|About the Book|
Before he learned that High Magic was real, Tiercel Rolfort wasnt sure what he was going to do with his life. Now he knows: keep from getting killed long enough to somehow teach himself High Magic and try to save the world. Harrier Gillain alwaysMoreBefore he learned that High Magic was real, Tiercel Rolfort wasnt sure what he was going to do with his life. Now he knows: keep from getting killed long enough to somehow teach himself High Magic and try to save the world. Harrier Gillain always knew that his role in life was to keep Tiercel out of trouble. Hes still doing it - only now hes got to fend off attacks by a powerful, rogue Wild Mage. That Harrier is destined to be the first Knight-Mage in a thousand years isnt helping matters. Knight-Mages tend to get a lot of people killed, and Harrier doesnt like killing. Hidden deep in the desert, Wild Mage Bisochim continues his attempts to restore Darkness to the world - to fix the Balance. Despite the resistance of his bonded dragon, Bisochem knows hes doing the right thing. When hes healed the Balance, then Saravasse will love him again. The desert tribes have taken Bisochims sermons on the damaged Balance to heart. They know that those who will not help repair the Balance are enemies, and young Zanattar and his followers are determined to destroy them. One tribe has resisted Bisochims siren call to war. Led by Shaiara, they have made the long journey into desert lands that even their fellow tribes consider mythical. Concealed from both magical and earthly searches, her people seek only peace. And then a huge black dragon dumps two weary warriors on Shaiaras doorstep. Tiercel, Harrier, Shaiara and the dragon Ancaladarf seek desperately for a way to stop Bisochim and Zanattar, but the boys have only been Mages for a few moonturns. Can they really stop a war?