The Pearl of Corruption – Stephen Ford

On the world of Aricin, Countess Alyssa Trase’s peaceful existence is shattered when she is called upon to repay her debt to the Library. She must leave her home and travel to the distant City of Tilsan where she must serve as a Librarian. Torn between her home and her duty, she makes the trip to Tilsan, unaware of the events that are about to unfold.

The evil Talishaire Empire invades her homeland and a mysterious giant pearl is discovered buried near her home. Soon the land and people are corrupted, the country in danger of falling and Alyssa must watch on in horror. Can she discover a way to stop this evil and destroy the Pearl of Corruption before all is lost and all is in darkness?