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Empire of Masks begins with Highlords of Phaer. Born a slave, descended of kings, Jareen Velarius just wants to provide the best life he can for his family, but Eidolan is a realm that challenges even the most stalwart of souls. Caught between his masters and those brave or foolish enough to strike against them, Jareen struggles to reconcile his role as a dutiful slave with that of a man who desires to be free. When he suffers more than any man should at the hands of his cruel and capricious masters, Jareen embarks on a crusade to return his people to a life stolen by the highlords more than a millennium ago, but freedom may come at a very high price. Across the Tempest Sea, a mighty storm has raged for a thousand years, keeping a terrible, long-forgotten enemy at bay, an enemy whose cruelty knows no bounds. Only the perpetual storm and their fear of the sorcerer highlords keep the Necrophages from returning to Eidolan and cloaking the empire in death and darkness.
Two hundred years ago, Jareen Velarius and his rebel army fought a war for independence and to change the world into something better for all of mankind. In their attempt to do so, they nearly destroyed it, only to find that while some roles shifted, little ever truly changed.
While the revolution freed them from the highlords’ oppressive reign, the death of the sorcerers unwittingly removed one of the few obstacles standing in the path of an ancient enemy that thrives on fear, suffering, and death. Kiera is a nightbird who flits about the shadows, stealing whatever she can to survive, but her life changes when she finds herself caught between a nightmarish creature terrorizing the city, rival gangs, and those trying to stop them. With the help of Russel, an autistic savant whose genius lies in his ability to craft amazing techno-arcanist tools and weapons, Kiera will stop at nothing to protect herself and her family. With The Great Tempest waning, the Necrophages have returned to Eidolan to enact their retribution for their expulsion and near-destruction a millennia ago. Can Kiera stand as the only light against a world of darkness?
A creature of darkness lurks in the shadows of Velaroth, wearing the skin of its victims, and grips the city in terror. Dorian, a Necrophage bent on sowing chaos and paving the way for his people’s invasion, has declared war on the humans of Eidolan, and there appears to be no one capable of stopping him.
Kiera’s world is shattered by those who hold power, and she is forced to seek an ally. The nightbird is coming into power of her own, but can she stay alive long enough to seize it? Russel’s behavior has taken a turn for the worse, and his actions have drawn the attention of those who would use his amazing talents for their own gain…and everyone else’s loss.
The battle for Velaroth, and perhaps the world, has begun. Who will win? Who will live to mourn the dead? Will there be anything left for the victor to claim as their prize?