Conspiracy by David Pauly
Conspiracy is the second book of The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars by David Pauly.
Bruno the Dwarf and Lithir the Elf are dispatched to investigate the Dwarven and Elven connections within the plot to kill Prince Alfrahil. Centuries of distrust between their races must be overcome if they are to be successful in their mission. Journey with an unlikely duo as they penetrate into the Dwarven mines of Nerea; where they are confronted by a maniacal religious sect. The Flame Priests’ lust for power threatens to consume all Dwarves with their racial hatred towards Elves and Men, and they vow to stop Bruno and Lithir at any price. Later, the North Forest Elves seem inviting at first, but Bruno and Lithir soon learn that it is an elaborate ruse and treachery soon stalks them at every turn. Desperate to learn the secrets of an ancient seer our duo travels deep into the wild forest where they face their most dire challenges yet.
How will they escape the traps set for them by their own peoples to bear their hard won secrets back to their lords? Conspiracy, the next episode in the Shadow Wars series, is filled with innovative magic and takes the reader on an epic journey into the realms of Dwarves and Elves, where Bruno and Lithir must rely on each other to survive if they have any hope of fulfilling their mission.
A Word from the Author
Conspiracy continues the investigations into who tried to kill Prince Alfrahil and why, and takes place in the Dwarven mines of Nerea, and the North Forest of the Elves. An unlikely duo, Bruno the Dwarf, and Lithir the Elf are open minded individuals, who are willing to put aside the normal antipathy between their respective races initially to complete their investigative mission. During their adventures, they are forced to rely upon one another and gradually realize that cultural stereotypes have blinded the Dwarves and Elves from seeing each other as fellow sentient creatures with unique skills, yet common goals. Bruno and Lithir begin to piece together part of the puzzle linking Elves and Dwarves to the assassination attempts, as they fight for their lives against clever traps laid by the conspirators. You, the reader, will enjoy an in-depth journey into the magic and minds of the Dwarves and the Elves and hopefully be part of the journey rather an outside observer.
(David Pauly, January 2017)
Other Books in the Same Series
The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars Series
Book 1 – Assassins
Book 3 – Myths