A Flame of SongT. R. Thompson
fantasy > dark fantasy + high fantasy, young adult
The cycle of fate turns on.
In the capital of Sontair, still reeling from the recent assassination, Daemi, Frankle, and Heather are helping as best they can to retain some semblance of order and control. With them is Wilt, trapped now in cat form, but still connected to Daemi through their shared mind, enabling her to identify and hunt down those servants of the dark that still infest the city.
Far to the east, in the mysterious mountain prison of Pankesh, Higgs has been called back from the wash of the welds and returned to his human body. He finds himself under the control of the Novus, the source of the spreading darkness. The Novus uses weldfarers - those who can ride the welds - to alter events across time, and has been tracking Wilt and Higgs ever since their days in Greystone.
As the Novus gathers his forces and reaches through time and space to twist the world to his bidding the companions must journey across the Eternal Sea to finally confront the dark and face their fate...
Tom is an Australian speculative fiction writer. He lives in Belgrave on the outskirts of Melbourne with his wife and two young sons.
When not writing or reading he spends too much time gaming and taking long meandering walks through the forest that always seem to end up at a tavern.
The Blood Within the Stone is his first novel.
Photo source: author's official website.