In a world plagued by the undead, Donald Baines is a common farmer with an uncommon gift: He sees spirits. When Don is arrested for crimes he didn't commit - including treason - he learns that he is, in fact, the lost Prince Izayik Delaren, the rightful heir to the throne of Aldrin. Now he must use his otherworldly powers to uncover the dark secrets that led to the Rise of the Deadmen. Sporting a pitchfork and an uncanny ability to communicate with the dead, Izayik may just be the key to saving his people...or will he be their destruction?
Ama is a talented, young musician whose life is changed forever when she is kidnapped by bandits and wounded so badly that she loses her hearing. Far from home and newly deafened, Ama discovers that the music she has been learning all her life possesses hidden powers. The music may even be powerful enough to guide Ama home … if she can learn to listen without hearing.