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Annals of Adal
THE CHRONICLES OF ADALMEARC
As the Chronicles are compiled into volumes, these will be shown here for easy overview and download, as they are added one by one. Currently the first two volumes are available.
The Eagle's Flight
Peace in the Seven Realms of Adalmearc is only as strong as those who rule them. With the death of the high king and his heir too young to assume the throne, political intrigues fill the landscape as the leading noble families scheme and plot their way to power. Meanwhile, enemies abroad sense the changes and make their own preparations.
Standing as a safeguard against both foreign foes as well as enemies closer to heart are the Order and its knights. Keeping the realms of Adalmearc united and at peace is their foremost duty. But when the strife turns political and the enemy is difficult to discern, when alliances shift and allegiances are torn, even the hitherto unassailable honour of a knight may become stained.
The Eagle's Flight compiles the first three of the Chronicles of Adalmearc. It is a journey into the world of Adal, its realms, peoples, cultures, and conflicts.
The Raven's Cry
Civil war and foreign invasion are tearing the Realms apart. The Order, severely outnumbered, faces an impossible task in driving the outlanders back across the long wall. The knights have only one hope – the young commander Brand, who must surpass his military feats from last year if there is to be victory.
While the knights battle the incursion, the jarls of Vale and Isarn continue their protracted war to rule Adalrik. Through siege and open battles, they fight over each field and village between their jarldoms, devastating the land.
Like bloody fire, war spreads from one realm to the next as kings, clans, and commoners become entangled in civil strife. And with every life lost, every region ravaged, the Order loses further support in the fight against the outlanders. Across the Realms, the raven’s cry is heard, and war will follow.
The Raven's Cry compiles the fourth to seventh of the Chronicles of Adalmearc.
The Falcon's Fall
Conflict has become frozen in the Seven Realms. Exhausted by civil war, the Houses of Vale and Isarn regroup, gather new allies, and assess how to claim victory and thereby uncontested rulership of Adalrik.
In Hæthiod, the Order is in a stalemate with the outlanders. However, wars and political intrigue in Adalrik, Ealond, and Korndale prevent the heartlands from reinforcing their campaign, and the outlanders are expected to return in force. To stand any hope of fighting back, regardless of inferior numbers, a daring expedition into the unknown lands of the Reach must be undertaken.
All the while, the South Cities look northwards at the troubles in Adalmearc. In Alcázar, the ruthless and ambitious Kabir makes his plans. When the falcon has found its prey, the fall of its descent shall be swift.
The Falcon's Fall compiles the eighth to elleventh of the Chronicles of Adalmearc.
THE LEGENDS OF ADALMEARC
These are standalone novels, unrelated to the Chronicles but set in the same world. They require no prior knowledge to read.
The Prince of Cats
To stay alive, Jawad must succeed where all others have failed: he must catch the Prince of Cats. More legend than man, the Prince is draped in rumours. He can steal the silver teeth from your mouth in the blink of a smile. He is a ghost to walls and vaults, he laughs at locks, and Jawad must capture him before powerful people lose their patience and send the young rogue to the scaffold.
Ever the opportunist, Jawad begins his hunt while carrying out his own schemes. He pits the factions of the city against each other, lining his own pockets in the process and using the Prince as a scapegoat. This is made easy as nobody knows when or where the Prince will strike, or even why.
As plots collide, Jawad finds himself pressured from all sides. Aristocrats, cutthroats, and the Prince himself is breathing down his neck. Unless Jawad wants a knife in his back or an appointment with the executioner, he must answer three questions: Who is the Prince of Cats, what is his true purpose, and how can he be stopped?