The Pealsong Refounding fantasy trilogy by Michael Warden. Gideon's Dawn, The Waymaker, The Word Within.

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Gideon's Dawn

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“In a world where Words can kill, the Language you speak marks the destiny of your soul.”

Gideon’s Dawn is a complex epic of heroic adventure set in a unique, mysterious world where two magical languages—one borne of Creation, the other of Destruction—are building toward an ultimate war for dominance.

For generations the Council Lords of Phallenar, sole keepers of the language of Destruction, have ruled the lands unopposed, having long ago destroyed all those who spoke the language of life, and suppressed the knowledge of their tongue so completely that in time it became little more than legend. And yet one slender hope remained. Certain prophecies from ages past continued to rail against the Council’s heartless rule. They spoke of a coming redeemer, one who would break the Council’s power and remake the world with a magic not like theirs.

Then one day, a stranger named Gideon appeared. No one knows where he came from or how he arrived. But they know he has power. This is no ordinary sojourner, they whisper. He may be the answer to ancient prophecies of doom and deliverance. Or he may just be Gideon Dawning, a graduate student from Texas, in over his head in a world beyond time…


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"...a work of extreme depth and breadth of vision."
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Author

Michael D. Warden has been working professionally as a writer and editor since 1989. After several years as Managing Editor for a large publishing house in Colorado, he stepped into the adventure of writing full time. In addition to his fantasy trilogy The Pearlsong Refounding, he has written several non-fiction books, and contributed to more than 150 other books and magazines.

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