Authors: Wayne Thomas Batson
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THE FINAL STORM
Copyright © 2006 Wayne Thomas Batson
Third in a series of three novels.
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ISBN-10: 1-4003-0783-X (hardback)
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To the one true King, the battle rages on,
but victory will be yours.
AIDAN (AY-DEN) THOMAS
When Aidan’s parents move the family to Colorado to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather (Grampin), the teenager discovers the Scrolls, which start him on an adventure of a lifetime.
ANTOINETTE (AN-TWA-NET) LYNN REED
A believer in King Eliam and friend of Aidan’s in the Mirror Realm.
A warrior from Yewland.
A warrior from Yewland.
The elder of all mortiwraiths, who are enormous, venomous underground serpentine creatures.
Glimpse warrior, who does not wear armor.
Apprentice tracker to Sir Thrivenbard.
Glimpse warrior, who is also known as Pathfinder, and is the fourth Sentinel of Alleble.
Blustery King of the Blue Mountain Provinces.
KING ELIAM (EE-LEE-UM)
The noble and wise monarch of Alleble, who invited Aidan to his Kingdom.
ruler of mithegard.
Once a follower of Paragor, a capable silver-haired swordmaiden in the service of Alleble.
LORD RUCIFEL (ROO-SI-FELL)
Paragor’s Lieutenant, who wields two swords.
Glimpse warrior, who wields a massive warhammer.
Second Sentinel of Alleble; master swordsmith.
A highly skilled Glimpse archer and warrior from Yewland. Twin of Bolt, who died in The Door Within #1.
The first Sentinel of Alleble, who now rules over Paragory. He intends to defeat Alleble, and make himself king of The Realm.
ROBBY PIERSON (PEER-SON)
Aidan’s best friend in Maryland.
THE SEVEN SLEEPERS
Seven powerful ancient enemies of King Eliam, buried in the Blackwood forest.
Herb-meister, skilled with potions, cures, salves, and unusual battle-potions.
Tall blond warrior from Mithegard. He carries a broad-bladed battleaxe.
Alleble’s finest woodsman and tracker.
Yewland Glimpse held in bondage by criminals in Baen-Edge until rescued by Antoinette.
First vanguard and ruler of forest village of Balesparr.
THE WYRM LORD
The firstborn dragon in all The Realm, the lord of all wyrms.
The scribe for King Eliam when this world was new. Sometimes called Zabed.
The first Kingdom of The Realm. After The Schism, Alleble remained the center of The Realm.
A hidden village, nestled at the roots of the great trees in King’s Forest.
THE BLUE MOUNTAIN PROVINCES
Mountainous region inhabited by the stoneworking Glimpses of Mallik’s kin.
CANDLEFORGE, FROSTLAND, INFERNESS
Cities across the Cauldron Sea in the far west of The Realm, and Paragory’s three secret allies.
THE GATE OF DESPAIR
A huge pair of black iron doors built into the side of the Dead Mountains. The entrance to Paragor’s castle.
A sprawling wasteland at the foot of the Dead Mountains.
A kingdom built by Paragor and his army.
THE SACRED REALM BEYOND THE SUN
The eternal dwelling place of all servants of King Eliam.
Many are merely happy
a single spark that ignites
an unexpected chain of events.
But some adventures are meant
for you and you alone.
And whether you want them or not,
they seek you out of a great crowd and
take you somewhere
you never thought you’d go.
Often, these unlooked-for adventures
require a sacrifice too great
idan searched for Gwenne’s image in the thunderclouds. But the aircraft banked hard to the right and threw him back into the seat.
No, not into the storm!
Aidan thought urgently. He grabbed the armrest and tried to pull himself back up to the window.