In the world of magic oceans, the vain and cruel prince, Octavian, seeks praise while his scheming advisor, Cassius, designs castles to conquer nations and grow his own wealth. Powers from beyond have their own plans and reveal secrets to mortals that will later prove ruinous. Out at sea, the pirate, Captain Keallach, commits brutal murders in his search for treasure. A girl named Taesa, having immense musical power, enchants all with her songs, in ways no one yet realizes. The ancient-yet-young Chronicler named Judith records the unfolding events. While in the throne room of the tyrannical Octavian, Judith learns plans of what danger is to come and wants to warn those in the path of destruction. However, the Chronicler’s Oath that she took forbids interference, so she must keep some secrets in confidence for ages to come.
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