Atlas Hill, author
As a scholar, Alpheus never cared for what he once believed to be fantasy. But his encounter with a mysterious sorcerer has changed everything. Sorcery is real, even for mortals. Every king in the land is wary of this new power, perhaps each plotting to claim a major stake of the destructive power, if not to devour other kingdoms, then to build on the ability to achieve such a feat. The misery of war, which ended only seven years ago, might return sooner than most expected. And when war erupts again, it promises to be bloodier than the previous—for it will be fought with the power from the heavens, with sorcery. Given the schemes of the many wicked men in power, Alpheus realises with reluctance that he, among other learned people, are responsible for fighting for a future they all deserve.