The seven gods of Order had ruled unchallenged for centuries, served by the adepts of the Circle in their bleak northern castle on the Star Peninsula. But for Tarod - the most enigmatic and formidable sorcerer in Circle's ranks - a darker affinity had begun to call.
Chaos stalks the Realm of Order. The fate of a world hangs on one woman's life. In Conclave grave, the Lords of Light will summon their god to battle. Adept of chaos, sworn to the law, the master rides to confront his terrible destiny. This is the tale of his decision.
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Tarod alone knew the nature of the supernatural force locked within his soul - and he knew that it must be thwarted, no matter what the sacrifice. Denounced by his fellow adepts as a demon, betrayed even by those he loved, he had unleashed a power that twisted the fabric of time, to put himself beyond the reach of that monstrous force and avert the pandemonium that threatened the world. He thought that nothing could break through the barrier he had created. He was wrong....
Lizzy Baxter is thrilled when her family moves to Cornwall-she's always loved the beach. Lizzy doesn't realise, but she has a special connection with the sea-and the mystical mermaids and silver dolphins who swim there. But there's much more to the beautiful blue-green world than magic. The veil sea queen is plotting to steal something precious-something that belongs to Lizzy. The Mermaid Curse is a perfect blend of fantasy and reality.
First Magus Vordegh's maniacal obsession to destroy the heretic cult of Order was running out of control. As the atrocities grew and the gods remained indifferent to pleas for sanity, the convictions of even Chaos' most devoted servants were starting to disintegrate. Faith seemed meaningless; trust impossible. The world was going mad. Benetan Liss' faith was cruelly tested by the part he was forced to play in Vordegh's savage reprisals. But the choice was stark: obedience or death, there was no third way.
With Tullor safely behind glass at the Sealife Centre,and no news of evil Queen Taran,Lizzy almost believes that her troubles are over.Only she can't help thinking that it's not like Taran to give up.When her sister,Rose,starts behaving strangley,Lizzy wonders whether Taran might be up to her old tricks.Before long it's a race against time as Taran's final,terrifying plot to gain total power unfolds.
Taran, the evil mermaid Queen, is determined to get her hands on the silver pearl that will make her more powerful than ever. Only Lizzy, Kes, and their friends from the undersea world can stop her. But when Taran takes a very special hostage, Lizzy and Kes are faced with a terrible choice. Must they give up the precious pearl!? Or do they have the courage to challenge Taran and defeat her?
Lizzy has always known she has been adopted. But since her family moved to Cornwall her world has turned upside down. By chance, she discovered Kes, a brother she never knew existed, and the incredible truth about her birth mother.