-Warning: Book 3 in an ongoing series (spoilers below)-
Why do humans fear the dark? Is it the loss of vision that creates terror, transforming us into helpless beings incapable of defending ourselves? Or is there something familiar in that featureless void, something from our past that we'd rather leave forgotten? Laurence has been left in such a void, bereft of his senses, defeated by a great evil. Everything he had hoped to achieve has failed, and now he must come to terms with what has taken place.
Vael'ehn, one of the greatest terrors the world has ever known, has reclaimed Mor'dresh for his own. After slaying many innocent lives, it has completed its transformation into the horrific nightmare it was seemingly destined to become. Jack, the hero who once stood against its will, has been murdered. Vael'ehn is free to roam where he may, systematically destroying all who stand against him, harvesting everything our world offers in order to power his own presumably insane machinations.
The third Volume of the Vaal'bara Historical Society series finds Laurence alone, with no choice but to start over. So many things he thought he knew - about himself, humanity's history, the woman he loved - have been challenged throughout his journey, and now he is more in danger of losing himself than ever. Will he finally find a light to guide his way through this reign of darkness? Or will he accept his fate and fall into oblivion, knowing it was he who aided in driving history toward an apocalyptic outcome?
For those searching for the truth, look no further; you have found what you seek. For those looking for a fantastic story, set in rich, continually-growing world, the Vaal'bara Historical Society series is an amalgamation of fantasy genres, with dark themes regarding death and demonic magic, but also a unique sense of humor that pervades the series. Time travel, technology, and alternate timelines intermingle with traditional fantasy elements, such as a unique magic system and mythical creatures. There are complex heroes and villains who often question their own values and morals when facing world-changing events, but also several offbeat and unusual characters who bring some humor and light to otherwise grim circumstances. What starts with a fleeting glimpse into a child's tragic accident, rapidly grows into a universe-encompassing, mind-bending journey toward what lies beyond the stars.