By Chris Evans
we don't worry the fireplace, although it consumes us,
And we don't worry its light,
notwithstanding it finds the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves
First in a gorgeous debut series, A Darkness cast in Fire introduces an unforgiving international of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, international relations, and oaths -- each one wielding negative energy in an Empire teetering on the point of conflict.
during this global, Konowa quick Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is appeared upon as whatever yet traditional. he is murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, noticeable his loved regiment disbanded, and eventually been banished in shame to the single position he despises the main -- the woodland.
Now, all he desires is to be left on my own along with his misery...but for Konowa, not anything is ever that straightforward. The mysterious and inviting Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out within the harmful wild with a royal decree that he resume his fee as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial military, powerful instantly.
For within the east, a falling pink superstar heralds the go back of a magic lengthy vanished from the earth. uprising grows in the Empire as a frantic race to arrive the megastar unfolds. it's a likelihood for Konowa to redeem himself -- whether the full affair looks doomed to be a suicide mission...
and that the warriors recruited for the duty are usually not in any respect what he expects. And worse, his key adversary within the perilous race for the megastar is the feared Shadow Monarch -- a mythical elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination unfold deeper than Konowa may perhaps ever imagine....
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A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves by Chris Evans