“Many are called, but few are chosen.”
Who Will Become a Guardian of Aeld?
Alias: SolStorm, The Mockingbird Sorceress
Animal Guardian: Nonesuch (Mockingbird)
Secret: Raevyn is a novice Wind Power, who wants to serve as ambassador of the Witch Queen’s court. But prophets warn the queen that a dormant power lurks in Raevyn, a power that is destined to kill 4 of her friends!
Race: Frost Titan
Profession: Blacksmith, Mercenary, Thief
Secret: Raevyn calls her best friend a “one-spell-wonder,” but even Raevyn doesn’t realize that Crimson’s awe-inspiring Fire Power is a legacy of Dragon blood.
Excerpt: Click here to read an excerpt, featuring Raevyn and Crimson. The excerpt was named a finalist in a regional writing contest.
Race: Ru’ar (Manbeast / Wolf)
Profession: Warrior and Scout
Secret: During the annual Clan Cull, when weaklings are slain for “the good of the Pack,” Fiers refused to kill his kid brother. Now Fiers is on the run, fleeing that same kid brother, whom the Wolf King has ordered to slay Fiers.
Race: Sea Changeling
Alias: DreamMer, The Platypus Sorceress
Animal Guardian: Romper (Platypus)
Secret: A reluctant spy, who’s posing as Raevyn’s friend, Aolani is desperately seeking a cure to the Shapeshifting Taint, which Elfin mages conjured to exterminate her people.
Race: Part Sea Changeling, Part Manbeast
Profession: Assassin / Spy
Secret: Fynn hides his shameful, Otter ancestry, even from his half-sister, Aolani. One of the few Changelings who still has the power to recover his “natural” form, following a shapeshift, Fynn poses as the bodyguard of his people’s greatest enemy: the princess of the Crystal Elves.
Race: Crystal Elf
Alias: Nocturne, The Bat Sorceress
Animal Guardian: Vesper (Bat)
Secret: Although her Wind Power rivals Raevyn’s, Kyrielle’s magic isn’t as pure as it seems. She made a desperate bargain with Shadowraiths to save her lover.
Profession: Leader of the Snow Leopard Clan
Secret: She’s not really a Snow Leopard! She’s the last surviving female of the Scimitar Tiger Clan. Shamirah’s advanced healing magic earns her the trust of many prey species—and the derision of the Leopard Clan.