Tormented by dark dreams of death and rebirth, young Aridian serves an aging knight whose despondency leaves the kingdom without a hero when it needs one most. Evil is at work, pulling the crown prince down into madness and leeching away the life of his beautiful fiancée.
Will Aridian rally his master and realize his potential in time to save them, or will the grasping claws of evil claim the throne?
Ari is finally settling into his new life as heir to Sir Cadwel, but his happiness is shattered by a foul Empty One known as The Caller. With his massive army of undead wolves, the Caller is rampaging through Sorga, murdering and burning, but to what end? To defend his home, Ari must learn to be the leader Sorga needs and find a way to defeat the ancient evil of the Caller. Along the way, Ari will discover what his enemy is seeking, and who his real friends are.
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The time is finally at hand for Ari to realize his dream of becoming King’s Champion, but will happiness be overshadowed by strife? Mysterious deaths plague the Wheylian throne, drawing Ari into a struggle that will test his training, his strength and his honor. Though the fate of nations hangs in the balance, Ari must also contend with the ever-growing complexities of his relationships and his role as Sir Cadwel’s heir. He will learn that with growing privilege comes growing responsibility, especially for one who holds the power of destiny in his hands.
Burdened by the knowledge of an ancestral enemy, Ari, King’s Champion, must journey into the heart of the Tybrunn Plains. A harsh land ruled by the magical equine race of the Questri, Ari soon learns that on the plains, the lives of men are cheap. Charged by duty and honor, Ari must do all in his power to secure enduring peace for his kingdom and the people he loves, on a quest that will test his resolve, integrity, and ultimately, his compassion.
Plains of Tybrunn is volume 3 in the Thrice Born series by Summer Hanford.
Summer Hanford grew up on a dairy farm in Upstate New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and went on to do graduate and doctoral work in behavioral neurology.
Turning away from long hours spent in research, Summer returned to her childhood dream of writing fantasy novels, although she enjoys turning her pen to science fiction, Regency and adventure as well. She is now a faculty member of the AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop and has launched her first fantasy series, Thrice Born, with Martin Sisters Publishing Company. To learn more about Summer visit www.summerhanford.com.
Gift of the Aluien: Thrice Born is the first in the Thrice Born series, Hawks of Sorga: Thrice Born is the second, Throne of Wheylia: Thrice Born is the third, and Plains of Tybrunn: Thrice Born is the fourth.