Nerak is defeated. Steven Taylor has cast the malevolent dictator's soul into the Fold's inky void - but the evil that controlled Nerak and brutalised the people of Eldarn has escaped, and taken Mark Jenkins with it. Steven must put his own feelings to one side, for Eldarn's fate still hangs in the balance, and he remains the land's only real hope.
As he and his companions make their way across country, rallying what remains of their allies, Mark, no longer the affable teacher from Colorado, disappears into the foothills of the Blackstone Mountains, determined to excavate the Larion spell table and use its awesome power to destroy Eldarn.
During an epic sea journey to the enemy strongholds of northern Malakasia, Steven discovers he is stronger than he thought, but a confrontation with Mark is inevitable ... Is Steven willing to kill his best friend and face eternal exile in Eldarn to save two worlds from annihilation?
Return to Eldarn for this towering finale, where our heroes face a terrifying army of mutated beasts, and the mysteries of the Larion Senators are waiting to be unlocked, for good or for evil ...
The conclusion to the epic fantasy Eldarn Sequence (after 2009 s Lessek s Key) fails to realize the promise of its predecessors. Mark Jenkins, Steven Taylor and Hannah Sorenson have found ways to travel between our world and the parallel universe of Eldarn. Now Mark is fighting to free his mind and body from possession by a nameless evil force, and Steven races across land and sea in pursuit of stolen super-powerful artifacts. Hannah finds herself in the company of precocious child-sorceress Milla, whose powers may hold the key to the salvation of both worlds. The unwieldy cast of indistinguishable minor characters, nebulous antagonist and abundance of clich s provide little payoff to 1,500 pages of anticipation.