THE FIRST BOOK IN THE OUTCAST CHRONICLES
For nearly 300 years the mystics have lived alongside the true-men, who barely tolerate them, until...
King Charald is cursed with a half-blood mystic son. Sorne is raised to be a weapon against the mystics. Desperate to win his father’s respect, Sorne steals power to trigger visions. Unaware King Charald plans their downfall, the mystics are consumed by rivalry. although physically stronger, the males’ gifts are weaker than the females. Imoshen, the only female mystic to be raised by males, wants to end the feud. But the males resent her power and, even within her own sisterhood Imoshen’s enemies believe she is addicted to the male gifts.
Sorne tries, but cannot win the respect of true-men. When he has a vision of half-bloods in danger he has to ask himself where his loyalty lies.
Convinced he can destroy the mystics, King Charald plans to lay siege to their island city. Will Imoshen win the trust of the mystic leaders and, if she does, will she believe the visions of a half-blood?
Author of the best-selling Chronicles of King Rolen's Kin and the hotly-anticipated Outcast Chronicles, Rowena Cory Daniells has been involved in speculative fiction for over thirty years -- as a reader and fan, independent press, graphic artist, bookshop owner and writer. She is published in both children and adults’ fiction. Her award winning fantasy trilogy ‘The Last T’En’ was published in Australia, the US and Germany. She also writes short stories, which have appeared in magazines and anthologies including ‘Dreaming Downunder’ which won World Best Fantasy, and ‘Dreaming Again’. Her agent is John Jarrold. Rowena has a Masters in Arts Research and has taught creative writing to all ages. Over the years, she has served on the management committees of national genre awards, and several state and national Arts Organisations. She lives by the bay with her husband and varying combinations of her 6 children as they come and go. In her spare time she has devoted five years to studying each of these martial arts, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Iaido, the art of the Samurai sword. www.corydaniells.com