Chronicles of the Raven: Three
AN UNSTOPPABLE NEW POWER IS RISING ...
The power of the land has manifested itself in Lyanna, a five year old girl. She has the power to sweep the four colleges of magic aside, or - unknowingly - to destroy Balaia. And the colleges will do anything to control her. If she cannot be controlled, she'll be killed ... but first they have to find her.
Denser, one of The Raven, is desperate to find Lyanna and her mother too - not because Lyanna's powers are ripping the world apart, but because she's his daughter. But can even The Raven find Erienne and her child when they don't want to be found? And if they find her, with thousands of lives at stake, can The Raven afford to let her live?
Having repaired a dimensional rip and stopped a barbarian invasion in 2009's Noonshade, the Raven, a cohort of world-saving mercenaries, face a homegrown threat when Lyanna, the five-year-old daughter of two Raven members, manifests power that triggers natural disasters, devastating entire towns and swallowing castles whole. Navigating among somewhat random plot elements four competing colleges of magic, witch hunters, guardians of elven lore and three stranded dragons the Raven find their personal loyalties pitted against their team unity as they debate whether to save or sacrifice Lyanna. Barclay's characters have matured and aged since their first adventure, and while the cinematic and violent battle scenes will likely be the primary draw, readers will also get a few lessons about how would-be heroes handle obligations to family and friends.