New free Sword and Sorcery Kindle books for 2017-08-15:

The Queen of Thieves (A Heroic Fantasy Novel): The Line of Kings Trilogy Book Three
by Craig R. Saunders, Craig Saunders, Chris Taggart, Faith Kauwe
$0.00, 216 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #224 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
'For fans of Gemmell, Eddings and Erikson: Heroic, epic fantasy.'

There are no more kings on Sturma. The Thief King, Roskel Farinder, remains the Lord Protector of the country, but he is no king. The Hierarchy amass on Sturman borders and it is left to true heroes to save Sturma and Rythe herself.
But this is a battle that cannot be won with the blade and bow. There are still witches, though...still those who have power and hold to the old ways. In the face of overwhelming odds, only a woman's magic can save the world and a woman's magic is a terrible thing.
Selana, the head of the Witches' Covenant, knows this only too well. To stand a chance of defeating the Hierophant and his forces, she must call forth the most terrible magic of all. She must show the world the power of The Queen of Thieves.


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Note: This is the third book in the trilogy that begins with The Outlaw King (Book One), and follows on from The Thief King (Book Two). Consider buying the boxed set edition for a saving, containing all three tales in The Line of Kings Trilogy.
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Editor Faith Kauwe.
Cover Art Chris Taggart.


The Collision of Fire and Ice (The Seven Kingdoms Book 1)
by Arwen Chandler, Lynn Nodima
$0.00, 225 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #96 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Karn Elohite faces a future he could never have imagined. Destined for greatness, by the hand of the goddess, he must learn to wield the blue flame that burns inside him -- a power that both gives life and destroys. Like a plague, the Maekel clan sweeps across the land, burning and plundering villages in their wake. Karn must unite forces with the most unlikely allies imaginable, the offspring of his mother's killer, and royal descendants of the Maekel clan. Together with his Warband, his new found allies, and the help of the goddess, he must learn to control the gifts the goddess has given, and resume the age of the dragon riders. Will Karn defeat the only man in Arcadia who carries a magic as powerful as his own? Can anyone survive the Maekel's bloodthirsty regime?


Marduk's Mark: Wayward Souls Volume 1
by Antonio Rodríguez
$0.00, 75 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #132 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

The Only One of Her Kind


As a young half-breed, she is an outcast that was bred to be immune to a mind-altering curse that plagues her people. Now she comes face to face with this affliction as it infects her mother, forcing her to face her destiny or abandon her loved ones.

A Fantastic World full of Unknowns


Within the fantasy world of Eldrath, the human-like Deelamn live as second-class citizens suffering from ridicule and prejudice. Cursed by the possibility of developing Marduk's Mark, an affliction that turns them into mindless, blood-thirsty killers, they are kept in check within the port city of Incantirl by strict inspections and alliances that humans have with two powerful races, the alluring Junex and the reclusive Threed.

An Underprivileged Family Under Duress


The Neeves, a Deelamn family that has already lost one of their own to the Mark is, attempting to find a way to rid their race of this cursed illness with a daring plan: one of their own that can be immune to the Mark, the first known human-Deelamn hybrid! Reysha, a young girl with features from both the human and Deelamn race is the unusual half-breed that holds the key for finding the cure. When Xandra, her mother and a resourceful Deelamn matriarch suddenly falls ill to the Mark, Reysha's mission becomes much more urgent and personal as the wild personalities among her family threaten her success. Can she succeed as the much better prepared Junex attempt to turn her mother in to the Threed for imprisonment within one of their Asylums?

The Beginning of a Saga


Marduk's Mark is the first story of the Wayward Souls saga. It is presented as a short novel that introduces the readers to the colorful cast of characters that inhabit the city of Incantirl. From the maligned Neeves family to the easygoing band of mercenaries lead by Gregor Reeds and the imposing Judicator, a figure that represents the strong arm of the Judicar, god of Human Justice. Incantirl is full of ancient secrets and unique characters that promise to draw the reader in and not let them go until the very last page.

The next installment will be coming out in late 2017!


The Lost Spell (Tales From the Lost Horizon)
by Michael Eging
$0.00, 15 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #330 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Another short story in the Tales From the Lost Horizon.

Imagine, creating a spell that you are certain will change the world. After years of waiting to present that spell to Oberon, king of the Fae folk, that spell turns up stolen. Thondric, a skilled magicker, must find his lost spell or risk being made a laughing stock at court. Join the quest in this rollicking short story that shows that even the greatest mage must get his hands, and boots, dirty.


