By Chris Evans
We don't worry the flame, notwithstanding it burns us,
We don't worry the hearth, even though it consumes us,
And we don't worry its light,
Though it unearths the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves
First in a gorgeous debut sequence, A Darkness cast in hearth introduces an unforgiving global of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, international relations, and oaths -- each one wielding bad strength in an Empire teetering near to war.
In this international, Konowa speedy Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is appeared upon as something yet usual. He's murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, noticeable his loved regiment disbanded, and at last been banished in shame to the single position he despises the main -- the forest.
Now, all he wishes is to be left by myself along with his misery...but for Konowa, not anything is ever that easy. The mysterious and inviting Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out within the harmful wild with a royal decree that he resume his fee as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial military, powerful immediately.
For within the east, a falling pink famous person heralds the go back of a magic lengthy vanished from the earth. uprising grows in the Empire as a frantic race to arrive the famous person unfolds. it's a probability for Konowa to redeem himself -- no matter if the total affair seems doomed to be a suicide mission...
and that the warriors recruited for the duty aren't in any respect what he expects. And worse, his key adversary within the perilous race for the megastar is the scary Shadow Monarch -- a mythical elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination unfold deeper than Konowa may possibly ever imagine....