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A. E. MablesonA mysterious wizard order threatens war on Island World.Wizard war and dissention gripped the mysterious, enchanted land of Island World. In this time of troubles, the wizard Beymon arises to meet his epic adventure in the fantasy landMoreA. E. MablesonA mysterious wizard order threatens war on Island World.Wizard war and dissention gripped the mysterious, enchanted land of Island World. In this time of troubles, the wizard Beymon arises to meet his epic adventure in the fantasy land of Island World.In the aftermath of Gwaum’s fall, Beymon Solaun, Wizard of the Eternal Flame, must find a way to defeat the magic of Order of the Mind Readers, a mysterious order that threatened to destroy the Grand Council and supplant them as masters of the wizard world.Magical warfare between rival factions of wizards took Gwaum’s place as rulers of the realms as the kingdoms vied for domination.The biggest threat came from the shadowy realm of the wizards. The Mind Readers could bend minds to their will. If they became supreme, all inhabitants of Island World would be their slaves.This episode in the wizard series, Time of Troubles, relates the struggle as Kingdoms grapple to regain control after the demise of Gwaum. The first, the Battle of Torne, pits the forces of the evil Prince Ruther of Torne against the forces of Turson and the Naulites. During the time leading up to this battle the Naulites abduct the Princes mother, Queen Betsa and his sister, Rynn. The hero Turson falls, leaving the kingdom for Ruther to take. The wizard Beymon rescues the Princess and Betsa from their tower prison. The women then fall into the hands of the Ghronds, who are marching against the Naulites. As forces jockey for supremacy, the Emperor of Nuckland marches north. Ruther, hearing that his mother and sister are in Naul and marches with an army to Naul. He comes not as a rescuer, but to attempt to kill them so he can reign unopposed. The forces meet at the Naulite city of Naru and another battle rages. Ruthers forces meet defeat, as do the Nucklanders, who retreat to Astralphalia. The Ghronds, who had held back, slip furtively away. Beymon, who has fallen in love with Rynn, rescues her and her mother from the Ghronds. The Queen, however, meets her demise in the wild lands of the Barnish Mountains. A sad Beymon and Rynn seek sanctuary in an oasis deep in the desert.Another battle brews this one a battle of wizards. The wizard Paarth and his lover Vella found a new order called the Mind Readers. The Grand Council condemns this Order and a confrontation looms. The wizards of the Grand Council meet in battle with Paarths Mind Readers. This mighty conflict will determine the future of Island World.Time of Troubles is the second novel in the epic, fantasy adventure series, Myths and Legends of Island World: Chronicles of an Enchanted Land. Time of Troubles contains the five fantasy tales, Awakening, Turmoil, Borr, The Oasis and War of the Crystal. These five stories bind together to tell the story of Island World after the demise of Gwaum.In this epic adventure fantasy series the powerful Wizards of the Golden Star rise to use their magic and courage to battle the evil monster Gwaum as well as other threats to their homeland of Island World.