It is the year 5170 in the land Agora, where humans, dwarves, and elves have existed in peace for centuries. Now, however, the human King Addakon has invaded and waged war on neighboring Isladon. The once peaceful Kingdoms of Agora are on the brink of continental war. The Dark Elf Eadon, and his army of Dragon-Elf crossbreeds, the Draggard, threaten to conquer all kingdoms. Enter young Whill, a 19-year-old ranger with battle savvy and untapped abilities.
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Upon the frozen fields of Volnoss, a strange rift has appeared. Eadon's legions have gathered; the final invasion of Agora draws near. Bound by his vow of fealty, Dirk Blackthorn finds himself at Eadon's side. His first mission; kill the entire royal family of Eldalon, leave none of Whill's kin alive. Deep within the heart of the Mountains Ro'Sar, King Roakore prepares to travel to Elladrindellia and reunite the boy Tarren with Whill. He hopes also to have the ancient dwarven tome, The Book of Ky'Dren, translated.
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It has been six months since the reclamation of the Ro'Sar Mountains and the liberation of Isladon. The lands of Agora are plagued by the hordes of Draggard which poured from the mountains during the reclamation. Eadon's Draggard scourge ravishes the land, sending all nations into chaos, dividing the Kingdoms and their people. The dark elf Eadon himself sits upon the thrown of Uthen-Arden, impersonating the fallen King Addakon.
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Eadon's dark armies have descended upon Agora. Rifts within the kingdoms of humans, dwarves, and elves have unleashed hordes of draggard and dark elves. Although The Other has destroyed the rifts, Whill and his friends are now trapped far across the ocean in Drindellia. Whill must find a way to overcome his alter ego and, ultimately, the dark elf Eadon. The ancient elf Kellallea claims that Whill need only hand over the power of Adromida to her, and Agora shall know peace.
After a lifetime of abuse at the hands of the murderous Vald, Talon Windwalker is finally free. He sets out across the sea in search of Akkeri, with his spirit wolf Chief at his side. Talon may have escaped the injustices of the barbarian island, but he cannot escape what he is - a Skomm runaway. Hunted, he must thwart his pursuers while searching for his lost love.
The ex-slave ship Freedom travels east across Agora's southern seas. Talon has set his sights on Belldon Island, where it is said that Akkeri is being kept by the royal family. He plans on sailing as far North as the Strait of Shierdon before heading south by land to rescue his love. But it seems that the gods have different plans for him, as does the King of Shierdon.
Talon follows the early years of a unique boy, a 15-year-old runt living on the barbarian island of Volnoss. Born premature during the frozen plague that took his mother, shunned by his father, and raised by his grandmother, Talon has always felt like he doesn't belong. For years he dreams of growing big and strong like the giants that surround him. But as the day of measure draws near, he begins to realize that he will never be named a Vald, and will be cast to the village of the Skomm to live a life of slavery.
Whill has returned from the north crippled and defeated. His kingdom is quickly slipping out of his hands. Never one to be deterred, Whill begins plans to take the north once and for all and stop the necromancer's reign of terror. Roakore and his dwarves have struck a blow to the green dragon Reshikk. His son has awakened from his coma with a message from the gods, one that will usher in a new age.
For 10 long years young Dirk Blackthorn has followed his drunken father from one city to another, always having to cheat and steal for his next meal, and never knowing what the future might hold. A magician turned con artist, Dirk's father Thad has taught him everything he knows. After being driven out of just about every southern city in Agora, they have come to Kell-Torey in search of a new beginning.