Publication date: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Author: Patrick W. Carr
Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, much is changed on their return. In the wake of the king’s death, Duke Weir is ruling the country–and his intentions are to marry Adora to bring an heir.
With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war–and at growing risk from the armies of Merakh and Morgol.
A dangerous mission to free Errol succeeds, but the dangers facing the kingdom are mounting with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw near. Will the revelation of Illustra’s next true king come in time or will all be lost?
A hard knot of resolve formed in Errol’s midsection as the guards led him away from Adora. Beneﬁce Dane remained with the princess, and the soldiers didn’t appear to be in the mood to provide information. Martin and Luis walked ahead of him, their feet barely clearing the ground before shuﬄing forward.
Errol coughed to clear his throat. “Where do you think they’re taking us?”
The butt of a spear in his back propelled him onto the granite ﬂoor. Errol rolled with the fall, came to his feet facing his antagonist.
A hint of a smile played around the guard’s mouth, suggesting a desire to strike again. “No talking.”
Errol rolled his shoulders, his hands grasping for a staﬀ he didn’t have.
About the author
Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick’s day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist. Patrick thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.
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