by Greg Bear
Book 2 in Songs Of Earth and Power series (1986)
Publisher: Pocket Books
In this sequel to 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.