The island continent of Zrydova tasted war before dividing
into four relatively peaceful kingdoms for the past eighty
years. However, a vicious warlord leads a powerful army
that is destroying the human settlements and uniting non-
humans who believe the prophecy has finally arrived
spelling the end of human domination. The High Council of
Mages is divided into two conflicting camps. The White
Mages decide the evil warlord can help them fight against
the Black Mages. However, the White Mages fail to control
their puppet. The horde devastates the White Mages to the
brink of extinction while the Black Mages survive enough
to try to remove him from Zrydova.
Three individuals stand in the way of Zrdyova falling, but
each of this trio has flaws that could lead to failure.
Melissa is a Mage-in-training; Keith is a cavalry soldier
with critical memory lapses; and Kayla the elf may have a
non-human agenda. Will this courageous threesome and
their intrepid followers unite and prove strong enough to
stop the conqueror?
BREAKING THE CIRCLE is an exciting epic fantasy filled
with numerous twists and turns that end with one final
spin that will surprise the audience though many will
expect one more weave. The story line seems typical of
the sub-genre with its good vs. evil Tolkien style
battle. However, refreshing is that the characters are so
complex that the good guys contain nasty traits and the
evil studs have redeeming qualities. Thus the
entertaining tale includes fully developed heroes and a
moral that current leaders should remember when they put
someone else's child in harm's way that the means needs to
take the high road if the objective is to remain ethical.