The Dreams and the Darkness
In the Dreams and the Darkness, the first novel in the LEGENDS OF ALLYOSHMAR series, Princess Teryessa’s arranged marriage promises her a life torment. Forced to fight for her freedom or die in a bloody uprising, her struggle to survive leads her on a lonely campaign to destroy those plotting against her, a journey that erodes who she once was, blurs the lines between survival and vengeance, and awakens the darkness inside her, a darkness tied to her own mysterious past.
Meanwhile, on a far away farm, Aiwren, a young man haunted by nightmares, sets off to pursue the adventure of his dreams, only to have his demons come to life before his eyes. The journeys of Teryessa and Aiwren tangle them in ancient conspiracies, unaware that their destinies are on a collision course or that the fate of the world is in their hands. As a misanthropic lord, an idealistic knight, a love-sick tomboy, and an undead assassin are each drawn into the shadowy conflict, they, too, are forced to make decisions that change them irrevocably. The paths of these characters intertwine as they each reveal a piece of the puzzle to uncover the forgotten evil that is taking root in their world once again.