Edward Willett, writing under his own name and also as E.C. Blake, is the author of over 50 science-fiction and fantasy, science and other non-fiction books for both young readers and adults. His science fiction novel Marseguro won the 2009 Prix Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction and fantasy novel. Song of the Sword, the first book in The Shards of Excalibur series was nominated for the Sunburst Award, and Twist of the Blade, the second in the series, was nominated for the Prix Aurora Award. His non-fiction writing for young readers has received National Science Teachers Association and VOYA awards.
RIDMARK ARBAN was once a Swordbearer, a knight of renown. Now he is a branded outcast, stripped of his sword, and despised as a traitor.
But he alone sees the danger to come, and undertakes the dangerous quest to stop the return of the Frostborn.
And Ridmark must risk everything to retrieve it.
MARA wishes only to live peacefully. Yet her father was a dark elven wizard of power, and his shadow-tainted blood flows through her veins, threatening to transform her into a monster.
Yet that is not the greatest danger she faces.
For the Iron Tower was once home to an ancient evil, an evil that desires to claim the power in her blood...