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The Norumbegan Quartet #4: The Chamber in the Sky Hardcover – June 1, 2012
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Wrapping up the series seemed, at that point, impossible, not only because the action was still flowing (as it were) so fast and furiously, but also because it seems impossible to comprehend that this rich, crazily imaginative world that Anderson has concocted in three previous books should just cease to exist.
THE CHAMBER IN THE SKY opens at a moment of crisis. Brian and Gregory's parents, back in Vermont and surrounded by the evil Thusser Horde intent on taking over the world (or at least New England), are convinced their sons are kidnapped or dead. It turns out they may be in an even worse place --- deep in the bowels (literally) of the Great Body, the monumental realm that the Norumbegans (the Thussers' opponents in the out-of-control game that Brian and Gregory have been playing) created to control and channel reality.
This time, they're accompanied by Gwynyfer, future Duchess of the Great Body's Globular Colon. She is attractive, to be sure --- and has certainly caught Gregory's eye --- but is also incredibly tiresome, and she seems all too willing to chuck the whole crisis in favor of a few days of skiing or spa pampering: "Wouldn't it be delish to relax for a few days?" she asks as certain disaster approaches. "I, for one, would be glad for a dip in the reflecting pool and a maidservant to rub my feet with pumice stone.Read more ›