The Cursed Kingdoms Trilogy
The Seven Kingdoms are in the grip of an ancient and terrible blood curse. Thousands have died; thousands more yet will. Only one man can end the curse: the fugitive Osgaardan prince and reluctant mage, Harkeld.
The road to salvation is long and arduous. Harkeld has outrun his father?s soldiers, but he can?t hope to outrun the assassins ? the notorious, deadly Fithians ? clamouring for the bounty on his head. Even the Sentinel mages who guide and guard him are no match for Fithian steel. Faced with the ever-present threat of death, Harkeld must learn to use his fire magic, or die.
Meanwhile, in Osgaard?s gold-tiled palace, Harkeld?s sister Princess Brigitta is living on borrowed time, hostage to their brother?s ambition. And far to the east, young orphan Jaum‚ journeys with a band of mysterious, dangerous fighters, heading north for a purpose he does not yet understand.
"Those who drink the water shall thirst for blood. They shall be as wild beasts."
A curse is ravaging the Seven Kingdoms. Fugitive Osgaardan prince, Harkeld, is the one person who can destroy it. Guarded by Sentinel mages, pursued by Fithian assassins, he begins the final?and most dangerous?stage of his quest: entering the cursed kingdom of Sault, where drinking even one drop of water means madness and death.
But the mages aren?t the only travelers heading east. Princess Brigitta, abducted by the Fithians, is also bound for Sault?unless she can escape. And in close pursuit is her loyal armsman, Karel.
Young orphan, Jaum‚, is also headed for Sault?where he will be forced to make decisions that will change the fate of the Seven Kingdoms forever.