Darkling Fields of Arvon

Darkling Fields of Arvon

Legacy of the Stone Harp: Book Two

By James G. Anderson; Mark Sebanc

Baen Books, Paperback, 9781439133538, 424pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010


Second in a New Trilogy of Epic Fantasy in the Tradition of Tolkien. 

In the wake of the catastrophic invasion that has levelled the Stoneholding, the last bastion of order in the world of Ahn Norvys, Kalaquinn Wright Pursues the mission entrusted to him. Freshly invested as High Bard, sets forth across lands that lie under a dark cloud of uncertainty and strife, charged with the task of finding the lost Prince Starigan. This is but the first step in rekindling the Sacred Fire and restoring peace to a broken world.

The task, however, will not be an easy one, for the Talamadh, the golden harp that binds together heaven and earth in sacred harmony, remains in the clutches of the tyrant Ferabek. After securing safe haven for the remnant folk of his clanholding, Kal and his companions venture into the lowlands of Arvon, a palce of looming danger. Despite the adversities of a world sinking into the world sinking into the twilight of darkness and chaos, the young Holdsman keeps faith and its sustained by the loyalty of friends, the resources he begins to discover in himself, and unwavering hope. In his quest for the lost prince, moreover, Kal learns that royalty is to be founsd in unexpected quarters.

By fate's caprice, Kal falls prey to his enemies. In the trail that befalls him, his mettle is tested, and he draws upon an inner strength that he has never known before. He also discovers that the Talamadh, with which Ardiel, once High King of Arvon, inaugurated the Great Harmony, though weak falerting, still retains a vestige of its ancient potency. But will it be enough to stem the tide of chaos that floods over darkling fields of Arvon?

About the Author
James G. Anderson is a teacher, catechist, musician, and poet, and holds a BA and MA in theology.? He lives with his wife and three sons on the Canadian prairies outside Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Mark Sebanc has worked as an editor and translator. He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in classics from the University of Toronto. He does his writing on a peaceful backwoods farm on the edge of the Canadian Shield in the Upper Ottawa valley of Ontario.