Winds of War (Alliance of the Quad Book 5) by Dennis L. Morrow
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 2.2 Mb
Winds of War : The Alliance has retrieved the four Symbols of the Quad. They’ve faced the evil Queen Torron in the 13th, 15th, 17th, and 19th centuries. They’ve captured seven of the nine Symbols of Power and yet they lack confidence. They see themselves as woefully unprepared to face her in present time. They know the successes of the past were as much luck as they were skill. Facing her in present time will be the ultimate test. She will have advanced her magic and combined it with technology. She will have become invincible. Another dilemma continues to hang over them. They will go back to save their fathers from death, but can they also return to the past to bring their friends into present time?
“When was the Safe Haven created, and who was the creator?” Jeremy asked.
“It was created by Cetrekap, the Grand Wizard of Gandoral, around 915 AD as a way to escape Gandoral. He couldn’t get it to work for several hundred years, but right before he died, he found the necessary combination of magic and potions. However, Torron captured him and executed him before he could use it. The Alliance that was active at the time had helped him to get the Safe Haven activated, and they began using it from then on. At first it was used as a place to go to be safe from Torron. It wasn’t until the fourteenth century that the Alliance realized it could actually move through time. By trial and error, we learned how to use the Safe Haven to our advantage.”
“So there are no rules written down anywhere, only rules handed down from Alliance to Alliance?” Steve asked.
“Yes, that’s right,” Oar said.
“So you may not know the full potential of the Safe Haven,” Matt said. “Right?”
“That’s an accurate statement,” Ishmon said.
“There you go,” Steve said. “Again, you don’t really know. You only know what you know, and you don’t know what you don’t know. Do I have that right?”
“Yes,” Ishmon said. “You’ve already pushed the boundaries way beyond where we believed them to be. You’ve discovered more Symbols and more magic than any other Alliance before you. It’s our opinion that if there is any way to discover how to use the Safe Haven as a time machine, you’ll be the Alliance to do it. However, you’ll be on your own. We don’t have the knowledge or experience to assist you.”
“Okay, what do we do to go after our fathers?”