But it is far too late.
The host of the Frostborn marches to war, bringing terror and death in their wake, and a weakened Andomhaim is not strong enough to defeat them.
Only the sword of the Dragon Knight has the power to drive back the Frostborn, and it is calling to Ridmark Arban.
But the sword devours anyone bold enough to wield it…
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, questing to rescue his friends from the cruel dvargir slavers of Najaris.
But the slavers’ sinister master is far more powerful than a mere merchant, and his knowledge might destroy both the Shield Knight and the New God…
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?
But even the mighty Frostborn themselves have been duped, for the shadow of Incariel has used them as its weapons.
Unless Ridmark can defeat the Shadowbearer, the shadow of Incariel shall rise and devour the world for all time...
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, the only Swordbearer in the realm of Owyllain. He is allied with the noble King Hektor Pendragon, who fights to reunify the Seven Swords and to end the destructive war they have unleashed.
But the tyrannical King Justin Cyros is marching to war against Hektor, and King Justin knows the secret of the malevolent New God, a secret that will kill everyone in Owyllain.
Starting with Ridmark and his family...
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...
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...
When Jack March stumbles across a space battle, he rescues a naive young scientist. But her accidental breakthrough has uncovered a dangerous secret, a secret the Final Consciousness will destroy worlds and kill trillions to protect.
Starting with Jack March...