A war rages between kings and clans for centuries, their nations split and their kingdoms fallen. Caught in the midst of poverty and bedlam, twenty-year-old Aldor faces a choice. Should he leave home and start his life anew, or stay and protect what little he has?
Aldor has only made one friend in his life and has never seen a legendary creature before. As soon as he steps beyond his door, he finds himself an outlaw, hunted by creatures of pure fantasy.
Forced into joining a team of misfits in a race to recover a sacred, lost stone, Aldor finds unexpected friendships and adventure. But just as things start to look promising, disaster strikes, wielding the unexpected and the terrifying!
Aldor's life will never be the same as he struggles with true feelings of fear, loss, love, and suffering for the very first time.
He rested his head on the griffin's neck, his tears staining the golden feathers dark. His eyes fell on the ocean below him, which he could barely see through his stinging eyes. He squinted when he saw the shape of a massive predator just below him. It was some kind of fish, and it was closing in on the surface.
The griffin he rode fle……