|About the Book|
Ogres and trolls arent so much beasts as they are quirky neighbors with severe underbites who dislike footwear. In this sequel to EXPIRING COVENANT, HAMLET THRIVING, and OGRE WARLOCK HEALER, a young man learns of character, integrity, and family—MoreOgres and trolls arent so much beasts as they are quirky neighbors with severe underbites who dislike footwear. In this sequel to EXPIRING COVENANT, HAMLET THRIVING, and OGRE WARLOCK HEALER, a young man learns of character, integrity, and family—that all creatures are individuals despite the generalizations hes been raised with.Mourning his mothers death in a recent plague and his fathers desertion, Paul has chafed long enough at the high peaks lair of the ogre dragonrider where hes been stranded. The sixteen-year-old dares a mountain escape to search for his father, but finds Northerners dont embrace strangers, especially young men on the road alone, and it almost costs him his life.The Black Lake residents, giants and little people hes been raised to distrust, nurse Paul from near-death, and offer him a home. Morgan, the local warlock healer, claims Paul can reach the ethereal. Thats a surprise to Paul, but it explains the strange sensations hes been experiencing, the visions and emotions that made him question his wits. The warlock offers to apprentice him, however the wizard council wants no others wielding the majic of the ethereal, especially an ogre and commoner from the Range.Paul and Morgan join a wizard with his own issues and are drawn into northern intrigue when the ancient queen dragon tells them theyre fated to put down a plot that threatens war. Paul and Morgan defy a council death sentence, rogue wizards who hold Morgans sweetheart hostage, a conspiracy, and fickle dragons tempted to snack on them. Pauls majic must mature quickly if hes to survive.