Return to the land of Eldarn, and the race to find Lessek's key and save the people of two worlds
The Larion spell table has been dormant for nearly a thousand Twinmoons. It waits in a forgotten chamber in Sandcliff Palace, the abandoned Larion Senate stronghold on Eldarn's North Sea. The spell table holds the power to see the people of the five lands safely through the oppression and brutality that have haunted them for generations, but without Lessek's key it is a worthless slab of granite - and Lessek's key itself is just a nondescript stone Steven Taylor and Mark Jenkins overlooked on the night they fell through the far portal into Eldarn. Retrieving the key and freeing Eldarn's people rests with Steven Taylor, the would-be sorcerer from Colorado, who is racing across America with Nerak, the fallen Larion dictator, hot on his heels. Steven must reach Idaho Springs and find Lessek's key before it falls into Nerak's hands and is lost for ever - and with it, the lives of untold millions, in both of Steven's worlds.
was born in New York. He studied classical guitar, then completed a Masters degree in education. Following a 1994 concert series in Brazil, he moved to Colorado to teach and to complete a doctorate in educational leadership and policy study. THE HICKORY STAFF is his first work of fiction. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. Jay Gordon was born in New York. He worked as a business programmer before becoming a network management specialist. In New Jersey he founded an independent consulting firm building corporate network and technology systems. Jay died in 2005, just after he and Robert completed the final volume in the Eldarn sequence. Jay Gordon was born in New York. Before his death in 2005 Jay worked as a business programmer before becoming a network management specialist. In New Jersey he founded an independent consulting firm building corporate network and technology systems. The Hickory Staff was Jay's first work of fiction. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.