Watty's 2018 Longlist! Brenna Caldwythe walks in the forest on her sixteenth birthday and discovers a relic. Her discovery begins a chain of events which will forever alter her purpose in life. Aederan, the world upon which she lives is threatened by unspeakable evil, which is now growing in strength and power.
"Listen, child, to the voices in the wind, blowing through the grasses and the leaves. They speak of many things, and those who are wise will listen to what they have to say. You are young and know not of the darkness, yet you sense its wicked ways. Whatever dark power touches is tainted, becomes sickened, and if not countered it will die. The evil is spreading through the water, the soil, and through the air, seeking to corrupt the world."
"As a flickering flame can shine brightly in the darkness, driving back the shadows. So too, can the power of one who is pure, strong of heart, and faithful. My gifted child, you are the one Light of Elliana and are Aederan's greatest hope. Go forth, and rally those who will share your dream of finding the sanctuary, for within lays the destiny of your world."
Prince Donovan Answaar, through a culmination of events, finds himself guided deep into the forest. Determined friends, in the form of Morgan, Changa, Girard, among others, are found by Brenna, who guides them to Donovan. Five friends realize they're experiencing the same recurring dreams, which state they must start a quest to find something lost long ago.
During their journey, twelve dedicated and loyal friends discover the horrific truth about their world's ancient past. With the enemy pursuing their token force of intrepid adventurers, they must face dark sorcerers, evil necromancers, the undead, and the brutal malice of a Black Dragon. These stalwart heroes are locked in a race against time. The prize is nothing less than the hope of victory over the ancient evil, which threatens to destroy their world and everything they love upon it.