Phantoms on the Wind by Robert E. Vardeman

The second instalment of The Demon Crown trilogy…

With Lorens, the rightful heir to the throne in power, it seems as though Porotane should be relishing in peace time and liberty.

However, warped by the Demon Crown and the immense power it holds, Lorens has fallen into corruption. Despite his pure blood, he lacks the strong will necessary to wear the wicked crown.

His paranoia regarding outside rebel attacks has led him to ignore the needs of his people, as well as the burgeoning rebellious ideas inside his own castle!

Vered and Santon are vilified and as such must escape before they fall into the merciless hands of The Inquisition.

The Alarice dead, King Lorens locked in a battle of the minds with Kaga’kalb, the Wizard of Storms and the civil war worse than ever, what are the two humble thieves to do in their quest to restore order to Porotane?

Vered and Santon have no choice but to go after the second noble twin, Lokenna. She is now there only hope at peace.

With the help of a phantom soldier, unable to die, by the name of Ruirik Kulattian they hunt for Lokenna.

They aren’t the only ones looking for her. The wicked and very dangerous, Kaga’kalb, the Wizard of Storms seeks them with his conjured army of elementals.

Will they find her before it’s too late?

Robert E. Vardeman is a longtime resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA graduating from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in physics and a M.S. in materials engineering. He worked for Sandia National Laboratories in the Solid State Physics Research Department before becoming a full time writer.

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