Bookland (The Story of Bookland Book 1)
by Josh Brannan
$0.00, 241 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #23 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman
The Story of Bookland is a serious fantasy story set in a world where the inhabitants know themselves to be characters in that story and which is relayed by a narrator who has a knack for artfully and humorously interjecting himself where he does not belong. Well, on second thought, perhaps the story is not that serious, and perhaps the narrator is neither artful nor humorous. Everything else that was said, however, was completely true. Of course, there might have been a lie or two.

The Story of Bookland is now complete. All four books are available on Amazon.


The Old Man (Tales of Abros Book 1)
by Jason Enderle, Sarah Flood, Jonathan Laird
$0.00, 58 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #4 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
In the magical city of Lendiel, an elderly couple seek to pass on the responsibilities of their orphanage to their adopted children. However an enemy is even now threatening the mighty city and the elderly mother has a final request for her husband. She asks him to do something he has not done since he met her nearly sixty years ago.


A pocketful of stories: Fantasy tales to delight and enthral
by Katrina Jack
$0.00, 49 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #151 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Welcome to a world of faeries, dreamers,history and much more. A Pocketful of stories contains twelve short fantasy tales, filled with delightful, and not so delightful, characters. From the dreamer who does not wish to face up to reality, to the shopkeeper and his daughters who yearn for adventure, this book will take you through multiple worlds and situations.


Rythe Falls (A Heroic Fantasy Novel): The Rythe Quadrilogy Book Three
by Craig R. Saunders, Craig Saunders
$0.00, 322 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #205 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
'For fans of Gemmell, Eddings and Erikson: Heroic, epic fantasy.'
Renir Esyn has fought the Protectorate, the dark mage Klan Mard, the ragged men of the Draymar Plains...and still he lives. He is the man who found Caeus and set him free.
He is the man who would be king.
But a King cannot rule alone...cannot gain the crown without allies. In the battle for Rythe, he'll need strength and passion, and friends.
On the side of light, the mercenaries Shorn and Bourninund, the Order of Sard, Tirielle A'm Dralorn, Reih and her bodyguard Perr. Caeus, the Red Wizard, with millennia of power in his mad bones might prove an ally, too.
Heroes all, strong of heart. But heroes die. Wars can be lost.
Under red skies, the blight spreads. A new threat rises and an old foe returns. And while Renir Esyn and his allies fight for their lives and the fate of Rythe, darkness rises. There can be no other way - because when the Sun Destroyers return, Rythe will fall.
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Contains bonus short story 'The Unknown Warrior'.
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This is the third book of a larger body of work, The Rythe Quadrilogy, that began with Rythe Awakes and continued with Tides of Rythe. It will conclude with Beneath Rythe, the fourth and final tale. It follows on from events set out in The Line of Kings Trilogy. Neither series is essential to the other.


Teeth of the Gods (Unweaving Chronicles Book 1)
by Sarah K. L. Wilson
$0.00, 354 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (63 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Visionary & Metaphysical
Special pricing on the full series, August 13-18. Collect them all!

Chained to an enemy general. Determined to be free.

After years in seclusion and training, eighteen-year-old Tylira Nyota is summoned by the High Tazmin to be chained to a fallen enemy general. She is a terrible choice to receive this honor – her magic is useless and she finds it impossible to fit in the world she was born to.

Determined to keep her freedom, Tylira instead joins the legendary race for the fabled Teeth of the Gods. With an angry step-mother chasing her and the handsome general chained to her wrist, Tylira must learn to control her magic - which is turning out to be deadly – before it destroys everything she’s fought to gain.

TEETH OF THE GODS is Wheel of Time meets Sarah J. Maas in a mind-bending epic fantasy adventure of freedom, magic, love and a princess’s quest to live life on her own terms.


The Fox (The Iron Head Trilogy, Part One)
by Gaja J. Kos, Boris Kos
$0.00, 363 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Adaptations
Maer Lakrius feels content and secure in his role of a second-born child in the royal household until the battlefield of Vanas rips his reality apart.

Helpless to prevent his older brother's death, Maer returns to the kingdom defeated, and must face not only the weight of his loss, but the burden of becoming Emberya's Crown Prince. A burden, made even worse by the changes in the world Maer believes only he can see.

Unknowingly, the young prince's fate becomes entwined with that of a woman—an 18-year-old mercenary with a past she would rather forget, and struggles eerily similar to Maer's own.

But with the continent and their different lives lying between them, will the Winds succeed in bringing the two individuals together or will the ethereal, dark tendrils of the world destroy them first?



My Name is Simon: I, Dragon Book 1
by Nathan Roden
$0.00, 340 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (32 reviews), #2 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Folklore

A tyrant. A curse. The realm’s true king… isn’t human.

Six-year-old Simon is heir to the Morgenwraithe throne. Or at least he was, until his deranged mother murdered his father and placed an unbelievable curse on the young boy. Trapped inside the body of a dragon, Simon must flee the castle and try to survive in a kingdom where the scaly beasts have been hunted to near extinction.

When the boy-turned-dragon learns he can take human form once a month, he begins making allies. As the years go by and a vicious lord takes control of the kingdom, Simon has one chance to break the curse and save the realm… but at what cost?

My Name Is Simon is the first book in the I, Dragon series, a set of captivating fantasy novels. If you like fast-moving plots, suspenseful sword and sorcery tales, and dragons galore, then you’ll love Nathan Roden’s fantasy with finesse.

Buy My Name Is Simon to experience the grown-up fairy tale today!

Contains a sneak peek of

Rebellion
I, Dragon Book 2



Noah's Breaking (The Age of Dawn World Book 1)
by Everet Martins
$0.00, 51 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #271 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
At the Sid-Ho martial arts camp, young men and women are trained to kill. Noah is top of his class and is deadly with the lash, a whip that attaches to one's spiked bracer.

Verine, a local villager, comes seeking aid to find her lost children. Noah and his classmate Kailyn are sent to find them. What they find in the bowels of the earth is enough to break even the hardest of warriors.

This is a short story set in the world of The Age of Dawn series.


Melodies of Fire (Songs of Power Book 1)
by Rachel Zincke
$0.00, 242 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #458 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
A mysterious encounter sets Calandra on a path to self-discovery. A stranger introduces her to a fantastic world of music and power. She soon learns this man's secrets will change her life forever.


Disenchanted
by H D Bailey
$0.00, 202 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #161 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
A light flew in front of Frank’s face, but not long enough to get a good look at before it zigzagged away. Its shape had been almost human. Frank looked at Lucas for a long time before asking, “Please tell me that was a firefly.”

“That would make it the biggest, fastest damn firefly I’ve ever seen.” Lucas replied. Neither of them wanted to say the word “fairy.”

Power outages are effecting much of the country. Computers, cell phones and radios are erratically unreliable. The scientific community is at a loss to explain any of it.

When Frank and Lucas stumble on a man claiming to be an ancient wizard, they are told that the world of science is a construction of a magical spell which has now been damaged. That is why technology is faltering. Now they must choose how to handle this knowledge – if they even believe it – while the wizard tries to repair the spell.


The Witch Ring: A Legacy of Ash Tale
by Christopher Ćsc Adams
$0.00, 31 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #96 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Mercenary commander Caidris ‘Legion’ Imbratha is no stranger to violence or intrigue.
When one of his troopers goes missing in the dusty caravan town of Selvidzar, the dragon-haunted leader of Jackal Company - and his first officer, Brand - must follow the missing man’s trail, no matter where it leads.

But what begins as a routine investigation into a warrior’s absence quickly turns deadly when the pair find themselves pitted against an implacable adversary. Honor, principles & friendship will all be tested…in the Witch Ring.

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Welcome to the Legacy of Ash, a dark & gritty fantasy cycle in the tradition of Steven Erikson, George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie and Glen Cook.

Calus Rukan is a world twisted by war, sorcery, and hell itself.

Broken coasts and shattered continents mark a land divided. The old empire of Aul Rukara was cast into darkness and devastation, though its legacy remains. The people of Calus Rukan - scholars and adepts, warriors and thieves, beggars and princes – strive to build new civilizations upon the ruins of the old.

But three thousand years after the sundering of the world, although light has returned to the darkness, ash still veils the sky.


Visit the blog, with co-creators Chris Adams & James Downe, for maps, interviews, excerpts, and links to other Legacy of Ash fiction.

https://legacyofash.wordpress.com/
http://www.amazon.com/James-Downe/e/B00RBNRERQ





Goblin: a LitRPG Novel (Tower of Gates LitRPG Series Book 1)
by Paul Bellow, LitRPG Reads
$0.00, 500 pages, 3.5 out of 5.0 (58 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations
Ever dream of being trapped in a virtual reality video game?

