The Dragon Star (Realms of Shadow and Grace:...
AN EPIC STORY OF MAGIC, LOVE, AND WAR
The birth of a new star and a new goddess thrusts seven exceptional people's lives into turmoil, forcing them to become fugitives, warriors, spies, and saviors.
Junari, a courageous priestess with newfound faith, becomes a reluctant prophet leading a pilgrimage of believers toward the Forbidden Realm.
Sao-Tauna, a brave and gifted six-year-old Tanshen princess, her resourceful tutor, Lee-Nin, and their protector Sha-Kutan, a man with unearthly powers and a mysterious past, are hunted by palace soldiers who believe the girl is a threat to the realm and must put to death.
Tin-Tsu, a prince turned priest, unwillingly assumes the throne of the Daeshen Dominion as unseen enemies within the palace attempt to end his nascent rule by ending his life.
Kellatra, a powerful seer with a secret past, flees her home with her family and an indecipherable lost book, hoping to escape the magical creatures who will kill her and her loved ones to possess it.
Sketkee, a brilliant reptilian philosopher from the Sun Realm, races to recover a stolen ancient artifact that may reveal crucial knowledge about the urris ― the elusive magical creatures who have proscribed access to the Forbidden Realm for thousands of years.
Leotin, the world-weary leader of a traveling carnival, enlists the protection of a trio of non-human outlanders from other realms as he fights to keep his people alive while trapped in a castle under siege.
And Ondromead, a man who cannot die, awakens each morning in a new place to behold events he cannot fathom, such as a young boy named Hashel, whose traumas leave him speechless, but who sings songs not heard for a thousand years.
With their lives irrevocably intertwined and altered, they all ask the same question: Will the goddess truly appear, and will she shatter the world as the dreams foretell?