I now can introduce the logo for the second novel as well as a little description of what it signifies.
The One Master of Magic has been revealed and both the Immortal and Mortal Realms are scrambling to react. With the Coming Darkness now undeniably close at hand, the world is rapidly approaching absolute chaos as kingdoms clash and empires fall. Plots are building and the lines are being drawn in dangerous new ways. A new power is rising in the form of the blacksmith apprentice Syler Penion, the Master of Magic and newly confirmed lord among the powerful and feared Krue. Syler wants nothing more than to free his sister from exile and protect those he loves, but he will soon find that the number of those who want to control him continues to grow longer and more dangerous. To rescue his sister and bring her to the relative safety of his new followers, Syler will be forced to confront his fears of inexperience, self doubt, and the terror of brutal combat. Syler is not the only one confronting his fears. The young princess Raella is travelling south to meet her father, but she is also heading into a dangerous political scenario and risks being destroyed between the plots and schemes of religious, magical, and political forces. She will find that her worst fears just may come true as strife and mistrust fracture the most powerful kingdom in Teladia and threaten to consume her family and all that she once knew.
The first book was all about setting the stage and introducing characters and the world. This book will be more about each of the characters confronting what they fear. For Syler, it will be his own inexperience at leadership as well as the horrifying thought of not being able to keep his sister, wife, and friends safe. For Bronwyn, it will be the fear induced by increasingly dire dreams she has of a dark future full of death and suffering. For Raella, it will be the fear of realizing that she is woefully unprepared for the harsh and cruel world of politics and power, as well as the fear of losing her parents and the safe world she once enjoyed. For Prophet Aitin, it is the fear of his new life as a captive being taken farther and farther from his divinely appointed task. For Alltis, it is the sudden responsibility of maintaining Clan Thwrud in the place of her absentminded husband. For Vekla, it is the fear of not knowing her place in a world without her father and with a lord she cannot identify with and who constantly ignores her advice. For Bronwyn, it is the fear of her continually dismal Seer visions that show only death and loss. For Suella, it is the fear of being trapped in a mortal body among hostile mortals without her Immortal powers to protect her.
The book will be, like the previous one, divided into two sections. The first will primarily cover Syler's venture to Sua and back in an attempt to rescue his sister. It will also deal with the situation back in Thwrud with Alltis trying to maintain Syler's rule there, with Uthas and his plots in Kubei, and Suella and her suffering as a mortal. The second part will cover Raella and her experience in Terula City. It will also cover the machinations of Amberis and Valinc as well as the travails of Prophet Aitin.
I do promise a rather explosive (literally) conclusion to both parts and I don't think you will be disappointed. People will die and the political landscape will shift all in preparation for the plethora of conquest, civil war, and treachery that will be addressed in Book 3.