I am the Heart of the Dragon Back Valley, and one of the Guardians of the Dragon Back Castle.
I thought I was the last Kilbray, but now I know that is not the case and the Kilbray line will continue when the time is right.
To my close friends and family though, I am still only Tera, but my life continues to be anything but ordinary.
and Jira decide to stay in the Dragon Back Valley. This decision causes
confusion and uncertainty in others. Solen departs when he believes he
is doing more harm than good, and Aithera accepts what she believes is a
future of pain that duty and honor bring with that decision.
staying in the valley, Aithera is hidden and safe, but when she leaves
to visit her friends in a small settlement near Haulden, a new menace
shows himself -- someone from her past that promises to harm her friends
to get to her.
Jira learns from visiting her family that there
is a secret about her mother's origins -- a secret confirmed by an
unexpected source -- that reveals she is more than just a mere farm
girl. This news sends her on a journey of discovery that brings on more
While Jira is on her quest, Aithera decides that she
must become the hunter instead of the hunted. When she finally confronts
the one from her past, she gets answers that are very painful and not
what she was expecting. Aithera survives the encounter, and when she and
Jira return to the valley, they each have surprises of their own. Devon
reveals the truth about Aithera's origins, and with this newfound
knowledge, she sets out to mend the pain and seek the happiness she
longs for with the one who stubbornly resists any return to the valley.
Deep within the Junk Yard is a unique research station called Research One -- the only true connection to the Dog, and the station is the governing authority of the Junk Yard.
Thanks to the full resources, brightest minds, and cutting-edge materials and technology provided by Research One, Captain Frank Walker creates a one-of-a-kind ship, Exploration & Research Ship (ERS) Cassiopeia.
All of the research phases, test runs, trials, and upgrades are moving along as planned until the Cassiopeia's exceptional AI detects an emergency situation at a highly classified military outpost.
Cassiopeia and her crew are ordered by the Dog to respond and assist, but helping the military always comes with a price.
Join us for a wild ride through space, and read how ERS Cassiopeia goes from a prototype concept to a ship like no other.
of the ways of magic, and along the way, she encounters an old man named
Devon. She is drawn to help him survive a sudden snowstorm and a
mystery begins to unfold about his past. Another victim of the snowstorm
appears to help her—a country girl named Jira. Is this a chance meeting
or are other forces involved?
As they help the old man, Aithera
and Jira discover that he has a broken amulet—its magic scattered, much
like the old man’s mind. Through visions, they see glimpses of his past
that reveal he was once powerful, loved, and adored. Together they set
out to find the pieces to the amulet, and with each piece found, Devon
gets stronger and younger. The search takes them to a hidden valley and
to those that know the past and also those that seek to stop the return
of the great lord.
Aithera will have to face nightmares from her
orphaned past, Jira will find that she is not just a simple farm girl,
and Devon will return to the source of his greatest pain.
Valley of Mystery just might create more questions than it answers.