By: Mark Anthony Tierno
The first Maldene novel concludes in Volume 2 as Sabu, Eldar, and Sindar and the rest go on a quest to unearth the remains of the last and grandest of the Great Human Kingdoms of old, Thïr Tÿorca. Their goal: Find what they can in the ancient ruins that can help them in their coming battle against the forces of Miro, and maybe even unearth the reason why it seems as Thïr Tÿorca had remained free of Miro’s touch so long ago. The problem: Is this just another one of Miro’s deeply laid plans, or a shred of hope?
While this brings the first novel of Maldene to a truly epic finale’, this is still only the first chapter in a saga that will span the stars and challenge your imagination. Just to put things into perspective, this first full Maldene novel- Volumes One and Two in combination- is on par, in terms of both plot and length, with the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy combined. And this is only the beginning.
Like for any good epic, this second half of the first novel of Maldene has some extras. The appendices at the end of Volume Two include an alphabet, dictionary of local words, and some added notes about the world of Maldene that bring it all to life. For this is more than simply a story, this is… legend.