Tales of the Marked: Torchbearer

Remember where your loyalties lie.

On the verdant plains of Leranion, the Eternal Order obliterates an ancient monastery and the peaceful monks within. Only a condemned magic saves their apprentice, Eli, from certain death. Grieving and raging, he flees his shattered home, seeking answers and vengeance. But he will discover he is a threat to the Order and all it stands for, a living blasphemy with a power to rival the throne.

Rebel leader Jayne is hiding from the Order, and her past. Friend and foe alike are a threat, and a single mistake could prove fatal. Captured in the wilds whilst protecting refugees, she vows never to let brutality break her.

Religion and royalty are on the brink of war, one which could tear the young warriors' world apart. Eli and Jayne soon realise the truth of what brought them together, but secrets and magic have a way of fracturing destiny.

© 2020 by Steven Thiele.