By Elizabeth Haydon
Elegy for a misplaced Star units the level for a massive turning element within the Symphony of a long time series.
The dragon Anwyn--who has lain for 3 years in deathlike sleep in a grave of rock and black coal is freed through the cataclysm that concluded Requiem for the Sun. Disoriented and pressured, she recollects simply issues: the individual that trapped her in dragon shape and locked her in a rocky grave--Rhapsody; and an all-encompassing wish to wreak vengeance.
Meanwhile, Achmed, the Firbolg king, resumes rebuilding the his shattered domestic, whereas a guild of cruel assassins set approximately taking revenge on him for the killing in their leader.
A horribly deformed yet magical being reveals its manner via a carnival of freaks to the palace of an evil despot, who sees in it the aptitude to be the tool wherein his plans of conquest and brutal domination of a continent can be realized.
With the increase of latest leaders, solid and evil, the long-awaited beginning of the kid of Time, the darkish plans of assassins and rulers, a disagreement that shakes the connection of the 3, and a conflict to the dying among dragons of incredible elemental strength, the seeds of chaos are planted for a struggle that may, via its finish, devour 1/2 the world.
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