'Together, the four Keys of Power give the ruler of Grenda Lear absolute authority. But Queen Usharna divides the keys amongst her four children ... and tensions within the royal family and within Usharna's kingdom are set to explode into violence and betrayal. Prince Lynan is Usharna's youngest son, ignored by his mother and her court, always unsure of his own future. When fate hands him one of the magical Keys of Power, he suddenly finds that he is in control of his own destiny. Can Lynan, with the help of the giant Kumul, the crookback Ager, and Jenrosa the fledgling magician, survive long enough to claim his inheritance . . . '.
Source: Publisher's website (http://www.voyageronline.com.au/default.cfm). Sighted 14/2/11.
'After suffering near-fatal injuries, Lynan Rosetheme, holder of the Key of Union, is healed and transformed through the blood of the vampire Silona. He awakes from his deep sleep to find he has found refuge from his avenging sister, Areava, queen of Grenda Lear, with the wild northern Chetts who live on the Ocean of Grass. Now he must unite them behind him so he can win back his inheritance from Areava and her allies'.
Source: Publisher's website (http://www.harpercollins.com.au/).
'Areava′s husband died fighting for Grenda Lear and she has lost her baby in childbirth. It seems that grief will overshadow her life, especially as her favourite brother, Olio, has now gone missing. But if she wants to remain Queen of Grenda Lear then she must take action or civil war will overrun them all. Lynan, her brother and holder of the Key of Union, is on the march with an army of Chetts headed by Korigan, their Queen; the rebel army increasingly wins more battles than it loses and inexorably makes its way south towards the capital of Kendra. Ultimately, the capital itself is under siege, and all the supernatural powers and political forces at the disposal of Lynan and Areava are unleashed. There can only be one ruler of Grenda Lear—who will win, and at what cost?' Source: publisher's website (http://www.harpercollins.com.au/).