~* Book Two of the Salak'patan Series *~
The hands of the clock turn and life moves on, at least it does for most people. For Monorth there is always the memories of days long past and a pair of green eyes that will never fade from his senses. It was those same green eyes that changed his world forever, it is those same green eyes that his has missed every day since they were taken from his life forever. And though time has passed and the world has changed little by little, the memory of those eyes still haunts him. But even though the memories will not fade and the clock keeps ticking, the shadows that eclipse the souls of all people return to reek havoc upon his life once more. Though his career as an Agent of the Center seems all too ready to end, the need to honor those beliefs instilled in him by that long lost love compels him to take on one last mission. When he learns the truth Monorth is forced to betray the very thing he had willing dedicated his life too once upon a time, and he must turn his skills against the very people he once called friends. He must betray everything he believes in order to stop a war that has already happened once. When is it right to destroy a thing in order to save it? When is the end really just the beginning of something else?
Question and doubts quickly consume his days and haunt his nights, filling him with nothing save an emptiness even greater than than what was left behind when the one he was meant to love forever was snatched from his life. With an aching soul and a broken heart, he follows a whisper away from the world he knows and out past the borders of what has been forgotten seeking an answer to a question he does not know how to ask. There beyond that edge, where danger and mystery lingers untouched since the end of the last great war, a path emerges leading him towards that unknowable future. He meets many a strange character, has many a secret whispered in his ear, and finds enough mystery to fill a lifetime with questions. And somehow, somewhere within that tangle of disconnected experiences the truth he wished for all along begins to emerge. While the path to the future is never clear to those who walk it, sometimes one needs to step through the gates of the past in order to begin the journey.
The continuation of the Salak'patan Series, and the sequel to Once Upon Another World.