Under the command of its bloodthirsty general, the Supremacy joins forces with a deadly new ally, unleashing carnage with fanatical precision. With war spreading to all corners of Atala, Nadon undergoes a dark metamorphosis; one that threatens to fracture the already-cracking continent and to undermine Nadon’s very humanity.
As he alienates those around him and more earth-shattering secrets are revealed, Nadon fights to overcome the darkness inside and to stem the tide of annihilation. In the end, however, there is only one choice to be made, and Nadon must decide what matters to him most—survival or victory.
S.J. Saunders lives in Oregon with his wife, no pets, and a handful of imaginary friends about whom he writes stories. He also happens to like the dreary northwest weather, thank you very much. His spare time is filled with stories in their many forms, be they novels, video games, TV shows, or movies, but he really does try to find time for healthier activities as well…really.
Their champion lost, those who still stand against
the Supremacy fight on in the wake of their latest defeat. Cornered at last, and with no hope of escape,
those Nadon left behind must unite the land against a common foe. It’s become a war of survival, but, when
things are at their darkest, hope returns to rally Atala’s defenders for one
final, desperate gambit.
With the noose
ever-tightening, Nadon’s family is pushed to their limit, and, as the earth
crumbles and the conflict of the millennium comes crashing down around them, a
fatal truth is revealed; only those already lost may escape the impending
Nadon-Kesh grows up like any other child abandoned to the Saget riverbank, but his life takes a dangerous turn when the Supremacy, the tyrannical force enslaving the realm, drives him from his home. Thrust into the dangerous world beyond the riverbank alongside his closest friends, Nadon learns of his place in an age-old conflict that may change the face of the land forever.
Ensnared in the battle to reclaim a kingdom, Nadon struggles to harness a rising power within in the hope of saving his family from destruction. But, as his dark legacy threatens to destroy the land itself, Nadon discovers that it may not always be possible to escape one’s fate.
In a land that trembles at the touch of the gods, Corik dares to hope for a bright future. But such thoughts seem far from reality when his fellow Wanderers wallow in fear, promoting the dark ways of old—a path of blood and madness. Assailed by doubts, Corik’s faith will be tested, and the future he seeks to secure may call for sacrifice before the end.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
The long war is over, but Frenter,
leader of Atala’s armies, has one more mission to complete. Evil threatens to return to the infant
kingdom, and the general has been called upon to preserve the fragile peace. Weary and long past his prime, Frenter must
take up his sword one last time if the land is to have any hope of a future.
But the price of peace is a costly
one, and the debt is not yet paid.
All Othenah has wished for since childhood is blissful anonymity, but it’s hard to convince people that you’re a normal person when you happen to be the heir to a lost kingdom; the last beacon of hope for thousands in a long exile. And, just when obscurity can seem no more tantalizing, dark whispers reach the ears of Rimshad’s enemies. Helvan, a lethal, faceless assassin, has resurfaced, meaning that his target is already marked for death. With the truth of her heritage dangling her before the world like bait on a hook, Othenah’s life is about to become far more pivotal than she ever thought possible.
After years of feeling like a stranger among her own people, Sernah has finally left Doven Nyot behind in search of purpose, hoping to find it among those who seek to break the Supremacy's hold over the land. Alone and far from the life she knew, Sernah must keep her wits about her if she is to have any chance of navigating the treacherous world beyond her city. For the Supremacy has eyes all around, and even those who proclaim their friendship may herald the dangers that lurk in the shadows.
But now I get to fight back, and if I’m going to have any chance of bringing my old bosses down, I’ll need a few more hands—preferably ones as skilled as mine. Now might be a good time to see what my old teammates are up to.