A Ahmud Ki, hiding his bitter past as Terin the half-Aelendyell, pursues greater power and access to all five Kis of magic while he assumes the roles of Advisor and Chancellor in King Thana’s court. With Dragonlord Mareg Dru’Artha Sutnavanistra preparing to conquer the world, A Ahmud Ki faces the challenge of unravelling an ancient prophecy concerning the sword of Aian Abreotan, the hero who brought down the Dragonlords of old – or can he manufacture an incarnation of the prophecy to suit his own aspirations to become a Dragonlord?
Abandoned for dead, after the crushing defeat of the Kingdom armies on The Rim Shield, Andra learns the world is more mysterious than he imagined as he returns to health among the Aelendyell. Resolved to return to his home in The Vale, he makes his way to the capital, but the intervention of a young girl, his friends and a prophecy conspire to change his fate.
About the Author
Tony Shillitoe is an Australian writer who entered the fantasy field in 1992-3 when Pan Macmillan Australia published his popular and successful Andrakis trilogy. He followed the trilogy with a stand-alone coming of age fantasy novel, The Last Wizard, which was short-listed for the inaugural Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novel in 1995. From 2002-2008, Tony published two more fantasy series - the Ashuak Chronicles trilogy and the Dreaming in Amber quatrology - with HarperCollins Voyager Australia, and Blood, from the Ashuak Chronicles, was shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards Best Fantasy Novel in 2002. Tony branched into Adolescent/Young Adult novels in 1999 with the publication of Joy Ride by Wakefield Press. Tony's second teenage novel, Caught in the Headlights, published by HarperCollins Angus and Robertson imprint, was listed as a notable read for Older Readers in the 2003 Children's Book Council Awards, and subsequently appeared on Premier's Reading Lists around the nation. Tony has also written and published short stories, scripts, poetry, professional writing course books and ghost-edited a variety of projects. A full-time educator, managing an IT department at Concordia College, Tony continues to write novels and short stories, and more information about his work and life can be found at his web site The Phoenix Rises: http: //www.tonyshillitoe.com.au