The years of Oraeyn’s short rule have been peaceful, but now ominous nightmares plague his sleep and cling to him during his waking hours. When two of his most trusted advisors disappear without a trace and not even the power of dragons can locate them, the fell promise of the king’s nightmares becomes reality.
From the furthest reaches of the world, an ancient enemy stirs. Stretching beyond his crumbling prison walls, this foe seeks to bring life to the darkest of shadows. His army marches towards Aom-igh with deadly intent, threatening all Oraeyn holds dear.
Aided by dragons, and with the warrior Brant and Princess Kamarie at his side, Oraeyn must journey into the wilds of a forgotten realm. Trusting in the wisdom and skill of the enigmatic minstrel, Kiernan Kane, the companions race against time in search of Yorien’s Hand, a relic that may hold the power to save them all
Justan straightened. “This battle is ours to be fought and won. If standing together with Llycaelon was indeed the wiser course of action, it is not a course available to us. Our men must be made aware that this is our stand, our challenge to win or lose. Arnaud, will you come with me to speak to the knights? The knights will be heartened to see their former king in the absence of their current one. Your added presence may well give them the courage to purchase the time King Oraeyn needs to succeed in his quest.”
Arnaud nodded. “I will be proud to walk and fight at your side, Sir Justan. Our only hope for victory lies with Oraeyn’s quest. Our part is to defend Aom-igh. We must hold this line until he succeeds.”
“And if he doesn’t?” Justan did not want to ask the question, but it sprang unbidden to his lips.
“Then weep for the world we knew,” Arnaud said. “For this will be its final chapter.”
Jenelle Schmidt grew up in the northern-midwest. She now resides with her husband and their three adorable children in North Carolina where the summers are too hot and there is never enough snow. Jenelle fell in love with reading at a young age during family storytimes. To this day she enjoys creating exciting adventure tales filled with poignant themes and compelling characters in the fantasy and sci-fi genres.