Heartkeeper: Volume One
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The epic tale of the Heartkeeper began long before recorded history. It has shaped the events of the world for time immemorial.
Flikk's story, however, started with a simple theft, and sent him on a dangerous journey from one end of the world to another, from boy to man, and from man to something else entirely.
This is the beginning of that story. More
Heartkeeper is the simple story of how a boy becomes a man, and that man begins his journey toward becoming something far more than that. In doing so, that person must learn about power, sacrifice, pain, and, most of all, love.
Volume One of this epic tale begins, fittingly enough, with a young thief's first encounter with the Heartkeeper itself. The object appears to be a simple, golden box, but only moments after Flikk, our protagonist, steals it, the object reveals itself to be far, far more than it seems.
It is a sentient object of unfathomable power, and it merges its fate with Flikk's, sending him on a journey from the dungeons, catacombs, and lost dwarven cities beneath Linston across the world to the fabled gnomish city of Mibaris. It sets him between two long-battling wizards, and forces him to rely on a dwarven monk and an unwitting elven necromancer.
But it is not the catalyst for young Flikk. No object can truly claim that. For him, the true impetus for his journey is an unlikely friendship with a young sorceress named Aime.
Along the way, Flikk encounters all manner of dangerous enemies, including a faithless former ranger, a goblin horde, dragons, and demons, among others. Around every corner is a new danger, but it is nothing compared to the danger lurking inside, spurred along by the Heartkeeper with which he has merged.