The Storm Gathers
Queen Alana Zaya is prophesied to destroy the world. Known as the Queen of Darkness, her reputation strikes fear into the hearts of everyone but her guards—and some pirates who decide to kidnap her during her victorious voyage through the dangerous Shatter to see her mother die years after her mother failed to have her killed. But is she truly as heartless as people assume?
Nur del Sue is an outcast in The Shatter, an archipelago of islands protected by magic against any adventurer who attempts to map it. Her father was an outsider who subsequently abandoned her, her mother, and her siblings, and she's inexplicably admitted to the Academy to hone her magic even though she doesn't have a totem to control her powers. But she'll soon learn a secret about her father's disappearance that will set her on a dangerous adventure.
Rae Toma hates her life as a palace guard for a king who is oppressing her mother's people. As the leader of the secret rebellion, she is well on her way to changing the kingdom when disaster strikes and she must flee with an old friend. But who can she trust when anyone could turn her into the crown, and her own father is the commander of the king's army?
These three unintentional adventurers are thrust into a political chess match with magical and cosmic consequences bigger than any of them could have imagined.