From the author of Dreamwielder comes an enthralling story of the shifting sands of identity, the perils of power, and the endless search for a hero.
In the shadow of Emperor Guderian’s fallen empire, young Queen Makarria finds her throneand lifein grave danger...
The Old World Republic has come, demanding that Queen Makarria bring order to the struggling Five Kingdoms by forming a new empire, one she would rule as the Old World’s puppet. When Makarria refuses them, the Old World threatens war and unleashes a nefarious spy to sow discord in her court. Before she knows it, Makarria’s budding romance with Prince Caile has been exploited by the spy, and Makarria finds herself embroiled in a complex game of power and lies in which she can trust no one. Betrayed and lost, Makarria is forced to shed all pride and discover the true nature of her power as a dreamwielder in order to recreate herself and face the sprawling threat that is the Old World Empire.
About the Author
Garrett Calcaterra is an author of dark speculative fiction. His books include Dreamwielder, The Roads to Baldairn Motte, and Umbral Visions. In addition, his short work has appeared in dozens of magazines, journals, and anthologies. He is a member of the National Writers Union and teaches writing at various academic institutions. When not writing, he enjoys hiking with his two dogs and quaffing good beer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Souldrifter is visceral yet cerebral fantasy at its best. Even more than in the first book of the The Dreamwielder Chronicles, the reader of this second installment can feel the physical and emotional pain the characters pay as the price for using their sorcery. Makarria starts the book as a queen in name only, but to truly earn her title, she must suffer through the obstacles her enemies put in her path. Along the way, she learns how to play the intricate chess game of diplomacy, where an elegantly crafted sequence of moves and countermoves leaves the reader always guessing what will come next and who will come out on top. Recommended for readers who want to use their brains while spilling their enemies' guts.