Nathan and Verin have just rescued Ava, her little sister Rose, Sharon. Their old village having been destroyed, Nathan and the girls decide to trust Verin and follow him to the magical kingdom of Balta. But as they arrive in their new home they are greeted by great clouds of black smoke. Balta is under attack!
Soron and Velaina left the royal life behind, with all its intrigues and dangers, for the small village of Elderwood. For 14 years, they lived a peaceful and simple life, until one day their son Nathan showed signs of possessing magical abilities, and all their plans were thrown into question. Before they could share their secret pasts with their son, a tragic series of missteps by an ambitious duke leads to tragedy. Nathan's quest finds him pitted against deadly bandits, vicious mythical creatures, and a northern king who will either kill him or call him grandson.
When a young, crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him then he does. Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous then his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land.
"Ok, nice time filler, worth a credit"
Kai is the town drunk. His life is simple, he works every day to pay for the drinks that help drown his sorrow, until one day when a beautiful warrior enters his favorite watering hole and changes his life forever. Raven is a proud warrior sworn to defend Princess Isabella. Her task to take child away from a devious stepfather is interrupted by an ambush that leaves her in desperate need of a tracker. When she goes looking for help she has an altercation with the one man who can help her!
"enjoy the characters from book 1? too bad for you!"