Magic, chance, and event abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in writer Kristen Britain's New York Times-bestselling eco-friendly Rider myth series • "First-rate fantasy." —Library Journal
Over a millennium in the past, Mornhavon the Black, inheritor to the Arcosian Empire, crossed the nice sea hoping to overcome Sacoridia. Mornhavon and his armies have been defeated—but no longer prior to their basic had resorted to determined, darkish magic that rendered his twisted spirit immortal. ultimately, Mornhavon used to be captured and imprisoned in Blackveil wooded area, and the forest’s perimeter was once sealed via the mystical D’Yer Wall.
within the many centuries in view that, wisdom of magic has disappeared from Sacoridia a result of worry and prejudice of a humans traumatized by means of the reminiscence of Mornhavon’s terrifying sorceries. Even the protecting magic that created and maintained the D’Yer Wall has been misplaced, and the once-impermaeable barrier has been breached, permitting Blackveil’s malignant impression to seep into the lands past once more.
Karigan G’ladheon is a eco-friendly Rider—a pro member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. yet Karigan is not any traditional Rider, for she will be able to traverse the limitations of time and area. due to this striking skill, she used to be capable of delivery the spirit of Mornhavon into the long run, deciding to buy useful time for her nation. in the course of the window of relative defense, King Zachary comes to a decision to ship Karigan and a small contingent of scouts, observed by means of a small team of Eletians—a magical race who as soon as lived within the lands now tainted by means of Mornhavon’s magic—into Blackveil wooded area.
Though Mornhavon is long gone, the woodland continues to be a treacherous and unnatural position choked with substantial creatures and lethal traps. Plus, nobody understands how a long way sooner or later Mornhavon has been sent—Ten years? One? perhaps even much less.
And unbeknownst to the band of Eletians and Sacoridians, one other small workforce has entered the forest—Arcosian descendants who've stored Mornhavon’s darkish magic alive in mystery for hundreds of years, and who now plan to avenge their long-ago defeat by way of bringing Sacoridia to its knees.