I don't care about the High Queen, or the Rebels seeking to overthrow her. All I care about is getting my baby brother the treatments he needs to recover from his potentially fatal disease…and those treatments have a steep price.
Fortunately, I have magic of my own, and I'm a very, very good thief.
Unfortunately, the powerful Elven lord Morvilind has a hold over me. If I don't follow his commands, my brother is going to die.
Of course, given how dangerous Morvilind’s missions are, I might not live long enough to see my brother’s death…
Ridmark has learned that the sorceress Cathala holds the secret of the Seven Swords, and quests to free her from the grasp of an imprisoning spell.
But the Maledicti priests know of Ridmark's quest, and plot to stop him with a deadly new weapon.
For how can a knight fight the shadows in his mind?
Two items I've stolen for the Rebels, and I only need to steal one more thing for them.
Trouble is, it's in Last Judge Mountain, a secret military base left over from before the High Queen of the Elves conquered Earth.
There are things in Last Judge Mountain that should never again see the light of day.
And if I go into the mountain, I might never come out again...
Unfortunately for me, I have little enough of either.
To make matters worse, my baby brother Russell is dying of a rare magical disease, and the only one who can cure him is the cruel Elven archmage Morvilind.
And if that wasn't bad enough, Morvilind demands a steep price for his cures.
Specifically, he wants me to steal treasures for him, and this time he’s sent me to steal a priceless relic from the ambassador of the frost giants.
And the frost giants never forget a grudge…
Now the gates of ruin have been thrown open, and the Frostborn and their armies threaten to overthrow the High Kingdom.
Only Ridmark stands in their way. Distrusted by his countrymen and broken by grief and loss, he will nonetheless show the Frostborn why the Gray Knight is the most feared warrior of the age.
Or die trying…
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The Emaneska Series Bundle contains:
Dead Stars - Part One
Dead Stars - Part Two
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If I don't follow Morvilind's bidding, my brother will die.
But there are more dangers in the world than Morvilind.
When rebel Elves launch an assault upon the High Queen, I'm caught between the rebels and Morvilind's implacable demands.
One false step and I'm dead...
The power of the dwarves of Khald Tormen might turn the balance, but the dwarves face their own ancient enemy.
And that ancient enemy has plans of his own for Ridmark...