The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic...until in a single day it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spell caster can stand against them. The empire's armies are crushed, its people scattered, its king and queen killed. Freed for the first time in generations, city-states scramble to seize neighboring territories and capture imperial spell casters.
"Made me want to buy more credits"
Having lost the prince to the madness of The Blessing, Tejohn and Cazia are the only people who know of his plan to retrieve a secret spell that might - just might - turn the tide of battle against the grunts. But Tejohn's body is broken, and Cazia has been stripped of her magic. Worse, both are being held captive: Tejohn faces charges of treason in the lands where he was born. On the other side of the continent, Cazia is a prisoner of the Tilkilit queen, a creature with a desperate, deadly plan.
"Great reading, great plot, great characters!"
What was once the Peradaini Empire is now a wasted landscape of burned, empty cities and abandoned farmlands. The Blessing, now more numerous than ever, continues to spread across the continent, driving refugees to the dubious safety of the city walls. Unharvested crops mean that few strongholds have enough provisions to last the winter, although most know the grunts will take them before starvation will. But hope survives.
"Both interesting and exciting through the end"
Ray Lilly is living on borrowed time. He's the driver for Annalise Powliss, a high-ranking member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group of sorcerers devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. But because Ray betrayed her once, Annalise is looking for an excuse to kill him - or let someone else do the job. Unfortunately for both of them, Annalise's next mission goes wrong, leaving her critically injured. With the little magic he controls, Ray must complete her assignment alone.
"Good book with a warning."
This town is going ape! Professor Khan, learned ape, has traveled through time, fought psychic dinosaurs and shark-men, visited Atlantis, and battled across the sands of Mars. He's seen it all - until an arrow shooting out of the sky sends him to the strangest place yet...Hollywood!
"I want more please sir"
Das Reich von Peredain verdankt seine Macht dem mystischen Abendvolk. Alle 23 Jahre öffnet sich ein Tor, und der Imperator von Peredain lädt die Gesandten des Abendvolks zu einem Fest ein. Als Dank erhält er eine Gabe der Magie oder überlegenes Wissen, mit dessen Hilfe die Familie des Imperators ihr Reich errichtet hat. Doch dieses Jahr tritt nicht das elfengleiche Abendvolk aus dem Tor, sondern riesige Bestien, die sich sofort auf die Anwesenden stürzen. Nur Kronprinz Lar und einige seiner Freunde können dem Gemetzel entkommen. Können sie verhindern, dass das Imperium zerbricht, und die Invasion aufhalten?