There are many beings in the world of fantasy. Many of them have special gifts and magical abilities. The Seer has the special gift of foresight – the gift of precognition that allows them to see images or shadows of things yet to be. Those with the abilities of the Seer have the supernatural ability to see things hidden from others. Sometimes this is a magical object that is otherwise invisible; sometimes it is the shadow of something that will happen in the near future. They have the ability to speak to the spirits, often through a dreamlike trance, and receive messages from these spirits. Seers are revered because of their rare power to see the future at will and are sought by those in high power to serve as their top advisor, thereby keeping them safe from their enemies.
While those who do not possess this gift think it would be truly one of the most amazing powers to have, those who have this true sight often feel it to be more of a curse than a blessing. The life of a Seer can be a very draining life path; they cannot always suppress their visions and when they inadvertently stumble upon the energy left behind by others it can often lead to strange and disturbing visions. These visions can be quite intense and can happen anytime and anywhere. For the Seer, the shadows of things soon to be, are everywhere.
This week’s Cybrarian’s book review explores the adventure packed science fiction novel, The Seer , by G. Clifton Wisler. Why not click over and check it out? Don't forget to check the website for other great things happening at the Cybrarie! Just a thought...
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