After defeating the evil that lurked beneath Mount Karath, Finian is plunged into a new challenge. Fame. Applause and cheers follow him wherever he goes, and he is beginning to believe his own press. When the traitor who helped raise the monstrous creature, awaiting trial, escapes into the plains with one of Finian’s friends hostage, he must face a harrowing quest across the Kingdom. But the traitor carries something else with him, the Mirror of Life, a legendary artifact said to have the power to raise the dead. If the traitor manages to deliver it into the hands of the Dark Lord, all is lost. And the only one who can stop it all is Finian, if only he can let go of his mounting pride . . .
Status: completed, first draft.