In this sequel to The Well of Tears, a young acolyte struggles to save her order from ruin in a war-torn kingdom. Glain, Proctor of the Stewards and second to Alwen, Guardian of the Key to the Spiritual Realm and pro tempore Sovereign, must discover who threatens the safety of Fane Gramarye, the last bastion of magic standing against the forces of an evil mage, Machreth, who is bent on thwarting the prophecy of the Ancients and usurping the throne from its rightful king.
Conspiracies, intrigues, and treachery present significant obstacles to finding and bringing together the four Guardians of the Keys to the Realms, a daunting but necessary task to ensure the safety of the kingdom. Glain’s visionary powers are formidable; but can she trust those she calls her friends? Or her own heart, so set on sharing a life with Alwen’s son, Rhys, who must fulfill his own destiny?
Moreover, Glain guards a secret of her own that she must come to terms with before the prophecy of peace can be fulfilled.
About the Author
Roberta Trahan is a former journalist and marketing professional who loves researching her books almost as much as writing them. She tries to incorporate her love of mythology, folklore, and history into her books and is particularly fascinated by her own Celtic heritage, which includes more than three hundred years of family ancestry in Cornwall and Wales.
First published nationally as a teenager, Roberta earned a degree in journalism and advertising at the University of Oregon and then worked in various sales, publicity, and marketing positions before turning to writing books. When Roberta isn’t writing, she stays active in the local writing community as a speaker and instructor, and is a member of many organizations.
A Pacific Northwest native, Roberta makes her home near Seattle, Washington, with her family and as many cats as they will allow her to have. She also admits to having a mild obsession with hummingbirds, a not-so-mild addiction to coffee and chocolate, and an antique jewelry hoard.