Prophecies are hard to live up to, especially when given to a mere girl child from a faltering province.
Yet, the medallion that Rillion of Phoenix House was given, suggests a special gift that will one day awaken within her. A gift to right the wrongs invading her beloved Karm Province which her widowed Regent father struggles to rule.
Rillion isn’t sure what to believe.
Her best friend, Sterlyn of Raven House, is the Regent’s second son of their twin province of Kaim. The walled city is beautiful, thriving, and everything Karm is not. As Sterlyn’s friendship with Rillion grows into something deeper, his family worries he is treading on dangerous territory. They encourage him to start his studies at the Academy in Alburnium as soon as possible.
The two provinces have been as close as Rillion and Sterlyn’s life-long friendship. However, loyalties grow cold when evil knocks at the gates, threatening to destroy everything the Kaim Regent has worked so hard to build.
Some sacrifices must be made.
A plan is hatched that might satisfy the emerging ruler who hungers for control and power in his desire to overthrow both provinces.
During a brief visit to beautiful Kaim, Rillion’s father is introduced to a widow, with twin daughters, who manages to steal his heart. When Father surprises Rillion with a new step-mother and two mean-spirited sisters, her world spirals into a pit of despair and loss that she may never rise out of.
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Has Sterlyn been given an impossible task?
Sterlyn is working hard to become a Prior, so he can start a new life. A life without his lifetime friend Rillion, who snagged his heart before she passed into Everlasting. He hopes for a new start, in a new place. One far away from the painful memories of his past that plague his dreams.
Except, before he can earn the title of Priorship, Sterlyn must undergo challenges that will test his dedication and try his last shred of patience. He is sent into the deepest forest ruled by warring clans of dwarfs, centaurs, and other creatures. All of them at odds with each other. How will he ever make headway when the only thing the clans hate more than each other is the presence of a human encroaching upon their territory?
Is there hope of getting them to listen?
Sterlyn has a plan, but will it be enough to turn their hearts back to King Shaydon?
Rillion isn't dead but wishes the cruel Magpie family would go ahead and send her to Everlasting. At least she would be reunited with the family that once loved her. What remains of her beloved province is full of greedy merchants, unruly outcasts, and a step-family that will do anything to gain more power and prestige.
Once Rillion's mind clears from the potion the twin sisters use to keep her under their control, things change. Rillion can finally see clearly what she missed before when her life was comfortable. The despair of her situation wars with the desire to escape and seek help for the devastated province.
Is it too late to fight back?
Rillion has the desire, but will that be enough to save what’s left of her province?