In the First Age of the World, Lazar, First among the magical beings called Cartos who inhabit Pangea, seeks to control his wayward kin’s use of Cartos magick. For Lazar and his kind can control and change the landscape, reshaping the mountains and plains as they see fit. Lazar has foreseen that wanton magical change leads to destruction , but his kin don’t hold his views.
When a huge rift in Pangea triggers a series of devastating, magick-imbued quakes, it threatens the very fabric of Creation. Now Lazar and his kin must find the rift’s creator and stop the ruinous quakes. But ruin comes in many guises and the greatest threat to the Cartos Age might well be the treacherous Cartos themselves.
Blood magick, earth magick, treachery and deceit underpin this latest epic fantasy set in Karen L. Abrahamson’s Cartos Universe. Set at the beginning of time, the novel provides the masterful origin story of the Cartos people. Filled with vivid characters and suspenseful plot twists, The Warden of Power is a must read for any fantasy fan.