The Taking of the Dawn
Book Three of The Souls of Aredyrah Series.
Dayn and Alicine return to Kirador to find
things very different from when they left. Their house has been ransacked, their parents missing, and evidence of spell work has put a price on Daynís head. Frightened, they go to the nearest place they know of: the
homestead of Haskel, a man who has never been accepting of Daynís differences, and even less so of his own sonís.
Back in Tearia, Reiv has settled into the quiet life of a Shell Seeker. But while the rhythm of his routine is calm, the longings of
his heart are not. He turns to Cora, an eye-catching girl who has also drawn the attentions of Lyal, a man whose hatred of Reiv goes far deeper than jealously. But romance is the least of Reivís worries. A terrible
plague is spreading, and Reivís brother, the king, is determined to burn it from the land, even if it means killing innocents along the way.
While Reiv risks annihilation by Teariaís increasingly brutal King, Dayn suffers challenges of his own. His disappearance from
Kirador months before not only ended the existence he once knew, but started a witch hunt that threatens his safety and the survival of his clan.
Both Dayn and Reiv find themselves facing a difficult choice: Leave their homelands in order to save themselves and those they love,
or stay and fight an evil they cannot hope to defeat.