AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 1546365071224861617.jpeg
This image has been sourced from online.
y separately published work icon Circle of Light single work   novel   fantasy  
Is part of Chronicles of the Custodians Martin Middleton , 1990-1995 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Circle of Light
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

"The King of Nuevah is dead, murdered by his own brother. Evil forces threaten to plunge Nuevah into Darkness...unless a lost prince - ambushed and sold into slavery years before - returns to claim his rightful throne.
Four Vahian soldiers embark on an epic journey in search of the lost prince. They are joined by a young bondservant called Teal, whose instinctive skill with weapons reveals the mystery of his birthright. Teal finds a ring in the subterranean city of Perdu which gives him mystic powers and enables him to draw together others with identical rings and similar abilities. Under Teal's guidence, the seven Usare must use the combined might of the rings to form a Circle of Light against the forces of darkness who threaten to engulf all the lands in war.
Teal's perilous odyssey leads the Usare across many strange lands and sets them against horrifying creatures, savage foes and age-old magic. As they venture closer to the Dark Forces, Teal learns of a terrifying ancient prophecy . . .that he alone must fulfill." 

Source: bookseller's website (https://www.qbd.com.au/chronicles-of-the-custodians-1-circle-of-light/martin-middleton/9780330271509/

Notes

  • Dedication: To my wife Kate who can spell.
  • Book one of the Chronicles of the Custodians.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1990 .
      image of person or book cover 1546365071224861617.jpeg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 379p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0330271504
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Circle of Light ; Triad of Darkness Martin Middleton , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1994 Z486435 1994 selected work novel fantasy Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1994 pg. 3-379
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      1995 .
      image of person or book cover 4334608814363874530.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 379p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0330331051

Works about this Work

Australian Horror Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Sirius , September no. 10 1995; (p. 47-53)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris , 1983 single work novel ; A Place to Fear G. M. Hague , 1994 single work novel ; Darkland Sean Thomas O'Brien , 1995 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague , 1993 single work novel ; Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague , 1993 single work novel ; Revenge of the Revenant Paul Michael Christison , 1994 single work novel ; Jenny's Dance Bruce Kaplan , 1989 single work novel ; Dark Places Kate Grenville , 1994 single work novel ; The Mischief Makers Rosemary Barnes , 1993 single work novel ; The House That Jack Built Veronica Hart , 1993 single work novel
Fantasy [6 April 1991] Jenny Blackford , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 6 April 1991; (p. 6)
Gaze into Another Crystal Ball Brian Forte , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1990-1991) no. 127 1990; (p. 40)

— Review of Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel
Dreaming Sequence Van Ikin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 December 1990; (p. 50)

— Review of Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel
Mother and Son Jane Messer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 70 no. 1006 1990; (p. 26)

— Review of Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel
Australian Horror Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Sirius , September no. 10 1995; (p. 47-53)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris , 1983 single work novel ; A Place to Fear G. M. Hague , 1994 single work novel ; Darkland Sean Thomas O'Brien , 1995 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague , 1993 single work novel ; Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague , 1993 single work novel ; Revenge of the Revenant Paul Michael Christison , 1994 single work novel ; Jenny's Dance Bruce Kaplan , 1989 single work novel ; Dark Places Kate Grenville , 1994 single work novel ; The Mischief Makers Rosemary Barnes , 1993 single work novel ; The House That Jack Built Veronica Hart , 1993 single work novel
Mother and Son Jane Messer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 70 no. 1006 1990; (p. 26)

— Review of Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel
Dreaming Sequence Van Ikin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 December 1990; (p. 50)

— Review of Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel
Gaze into Another Crystal Ball Brian Forte , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1990-1991) no. 127 1990; (p. 40)

— Review of Circle of Light Martin Middleton , 1990 single work novel
Fantasy [6 April 1991] Jenny Blackford , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 6 April 1991; (p. 6)
Last amended 21 Jan 2020 12:34:02
X