In the meantime, while I am awaiting the next installment to the Shannara trilogy, this is what I am chomping on. A former child prodigy himself, Renne suffers from an afliction that has prevented him from continuing his professional career as a cellist. He is associate professor at a university while waiting for his “ear” to return. He is unsatisfied with himself and decides to serve on a jury for a murder case where a buddhist student kills his teacher. He also decides to take on a young gifted student, a Korean boy with an overprotective mother. Similar to his circumstances growing up. Pretty good read so far, I’ll add more later.