Carlan Andrassis is a Firebrand, one who can create and control fire, as well as a lord of the second most powerful House in the Ten Kingdoms. He is also a young man with a dark secret that makes... More > him afraid to use his power. But as a terrible plot plays out around him, he must learn to conquer that fear, or be destroyed by it.
Jada Suvari is a Firebrand as well, and daughter of the High King of the unified kingdoms of Garden. A spoiled, willful young woman with a quick temper, her world revolves around herself and her whims. But when a little harmless flirting with a handsome young knight leads to danger, Jada finds herself forced to face a truth inside her own heart.< Less
A plot to overthrow the Ten Kingdoms has been discovered, but the only ones who know of it are a band of fugitives wanted for murder and treason. They barely escaped Castle Sovereign with their lives... More > and have spent the last year in hiding. But now the time has come to strike back against House Andrassis. The only hope they have is finding a way to warn the kingdoms who are not part of the plot and rally them under the same banner. Which is exactly what Jada Suvari intends to do.
Being daughter of the High King ensures that Jada will get an audience with any monarch she chooses to visit, but it will be no easy thing to tell a friend from an enemy and a single slip could cost them all their lives. Against the wishes of her friends, Jada enlists the help of a telepathic mage. A man whose loyalty can be bought. A man who once worked for the enemy. A man who may prove to be their undoing.< Less
Ever since Clayden Kiel looked into the Seeing Pond and was shown a stirring of shadows, he has known that one day he must make a journey to the Watchtower. Now his god has bid him go and go he must... More > though he is loathe to leave the castle.
Clayden is well aware that this trip could cost him his life, but it's a sacrifice he's willing to make for the god he serves. But when he angers one of the dark gods, he may have to pay with more than his life. He may lose the one thing he holds most dear.
While Clayden is off on his journey, Prince Dominus discovers a hidden cache of spell books in the castle Keep. A discovery that will carry the kingdom one step closer to war.< Less