Michael Perrin wants to live the simple life of an aspiring poet in Los
Angeles. However, when he receives a key and a piece of music called The
Infinity Concerto, Michael's life becomes anything but simple. Soon he
is whisked away to the land of the Sidhe, dangerous elves in a tentative
truce with humans. Barren and stark, this world is anything but the
pretty pretty land of faerie tales.
Drafted into learning the physical and mental skills of magic, Michael discovers of his role in a much larger history of magic and music in both the Sidhe's world and ours. Can he survive the pitched battle? Will Michael be the answer to finally uniting the elder races?
Gregory Dale Bear (born 1951) is an American science fiction and mainstream author. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God books), artificial universes (The Way series), consciousness and cultural practices (Queen of Angels), and accelerated evolution (Blood Music, Darwin's Radio, and Darwin's Children).
Greg Bear. Wikipedia.
Photo: Photo of science fiction writer Greg Bear taken at the World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow (photo by Geoffrey A. Landis, August 2005). Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.