Hero's Quest Betrayed
When a jewel has been stolen from a temple, Peryn's people choose her to bring home the artifact that holds their collective soul. Peryn's adventure takes her from the seemingly idyllic life in the north to harsh realities in the coarse south. Here she meets Alyche--both friend and foe. Their relationship, fraught with misunderstandings, deepens until Alyche's will clashes with Peryn's quest. More
Sheryl LeSage, Kansas Liberty Press: "... Hero's Quest Betrayed is one of those inhale-in-one-sitting types of books I always enjoy recommending.... I don't want to spoil the ending, so I'll just say that anyone who has read Ursula LeGuin's 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas' should read this book to find out where, exactly, those people go."
Ravigo Zomana, Virginia GayZette: "Schumacher puts together a quite compelling novel, combining an epic quest with intrigue, stirring in philosophical ideology, folding in a touch of magic, and spicing it with passion."