Fortress in the Eye of TimeBook - 1995
An old wizard, Mauryl "shapes" a young man to travel east to right the wrongs of an ancient wizard-war and call new wars into being in a time in which all Destiny lies in the hands of one old man's ambition. Reprint.
Deep in an abandoned, shattered castle, an old man of the Old Magic muttered almost forgotten words. His purpose -- to create out of the insubstance of the air, from a shimmering of light and a fluttering of shadows. that most wonderous of spells, aShaping. A Shaping in the form of a, young man who will be sent east on the road the old was to old to travel. To right the wrongs of a long-forgotten wizard war, and call new wars into being. Here is the long-awaited major new novel from one of the brightest stars in the fantasy and science fiction firmament.C.J.Cherryh's haunting story of the wizard Mauryl, kingmaker for a thousand years of Men, and Tristen, fated to sow distrust between a prince and his father being. A tale as deep as legend and a intimate as love, it tells of a battle beyond Time, in which all Destiny turns on the wheel of an old man's ambition, a young man's innocence, and the unkept promised of a king to come.
Chronicles the story of an ambitious wizard who, in his fortress in the ancient forest, creates a young warrior and sends him to the new kingdom to renew a long-forgotten war