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Song of the Mountain
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Mud and mire shall birth a tree,
A sprout shall grow of ancient seed.
The five unite to break the one,
The curse of man shall be undone.
But brothers rise ere dragon’s bane,
The last shall smite the first again.
Orphaned at a young age, Song has grown up listening to his grandfather recite legends of the distant past. But it is his own history he seeks to uncover, particularly the events surrounding his parents’ deaths. That is a secret closely guarded by his grandfather. Then Song discovers an heirloom that links him to an ancient prophecy. His destiny lies within the old tales he has scorned. Song must follow the path that killed his father.
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Fire on the Mountain
What really happened on the mountain twelve years ago?
Though his apprenticeship hangs on him like an ill-fitting garment, Quon is unprepared for the twist his life takes when his parents are killed and he is forced to flee Miruna. Adrift in the wilderness with no purpose and no protection, he is approached by an old man who hints that his destiny may be more than he imagined. Ancient tales fill Quon’s head with expectations of glory, but he soon learns that being a hero is far different than dreaming of becoming one.
Follow Song as he uncovers his family history.
Tears of the Mountain
A simple act of obedience has the power to change the world.
Jubal wants only to live in peace, but ancient feuds steal away any hope of tranquility. War overtakes Kindolin, and Jubal finds himself flung into a quest of even greater antiquity. For victory lies not in the strength of arms but in a promise given long ago. His path, fraught with betrayal, loss, and his own lack of faith, carries him far beyond the boundaries of Kindolin. Will he be strong enough to lay down his own life in fulfillment of his task? Or will Kindolin disappear into the pages of history?
Journey back to the first age of men in this final installment of the Mountain trilogy that ties Song to his family’s very earliest beginnings.
The Mountain Trilogy Boxed Set
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