A Warrior’s Knowledge

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00030]“The redemption of the fallen man is neither easy nor quick. It is fraught with hardship and loss, and those who seek to aid someone traveling this twisted path might do best to journey ahead and light the way.” (The Word and the Deed)

Rukh Shektan has lost everything: his home, his standing, and his future. He must journey with Jessira to reach her mountain home, the OutCaste city of Stronghold, before winter’s icy snow and winds bar all passages. Their travels test Rukh’s will and hope as Chimeras hound their footsteps, but the most difficult challenge proves to be Stronghold itself. The city is not as Jessira described.

Rector Bryce and Mira Terrell form a reluctant alliance. A secret from his family’s past threatens Rector, forcing him to do the bidding of Dar’El Shektan, the ruling ‘El whom Rector had betrayed. Rector and Mira must seek the means to bring down House Shektan’s most bitter rival, Hal’El Wrestiva, the man responsible for Rukh’s banishment. Meanwhile, Bree and Jaresh continue their search for the Sil Lor Kum. Their hunt brings them closer to the truth. Danger lurks, and the Withering Knife murders continue. And unbeknownst to them, Hal’El Wrestiva, the SuDin of the Sil Lor Kum, furthers his own intentions.

High in the heavens, watching the world is Suwraith. Her clouded mind is clear for the first time in millennia, and She makes Her own plans. The Sorrow Bringer has learned of Stronghold’s existence.



  1. Do you have an estimate time of release for the next book? I found your books quite satisfying, but as always the waits are the bane of my bookish life.

    • Hi Austin,

      I know what you mean about waiting. I’m still waiting for Martin’s next book (like almost all other fantasy readers). As for my third, it won’t be five years. That’s good. The bad part though is that the estimate seems to change every time I sit down to write. Sometimes, it might be as soon as October 2015 but most times it’s February of next year (or later-boo!) I think the latter estimate (February) will turn out to be the true time frame.


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