Craving ONE MORE QUEST?

Read on, adventurer!

Sarah, Eric and Josh secretly log onto the new Tower of Gates VRMMORPG and stumble on a world unlike any they have seen before. Swords, sorcery, and intrigue abound. While not planning on staying in the unreleased game long, life happens.

They soon learn the stakes are even higher than they imagined. To survive, they will need all their strength, courage, and wisdom, not to mention help from friendly NPCs, magic items, and everything else uncovered as they delve deeper into the game.

One more level becomes a matter of life and death.


Professor Flintwick's Dream Machine
by Dominic R. Daniels
$0.00, 164 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #10 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Asian
Satsuki a young teenage inventor assistant and tinker travels via a fantastic machine that opens portals to the dream world where she must rescue her kidnapped inventor grandfather accompanied by a talking fox kitsune, her cat and a noble prince who is a luck dragon in his true form. The adventurers travel through the skies on a airship in which they will meet air pirates, a lake merman, forest demons and a giant to find the dark Lord Akumai in the shadow lands. Can Satsuki and her new friends stop Akumai before time runs out with him planning to invade the dream world with his army of shadow specters or will nightmare rule supreme.


First Love (Champion of the Gods)
by Andrew Q. Gordon
$0.00, 64 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #35 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > LGBT

Prequel to The Last Grand Master
A Champion of the Gods Story

On a visit to Yar-del with Grand Master Heminaltose to celebrate his age of majority birthday, Farrell catches the eye of Lieutenant Cameron, a handsome young officer in the Queen’s Guard.  But having spent most of his life cooped up at Heminaltose’s school for wizards, Farrell is clueless as to palace intrigue. He is unaware that his access to the queen is something others would greatly prize. When the queen points out that his suitor is the son of a social-climbing minor noble, Farrell must decide whether to heed the warning or meet with Cameron anyway.



The Moonlit Dark
by Nikolas TorVald
$0.00, 38 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #10 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Warrior of the Monastery of the Setting Sun, Hayden hunts the monsters which would leave others hiding in their beds. Yet there is a darkness spreading across the Empire of Telendule and neither he nor his brothers of the Monastery can find its source. With hope fading as to humanity's future, Hayden must set out on one last quest to find the darkness and destroy it before it is too late.


The Contending (The Saga of the Dragon Born Book 2)
by Cynthia Joyce Clay
$0.00, 354 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #83 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
"If I survive this, I must make amends to Princess Royal Tristabe-airta. If don't, when I become her liege, she be too powerful of an enemy."

Royal swords possess the unhuman strength and temperament of their ancestors, dragons. Burta, a young royal sword, resents that she must always defer to Tristabé-airta, Princess Royal of Allsongs, a poet. But Burta is so skilled in arms she expects to win the Allsongs’ Contending and that will make her Tristabé-airta’s liege. The problem is, though, she is trapped between the monster that hunts her and the deadly drop down the cliff to the turbulent sea. In Book Two of the Saga of the Dragon Born, all the poets of Allsongs, including Tristabé-airta, must unite their power to rescue Burta. Once rescued, will she unwisely keep a secret close to her heart that will be a rending betrayal to Allsongs’ best hope and defense, Tristabé-airta?


Kingdoms Lost (Rise of Faiden Book 1)
by Kimber Grey
$0.00, 254 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #73 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
In the eight hundred years since the overthrow of the mighty High Kingdom of Faiden, the Oracle has been quietly arranging the fates of the children who will someday challenge the darkness that is consuming the world of Midia. Ferremor, a half-demon shadow master, is abandoned on the stoop of a ramshackle orphanage as a newborn. Kenneth, an infant fae with strange wings, is left on the doorstep of a human general. Young Vera, the Royal Imperial Princess of Faiden who narrowly survived the slaughter of her family, awakens from an eight-century mystical slumber. All three were displaced by the misfortunes of their past and struggle to survive and find happiness in a kingdom ruled by ruthless sorcerers and their dark lord. As they face the violence and horrors of their harsh world, none of them could ever imagine what the Oracle has planned for them or the role that they will play in the destinies of Kingdoms Lost.


Rise Of The Drumpfkins: The Fall of Unsinn
by Kim E Lawler
$0.00, 211 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #255 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

The planet of Urborea is about to descend into chaos. Extreme climate change, warfare, and famine have destabilized entire regions and forced millions into becoming refugees. It is in this era of fear and paranoia that the tyrant Premier Leader Okgurt Unsinn rises.



