The Wycaan Master never went after the wounded and defeated Emperor. He let his enemy flee and focused instead on creating a free Odessiya and building his dream Wycaan Academy. He settled down to raise a family and build the Wycaan Order anew. Now the Emperor is back, and even more dangerous than before. He has powerful allies from a shadowy past that Seanchai is oblivious to. The Emperor's minions threaten from the rth and the south: Odessiya has never been so vulnerable. Worse yet, the Emperor kws how to hurt the Wycaan Master, and he will t hesitate to implement his plan. The stakes are rising, for thing is more terrifying than a powerful Wycaan father who loses all self-control. Mharina is Wycaan like her father or siblings. But she possesses her mother's warrior spirit and a mysterious power waiting to be released. She needs a teacher who can recognize and understand her dormant magic and help her fulfill her true potential. But Mharina must pay a terrible price for the tuition by sacrificing all she holds so dear.
Alon Shalev lives and writes in two worlds. He is the author of three social justice-themed novels and an award-winning series of Young Adult Epic Fantasy. He swears there is a connection. In 2009, while on a family camping trip in Northern California, Shalev began writing an epic fantasy novel to read to his sons around the campfire. Over the next five years, both his sons and the ancient redwood forests bore witness to the summoning of the Wycaan Masters. His first epic fantasy novel, At The Walls Of Galbrieth, won the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award - YA Category and was a Grand Prize Finalist. The sequel, The First Decree, was released in March 2013, and the third book in the series, Ashbar, was released in October 2013. Now comes the fourth book, Sacrificial Flame, a story of a father torn apart by his need to defend his family, and his duty to save his nation. All books are published by Tourmaline Books. More details of these novels can be found at the author's website (www.alonshalev.com) and Shalev blogs weekly at www.elfwriter.com. The author continues to write in both genres. In 2012 Unwanted Heroes (pub. Three Clover Press) was released. Unwanted Heroes brings together an old, battle-scarred Chinese American war vet and an idealistic and pretentious young Englishmen, who share a love for San Francisco, coffee and wine. They soon discover they share even more when repressed memories bring them together as they find in each other unlikely allies to set themselves free from the tragic past that binds them both. Other novels include: - A Gardener's Tale - The Accidental Activist