His name is Farden. They whisper that he’s dangerous. Dangerous is only the half of it. Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options. Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn’t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await. Breathtakingly vast, chillingly dark, brooding and dangerous, The Written will leave you impatiently waiting for the next adventure… Welcome to Emaneska. THE WRITTEN is the first book in the thrilling and fast-paced Emaneska Series and the debut book of Ben Galley, a young author from the UK. The eagerly-awaited sequel and second in the series, PALE KINGS, is due for release in 2012. If you would like to know more about either of these books, or more about Ben, then you can find it all at www.bengalley.com.