When Cassandra Delamare, a young woman capable of giving birth to a wizard, is taken during the night by those working for an evil tyrant, a rescue attempt begins. But as Cassandra, the so-called wizard bearer, is taken further from home, a deeper plot unfolds, connecting people from across the land of Elt. From magical wizards to a long-forgotten witch, warring kings to a common whore, a despairing queen to a lowly servant girl, the ripples of the wizard bearer’s taking are felt far and wide.
In 1959, when John Shawcross is just ten years old, he witnesses his best friend being struck and killed by a steam train on the local railway line. As time goes by, and he grows from a boy into a man, The Railway’s mysterious and sinister origins are revealed. Through love lost and found, and tragedy and joy, John discovers secrets, some from beyond the grave, that have profound consequences on his entire life.
Meet David Patzpowski, a happy-go-lucky kind of guy who seems to get everything he wants, everything his heart desires. Success, love, marriage – they’ve all come at no cost. But David is about to find out that the things he takes for granted aren’t all what they seem.
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