by Keith Ward
Courage Can Be Deadly
Kertram isn’t what he was. Yesterday, before the Transfer, he was meek and timid. Today, he’s bold and fearless. His life has taken a turn for the better, he believes.
That belief is challenged when he comes face-to-face with the most fearsome animal alive. Run or fight? Life is full of tough choices when you’re 10.
by Alishia Klapheke
Treasure hunter. Sailor. Low-caste salt witch.
To save her sister from starvation and hold on to her relationship with Calev—the high-caste friend she secretly loves—Kinneret must get her hands on enough silver to move up in the world. When a storm clears a new port location, Kinneret talks Calev’s people into paying her to claim the spot. But before she can seal the deal and earn her coin, not one, but two parties show up, vying for the location and armed to the teeth. Kinneret is not going down without a fight.
STRIFE: THE TALE OF CAPTAIN NERAL EVANTI, HERO OF THE ELVEN CAVALRY
by Sean Hinn
When famine and disease spread throughout Tahr killing the royal family of Mor, a new and terrible ruler ascends the throne of men in the chaos that ensues. King Halsen the First unites the tribal orcs and trolls with the people of Mor through a common hatred, claiming the elven people of Thornwood are withholding a cure to the Strife.
Captain Neral Evanti and his courageous son Banor lead a heroic charge of Cavalry in the ensuing war on the Praër of Thornwood as the peace of an age is broken.
Strife is the backstory of Captain Evanti, a beloved character in Omens of Fury, The Days of Ash and Fury Volume One.