Darkness stirs across Rolencia and untamed magic of the gods wells up from the earth’s heart, twisting the minds of men with terrible visions. The touched must learn to control their gift – or die. Disharmony stirs within Rolen’s household, and as magic, madness and political machinations threaten to tear Rolencia apart, King Rolen’s children must do all they can to restore their father’s kingdom...
Rowena Cory Daniells is the author of the bestselling series The Chronicles of Kin Rolen's Kin and The Outcast Chronicles. She is devoted to her family (husband and 6 children) and writing. In her spare time she studies Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Iaido, the art of the Samurai sword.
Meanwhile, the youngest of King Rolen’s sons, Fyn, has barely begun his training as an Abbey mystic, but he wakes in a cold sweat, haunted by dreams of betrayal...
INCLUDES BONUS NOVELLA THE KING’S MAN
Garzik, younger son of Lord Dovecote, has been captured and sent to Merofynia as a prize of war. Now, he must set things right before he can return home. Turning his misfortune into opportunity, Garzik resolves to spy for the rightful king, Byren, who yet thinks him slain at Dovecote. With fortune on his side, he may learn something that could change the path of the war, for Garzik is and always will be the king’s man.
Fyn is desperate to help his brother, now the uncrowned king of Rolencia.
Byren never sought power, but finds himself at the centre of a growing resistance movement as people flee Palatyne’s vicious soldiers. Can he hope to repel the invasion with a following of women, children and old men?