The start of a new fantasy adventure from Brian D. Anderson, bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles and Dragonvein series.
Mariyah enjoys a simple life in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world, where fear and hatred are all but unknown. She helps her family make wine and spends time with her betrothed, Lem, a musician of rare talent. Their destiny has never been in question. Whatever life brings, they will face it together.
But destiny has a way of choosing its own path, and when a stranger crosses the wards into Vylari for the first time in centuries, the two are faced with a terrible prophecy. Beyond the borders, an ancient evil is returning, its age-old prison shattered. Not even the Thaumas, keepers of knowledge and wielders of magic from the outside world, know how to defeat it.
Venturing into the wider world means facing sorcerers and thieves, con-men and assassins, but the two will go as far as it takes to stop the rising darkness and save their home
For more than a decade, Brian D. Anderson tried breaking into the music business while holding down day jobs. To relieve stress, he would sit at his computer and write short stories. He had always loved writing, but had never considered it for a career. This changed when his son came to him, excited as only a seven-year-old can be, and told his father the idea he had for a story. This was the moment everything changed. What his son told him became the foundation for an entire career. And the beginning of The Godling Chronicles.
Since then, he has sold more than 500,000 books worldwide. His second series, Dragonvein, was a top five finalist on Audible for Fantasy Book of the Year in 2015.
Currently he resides in Fairhope, Alabama with his wife and son.