By Eldon Thompson
The Age of guy has began. long gone are the elves and dwarves, orcs and trolls, and different creatures of legend. Having pushed the "undesirables" from their lands, the kingdoms of the island continent of Pentania have all started a brand new bankruptcy in human historical past. The gods are a fantasy, magic is a forsaken artwork, and the avatars, shepherds of the races, have light into the mists of time. Now, mankind will rule. yet they don't seem to be alone.
When the king of Alson is assassinated and the capital besieged by means of a nefarious wizard, even the distant village of Diln isn't really immune from the chaos and terror that sweep the area. Torn from his domestic, younger Jarom starts off a deadly trip to invite for relief opposed to the implacable usurper.
But quickly the machinations of a mysterious council lead Jarom to a doubtless preordained quest: to discover one of many legendary Swords of Asahiel, the divine talismans utilized by the elven avatars within the forging of the earth itself. He needs to accomplish that not just to set up himself as a pace-setter for his humans, yet to assist store a fledgling, quarrelsome mankind. For the Demon Queen Spithaera has woke up from the Abyss, and humanity is set to profit how very powerless it may be opposed to the traditional terrors of the world.
And even if actual or imagined, future isn't so simply claimed.
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He lent a purpose to my life that had long since gone missing. Ecstatic about becoming a mother, I was determined to raise him to the best of my abilities. ” She sighed heavily, and the fond delight that had begun to enliven her tone was dispelled by a wistful melancholy. “Alas, my best intentions were no match for Sorl’s crude and wicked ways. In the end, Soric fell sway to greed and bitterness, to the lonely cravings that led to his treacher y and banishment. ” Jarom’s eyes bore into the center of the table, but he could feel Ellebe’s gaze heating the side of his face.
Good sense, perhaps, or maybe just fear. Either way, her father had taught her early and often to trust her instincts, and her mother had always encouraged her to be her own person and not to follow blindly after others—both of which she was doing now. She allowed her eyes to drift, to roam once more about the chamber as she pondered its history and purpose. It must indeed have belonged to some lost civilization. But who? There were no known histories of any of the forgotten races having lived within these mountains.
Esaias faced Jarom squarely. “Who shall wear the crown remains to be seen. ” Fair enough, Jarom thought. So long as everyone understood the most likely outcome to all of this in advance, and tempered their expectations accordingly. He blew his breath out in a long sigh. ” He could feel his resistance crumbling. Nevertheless, his inner turmoil was unrelenting as self-doubts and fear of the unknown gripped him. Esaias must have read this in the contortions of his face, for the First Elder moved quickly to console him.
The Crimson Sword by Eldon Thompson