By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and development a existence with Krystal. yet this newfound peace is endangered whilst either Candar and Recluce come lower than the specter of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. regardless of the approaching threat of destruction, the lands of Candar won't unite and Recluce won't heed the peril. Lerris is confronted with the problem of turning into the best wizard of all time--or seeing his entire global destroyed.
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