The gods of Urborea understand that Unsinn’s rule cannot go unchecked. They have a plan of their own, but it all hinges on Ash, a passionate young woman with abilities she does not yet understand. Ash loves her life and her work as a veterinarian. She never dreamed of being a warrior—but the gods had other plans.



Ash is the mortal form of the goddess Ashkazara, a divine being of supreme power. Ashkazara has incredible strength but also an aggression that is nearly impossible to control. As Ash learns about her origin and comes into her powers, she knows she will help to save the world.



Ash rises up to challenge Unsinn’s authority. She may have the gods on her side, but will that be enough to defeat an egomaniacal extremist?



The Road to Ascension (The Vanguard of the Future Book 1)
by Thomas C. Morgan
$0.00, 327 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #49 in > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction > Historical
Eleven hundred years ago, on the fringe of what is now the Empire of Kverza, there was kept a secret power which threatened the rule of kings. Though the keepers perished, the eternal secret remained, waiting to be uncovered, unraveled, and unleashed. Be it the power of the Gods or something else entirely, those who harness its full potential will shift the course of history.

Or such is Seythif’s hope, for Seythif--who was formerly Kyeley in the hollow years before she understood what she could become--has devoted her life to the pursuit of that power.

Drawn to the mysterious and the forbidden at an early age, she finds these offered by Eseztavye, the woman who becomes her mentor and opens her mind to the startling truths around her. As she becomes enamored of the forsaken Gods and lost causes of antiquity, she grows increasingly disaffected with the life and world into which she was born, until at last she abandons her home and name alike in search of a greater destiny.

In her new home, in a remote corner of the Empire, she first glimpses her full potential. Moreover, there amidst the relics of the past, she first glimpses that mystery which has lain forgotten for so very long, and therein finds her purpose: she will take up the work that was left unfinished, she will succeed where her distant forbears failed, and the world will never be the same again.

Or such is Seythif’s hope.


ISKLO: A DRAGON TALE
by Clifford James Hayes
$0.00, 194 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #336 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
Fed by the immutable power of the jewels buried beneath the Smoking Mountains, Grímurfang reigns supreme.

For centuries, the ice dragon has tormented the Viking settlers in the land of ice and fire. They endure merciless pain and suffering without end, as his ísdrekar kin assail their homesteads and prevent their escape.

But from the heart of the mountains comes a hope unforeseen. ískló, Grímurfang’s son, is taken by stealth and raised among the settlers. Can the young ísdreki defeat his father, or will Grímurfang extend his dominion over land and sea?

Set in the dark years after Ragnarok, this is the saga of the rebellion against the Lord of Snowdrakes, and all that came to pass.


Chronicles of Domaria: Book I - The Awakening
by L. C. Lopes
$0.00, 211 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #463 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
An ancient ring crosses the path of a young ambitious thief, unleashing a series of mysterious events on the world of Domaria. Cursed, he seeks revenge, while his physical and mental condition decays. A group of inexperienced adventurers is mustered and sent to their own fate to investigate. It will be the beginning of a new age of darkness?


Reunited (Adventures & Journeys Book 1)
by Nitsa DM
$0.00, 74 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
Vixen, Brair, Zach, Raina, and Nikolai come together to tell a tale.
This is a fantasy adventure, with some humor thrown in.
Come join these friends on a fantastic journey.


Olympia and The Wyvern
by Jason Donoghue
$0.00, 24 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #329 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Olympia, a twenty-year-old woman, is forced to defend her village as King Burr attacks on his giant red wyvern. Seeking revenge for her brother, she will get much and more of what she wants when she comes to face the giant red Wyvern in battle. Part one in the series of short stories to come.


The Penitent Kingdom (Cauldron of the Dreamers Book 3)
by F J Smoak
$0.00, 192 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
For Mark and Lily, the problems of raising a baby between two worlds become too difficult to handle when Rowan begins to exhibit unusual abilities that make her different from the rest of the forest people. Elves and vampires alike are having a strange reaction to her, and Mark tries to hold the family together when Evan leaves Charleston to help Peter and Luke solve an eight-legged mystery heating up in the Arizona desert.

The elf world is undergoing a rapid transformation, and Bright and Falcon have problems of their own when some members of their communities go missing. The Elders are dreaming of a new world with Rowan at its center, and Mark is left feeling helpless in the face of it, wondering what will become of his daughter, as evidence of a new kind of magic and terrifying new creatures begin to emerge.