The second book in the "Portals of Tessalindria" series
next tale about the remote world of Tessalindria comes to life in a
time much like ours, in a city, much like our modern cities. Two young
men, disadvantaged from birth by their heritage in a slave culture in
the Morlan city of Vindarill, have taken to thievery in order to survive
in the cruel reality of their world.
In one of their raids, one of the
pair wakes to find that he has killed the old man he had set about to
rob. He then steals the only possession of the old man had, only to
discover that it is one of the most sought after treasures on the face
of Tessalindria, the legendary Lonama's map.
In their efforts to elude the authorities that are seeking them, they
escape through one of the time portals of Tessalindria and discover
themselves catapulted into an age where the legends of their schooling
are a way of life.
Though faced with the same challenges and obstacles,
one pursues a path of trying to come to terms with his life and the
changes he must face to find out what happened in that small apartment
in Vindarill. The other, embittered by what has transpired, seeks only
to find his way back to where they started.
It's a roller coaster ride of friendship, camaraderie, trust,
mistrust, betrayal and discovery, set in the ancient land of
Tessamandria shortly before the great Mankar Rebellion that plunged
Tessalindria into the abyss of anarchy and despair.
Legend comes to life with more history of the rise of the
Nar'Eladrim, the Vishtoenvar Rebellion, the flight of the Nar'Eladra to
Mooriman and the Rise of the Mooriman Empire. Here we learn more about
the Crown of Tessalindria and the great Narel Waste, the curious country
within a country called Fazdeen, the Eladrim Princes and their war with
the Nar'Eladra. (Read the first chapter)