Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time.
Exiles at the Well of Souls left Mavra Chang captured by Olborn and partially converted into a beast of burden. Twenty-two years later, Chang has tried to escape numerous times, failing each time … each attempt leading to greater despair.
Moreover, one of two tiny hopes has already been destroyed. Two ships had crashed into the Well World: hers in the south and another in the inhospitable Northern Hemisphere. The attempt to recover her ship has ended in the destruction of that ship.
But a possible method of traveling to the North may offer a final hope and it ignites a new race between Mavra and her enemies … with the winner poised to gain control of Obie, the super- computer that can manipulate the very fabric of existence.
Quest for the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well of Souls: Book Three)
Jack L. Chalker