- By James Lever

Blood Within The Stone (Magesty Book 2)

  • Title: Blood Within The Stone (Magesty Book 2)
  • Author: James Lever
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Blood Within The Stone Magesty Book Blood Within The Stone is the second book in the trilogy of books known collectively as Magesty Estieven youngest son of the ruling dynasty of the Five Kingdoms whose unnatural birth was witnessed in

    Blood Within The Stone is the second book in the trilogy of books known collectively as Magesty Estieven, youngest son of the ruling dynasty of the Five Kingdoms whose unnatural birth was witnessed in the opening chapter of Wards in the Stones assumes the mantle of arcane magic under the tutalage of his eldest sister Bethany Granted access to an ancient artefact within wBlood Within The Stone is the second book in the trilogy of books known collectively as Magesty Estieven, youngest son of the ruling dynasty of the Five Kingdoms whose unnatural birth was witnessed in the opening chapter of Wards in the Stones assumes the mantle of arcane magic under the tutalage of his eldest sister Bethany Granted access to an ancient artefact within whose microstructure the legacy of a long dead sorcerer has been etched, Estieven develops into an adept in the application of both white and black magic, as yet unaware of the potential consequences Meanwhile Bethany, she who is also known as the Dark Princess, is enlisted by her astral friend, the iconic, religious figurehead of one of the nations that border the Five Kingdom, to apply her wealth of arcane skill in combination with the arts of Earth Magic to help resolve a potential constitutional crisis that threatens that country An unexpected border incident, however, manufactured by one of her many enemies much closer to home, finds Bethany caught on the wrong side of the sacred Masong River Her arcane ingenuity is stretched to its utmost in attempting to extricate herself and her precious daughter from what becomes a life threatening situation and, multi tasking her arts far beyond that considered safe, Bethany risks the ultimate consequence that results from operating multiple personae the form of madness known nowadays as split personality disorder Meanwhile other, far sinister protagonists, are preparing to join the conflict, but these are targeted at a far personal level The pervasive and invasive dark magic of the Kovens of the Dark Abbess of Url has become focused on another one of Bethany s foreign friends, a woman of the Darkwater nomadic tribes who has, through marriage, entered into an alliance with one of the Five Kingdom s other neighbours Allied by treaty, Estieven and Bethany become inexorably drawn into what becomes a battle of wills, knowing full well that military might is useless against the compelling power of blood At times fighting on two fronts, the young boy Estieven could be forgiven for forgetting the other enemy from across the Shallow Sea who, with their high technology would eradicate the arcane genome from the Five Kingdoms and its immediate neighbours to further their ambitions for colonisation As far as the young Mage Estee is concerned, the conflict between technology and the arcane disciplines has suddenly become a very personal one The trilogy concludes with Dark Matta, due to be released in 2016.

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