The clever and roguish orphan Lucan Thorne comes of age in the capital of the corrupt kingdom of Mor, hustling a meager living in the city taverns. A cycle’s ride north, elven princess Aria Evanti enjoys a life of comfort and security in the idyllic forested kingdom of Thornwood. To the east, nestled within the throat of the Maw, lies the majestic subterranean kingdom of Belgorne, home of the dwarven people. Its dutiful Firstson, Prince J’arn Silverstone, strives to earn the reverence and loyalty of his kin as he prepares to one day take his rightful place upon The Sovereign. In the deep tunnels of G’naath, north of Belgorne, a extraordinarily brilliant (and terminally inquisitive) young gnomish girl named Shyla Greykin lives an ostracized existence as she finds herself poorly suited for the toilsome, mundane life of her people.

These four young citizens of Tahr find their lives uprooted as omens of impending horrors emerge throughout their enchanted world. The mighty volcano Fang awakens. Smoke from unexplained and spontaneous fires foretell an unknown doom. As the very world begins to shudder and quake, the dark and powerful wizard Sartean D’Avers plots to enslave the people of Mor, depose its fool king, ascend the throne and secure unfettered control over the lands of Greater Tahr.

An epic quest takes shape as the magical world of Tahr weathers chaos and cataclysm in this captivating, character-driven first volume of “The Days of Ash and Fury.”