Sylanna is a thief hiding from the Rubied Assassins in what she thinks is a quiet and isolated monastery. She quickly discovers plotting monks and a secret forge arming a skeletal army, all preparing for a coming war. She must defeat the high priestess Heklai, save the monastery of Zan, and find the others.
Koren is a barbaric warrior that comes to reforge the sword of her father and lead the army of kelvin against Kolomis. Kolomis has amassed a monstrous horde of korlak now threatening the kelvin swamps with swords and ancient deep magic. Can Koren rally the tribes of the swamp in time to repel these vicious invaders?
Maurius is a wizard on a quest for a fabled magical staff rumored to have destroyed the snowy elves in the far North. Harassed by assassins and monsters mostly forgotten to myth since the Old War he is hindered at every turn. What he finds in the frozen North offers hope, but also knowledge of the enormity of the task … and of the danger ahead. The Destiny that is his and his family’s.
Each story is written from the perspective of the main character and can be read in any order. Each character uncovers their own history and destiny in the coming conflict. Will they survive and protect the world from the horrors they see massing?
Books Previously Published
in the Gemstone Series (and included in this boxed set):
The Diamond Coronal
The Black Jewel
The Fire Gem
Book 4 in this series (available separately):
The Blue Crystal
Short Story (Episode # 1.5 in the series, available separately):
Works in progress (Books 5, 6, & 7):
The Crimson Furl Trilogy
Chronicle of the events in Second Great War in Kentoria
Official Author web blog:
J Gordon Smith http://jgordonsmith.com