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?
Targeted Age Group:: 12+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book was 40 years in the making (almost sounds ominous, maybe even impressive, doesn't it?) – The basic idea first came to me in images that became the four pivotal scenes in the book. From there I had to piece the story together.
When I first started writing it, a character I had become fond of was riding toward his death, and I couldn't figure any way to stop it (he wouldn't listen to me), so I stopped writing for 35 years. I finally picked it up again after I'd restarted writing in my Midlife Renaissance(TM)