After the murder of his father, Prince Josiah, the rightful ruler of Alanthia, fakes a suicide and flees the murderous wrath of his uncle and his cronies. Embarking on a trek halfway across the globe, he seeks the help of the Iron King. Before he reaches his goal, his Uncle Korah cements his stranglehold on the kingdom, driving them into war and rebellion. Young Josiah vows that one day he will return to avenge his father’s death and retake his throne.
Biding his time, he joins the Iron King’s Army and distinguishes himself as an exceptional officer. After years in exile, the Iron King sends a messenger. “It is time.”
Resurrected from the dead, the enigmatic Prince’s arrival in the Golden City sends shock waves through the Ten Kingdoms. Bargaining for the Iron King’s support, he receives a task. Find Davianna ben David and bring her and the Black Key to safety.
The quest and the brown-eyed girl are more than Prince Josiah ben Eamonn bargained for.
To the world, Peter ben Korah is Prince d’Or, the golden boy of Alanthia, a shallow playboy, the darling of the kingdom. The presumed heir to the throne lives a fairytale life on the world’s stage. In the marble halls of the Palace, real life is a horror story.
To survive his maniacal father, King Korah, Peter plays a role, adopting the character Prince d’Or. Feckless and charming, he pretends to be harmless; he is not.
Behind emerald eyes and a legendary smile lurks a dangerous man. In the shadows, Prince Peter leads a covert group, intent on restoring Prince Josiah to power. After a lifetime of planning, an unexpected complication arises that threatens to derail everything; they have found the Black Key.
On a grainy video, one of the girls hiding the artifact looks out from the tape with the face of an angel, a long dead beloved ghost. Haunted by the knowledge that unless he finds her first, she too will fall by the murderous hand of his father, Peter faces a choice, disappear and leave the kingdom to its fate, or intervene and risk everything.
Abandoned by her mother in an isolated pilgrim camp, young Davianna ben David finds herself in dire circumstances. Alone, with no money or protection, she does not know how she will survive. But when Davianna meets Astrid ben Agnor, everything changes. They cling together, creating a bubble of safety and laughter. Let the world be damned; there is a friend.
When a mysterious man entrusts with an ancient artifact to her care, she and Astrid agree to guard the secret with their lives. However, the device holds secrets of the Last Age, and the two curious girls inadvertently activate the Black Key, signaling the forces of evil who have searched for a millennium.
Fleeing for her life, Davianna must learn to evade pursuit of the most nefarious bounty hunters on the planet and escape all who seek her and the Black Key. However, there is one hunter she does not fear, whose dark visage intrigues her. But is he her destiny or her doom? Davianna ben David must find the courage to discover which.
Above all, she must protect the Black Key. The future of Millennial Earth rests in the left pocket of a lone frightened girl.
Spitfire Astrid ben Agnor is nobody’s fool. Feisty, outspoken, and stubborn, she never backs down from a fight. Streetwise and smart, she trusts no one. In Davianna, Astrid sees a friend who needs her protection and someone to fill the empty space left behind when her daddy disappeared. Astrid vows that nothing, or no one, will separate them.
Stranded in a desolate camp, on a pilgrimage she never wanted to undertake, she dreams of reuniting with her father. But being on the run puts her vow to the ultimate test. Does she risk everything to stay by her friend’s side, or does she escape to safety, find her father, and leave Davianna to face a worldwide pursuit on her own?
However, more than evil men chase them, which begs the question, has Astrid ben Agnor finally picked a fight she cannot win?