Please distinguish between this Greg Bear novel, The Serpent Mage (Book 2 in the "Songs of Earth and Power" Series), and the similarly titled novel, Serpent Mage (Book 4 in the "Death Gate Cycle") by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. Thank you.
In this sequel to THE INFINITY CONCERTO Michael Perrin, a teenage poet returns to contemporary Los Angeles hoping to lead a normal life. But his time trapped in the dangerous faerie land of the Sidhe has left him with magical skills and a mystery to solve. The Song of Power still hangs in the air, strange bodies have been discovered in a nearby hotel, and an ancient creature calls to Michael from the waters of Scotland. Worlds are falling apart. An apprentice needs training. Could an unfinished symphony save the world and create a lasting peace between humans and the Sidhe? A classic YA novel that blends the intricacies of complex SF with the wonder and danger of fantasy, THE SERPENT MAGE a sequel to THE INFINITY CONCERTO was re-written and expanded from its original version to form the series SONGS OF EARTH AND POWER. This E-Reads edition is based on those expanded works.… (more)