A little girl lost in a magical wood, an old warrior with creaking knees and an unkillable foe, a teenage girl in a city full of evil. In worlds where magic reigns, anything can happen, and these unlikely heroes face insurmountable odds. Six tales offer six different views of courage and desperation in the teeth of dark and fearsome magic.
In “Cards,” a Wayfarer has nothing to offer but the smallest of magics. With that she must save lives when soldiers come calling.
In "Rain Walker" an assassin stalks the deserted streets outside a castle under siege, and only an aged knight with secrets can face him.
In the short novel "The Guardians of Roydai", the young apprentice to an aged Healer sees the face of war, and a much darker evil as well.
All stories are complete in this volume.