Synopses & Reviews
An abduction in the Yeoman Wood leads Dia into a terrifying walled city to rescue her sister. A missing father draws half-elf cousins to the same city. As they seek to unite their families, a streetwise rogue leaves his own, vowing never to return. A game of chance draws the four together when the rogue ends up with a priceless heirloom. Thinking he's found his ticket to a new life; he has unwittingly pocketed an artifact of untold power. Thrown together by seeming coincidence, the four soon realize they are called to roles in a game much bigger than themselves; a saga that has gone on for centuries. A contest of Knights and Kings has begun against an ancient monarch seeking immortality, and his dark magicians working to elevate their unholy mistress to godhood. With their only ally a mysterious man, for whom death brings no rest, the four must prevent Urgrithka the Hollow from usurping a throne of the gods, or Cyrradon will know an eternity of undeath. The Call is the first book of the Storm's Rising's series, beginning the epic tale of a world created in the image of beauty and balance, and rent asunder by the divisions among gods and mortals.
The heroes of old are disappearing, victims of kidnapping, murder, even falling to their own despair. But their work is not done. The gods call forth the next generation...and a storm is rising.In a city once hailed as a natural wonder, now corrupted and sullied, the Spring Market has just begun. Elves are bought and sold wholesale, destined for an unholy ceremony: a decrepit king seeks immortality. Among the elves is one of royal blood, carrying an artifact of untold power. When it falls into the hands of a young rogue, the brooch seems his ticket to a new life, but instead draws him into an insidious web of danger. Pursued by a huntress seeking vengeance for her sister's kidnapping, and a pair of half-bloods seeking a father gone missing, he soon finds their paths are hopelessly entangled. Drawn together by amulets handed down through generations, they soon uncover a legacy of betrayal and loss. Along with a cursed mage who walks with the wicked, they must unite the amulets, rescue the elves, and stop the dark priesthood. If they fail, the High King will rise again, and Urgrithka the Hollow will enter the world of the living. Cyrradon will know an eternity of undeath.The Call is the first book of the Storm's Rising's series, beginning the epic tale of a world created in the image of beauty and balance, and rent asunder by wars among gods and mortals.