The ripples begin to make waves
Thomas Stablehand's life is not the only thing spinning out of control since he found the stone. Entire kingdoms are now in turmoil.
Will Prentis, newly appointed as army commander, must outmaneuver a growing array of enemies as he prepares for an unequal showdown with Arvenon's invaders. Thomas, hunted unceasingly, must sacrifice all to safeguard the stone.
The fate of kingdoms soon hinges on them as they confront a ruthless invader hiding a darker purpose.
The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows.
The Cost of Knowing continues the saga of The Stone Cycle, concluding the story begun in book one, The Stone of Knowing. Further background to the climax is also revealed in an included bonus novelette, The Gamble.
The Stone Cycle reading order:
•The Stone of Knowing (Book One)
•The Cost of Knowing (Book Two)
•The Stone of Authority (Book Three)
•The Struggle for Authority (Book Four)
•The Stone of Vitality (Book Five)
•The Hope of Vitality (Book Six)
Additional reading for The Stone Cycle:
•The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing is a complete story of novelette length that can be read independently of other books in the series. NOTE: it is recommended to be read after The Cost of Knowing (Book 2) and before The Struggle for Authority (Book Four).
•The Rending: A Prequel to The Cost of Knowing is a complete story of novelette length that can be read independently of other books in the series. The recommended reading order is after The Cost of Knowing (Book 2). Subscribe to my mailing list at my website for a free copy of the ebook. Print and audiobook editions are available from a wide range of online stores.