Barryn of Clan Riverstar, a young Caeldrynn at a turning point in his druid training, must flee his people when he is claimed by the deva Ashara, a being of terrible power from the distant past.
His flight takes him into the heart of the Mergovan Empire—the ancient enemy of the Caeldrynn that is itself fractured by petty skirmishes among its restive provinces—and eventually into the employ of the storied Black Swan Company, the premier mercenary unit in the Empire.
As war erupts between the Caeldrynn and the Mergovan province of Brynn, heathen warriors from every clan rally around Paardrac, the exiled druid who instructed Barryn, after he unearths the Kingshelm—a sacral relic lost during the age of the sagas.
With the prospect of the Caeldrynn uniting under a High King for the first time in centuries, and the Empire facing its most vicious civil war in a generation, the demand for Barryn’s newfound trade is high. And among the chaos and the danger of war, Barryn must discover Ashara’s will and follow the destiny she sets for him.
For above it all, silently threatening Caeldrynn and Mergovan alike, the Chaos Moon approaches…
Kingshelm is the first book in the Renegade Druid Cycle.
The Renegade Druid Cycle continues in Ashara’s Blade, which will be published as a serial free on Wattpad. Read it here