The Hidden Stars
Eos, Oct 2004, 14.95, 432 pp.
Long ago two empires arose with one following the light and the other the dark. Eventually they warred with wizards fighting mages. The outcome was that civilization was destroyed. Gradually mankind rebuilt much of what was lost, but failed to understand the real lesson of the past.
For almost four decades, the Empress Ouriana has ruled the island kingdom of Phaorax while turning her neighbors ...