After the Last War, the world has all too easily forgotten the time of the Written and the Arkmages. In their place, an iron-fisted empire has arisen, one that has finally brought order to the war-torn lands. An empire that has outlawed magick for anyone but itself.
At last, it seems that peace has come to Emaneska. Or, that is what the emperor would have Emaneska believe. On the fringes of the Arkan Empire, a different story is being written. Those who show magick talent must join the empire, live as an outlaw, or hang for their crimes.
The Last War is still being fought, homestead by homestead, and a young peasant girl is about to be thrust into the violent world that exists beneath the lies of empire.
Welcome back to Emaneska.
This new short story from author Ben Galley tells the tale of the aftermath of the Emaneska Series, and sets the scene for the next chapter of this epic saga: The Scalussen Chronicles. Book one, The Forever King, launches December 1st 2020.