The sorcerer Svaerd destroyed the Aurae Council in his quest to take the power of Taernfeld for himself. He almost succeeded in his designs, but was defeated by the council’s lone survivor. Trapped within a haeld-sword, he plots his escape.
For four-hundred years, magic has been outlawed by Tor-Haval. Sandrik is the first bright-eye to be seen in Caladon in living memory, and he doesn’t want anyone to think of him as they did the ominous Aurae of legend, so he keeps his special abilities hidden. But there is more to Sandrik than even he knows. Now he is about to enter the ancient ruins of Taernfeld to be declared a man, but another fate awaits him. Will he escape it?
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Targeted Age Group:: 12+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I actually started writing this book over forty years ago, from images that formed in my mind of the four pivotal scenes, but I only got a little ways into it – eighty hand-written (did I say this was forty years ago?) pages. A character I liked was heading toward his imminent death, and being an inexperienced pantser I didn't know how to change his destiny, so I set it aside and didn't take it back up until about five years ago, when I had been actively writing short fiction for a few years (making me an EXPERIENCED pantser) and decided it was time to write my first novel.