(From the publisher):
It's been three years since Elora Danan's momentous ascension. But there has been no peace among the Thirteen Realms. Instead, an intense Shadow War rages, spearheaded by the evil Mohdri, leader of the black-clad thunder Riders. Elora's allies are the Nelwyn sorcerer and her sworn protector, Thorn Drumheller; the brownies Franjean and Rool; the eagles Anele and Bastian; Khory Bannefin, offspring of a demon who inhabits the body of a long-dead woman warrior; and two friends, Ryn Taksemanyin of the seafaring Wyrrn and a charming champion named Duguay Faralon.
Together they flee toward the still-free city-state of Sandeni, pursued by the dreaded Black Rose, commando assassins dispatched by Mohdri. But Modhri himself is just a facade, his spirit and soul consumed by the mysterious Deceiver. Who - or what - is the Deceiver and what are its evil intentions? How can Thorn protect Elora from a power he barely understands? one thing is certain: prophesy maintains that the deceiver can accomplish its goal only by capturing the princess... and only the princess can stop it.
When the truth becomes clear, it is already too late. How can Elora, Thorn and their ragtag band convince the leaders of Sandeni of the coming apocalypse? Who will believe a mere child? The answer lies in a perilous journey beyond the charted regions, to a land that may or may not exist, a place that has remained undisturbed since the dawn of time.
Here the unbreachable citadel of the dragon stands and here will come the chilling climax - and betrayal - that will determine the fate of Elora, Thorn, and the Thirteen Realms.
Original title: Shadow Dawn
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds