Despite warnings from the Kings of the Alliance and the elves of Hermstingle, a disgraced knight named Qualtan moves forward with his knightly Order, prompting war against his former allies. Only one thing can save them all: for Qualtan to reproduce the quest his uncle and father had undertaken many years ago to defeat Those That Stand in Shadow – to find the Master of the Great Beasts, the Dragon King, and bring him back in time to stop the battle.
People are never what they seem.
Scai thought she was safe in her little Welsh village—until the people turned on her, threatening to burn her as a witch.
Scai thought that knights in shining armor were handsome young men—until an old man with funny ideas rescued her.
Scai thought magic didn’t exist—until she learned she was born with it.
Scai thought everyone showed their true face—until she saw otherwise.
But Scai is not a witch, despite her magic. Knights come in all ages and you don’t want to mess with one, no matter how old they are. There are people who want all the power they can get, and are willing to kill for it. And sometimes it’s worth it to risk everything you’ve ever known because you can discover amazing things, meet wonderful people, have fantastic adventures, and best of all, learn the Truth.
It was said that, at the beginning of time, the Stars created for the Eight Kingdoms of Syre each a secret weapon; a Stone of Power, with majiks beyond the imagining. But that was only a myth. By the Second Age of Syre, the majiks, inlaid in Eight Stones of Power, had gone dormant. Life went on without their influence, and the memories of a word dependent on majik slowly faded…
Now in its Third Age, the current kingdoms of Syre have nearly forgotten what powers they were bestowed; however, enemies from beyond the borders threaten the peace of the people. Fighting has been long and exhausting. There is no clear end in sight. But there are those who remember the ancient majiks given to the kingdoms; those who, in fact, had close ties with this unimaginable power. They remember their potential.
Yet, seeking out the Stones of Power seems a measure for the desperate–or it could bring about the salvation Syre is in need of to push the attackers from the kingdoms once and for all. Only time will tell.
The powers of the stones seem to be awakening…a time of majik is upon the Eight Kingdoms of Syre once again…