The barbarian hordes that raged across Cygil were defeated. Two hundred years later, a new threat emerges when mythical monsters appear out of stories and legends, destroying everything in their paths. Reluctant heroes join forces to unravel the mystery and discover history has lied.
The Realm has been torn asunder. Cor’il and his friends know the truth—that history has been a lie, that balance must be restored, and that it will all get worse before it gets better. Magic has returned to the Realm, and not just for the Threadweaver to command. Threadspinners of every variety have emerged, using magic with neither skill nor knowledge, and adding to the chaos. Meanwhile, the Red Swords hunt all magic-users, determined to scour them from existence. Can Cor’il and his friends restore balance before the Realm erupts in strife and destruction?
Cor’il Silvermoon is missing, presumed dead. Terrifying nightmares wander Cygil, corrupting everything. Orcish hordes and Red Sword armies battle for dominance, fighting furiously in massive battles across the land. Kendra Alscoradon has a plan, but she’s hesitant. Along the way, she learns secrets about herself and her past that change everything, forcing her to make some difficult decisions. Can Cygil be pulled out of these dark times?
Cygil is in shambles. Enemies close in on Elston from all directions, intent on either capturing it or destroying it. Madness has taken hold. In the face of overwhelming odds, Cor’il brings his friends together in a desperate gambit to seal the Madness rift and make Cygil safe again. Old enemies become new allies, but will those tenuous bonds of friendship last long enough to repel the danger? Kendra knows real threat lies within Cor’il. She’s seen the terrible things he’s done with his unstoppable magic. She knows he could save the Realm, but he could also destroy it. Tough battles lie ahead and even tougher decisions must be made before Cygil can truly be free. The Forgotten Years saga concludes with Ascent Into Light!