The Shadow will rule.
A hero will rise.
Keriya Soulstar awakens on the other side of the world, far from Allentria, far from the dragon god Shivnath, far from everyone she's every known and loved. She can't remember what happened during her final battle with Necrovar, and she doesn't want to. Besides, she's comfortable in Jidaeln, a country where no one wields magic. She fits in.
But Keriya knows she can't hide forever. With her sword-the only reminder of her troubled past-she ventures to a school where she can train with military masters to learn the arts of battle. Under the tutelage of Ansai Viran, the leader of the academy, she takes her first step in becoming a warrior who can finally defeat the Shadow.
She will return to Allentria and finish what she started...or she'll die trying.
Contains: Fantasy violence, depictions of PTSD
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About the Author
Elana A. Mugdan is an author and screenwriter based in New York City. She has received many accolades in the film industry, including a number of awards for her feature comedy, Director's Cut. In 2015 she stepped away from film to focus on her writing career, and in 2016 her debut novel, Dragon Speaker, was released in the UK via Pen Works Media.
For the past two years, Elana has devoted her time to traveling across the country on book tour. She has appeared at schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide to talk about her award-winning series, The Shadow War Saga. Her second novel, Dragon Child, launched in May 2019 at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, the world's largest bookstore. Her third novel, Dragon Blood, was released in March 2020.
Recently, Elana garnered acclaim and media attention for her year-long stint without use of a smartphone. In a contest sponsored by Coca Cola and vitaminwater, Elana agreed to forego use of any handheld scrolling technology for 365 days. She found the experience liberating and enlightening, and has done a series of talks on the subject.
Elana currently resides in Queens, living a quiet but eccentric life with her pet rescue snake, Medusa.
"Densely packed with vivid characters and complex cultures, as well as sinister creatures."
"A swiftly paced, exhilarating volume in a saga likely to appeal to all ages."
"Emotional exchanges and moral dilemmas are just as viscerally described as exotic lands and bizarre beasts, making this book an engaging read on multiple levels."