A Parallel World, A Parallel Time…The light began to move toward Gideon. Racing, faster and faster, it silently brightened until it filled his whole world. As it neared, he leaned forward and looked into the light to see the power, the immeasurable power, coming to reside in him, coming to be his alone…But as the light came, it changed. What was a distant star took the shape of a flaming sword, emblazoned with pure fire that burned hotter than even the world could bear. And there was something else—Gideon could see more than just a sword. Someone was holding it. Someone more brilliant than the sun—and more terrible. Someone who was coming. For him… In the style of classic fantasy epics, Warden creates a mystical realm where an ordinary man must confront his fears to comprehend his extraordinary destiny.
With the rediscovery of the Book of Dei’lo, the lines of war have been drawn across the Inherited Lands. Behind their fortified walls, the forces for good and evil are massing for the ultimate conflict, pitting the two Languages of Power against one another in open battle for the first time…At the focal point of this coming apocalypse stands Gideon Dawning, a troubled loner who has been marked by prophecy as the Waymaker for the Pearl. His charge: to find a holy sentient orb of power that has been lost for over 2,000 years, and bring it safely to Wordhaven. If he succeeds, he may avert the war. But there are many who would see Gideon fail—Sa’lei Lords of staggering power, and their corrupted minions within the Deathland Barrens. Yet an even greater danger lurks within the realms Gideon cannot see…where a living evil plots to capture his very soul. With all the perils that lie before him, Gideon is certain of only this: He must go. For if he cannot retrieve the Pearl, no one will.
"...a work of extreme depth and breadth of vision."
-Christian Fiction Review
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.