The start of a brand-new series by one of the most popular new fantasy writers of recent years.
Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister,
Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal
colony in the frigid northern wastelands of Edgeland. Harsh military
discipline and the oppressive magic of the governor's mages keep a
fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But
the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the
kingdom that banished the colonists.
Now, McFadden and the people of Velant decide their fate. They can remain in their icy prison, removed from the devastation of the outside world, but facing a subsistence-level existence, or they can return to the ruins of the kingdom that they once called home. Either way, destruction lies ahead...
Gail Zehner Martin was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in History, and earned an M.B.A. in marketing and management information systems from The Pennsylvania State University.
After nearly 20 years as a marketing executive for corporations and non-profit organizations, she started her own consulting firm, Dream Spinner Communications. She also writes feature articles on a variety of topics for regional and national magazines. In addition to writing and consulting, Ms. Martin teaches public relations writing and public speaking for the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.
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