In Book Two, a man struggles to convince his wife to allow his misbegotten son to stay in their home long enough to learn the truth of why he was absent from the boy's life. At the western edge of the Caliphian Steppe, where fertile land gave way to a desert that married an ocean, a Queen despairs over her missing child while an elite convoy of Oussanean warriors uncovers how the prince bribed the Skywaymen to flee the kingdom. An unplanned brutal skirmish erupts, forcing the Oussaneans to engage in an event that will no doubt invite retribution and escalate into a large-scale conflict. In the vast timberland of the Eidolon Woods, Dani and the Bannitlarn Brothers groom Aithein into a swordsman and expand his consciousness so that he may infuse his skills with magic. Caelwyn teaches Baelwyn Restoration Magic so that he may accompany the troupe into battle and protect them with enchantments and healing spells. The group seeks out a renegade Amori named Neilath to help them uncover the source of Aithein's nightmares, to prepare Aithein for his summons with the faelen tree, and to plot the necessary course of action against Chako and those responsible for the arms confiscation. Meanwhile, Aithein wrestles with the unnatural dynamic of his relationship with Ellia while his dreams are haunted by the girl with the solar eyes.
About the Author
Dylan Saccoccio grew up in Boston, MA and Providence, Rhode Island before moving to Manhattan at eighteen years old to pursue his career as an actor. He grew up playing every sport, fishing, sailing, and breaking rules. He's been writing for as long as he's been acting, and playing guitar for twelve years in the style of John Frusciante and Jimi Hendrix. He moved to Los Angeles at twenty years old temporarily before moving there permanently the following year. In his never-ending journey to attain his highest and best self, he explored many different avenues. The 2008 crash jolted him to awaken from the American Nightmare of being a gangster for capitalism. Among the many screenplays he wrote, his magnum opus is The Tale of Onora, a series that is a metaphorical tale of his life. For every thousand people hacking at the branches of evil, only one is hacking at the root of it. In The Boy and the Peddler of Death, every conscious solution to today's collectivist problems is blended into a fantasy tale that tells the story of us all, for there is no great story that did not dance with the truth.