Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows.
Yet Mazael's darkest enemy waits elsewhere.
Within his own tainted soul.
And with the dark magic of his blood, he can either save the world...or destroy it.
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, questing to stop the rise of the evil New God. The sorceress Cathala, imprisoned within magical stone, holds the lore of the creator of the Seven Swords.
But dark powers are stirring in the Serpent Marshes, and Cathala has secrets of her own.
Secrets that might kill Ridmark and his friends...
Assuming the master of Khald Azalar does not kill him first.
MORIGNA was the Witch of the Hills. Now the dark magic within Morigna threatens to devour her. Unless Morigna can tame the power, it will transform her into everything she has always hated.
MARA's father was a dark elven noble of terrible power. She escaped his grim realm, but now she must confront him once more, or join countless generations of his slaves in death.
CALLIANDE has sought for answers since the day of the great omen heralding the return of the Frostborn. Her answers await in the darkness of Khald Azalar.
But the truth might be more than she can bear...
And Mazael’s sins might return to devour him…
ROMARIA GREENSHIELD has mastered herself at last, the human and Elderborn halves of her soul in harmony. Free from her past, she travels north to start a new life in the Grim Marches.
But now she faces a hunter that even she might not have the skill to overcome…
LUCAN MANDRAGON is trapped in the netherworld between life and death, imprisoned by his own folly. Haunted by visions of his mistakes, tormented by memories of his past, Lucan finds himself the prey of a spirit both mighty and corrupt.
And the price to escape might consume all he has left…
CORVAD burns with the blood and power of the Demonsouled. He will take up the sword of the Destroyer, and throw down the realms of men.
And once he claims the ancient relic for himself, all the world shall be his…
MOLLY has lost everything she holds dear, and has no reason left to live.
There is only one cure for her loss, one vengeance she can take for her pain.
The death of Mazael Cravenlock.
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, but he is the only Swordbearer in the realm of Owyllain.
That means he is the only warrior capable of defending Owyllain from the forces of dark magic.
But the powers of darkness have servants in Owyllain, servants who are more than willing to put a dagger in Ridmark's back...
To redeem himself, he seeks the secret of the return of the Frostborn, and the sinister Elder Shamans of the bone orcs might know the truth.
But the Elder Shamans do not part with their secrets willingly.
And their most dangerous secret might mean Ridmark's death...
Originally published as the novellas THE BONE ORCS, THE SKULL TREES, THE DAGGER JAWS, THE GHOST HALFLING, THE RUIN GATE, and THE ELDER SHAMANS.
Or will he listen to the whispers in his blood and kill everyone who stands in his way?
RIOTHAMUS is the apprentice of the Guardian, the arcane defender of the barbarian Tervingi nation. Driven from their homes by the Malrag hordes, the Tervingi must find a new homeland. Will Riothamus help lead the Tervingi to safety?
Or will the Tervingi nation be destroyed to the last man, woman, and child?
LUCAN MANDRAGON has returned from the spirit world, his magic and his will stronger than ever. His purpose is now clear, and a great mission lies before him, a quest to rid the world of a terrible evil.
The utter destruction of the Demonsouled.
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Dead Stars - Part One
Dead Stars - Part Two
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