Ledgend's Prophecy, The New Era is the second
book in the "Ledgend's Prophecy Series." It deals
with the end of the age, wherein all evil will be swept from the land by the master of the wizards,
"Merthia, the supreme," but it is also a time when
the wizards themselves will cease to exist. Since
Septtwind the wizard was placed in the land to protect the inhabitants, he must now prove himself worthy to remain there by trial. The wizards of "Castle Air" have chosen "Dufaith, the new protector of Dawn" to act as Septtwind's defense.
Will Dufaith conquer the trial's that are set before
him, or will Septtwind pass on with his fellow wizards?
Chapter 14...The Final Battle Page 213-214
While the people of "Dawn" were discovering their new found hope, Dufaith's hope's were fading. Covered under the thick mass of darkness, he was finding it more and more difficult to breathe. His mouth was covered with the "black plasma." His speech was gone. However, his mind was not yet
affected. Time was now his enemy, and every second was precious. There was one thing Dufaith had realized about his opponent, even though the
"Caverns of Attkron" were not entirely dark, they were however, very dim and emersed in shadows.
He had one chance left, and if it failed, his life would be over. He clutched the "Black Tip Sword of Fire" as tight as he could. Then he thought these
magic words; "From time and trouble, from the darkened night, bring forth the realm of perpetual light." Suddenly, magically, the "Caverns of Attkron" were lit with the brightness of the sun. The increasing bright light did not give off heat or any kind of warmth, and yet, the light was the key! Almost at once, the black tar-like substance began to melt away and disappear.
The magic that "Ferland" had taught him had paid off. His face was no longer covered, and he gasped for the air that had been denied him. He dropped to his knees and sucked in as much air as his lungs could take. His eyes were closed, but he could hear the agonizing wails of "Attkron" as the light slowly and completely dissolved him.
When Dufaith opened his eyes, he felt a sharp pain. Suddenly, everything went black! "My eyes, my eyes, i'm blind, i'm blind!" He yelled. The brightness was too much for his mortal eyes. Then he placed his hand's over his eyes and said, "return from whence you came." Instantly, the "realm of perpetual light" vanished. However, Dufaith's blindness remained. "How foolish I was, I should have known that such light would harm me as well. I was careless, and now I have paid the price." Down hearted, he sat there in silence,
resting his burning eyes against the cool rocks.