.  However, both Alaric and the merchant learn that some of the men are upset at this arrangement and one looks to take over the trade of a very valuable drug as well as getting rid of the kid.  Alaric's ability comes in handy to save not only his life the merchant's as well, but the merchant's son is left to chase after his life's pursuit.  The story was fine and upon finishing a tad predictable, but there wasn't really a "roguish" feel to it though.

 

2 1/2 STARS