From Publishers Weekly
Wilson's cliché-laden fantasy debut opens with callow youth Calen fleeing from an unprecedented attack upon his city. He seeks out forestwalker legend Arvan Eleron to help deliver a critical message to the rulers of his land: the attackers are renegade arlic, Minotaur-like creatures who have traditionally been friends of humankind. It's up to Arvan and Prince Rell Krollner to gain the support of the human lands and their remaining arlic allies before the prophesied Destroyer arises. Wilson's laughably flawed prose (He could have sworn he had heard, or felt, someone ask an unanswerable question) alternates between gratuitous minutiae and insufficient information, easily overpowering a simplistic and hackneyed plot populated with talking animals and a headstrong, rebellious princess. Even the most generous and undiscriminating fantasy readers will find little to like. (June)
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Wilson's fantasy debut recalls the complexity of classic epic fantasy in the tradition of Robert Jordan. Combining adventure with mystery and memorable characters, this is a good choice for committed fantasy fans. --Jackie Cassada, Library Journal
In The Third Sign, Gregory Wilson pulls off the single most difficult feat of magic in an epic fantasy: he makes it real...A very satisfying tale from an intriguing new voice. --David Niall Wilson, Bram Stoker award winning author of Deep Blue