Andre Norton book Janus|
A man named Naill Renfro is shipped to an alien planet called Janus where after coming into contact with an ancient Iftin artifact, a genetically modified virus transforms him into a duplicate of an Iftin Warrior known as Ayyar, complete with the original Ayyar's memories.|
From: guest (Glammazon)
, 211 months, post #1 |
There are three Iftin artifacts that are left under the roots of
the trees on Janus: a sword, a necklace and a rod. Naill takes the
rod and this is what transforms him into Ayyar in the first place.
When a person touches or handles a rod, a sword or a necklace, he
or she is transformed into the Iftin who was associated with those
artifacts. In fact, a number of characters that Ayyar meets towards
the end of the story have transformed into specific Iftin from
different time periods, including a Garth girl who is transformed
from Ashla Tremmer into Illylle, the Speaker of Thanth.|
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