Myths by David Pauly
Myths is the third book of The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars by David Pauly.
In their distant land of Platonia, the Gracies’ ancient protectors, the Bubblers are dying; soon to vanish from the rivers and leave Platonia open to invasion. Only the Gemwings, mythical giant insects can restore the magic within the Well of Life, allowing the Bubblers to thrive once more. Four Gracies volunteer to search for the Gemwings but as Platonia is attacked, will they find the Gemwings in time?
Prince Daerahil frets in exile, unable to vanquish a terrible presence that stalks him and his men. Closer and closer a dark shape is seen, hunting his soldiers in the shadows of Plaga Erebus–the land of wounded darkness. Ambushed alone, Daerahil fights for his life and his soul, and is given a choice by the Vagwar, a centuries old blood drinker. Aid the creature in his maniacal revenge upon those who imprisoned him in the dark land and receive his aid in taking the kingship in return. Refuse the offer and fight the Vagwar to the death, risking his life and those of his men. What choice will Daerahil make and how will his decision affect the rest of those in Nostraterra?
Myths is the final installment in the The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars series, where the stage is set for the dramatic play that will enfold in the next series, The Fourth Age: Dark Shaman. Dark Shaman builds upon the characters and themes of Shadow Wars, as it takes the reader farther into the wonders and horrors of the magical realms of Nostraterra.
A Word from the Author
Myths shifts the focus of the story to the land of the Gracies, where a pastoral race of people have lived in isolation in their land of Platonia for centuries. When the magic that protects their land begins to fail, they are forced to search for the mythical Gemwings, giant sentient insects that maybe instrumental to the restoration of their well of life. Leaving Platonia, our reluctant adventurers, find themselves on a desperate journey to the Vale of the Magi attacked by brigands, determined to stop the Gracies at any cost. The book concludes, with a shift again to prince Darahil and his exile into the dark lor Magnar’s former realm, Plaga Erebus. Daerahil is helpless to prevent the slow murder and disappearance of his men, as he is unable to find the killer in the haunted shadows of the dark land. Daerahil comes face to face with a mythical dark creature, the Vagwar, who offers Daerahil a terrible choice, ally with the Vagwar, or fight it to the death. You, the reader will be immersed within the legends and myths of Nostraterra and enjoy a rich descriptive story that will whet your appetite for the continuation of the ShadowWars series in Dark Shaman, soon to be published.
(David Pauly, January 2017)
Other Books in the Same Series
The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars Series
Book 1 – Assassins
Book 2 – Conspiracy