By Chris Evans
we don't worry the hearth, although it consumes us,
And we don't worry its light,
notwithstanding it finds the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves
First in a beautiful debut series, A Darkness cast in Fire introduces an unforgiving global of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, international relations, and oaths -- each one wielding negative strength in an Empire teetering near to conflict.
during this international, Konowa rapid Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is appeared upon as something yet traditional. he is murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, noticeable his loved regiment disbanded, and at last been banished in shame to the only position he despises the main -- the woodland.
Now, all he wishes is to be left on my own along with his misery...but for Konowa, not anything is ever that easy. The mysterious and welcoming Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out within the risky wild with a royal decree that he resume his fee as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial military, potent instantly.
For within the east, a falling crimson famous person heralds the go back of a magic lengthy vanished from the earth. uprising grows in the Empire as a frantic race to arrive the famous person unfolds. it's a likelihood for Konowa to redeem himself -- no matter if the complete affair looks doomed to be a suicide mission...
and that the warriors recruited for the duty aren't in any respect what he expects. And worse, his key adversary within the perilous race for the famous person is the feared Shadow Monarch -- a mythical elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination unfold deeper than Konowa may well ever imagine....
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