Destined to save his world from Chaos and restore the peace of centuries past, Silverhand seeks the Arcana, the ultimate emblems of cosmic power which contain the ability to create or destroy entire worlds.
He is Silverhand, who was foretold, destined to save the world from Chaos and restore it to the state that now lingers on only in dreams and pangs of secret human desire. To do so he needs the Arcana: The Spear of Light, The Stone of Destiny, The Cup of Blood, and The Sword of Flame. Once the treasures of the gods of creation, they have been for eons lost to both gods and men.
Properly used, they can defeat the rising tide of evil that is sweeping the world. But if Silverhand fails to find them or uses them ill, or they fall into the hands of his enemies, the world will be plunged into an eternal nightmare of suffering and death.
Caeled, star of Silverhand, possesses two magical artifacts that allow him to affect events but cause him to age with every use. Joined by three companions who hate the despotic twins who rule the world, Caeled seeks the remaining two Arcana artifacts that he will use to restore order to the world. A morality tale about how much power one can have and whether to use it that belongs in most fantasy collections.
New York-born author Morgan Llywelyn is one of the world's leading popular chroniclers of Celtic culture and history. A prolific storyteller, she has written more than twenty books over the past two decades. Her fiction has received several awards and has sold more than 40 million copies, and she herself is recipient of the 1999 Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year Award from Celtic Women International.
In the words of Judith A. Gifford of the reference publication Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, "Drawing on the history and lore that are part of her own heritage, the works of Morgan Llywelyn concern themselves with Celtic heroes and heroines, both real and mythical, bringing them and the times they inhabited to life with stunning clarity." Pauline Morgan, writing in the St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, has explained, "[t]he majority of Morgan Llywelyn's books may be regarded as fictional biographies. Each book takes a person, often historical or legendary, and relates the story of their life. Most of the novels with a fantasy connection rely heavily on Celtic mythology, particularly that of the Irish.
Morgan Llywelyn now lives outside of Dublin, Ireland, and has become an Irish citizen.
Irish-born Michael Scott began writing over twenty-five years ago, and is one of Ireland 's most successful and prolific authors, with one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore. He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-seven countries, in twenty languages.
He is considered one of the authorities on the folklore of the Celtic lands and is credited with the resurgence of interest in the subject in the mid-1980's. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years and are now included amongst the definitive and most-quoted works on the subject. He is also known for his numerous fantasy, historical fiction and children novels
Scott is an accomplished scriptwriter and headed up the drama department in Tyrone Productions, the creators of Riverdance. He has written for the stage and screen and also created and scripted documentaries and drama for television. He has also scripted high profile events such as the Special Olympics which were held in Ireland in 2002 and the Irish Film and Television Awards.
Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin's tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and has featured in the 2006 edition of Who's Who in Ireland as one of the 1000 "most significant Irish."