The centuries-old war against the Daegmon Lord has been dormant for generations. Knowledge of the Gifts--mystical powers of healing and shaping, of speech with creatures, of knowledge, and of supernatural strength in battle--has faded into dim folklore.
When a daegmon suddenly returns to wreak desolation and destruction on Gondisle, the peoples of the great island are thrown into turmoil and despair. Their hopes seems to rest in one small band led by a young Westwash fisher woman named Elynna and her Andani hunter-guide Thimeon. Gathered from among the many peoples of Gondisle, this band sets out to pursue their terrible foe and defend their tribes and villages. But their numbers are few, and only a handful of them are among the Gifted.
When victory turns into defeat, and their own king and his armies turn against them, their situation grows even more hopeless. Knowledge must be found in old stories, hope in lost talismans, and strength in the discovery of more Gifts. But more than anything, help must come from Illengond itself, the Holy Mountain.
The Daegmon War is a three-- volume fantasy novel beginning with "The Gifted," continuing with "The Betrayed," and ending with "The Mountain." The centuries-- old war against the Daegmon Lord has been dormant for generations and knowledge of the Gifts (powers of healing, of supernatural knowledge, and of strength over demonic foes) has faded into dim folklore. When one of the Daegmons suddenly returns to wage war against the All-- Maker and his people, only one small band, led by a young Westwash woman named Elynna and an Andani hunter--guide, rises up against the terrible foe. But they are few, and only a handful of them number among the Gifted. When their own king and his armies turn against the them, all seems lost for the company. Only Thimeon's faith in the All-- Maker and in the Holy Mountain sustains the faithfulfew.
About the Author
Matthew Dickerson is the author of several books, including works of fiction and biography, outdoor literature and nature writing, apologetics, and a number of acclaimed non-fiction works about C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, and the meaning and importance of fantasy literature (including most recently A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R.Tolkien s Middle-earth). His previous novels include the medieval heroic romances "The Finnsburg Encounter," and "The Rood and the Torc" "the Song of Kristinge," "Son of Finn.""