The lands of Fenvarrow and Kainordas have been at war ever since the gods of shadow and light shattered the Great Well of Souls. With forces evenly matched and equally driven, a stalemate has persisted for a millennium – until a prophecy foretells that a blue-haired boy will break the bloody balance forever.
Mages from the opposing lands race to claim the newborn, but in a ferocious battle of magic, a terrible accident occurs – the child’s soul is ripped apart, then reformed as two separate babies. Each side seizes a child, uncertain if they now possess the one capable of ending the age-old conflict, or if destiny itself has been undone.
Prophecy’s Ruin tells the story of the boys as they grow. Bel becomes a charismatic though troubled warrior, Losara an enigmatic and thoughtful mage – both powerful young men, yet incomplete. As they struggle to discover their place in the world and the shape of their futures, inevitably each has to ask the question: will he, one day, have to face himself?
This is the lovingly recreated second edition of the classic Australian fantasy series first published by Orbit Books in 2008.
‘An epic, enthralling, towering triumph.’ – AurealisXpress
‘a fresh look on some over-used themes in fantasy … Story-telling of this calibre is rarely seen’ – Speculating on Specific
‘Bowring gives the old battle between good and evil a mighty twist … also employs the odd hilarious turn of phrase, and has a knack for generating tremendous excitement from carefully plotted and detailed battle scenes.’ – The Australian
‘If you are sick of cliche heroes and villains then this is the one to read.’ – Bookseller + Publisher