Tond, Book One: The Sons of Tlaen Ras-Erkéltis
In the world of Tond, two civilizations have been at war for centuries – but they must make peace to face a growing menace that they themselves helped to create. More
In the world of Tond live the Fyorians and the Karjans, two civilizations who have been at war for centuries. Now they must face an adversary greater than their combined forces.
The Fyorians are known as scientists, poets, philosophers, and linguists, recently recovered from an earlier destruction of their world. They are the inheritors of a great literature. Their “loremasters” wander around Tond, seeking knowledge, and wielding the powers of “mechanas”, items left from before the destruction.
The Karjans were originally invaders and conquerors into Tond, and have only recently sought peace with the Fyorians. They are great architects and builders, and they are skilled in warfare. Their “Imperium” stretches across much of southern Tond. They are also known as musicians, artists, and craftsmen.
As these two make a tentative peace, a larger threat is growing. The Fyorian loremasters can see it with their mysterious Eye, one of the Ancients’ mechanas – but they refuse to acknowledge it because it is using a power they have forbidden and attempted to hide from all others. The Karjans are oblivious to its menace, though its first manifestations were derived from their own darkest myths and legends.
Into this world are born Rolan and Arnul, the two sons of the Fyorian loremaster Tlaen Ras-Erkéltis. Sneaking into another loremaster's workshop to use the Eye, Rolan and Arnul stumble across clues about the gathering threat. Joining with other “renegade” loremasters, a Karjan queen, and others from farther parts of Tond, they start a quest to fight against it, and against the confines of both the Fyorian and Karjan societies that deny its existence. Their quest may cost them their lives.
“Tond, Book One: The Sons of Tlaen Ras-Erkeltis” is the first book in a series of four, plus an auxiliary volume. The adventure will continue in “Tond, Book Two: The Wanderer”, “Tond, Book Three: Northward Journey”, and “Tond, Book Four: The War of Mechanas”. The extra volume will answer more questions about the world of Tond.
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