Greediness and a thirst for power drive evil rulers to unthinkable acts, exploiting the very people they are called to protect. Four unsuspecting men - chosen by King Ararat himself - are given an opportunity to flee from the king's rule and rescue their people. Starved, beaten, and threatened, the men's families and neighbors are without hope as they nervously await the men's return to the village. Boswick the Brave, Jarnel of the Royal Stables, Thomas the Butcher, and Micah the Farmer are faced with a choice: will they cling to the evil ways of their king or will they grab hold of their salvation? In their hands rest the fate of two desperate villages. But the men cannot do it alone. They need the support of those they are rescuing. Will the villagers overcome the evil that threatens to overtake their land or will they risk everything to end The Time of Darkness?
©2009 Nikki Jones; (P)2009 Tate