ENTER THE WORLD OF PENTHARA … A world where the human and elven races of the realm are born into specific elemental descendancies, and each of the five seasons correlate to one of the five elements themselves.
Kingfall, Book One centralizes around the human kingdom of Barredom and the country to the north, Aggedon, long ago overturned by the qindrid clans – those that were once human heretics, now transcended into grey-skinned, element-enhanced versions of their former selves.
When the entire border army of Aggedon vanishes overnight, the obsessive General of Barredom orders the Westwalker, the infamous hunter of hunters, to investigate the disappearance. But the actions of men may test the resolve of the outsider who was long ago forced under the cursed transformation of being qindrid himself.
In the capital of Barredom, the new cycle of Kingfall proves worthy of its name when the savage elvan warlord of the Glace Isles is slain during an ambush. His formerly indomitable war party is condemned to the Frostdale Deeps, the domain of the Royal Inquisitor Honorah Bayn. Her task is to extract information from the enigmatic prisoners, but her prejudice desire for revenge, and her lust for suffering is set to thwart the aspirations of her unwitting son and daughter.
Meanwhile, the enthralling leader of the northern qindrid has surrendered herself into the custody of the elusive king of Barredom. It is up to the renounced prince of Barredom, Ondrew Roth, and his motley group of spurned knights to escort her on a clandestine mission beneath enemy territory, through the underground cavernscape of an elvan race thought defeated long ago.
STEP BACK INTO PENTHARA …
Spellblade, Book Two follows all new characters in the territories of Az’Dayne and Goldgarden, in a parallel story happening simultaneously to the characters of Kingfall, Book One. Prepare for the actions of one character to greatly affect the fate of another halfway across the realm.
The youngest daughter of Khomo’Jhuvonus, aliased as Scarless, has forgone any duties aligned with her father’s brutal machinations in the north. She navigates through her own political complications, having elevated to become the guild queen of the Stormtrees, the Goldgarden city-nation’s most notorious crime syndicate.
All the while, Symbelle, a mentally conflicted introvert with a volatile split personality, is inadvertently injected into the Oathemic Cabal. With her unique abilities from being born a hyperi, she is schemed to reunite with her long-lost past to infiltrate the Stormtrees guild as a double agent to eliminate several high-profile targets, including Scarless.
In the southern Az'Dayne Dominadom, the disgraced house of lon'Chandoss, once held in the country's highest esteem as a bloodline of famous spellblades, comes under its own issues arising among its newest generation when the triplet sisters have all just come of age.
Valaythea has managed to captivate the attention of Izayus, the prince of Az'Dayne himself. Adyssaira, born with the potential to become a mage, is having difficulty hiding her plight in a nation that harshly condemns such prodigies. And Odysserae, both mute and near-deaf, estranged and shunned, is not without dark secrets of her own. Finally, Athaniel, the eldest, is an assassin caught amidst a great conflict of interest between protecting his family and aspired legacy, or following his organization’s unbending demands.
Lastly, Sundorion, the cosmopolitan elvan explorer seeking out his missing brother at the Chandoss estates has his life put in jeopardy when he begins to dig too deep into what mysteries lie beneath the corrupt house of power.
Return back to the story in the north, beginning at the new season of the Sunder, directly after the last chapters of the first book of Kingfall. Follow the characters as you left them, and journey into the intrigue of the Neverborne Series as it continues deeper into the fire and shadows.
- Introducing new character POVs. Spoiler tabs coming later this year for who they are. Stay tuned!
- Follow up of Book 2 Characters -
* Same Timeline of Book 3 *
DAWNING - SUNDER SEASON
- Thrench, Sho Lon, and the Underrealm -
* Same Timeline of Books 1 - 4 *
- Follow up of Book 3 Characters
(& Some of Book 5 Characters) -
- Follow up of Book 4 Characters
(& Some of Book 5 Characters) -
* Same Timeline as Book 6 *
- Characters in the West, East, & Under -
- Characters in the North & South
* - All Final Characters - *