Wayfarer: a traveller, usually on foot; a person in transit from one place to another.
Lodestone: a rock containing magnetite; floated in water, it swings to indicate true north; used by early travellers and mariners to navigate.
From parent to child, found and lost, cherished and discarded, one small piece of stone imbued with a mysterious essence will affect thousands of people from all over the world and across more than nine thousand years of history.
This series can be read in any order, as each story is complete within itself.
In chronological order, the stories are;
The Darkest Dawn
A little over two thousand years ago, Aquila is cleaning the Master’s villa in Pompeii when ash and heated pumice stones begin spewing from the summit of Mt Vesuvius and raining down on the city. Born a slave, Aquila has never been able to choose anything in her fourteen years. Now, her survival – and the lives of two infants – will depend on the choices she makes…
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Almost three thousand years ago, in rural England, Lian tends her sheep… and hides an incredible secret. Until Talmar arrives, with his stories of far-away places and his own secret mission. Those secrets collide on the Icknield Way, and the repercussions of that collision will create a landmark that stands to this day…
Now, fleeing across the snow-covered peaks, Orthan’s guide-stone has shown him that they are being pursued. Old and sick, Orthan is determined to get Athira to safety. And his determination will create a legend…
The Lightning Stone
Then, in the midst of a wild storm, Thara finds a softly-glowing stone which calls to something deep within her, something she thought long buried, a call which will change her life forever…