A curse of Darkness… Deep within the Thill forest, stands a tree made of human bones, crowned in black leaves and red thorns.
A curse of Light… Beneath the Wastelands of Skarros, a crystal imprisons a dark, immortal queen.
The Sorceress, Runa, is tormented by horrific images of this tree of bones in a distant, lifeless forest. Even as the visions debilitate her, Mellypip, her beloved familiar, also experiences these sinister dreams, bound by the same dream seer magic as his mistress. The tree of bones summons Runa, and she must risk madness and death as obsession drives her on. What she finds reveals a devastating truth.
Koll the Sorcerer awaits trial for his crimes. His familiar, Xabral, searches for allies to free him. Driven by his own dreams of dark prophecy, Koll seeks to free Obsydia, the Bloodstone Queen, from her prison. Determined to let nothing stop him, Koll will commit any evil to achieve his goal.
Runa and Mellypip’s newest journey reveals truths behind ancient secrets, as Koll’s obsessive hunt for a fallen queen threatens to doom the world forever. Runa and Koll, bound by opposing magical destinies of Light and Dark, will ultimately face frightening revelations and unimagined consequences.
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Avid lover of fantasy, science fiction and all things joyous and geeky, Verna McKinnon is the author of the fantasy series, A Familiar’s Tale. Gate of Souls, A Familiar’s Tale, Book 1 & Tree of Bones, A Familiar’s Tale, Book 2, published through Sky Warrior Books. The final book of the trilogy, Fires of Rapiveshta, is completed and the release date is TBA. With more than 30 published short stories and many planned novels, she writes obsessively and drinks lots of coffee. More fantasy tales brimming with heroines and magic will be coming soon.