In the realm of the five Kingdoms, magic is strictly controlled by a small group of powerful wizards who call themselves the Torr. Throughout the realm, magic lies dormant, sleeping, almost forgotten until Zollin discovers that he is a wizard. While he revels in his new powers and the realization that his life has purpose, malevolent wizards from the Torr, led by the scheming Branock, tirelessly seek him out. When at last they discover Zollin, a confrontation will ensue that will change the five kingdoms forever.
"the potential fell flat"
A cataclysm has ruined much of the realm of Valana. Only a few fortified cities high in the mountains have survived. The lands below lay covered by a permanent barrier of mist and only huge, monstrous beasts ever rise up above the cloud bank. In Avondale, the Earl's son harbors a secret. Magic is blamed for the cataclysm and outlawed in the high mountain cities, but Tiberius longs to become a wizard. When he finally begins to practice magic, he knows his time in the wondrous city of Avondale is short.
"Great book! Not such a great narrator..."
Far below the beautiful city of Avondale, in the blighted lands of Valana where no one has ever gone and lived, four young adventurers have discovered a world that is beautiful and dangerous. Tiberius, third son of Earl Ageus of Avondale, struggles to understand and control the magic he has dreamed of for so long. Meanwhile, in Avondale a frantic search is underway to discover why Tiberius would willingly leave the city, and find out who has joined him outside the stronghold's massive walls.
The entire five-part saga now in one complete volume! It's been over a year since the plague and the world is now infested with roving bands of zombies. Survivors struggle to hold back the tides of living dead on land, but the oceans are a safe haven from the chaos, or so Todd thought. All alone and struggling to deal with the grief of his wife's untimely death, Todd decides to risk his life helping another family escape the hell on earth that is the Zompocalypse. Little does he know this small act of kindness will change his life forever, and may just be the key to saving the entire human race.