Exiled by his power-hungry brothers, Prince Tarkyn encounters the woodfolk: a secretive group of telepaths living deep in the woodlands. When bounty hunters attack, Tarquin narrowly escapes with the aid of the forest-dwellers and discovers a secret about their source of magic. Embracing his new identity, allegiances are formed as the woodfolk hail Tarquin as the guardian of the forest.
Sheldrake is a mage. Maud is a shape-shifter. When their son is born, he is completely pale with nearly white eyes: the legacy of a fearsome great-grandmother. Jayhan grows into a cheery, accident-prone eight-year-old, unhappily aware of his heritage. Soon, a dark-eyed orphan enters his life. Rescued from a brutal master to become their stable boy, Sasha's past and present are shrouded in secrets. The only legacy Sasha has of the past is an obsidian amulet. As secrets of the young stable boy's past slowly come to light, they're all thrown into a world of danger.
As the confrontation between King Kosar and Prince Jarand looms, forest fire, subterfuge, clandestine troops, and poison all threaten Prince Tarkyn and the woodfolk. When the Wizardess of the Lost Forest comes to Tarkyn’s aid, she reveals a shocking secret that threatens their very future. Bolstered by her unparalleled power, Tarkyn and his followers desperately attempt to stave off a civil war. But can Tarkyn find the strength to change the course of their realm, and save them all from the destructive, power-hungry rivals?
Caught in a blizzard, Prince Tarkyn and his companions get trapped in the Lost Forest: A mystical realm of captivity where all must face their innermost fears - or spend an eternity. The challenge fractures Tarkyn's friendship with the woodfolk at a time when he most needs their allegiance. As the enchanted realm's true purpose unravels, Tarkyn's brothers - King Kosar and Prince Jarand - prepare their armies for war.
As civil war spreads through the realm of the sorcerers, the woodwolf become under attack by unknown abductors. When his attempts to prove his loyalty and protect his people go disastrously awry, Sorcerer Prince Tarkyn finds himself distanced from his companions and threatened by a curse. Trying to save his new people from his vengeful twin brothers, Tarkyn faces pressure from sorcerers and woodfolk alike. Soon, he is drawn in a battle he's not ready for.