The Crystal Legacy is the second book of The Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire epic fantasy series by C. Craig Coleman.
For Prince Saxthor, his loyal friend Bodrin, and their mentor, wizard Tournak, the time is right to return from exile. Wizard Memlatec, warns them it’s still too dangerous to return home. First, he explains, they must undertake an even more perilous journey to retrieve the hidden power crystals and restore the mystical Crown of Yensupov. Putting aside his desire to see his family once again, Saxthor takes on the new quest for the sake of his kingdom. His companions insist on coming along to protect him.
The journey is fraught with hazards. They must travel a long exposed way undetected, under the very eyes of the Dark Lord of Dreaddrac. What new challenges will they encounter? Will all they meet wish them well or attempt to destroy them? Witch Earwig too, discovers they are back and vulnerable. Her madness intensifies, as does her determination to destroy the royal family. Will she succeed or will her rage continue to trip her up?
A Word from the Author
At nineteen, Saxthor and his now established core members set out on a quest to retrieve seven, long hidden power jewels containing the best strengths of humanity. The jewels are necessary to restore the power of the Crown of Yensupov to which Saxthor is heir. The troop must travel up the right side of the Powterosian peninsula to retrieve the jewels. They must pass through hostile kingdoms chased my Saxthor’s witch aunt’s minions. This book expands the characters who reflect those persons through life that aid or thwart our progress. Social interactions develop in the crucible of life. Challenges require more intense responses and the increase in social and dynastic responsibility intensifies that stress. Saxthor must find the jewels under the nose of his arch nemesis and still remain unnoticed.
(C. Craig Coleman, March 2017)