Essence of Life – Darren Boeck

The Gift of Life to Save Us…
The Gift of Death will Free Us…

Escaping the Fire Empire has allowed Serg, Nola, and Blur time to rest, but how long can they wait? Telson, Kern, and Regel have been taken prisoner, or are they already dead? The Fire Empire struggles to rise back to its former glory, while both internal and external forces look to tear it apart. Emperor Gander’s precarious hold may not be enough, even with the StarStone Bloodline at his back.
Torn between new allies and the fate of their friends, the trio of Serg, Nola, and Blur must find a way to save their friends, while not becoming the next causalities of the Fire Empire. Realizing their path lay back in the empire they left behind, they must navigate their way back. Even as the prophecies of the FireNight are starting to take shape.

Every hand played can mean life or death, but the house always has the odds in its favor, and Time is the dealer.