A boy trained as thief, a girl with a soul of a fire elemental, and an old rat to guide them must find their way to survive within a city built inside the caldera of a dead volcano. More
Two years ago an impossible fire raged in the city. The home of the city's fabled protector was burning bright in the dead of night. The very building that had withstood both siege and dragons time and time again, was reduced to nothing but a smoldering ruin. It was the night when the city's protector vanished without a single trail: presumed dead in the fire. A man whose name alone awoke fear in the hearts of those who would dare to stand against his will.
During the chaos that ensued from the fire, a local drunkard claims to have seen a shape of a five year old girl with rat on her shoulder dragging a boy out of the fire. How these three unknown survivors had fled from the flames and vanished into the darkness of the night. But as these three were never seen or heard again, the drunkard's tale was soon all but forgotten.
Yet the boy bound in darkness, the girl basking in light, and the old rat with a heart's longing for gold still live on hiding as their actions continue to cause small ripples. Ripples that under the right circumstances could lead to a wave of events unforseen.
The Skull of Oghren awaits locked inside a crumbling tower.
Available ebook formats:
on Aug. 26, 2016 :
Lots of typos.... Could use some content editing.
The characters are unique and the story feels original. While I would hope that book two has been edited better, I would read it regardless.
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)
on Oct. 27, 2015 :
Good story: I like the characters and premise. However, many spelling / word usage issues need to be corrected. A good effort. Perhaps book 2 will be stronger and I look forward to the improvements. Keep trying.