In the chaos of war, not all heroes shine.
For thousands of years, the high elf king bided his time, waiting for his opportunity to claim dominion over all nine realms. But the king of the dark elves defied him and the fragile treaty between Light and Shadow shattered.
True heroes must rise from shadows to claim the light.
Curuthannor may be the youngest son of the greatest swordsmith of the fae, but he would rather wield a blade than craft one. When the high elf king commissions a powerful new sword requiring iron found only in the subterranean goblin mines of the Shadow Realm, Curuthannor seizes the opportunity to prove his worth. If he fails, the lives of his entire family could be at risk...for the high elf king is unmerciful and will not suffer disobedience.
For when the pen fails...
As the most trusted handmaiden to the high elf princess, Lhéwen is honored to attend her mistress on what she believes is a diplomatic delegation to the dark elf king. She doesn't realize it could be a one-way trip. While the princess forges an escape from the high king's ruthless will, Lhéwen is trapped in a foreign land. Betrayed and alone, Lhéwen discovers it is her own quiet power that may free—or doom—them all.
...the sword will take its place.
Forged in Shadow is the first book in the thrilling new epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author, Megan Haskell. Set in the same universe as The Sanyare Chronicles, this is the story of the Great War between the nine faerie realms. If you like sweeping vistas, unexpected heroes, and world-shattering stakes, you'll love this battle between Shadow and Light.
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