A Warleader proves his worth, a High Mage seeks revenge, a Commander overcomes his past, and a Queen solidifies her rule. On the continent of Hesh, Tobin has finally gained the two things that have always been out of his reach - the respect of his clan and a woman's love. He now seeks to finish what his father began. When Tobin faces an enemy he never knew to suspect, he is left questioning not only his ability to rule, but also his sanity.
Tobin's domination of Hesh has left him feeling empty, the cost of victory too high. A recurring nightmare drives him to learn the one truth that could ease his heart. Just when he thinks he may have found peace, an unlikely foe pushes him back into a life he wanted to avoid. A High Mage is on the cusp of victory when a power he did not anticipate reveals itself. Rattled, his aggressive strategy changes to one of caution. He searches for a way to overcome the new threat while guarding himself against traitors among his would-be allies.
An ill-prepared queen, a soft-hearted mercenary, and a crippled warrior struggle as a kingdom falls and an empire rises. For years, the High Mages of Cadonia have maintained an uneasy peace among the nobles disgruntled with the rule of the king. In the aftermath of a tragic event, Elyse, the king's daughter, is thrust into a role she is not ready for. As queen, she must now determine who to trust while struggling to keep the kingdom from collapsing around her.
"Excellent entry into a new fantasy trilogy"
His life has no purpose. She's out to prove hers. An unlikely alliance forms. Their legend is born. Rondel a once famous minstrel is crippled and rotting away in prison. He has nothing to live for until Andrasta, a mysterious warrior, gives his live meaning again. The pair escapes prison and in the aftermath, form a partnership they hope will lead to fame and fortune. Their journey is a long one, filled with peril, adventure, and even failure.
"Grabbed me by the ears and wouldn't let go!"
As a young warrior in the elite Kifzo army of his father's tribe, Tobin lives a life consumed by the relentless training demands of his uncle. Despite his best intentions and hard work, he struggles to cope with his father's indifference toward him, and his brother's outright hatred. A chance opportunity may change all of that. Tobin's father gives him, his brother, and three other young Kifzo each a small squad to lead on a key mission. The squad leader who succeeds will be named Warleader and will command the entire tribe's army. Tobin sees this as his best chance to step out of the shadow of his brother and earn the respect and recognition he's always desired.
Her goal is in sight. His plan is in place. Those who force their hand will pay. The journey to the Tower of Bashan has tested Andrasta and Rondel's partnership, threatened their friendship, and left them with a wealth of scars. After months of research and careful planning, the tower is now before them. They are confident that with the knowledge they have gained, they will defeat the guardians protecting the Jewel of Bashan within.
A partnership formed. A friendship grew. Both are tested. Neither may endure. Andrasta and Rondel have spent months in the city of Zafar, obtaining knowledge they will need to steal the famous Jewel of Bashan. Something goes wrong when pilfering an artifact crucial to their goal, bringing the wrath of the local authorities against them. A beautiful woman helps them escape Zafar in exchange for their help recovering a family heirloom.
"Nice continuation; a few draggy spots"