Survivors: Book 4 Circles of Light series
by E.M. Sinclair
While still seeking Namolos, Tika and her company learn that an ancient evil, believed to have been safely neutralised a thousand years before, is now beginning to stir.
With the help of a mage councillor, the evil strengthens and comes close to gaining its freedom.
Tika has to combat this evil rather than continue her search for Namolos, whose trail grows ever fainter.