A tournament for the King's Blades...
A creature from the darkest nightmare...
For half-elf Kirik, this summer will bring more than just his transition from boy to man. Friendships will be tested; new alliances will be forged; lives will be lost as a shadow falls over Farsee Forest.
The hopes and dreams of Nemar, Kirik and Eidur become inextricably entwined during a stifling summer when the prince brings his tournament for a place in the King’s Blades to Farsee Forest. Half-elf Kirik dreams of being a famous warrior, slaying serpents and taking on pirates along the Bridal Sea like the famous prince. Prince Nemar dreams of establishing a meritocracy to challenge his father’s ailing system of patronage. Kirik's father, Councillor Eidur just dreams of growing old on his estate, watching Kirik take over the reigns of the family business.
Yet darkness lurks in the shadows, and an ancient enemy has been allowed to penetrate to the heart of elven society. Eidur knows – he has skirmished with Darklings amidst the ruins of Majora. A magical coin, taunts of the outsider elves and a creature from the darkest nightmare are portents of the end of life as they know it, as a shadow falls over the Summerlands.
So begins the Song of the Elves, an epic saga telling the fortunes of the Eidursons as they battle to save the Summerlands from an ancient curse.