By David B. Coe
The geographical regions of the Forelands are in turmoil a result of machinations of a robust conspiracy of sorcerers, contributors of a race referred to as the Qirsi, pale-skinned folks feared through these in energy. although many refuse to recognize the potential for a conspiracy, a handful of Qirsi and nobles notice that the time has come to do so, even on the price in their loves, their honor, or even their lives.
But the rebels don't recognize of every other's activities, and the tenuous threads conserving the geographical regions jointly are commencing to get to the bottom of. With the demise of a king, nobles assemble to settle on a brand new chief, and lethal energy springs from a such a lot unforeseen resource. As new alliances shape, former enemies turn into not going partners.
But who could be relied on in those new alliances, and who could be swayed via love, jealousy, or delight to betray their new allies? For greater than the way forward for the area is at stake. the way forward for the complete Forelands is at risk, and a 900-year-old grudge could lead on to civil struggle. those that desire to hinder it needs to position their hopes in a reluctant murderer, a couple of Qirsi and nobles, and the only guy who are able to defeat the chief of the conspiracy...if he can continue to exist lengthy sufficient to do it.
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