This story was absolutely amazing and well-written. I had no idea that this was a first-time work by this author. I loved the characters and especially clung to the plotline as the story fleshed out. Ray Kevelle is a grand story-teller in the making! -Amazon Review
The Scepter, a masterfully designed weapon of pure destructive power — able to bring down a fully battle-hardened army to its knees — has been nothing more than a rumor for centuries on the world of Ay’zarrius. The majority of the world’s inhabitants believed it to be nothing more than a fable until the full might of its power was utilized — by the Meznik leader, Kye Naan — to end a war that has raged for over a millennium.
However, instead of using the Scepter’s power to desecrate the defeated Vandakors, the lives claimed on that day by the Scepter helped pave the way for peace across the land. The events of that day became known as the ‘End of Wars.’
Thirty years after Kye Naan’s display of power, the peace once delivered by Kye Naan and the Scepter is beginning to slip. Tensions are rising between the growing evil forces of the ‘Shadowed One’ and its allies. The sudden disappearance of Kye Naan leaves those who believed in his cause lost within the changing tides. This change of fate spells uncertainty and challenges the peace Kye Naan has struggled to preserve for so long.
As cynicism grows across the land, the Scepter’s dark origins will begin to rear its ugly head. The ‘Dakkara’ — the original proprietor of the Scepter — slowly regains its strength. This Dakkara is now determined to reclaim its tool to rule over the world and its inhabitants without remorse. An inevitable, devastating storm looms over the people of Ay’zarrius.
Not only must Kye Naan find the strength within himself to face what he fears most, but he also needs to deal with the demons thriving within his own conscience, who placed his most trusted allies — and his family, to fight for him in his absence…and sanctify their right to survive…or submit to the growing darkness.