Aure, the Topaz: Book 1 in the Aglaril Cycle
Twenty-five years ago, invaders captured Andropolis, the capital of Thalacia, and ended the rule of King Leonard. According to prophecy, the invaders can be ousted and the royal line restored only by wielding the Aglaril, seven elven gems of unprecedented power. However, the circlet in which the gems were set was destroyed millennia ago and the gems lost.
Evan Pierce, a priest of St. Michael, is sent to the ruins of Mirea to stop a group of necromancers. Their leader, Jormundan, is planning some evil ritual there and is also wanted for questioning in connection to the planned theft of some priceless jewelry.
What Evan learns after defeating the necromancers and Jormundan escapes, is that the theft will happen in the town of C. Suspecting that this may refer to the town of Clearbrook, his old hometown, Evan preceeds there alone to rest and discovers one of the Aglari has been found. It belongs to the town jeweler, Tindolen and it on display.
Concerned that the Aglari may be the jewelry Jormundan plans to steal, Evan tries to have it better protected but fails. So he stands guard himself; however, even this proves insufficent. The thief puts Evan and the other guards to sleep.
When Evan wakes and learns that the gem has been stolen, he pursues the thief and tracks the gem to Jormundan's workshop, which is full of ongoing experiments. Carefully, Evan searches the work room and finds the gem but before he can leave, Jormundan returns.
They fight but Evan is no match for Jormundan. Read the sample excerpt.
How can Evan win? And if he dies what will happen, what evil plans do the necromancers have for this Aglari? Purchase Aure the Topaz and find out.
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