champion of the temple
The Phosfire Journeys - Book 5
Zeal, a new-made Master Practitioner of the Arts, answers a summons from his Mentor, the living statue, Iris. When he travels to see her in the Mausoleum of the Temple of the Ladies of Life, where he’d spent his early seasons, she reveals knowledge that has been kept not only from him, but from every living person she’s encountered throughout her many seasons.
Zeal is shocked and awed when he learns of the integral role he has played in the Temple’s creation and his Mentor’s life path. Iris tells him the time has come for him to fulfill his critical obligation, which requires his going into the past. But how?
Charged by Iris with this daunting task, Zeal, her Champion, turns to his bonded Shadow Cat, Kit. Together, they seek guidance from those who are wiser than they. Allied with his friends, Tallen, the bard, and the mercenary commander, Tulip, Zeal hopes that everyone’s combined knowledge and talent will help him accomplish… the impossible.
The fate of Iris, the Temple, and generations of children falls on Zeal’s shoulders. Indeed, the continued existence of his world is at stake. If he fails, everyone and everything he values will be lost.