CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS!
When two magically linked worlds come together, the people of Glandair call it "the Settling" while those of Iomard call it "the Corruption." Call it what you will, it is a time when power shifts, magical abilities skyrocket, and anything can happen.
A young girl on Galndair looks up from her household tasks to see an ominous wizard hovering in the air in her father's study, beckoning her to come to him.
A young man on Iomard discovers his forbidden magical abilities and cannot resist experimenting with them.
Sorcerers on both worlds work their private magics and lay their intricate plots, scheming to take control of two worlds at once.
And the beautiful Hero who can save both worlds knows nothing of their intrigue ... or of the role he is destined to play!
On a time-bleached braided rug spread in front of the fireplace, Cymel sat winding a bank of old, worn yarn into a ball. As she worked, the sound of her father's pen scratched through the snapping of the fire and the purring of the cats - and the words he wrote wrote themselves across his mind ...
We must do better this time.
We must devise a way of protecting our records, and not just protecting them but retrieving them once the Time of Choas hsa passed ...
The word Chaos
expanded hugely and hovered in front of Cymel, the letters twisting and throbbing as if they were screaming at her.
She gasped, pushed out with her hands - and felt the word press against her fingertips.She caught hold of it and crumpled it up, thought the letters were slick and greasy and made her gag. As if the word had unlatched a door, the fireplace, then the whole wall vanished The kittens hissed and backed away, tails up and spines arched.
A man was looking at Cymel. He was young and fierce, and his mouth was stretched in a smile with no softness of humor in it. Come here,
he said. She heard the words in her head, not with her ears, and with them came choking fear.