The Garden of Stones is
an epic fantasy novel set in exotic Shrīan, a nation torn by political
subterfuge, vengeance, and the maneuvering of the dominant factions of the
The people of Shrīan are mostly aligned behind two of the oldest
and most influential Houses: the Näsarat and the Erebus, whose bloodlines date
back to antiquity.
When the Näsarats first founded the Awakened Empire, the Erebus
seemed happy to serve. But the seeds of envy had been sown, and while the
Näsarat saw a future of racial harmony, shared knowledge and diplomacy, the
Erebus were focused on the manifest destiny of their people--conquest. Future
generations saw rivalries, wars, and a divided the nation.
Now the leader of the Erebus, Corajidin, wants to restore his
House to the high throne. Driven by visions of his future, he's prepared to
break laws and bend social mores to deliver what he sees is the best path for
his country. With the knowledge of treasures hidden away in the ruins of
forgotten civilizations, Corajidin sets out to raid the tombs of yesteryear to
unearth powerful arcane artifacts, lost mystic knowledge, and devastating weapons
that will give him the advantage in the conflict to come.
But it's Indris of the Näsarat—warrior-mage, historian and
adventurer—who finds himself in the way of Corajidin’s plans. At the request of
one of the government factions, Indris and his companions brave the dangers of
the old world and the beings that now inhabit it. Travelling through the
remnants of fallen empires, Indris must confront Corajidin and stop him from
stealing from the past, to deliver a future that will change Shrīan forever,
and more firmly entrench the feud between the Näsarat and the Erebus that
Indris would just as soon see end.