In Amerinth, Shatila is a young Twilight Knight up for promotion to the level of Twilight Titan. It is a coveted position she longs for. The only thing standing between her graduation ceremony is a few personal barriers. All seems possible until Master Dugene interrupts her meditations with one final assignment, an escort mission for a Duke? The last thing Shatila wants is to trek through the dense Amerinth jungle with a clueless noble in tow–but when she wins the mission by demonstration rights, she cannot refuse. Can this frustrated knight handle one final assignment? Or will her temper bring all her hard work crashing down?
As a general applicant student in the Twilight Academy, Layta’s heart is set on the rank of Twilight Knight. Her dream is impossible unless someone sponsors her. Shatila Briston is the last person she’d expect to offer her that sponsorship. Layta is overjoyed to accept and receives her first assignment as a Twilight Knight. It seems simple enough, but everything is jumbled upon her arrival. It seems that anything that can go wrong, will. In the desert, on her own, with no one but herself to rely on, can Layta survive? Or will the wind finally blow her away?
Marcus Gillen is a Twilight Knight with elite Gold Clearance gifted to him since his Knightship. Twilights with Golden Queue training are taught to play a game of wits with their mission objective and Marcus is one of the best. But his latest mission has popped up at a bad time. His gift is water–a double-edged sword to an elemental bearer. It can show him the darkness in the world–and the darkness inside himself. Visiting Kainesworth on assignment opens a new set of puzzles for Marcus, including run-ins with an ancient sea serpent and one strange little girl. Digging deep into his past might provide a few answers, but in doing so, Marcus is forced to take a closer look at himself. The darkness he’s fighting may be closer than he thinks. Can he win this game or will he drown trying?
Master Kalen is the famed training master for Ellis Lathmore, the youngest Twilight Guardian in fifty years. Holding a fickle version of precognition via reflective surfaces, he can tell when something big is brewing. When Ellis’s former sponsored student, Terrance McGowen, comes to ask a special favor, Master Kalen must learn both sides of the story to prepare himself for the incoming storm.
Ellis Lathmore is the youngest Twilight Guardian in fifty years and the only Earth Elemental present at the Twilight Training Academy. Lately, his powers have been growing out of control, leaving him short-tempered and afraid to use his elemental gift. When he starts subconsciously creating earthquakes, Ellis knows something is wrong. Afraid of what could happen if he loses control, Ellis jumps at the first chance to distance himself from his troubles when a fellow Twilight turns up badly injured and missing his partner. Diving into the Amerinth jungle, Ellis is determined to bring her back–alive. Will this harried Guardian survive a tricky rescue mission?
Terrance McGowen is the famous sponsored student of the youngest Twilight Guardian in fifty years, Ellis Lathmore. It is a badge of honor he cannot outgrow and a reputation called into question when his native Urukou habits start to surface. Fights in the corridors, negotiations with the disciplinary committee and a young friend who won’t speak up–Terrance has his hands full. When Myra Albrys, a hystericalLunaire refugee interrupts a routine festival patrol, Terrance is chosen to escort her back to Twilight Headquarters. A simple task turns deadly when it becomes clear that Myra is being systematically hunted.
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