For many years, the Seven Realms has been a peaceful land under one High King. A place untroubled by sorcery, in which the farmers of Heseldorn tend their fields, the warriors of Thaeonasta guard the pass to the Northern wastes, and the fellstalkers of Pendren continue their solitary wanderings on the wild fells. But it is also a land in which men touch iron ere they speak of elves, and the age-old alliance between the dwarves of the Grey Mountains and the men of Mori th has foundered in enmity and mistrust. Now King Praeledin is lost, a usurper sits on the throne of Arumet, and savage kralg overwhelm the land, murdering all in their path. If the Seven Realms is to be saved, a small company must battle dark magic, bloodthirsty pursuers, and their own age-old prejudices to find their lost King. This is a story of loyalty, friendship, sacrifice and love, for adult readers who enjoy Heroic Fantasy. The Rising Dark is the first book of The Charndras trilogy.