Well of Darkness: The Sovereign Stone Trilogy

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The first volume in the Sovereign Stone trilogy, a gripping fantasy series filled with unique characters, from the authors of the bestselling DRAGONLANCE books.

Gareth is just a frightened young lad when he is drafted in to be the whipping-boy for the unruly Prince Dagnarus. Yet as they grow to be men, an unshakable bond is formed. And it is their destiny for them to become the two most powerful – and feared – men in the kingdom.

But when Dagnarus decides to become a knight himself, he begins a chain of evil events that threaten to destroy the entire kingdom. Only by uniting the Sovereign Stone can peace be restored, and it is up to Dagnarus’ brother Helmos to try to achieve this impossible task, using his father’s soldiers against his brother’s army. All the while, Gareth is gaining mastery over the sinister Void magic, and he is devoted to helping his childhood companion..

This gripping story of magical power and corruption takes the unique viewpoint of focusing on the evil characters, as we follow them from boys to men. Filled with action, suspense and wonderfully imaginative characters, The Well of Darkness is set to elevate the careers of bestselling authors Weis & Hickman to spectacular new heights.

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Weis and Hickman's new fantasy novel, The Well of Darkness, the first in the Sovereign Stone sequence, is far darker than we are used to from these authors. Hidden among the four elements and their magic is the Void and the dark, death-orientated magic that is its own; among the court of wise King Tamaros and his pious son Helmos there sits ambitious younger son Dagnarus and his hopelessly loyal former whipping boy Gareth. As a boy of 10, Dagnarus sets his future by asking Gareth to study Void magic for him; he intends to be king, and nothing will be allowed to stand in his way--not father, not brother, not the magic-soaked paladins who control the Portals that connect the human realms with those of the proud violent elves, the sullen horse-riding dwarves and the omen-fearing sardonic orks of the sea... This is an enjoyably bleak read--Gareth, driven to the worst of evils by his admiration for his prince yet retaining sparks of conscience, and some of our sympathy, even at his most atrocious, is a memorable creation, and Helmos, a man so dominated by conscience and self-regarding honour as to be weak, is hardly less so. -- Roz Kaveney

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'When you gaze into the abyss…'

Dagnarus' hatred of his elder brother, Crown prince Helmos, is equal only to his hunger to become one of the Dominion Lords, guardians of the magical tunnels that connect the various races of Vinnengael. Yet his plans to gain power in the kingdom are only set in motion with the arrival of the shy scholarly Gareth, who is recruited to be Dagnarus' whipping boy. Despite all their differences an unshakeable bond is formed and Gareth, with his prince's support, begins to master the forbidden Void magic. Unleashing forces that even the most powerful of magi fear, the two friends set in motion a chain of events that threaten to destroy the entire kingdom.

A gripping story of magic corrupted, 'Well of Darkness' takes the unique approach of focusing on the evil protagonists in the story, as we follow them from boys to men, and is set to elevate the careers of bestselling 'Dragonlance' authors Weis & Hickman to spectacular new heights.

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