“We are going to preserve life,” Tsanya snapped. “Your lives and those of our own race. We have found a way to graft the souls of dragons and Seelie into the race of men.”
“You are insane!” Abraxas asserted.
“Listen to me!” Tsanya pleaded. “We have debated long on this course and it is not lightly taken. Man is short-lived and disposed to selfishness, cruelty, and temper—but they are proven survivors. Of all the races across Erebea only man is assured to survive the coming night…a night without Karma or Taint that will last millennia on end. Your souls—the seeds of who you are—will pass from father to son, from mother to daughter—sleeping within the scions born of mortality and grafted within their lives. Your sleep with be troubled and not all of you will survive the journey down the centuries. But one day the foundations of the world will turn again, Karma will return and with it your souls will be awakened.”
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Powerful scions walk the streets of modern London, oblivious to their true nature. Unknowingly, they carry within them the spirits of reincarnated dragons from an age of high fantasy. As magic begins to emerge once more in the 21st century, long-dormant memories begin to flood the minds of these scions, reminding them of their mystical heritage.
Welcome to the world of Fireborn.
Ethan Gallows knows things about his world. He knows there is magic, and he knows he has nothing to do with it. Yet when he is sent on the seemingly menial job of filming a museum curator’s antique art collection in London, Ethan discovers that he has much more to learn.
After witnessing a violent display of sorcery, ancient memories come rushing back to Ethan - memories seen through the eyes of a dragon. With minions of the Taint now seeking him for their own twisted purposes, Ethan must put his trust in Sojourner - a woman claiming to be a draconic scion. Could he really be a dragon of old, or is this some sort of fanatic conspiracy? There’s only one way for Ethan to find out.
Embers of Atlantis is the first novel based on the acclaimed Fireborn roleplaying game setting. Written by New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman (Dragonlance Chronicles), Embers of Atlantis introduces readers to a modern world faced with the sudden emergence of magic.
Tracy Hickman took the time to share some insights into his experience writing Embers of Atlantis:
"I’ve been working with dragons for nearly all of my professional life and was, I’ll admit, getting a bit too comfortable with them. Fireborn shakes the dust off of those dragons of the ancient past and brings them roaring into our own times, driving magic into our familiar surroundings with explosive force and twisting everything familiar into new shapes that are both compelling and horrifying. Writing ‘Embers of Atlantis’ was like hanging onto the dragon’s tail – a thrilling ride from first to last. I’ve personally walked the streets of London, the fields of Normandy and climbed the stairs of Mont Saint Michel. Now with this novel I’ve been able to return to those places and see them in a new and very strange light; where animated corpses run through the Trafalgar Square, dreadful demons lurk in the Chunnel and zombie Nazi’s are refighting the Second World War. What a delight to come to my friends of traditional fantasy with something so exciting, fresh and unhinged."