The Flames of Deception - A Horizon of Storms: Book 1

      AJ Martin / Fantasy
The Flames of Deception - A Horizon of Storms: Book 1

On the continent of Triska, a sect is at work to release a violent dragon from an ancient prison. To forewarn Triska of this threat, the gods send down a prophecy: the only hope to stop the release of the dragon lies in Princess Josephine. Supported by Matthias, wizard from the east, Josephine embarks on a journey that tests her loyalties and reveals a far greater threat lies beyond the horizon.On the world of Erithia and the war - weary continent of Triska, an ancient sect is at work. Its aim: to release a violent, malevolent dragon known as Sikaris from its ancient prison. If freed, the creature will rain death and destruction on to the nations of the world on a scale not seen for hundreds of years.To forewarn the world of this impending threat, the gods send down a prophecy: the only hope to stop the release of the dragon lies in a young princess, Josephine of Aralia, who alone can wield a power strong enough stop Sikaris from being freed. But it is an untamed ability Josephine has fought hard to suppress, after she killed her mother in an uncontrolled outburst. It is a power she hates more than anything.Intercepting the prophecy, Mahalia - secretive and controlling land of wizards - send one of their most promising men, Matthias Greenwald, to persuade Josephine to embrace her power to reseal the dragon's prison before it is too late. But not all is as it seems with Matthias and if Josephine’s task were not hard enough, the sect has also learned of the prophecy and has unleashed forces to stop them from succeeding, including an insane assassin with a personal vendetta, determined to kill Josephine at all costs. Together Josephine and Matthias must embark on a journey that tests their beliefs and loyalties, throws trust into question and leads them to discover that a far greater threat lies just beyond the horizon.
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