Corruption from Hell seethes into the human realm, morphing and disfiguring animals and people alike, changing them in all manner of ways. Slowly, it spreads, feasting on the living as beasts devour the dead, surviving, fighting, slaughtering and consuming, a constant cycle with seemingly no end in sight as humanity continues to push on weakening with each passing day.
My issue though, isn't the corruption. Surprisingly it's my Father, the King who seems Hellbent on needlessly provoking the people into senseless violence and war right before my coronation.
Raven is a thief, probably the best one. He is hired by mysterious clients to obtain a rather peculiar object -- a dark-green, oval-shaped rock. He is tempted to accept the offer even though the rock belongs to one of the most influential, powerful, and cruel men in the world.
Picking up from the ending of Part 1, Luno and Tobias must work together to defeat the great evil that threatens the lands of Thymestrys. What could stand in their way? An Angel? A Demon? A God? A mix of the two?
"Tragic Genius" is the fourth and penultimate book in "The Trial", a series beginning with "Shadow Honor". In this book, we follow the early days of the Demon War, and focus on the stories of Neredos and Veil predominantly, but with many other familiar faces as well. What does it take to make a leader, and how do the horrors of war twist a person's mind? How do we fight for good, life, and peace in a world full of evil, death, and pain? This is the heart of what The Trial means.
When dragonslayer Daegon and his squire Birten are sent on a run-of-the-mill dragonslaying quest, they aren't expecting anything too extreme. But a dangerous plan is afoot, and they're in for a lot more than they bargained for. Sure, they expected dragons. But dark magic, mysterious artifacts, and secretive organizations all come into play as they race against the clock to prevent the evil plan from unfolding.
People like Katrena are incapable of procreation. It's the price they have to pay for the gift (curse?) they received in their genes. However, here she is, three positive pregnancy tests later, trying to digest the information...
Castor and Cyr are identical twins, with one important difference - Castor is a shifter who can turn into a venomous snake at night. Despite this, he is sweet and withdrawn, while Cyr is cold and often rude, even towards his own brother.
When a powerful sorcerer Macarius kidnaps Cyr, Castor embarks on a mission to rescue him with the help of his boyfriend Sawyer - a young, aspiring sorcerer.
Days after an attempt to unleash demons upon the world has failed, three young men find themselves in the midst of new challenges. One must determine what it means to lead. One must face his past. One must discover who he really is. But there are forces still at play in the world which could undermine everything they hope to build and discover. Is the demon threat truly over?
This is Book 3 of The Trial. You can find book 1 "Shadow Honor" here:
With a life that is almost painfully normal and unremarkable, 16 year old Torsten has no reason to believe in anything out of the ordinary. Then, a series of cryptic events throws him beyond the boring familiarity that he knows, into the mystery and magic of reality unmasked.
Jonathan Davenport, Alpha of the Homestead Pack, must not only take on those responsible for the disappearances of many Lycans but also the North American Lycan Council. With this uphill battle leading to all-out war, will Jon find the help he'll need to survive the heat of battle and the boredom of politics?