Prester John dominates the Known World. Total loyalty is demanded. Disobedience is punished by death.
Elowen Aubyn has reached the sanctuary of the Illuminati. There she is safe...or so she believed. For soon, betrayal and tragedy plunges Elowen into a desperate and deadly quest - to discover the Four Mysteries, ancient artefacts of great power.
With a small band of friends, Elowen travels across dangerous lands, encountering terrifying creatures and ruthless enemies. And she must confront her deepest fear, and uncover a shocking secret that will change her life...
The second part of an epic fantasy saga, The Ordeal of Fire takes the reader on a journey of magic, intrigue and daring escapes.