T.R. Thompson

Speculative fiction author

The FORKED PATH

Book Two of the Wraith Cycle

The roots that sink the deepest
The forked path of the mind
The soul that splits is weakest
Future and past entwined

Despite the victory over Cantor Cortis and the Nine Sisters of Redmondis, the dark power still spreads, nightmare creatures wiping out villages all along the southern edge of the Tangle, causing a stream of refugees to file into the capital of Sontair in the hope of finding some protection.

All who helped overthrow the Nine Sisters of Redmondis have been touched by what they experienced and those they lost. Dark visions sap Petron and Daemi's strength even as they try to heal the rifts within Redmondis and forge a new path for the wielders, crafters and guards who make up its three main schools. 

Wilt has entered the wild forest called the Tangle, searching out the source of the power that calls to him. He is kept company by Higgs, Biore, Delco and Rawick, each existing within the welds that connect all living things even though their physical lives have been taken from them. Visions of the past seen through other eyes haunt his days, and he finds it harder and harder to resist the pull of his wraith form.

The Guardian is old and weak, and the Tangle is no longer secure...


Scheduled for publication through Odyssey Books September 2018