dead, and the Wasting ended. For a year and a half all is well in the world.
terror arrives in Landomere. Mercenary raiders capture the infant children
Orlos and Enna. Orlos, the son of Maret, is the only living spiridus. Without
him the Great Spirit of Landomere will perish. Enna, the daughter of Hadde and
Morin, is a rival to the throne of the Kingdom of Salador. It is a claim Queen
Ilana would like to see ended.
captured with the children, struggles to keep them safe during the dangerous
journey to Salador. Hadde will risk everything to save them.
north, a weary Champion Nidon returns from war to find a paranoid Queen Ilana
plotting against threats real and imagined. To her eyes, Nidon is the greatest
threat of all.
the east, beyond the Dragon’s Gate, Cragor wields the Orb of Creation. And with
every passing day, his mastery of the Orb grows and the date of the next great
invasion draws closer.
Unlike Hadde’s egalitarian homeland, Salador is a highly stratified, male-dominated world of politics, war, and deceit, teeming with its own problems. When King Boradin comes to believe Hadde is part of a prophecy that will end the Wasting, he refuses her request for aid and bars her from returning home. Hadde’s only ally is the king’s brother and political rival, Morin. When scheming turns to violence, Hadde and Morin flee the king in a desperate quest to end the Wasting before it is too late.