The Forgotten Gods Trilogy:
Maiden of Destiny, Volume 1
Maiden of Death, Volume 2
Maiden of Dreams, Volume 3 (forthcoming)
With every war, death is unavoidable.
Chosen by divine prophecy and blessed by the Silenced Gods’ final act, Indigo Frost has spent the winter training for the inevitable.
The spring thaw delivers the battle to Indigo, forcing her to rally troops and lead both the realm’s knights and her closest allies into a battle she’s sure she’s ill-prepared to face. On faith alone, she marches out to confront the gods’ nemesis—the dark sorcerer, Murquee. He’s summoned an evil army directly from the Plains of Despair with the intent of destroying mankind and all it holds dear.
Indigo’s quest to slay Murquee and free the gods from their tomb of silence won’t be easy. If she is to succeed, she must master the power of her runes, overcome the politics of the court and devise a strategy to conquer the superior numbers of Murquee’s army. The fear she harbors is immense, but her faith must prove greater if she has any hope to squash the advancing evil.
But in the midst of chaos and bloody battles, Indigo is faced with something she never thought to find.
She must find a way to balance the gut-wrenching sorrow of death and war against her newfound hopes of a future. And above all? She must live with the certainty that if she fails, the gods, and all mankind, will be no more.
Long before they were known as the Forgotten Gods, the body of twelve deities knew the day would come when their voices would be silenced and the safeguards between good and evil fractured. To give mankind its sole chance to survive, warnings were hidden in prophecy to be passed down through the generations. But each generation fell further away from the prophecy, and the words that would provide salvation were lost amidst piles of useless scrolls and obscure texts. When the gods fall silent and darkness descends, precious time is lost in recovering the prophecy. Buried within are clues hinting that the savior of mankind is Indigo Frost, a young peasant girl easily distinguishable by her thick, true white hair.
As violent darkness spreads under the direction of a dark wizard, those who serve the light search frantically for Indigo Frost. She’s the Chosen One, the child marked for glory eons earlier by the Gods and marked for death by darkness for the very same reason. It’s a race to retrieve Indigo and return her to the Temple in order to prepare her to fulfill her destiny: in the face of overwhelming odds, lead the kingdom’s troops against demonic forces under the dark wizard’s command and save the human race from annihilation.
No one, including Indigo, is prepared for the fact that simply claiming her destiny is wrought with peril. Not only must Indigo make it to the Temple alive, but she must master the challenges prepared by the Gods and either learn to harness the powers within her or serve as a sacrifice to the Gods themselves. In the face of personal tragedy, Indigo must conquer her own inner demons before she can earn the respect of the seasoned warriors she must command.
Can one peasant girl rise above her station and claim her destiny, or will the Gods be forgotten and mankind lost to the Plains of Despair? Find out in Maiden of Destiny, Volume I of The Forgotten Gods Trilogy.
And so the war begins…