The Chronicles of Innisfail
Volume V, The Talons of Tallus
Part I – The Talons of Tallus
– The Threat Below
Part III – Lilibeth
Part IV – Grannus Morgonus
Part V – Demonic
Part VI – The Archons
Part VII – The Rage of Hell
Part VIII – Ice and Shadow
Part IX – A Meeting Engagement
Part X– Maneuvers
Part XI – Clash of Titans
Part XII – The Voyage Begins
In the realm of Innisfail, Tallus is the name given to the god of the eighth month, Tallus, God of
vengeance. After their Resounding defeat at the epic Battle of Longwood, the Dreadlords retreat West to their haunts again, but in this volume they will make two more thrusts at the Northmen.
To do this, Morwenna has been busy coaxing more demonic spirits from the Abyss, a deep chasm within her underworld in the region of Sorcha. Calling in favors or just threatening Demons until they
cooperate, she adds three Legions of Astaroth to her forces, and then she and Luth contrive to send reinforcements to Sonderin, who has decided to repeat his approach to Innisfail as he did in Book
1, only this time, he has enlisted the services of Alisander and all his Khazars. Marching up the east coast again, Sonderin tests the new defenses of the Hallowfield Canal, but the Witch Queen is
restless and finds even more demons and mercenaries to join the Dark Armies.She wants a new combined effort, and what she wants, she always gets.
First Morwenna launches a surprise attack from deep below Cartimandua that becomes very problematic for
Duke Morgin. Sensing a resurgence of enemy strength, the Duke Petitions General Cross for support, and this will set up a massive climactic battle akin to Longwood again for this volume. The
Dreadlords seem tireless, finding more and more mercenary forces, the latest being the Archons, frosty inhuman beings from the far north. With both sides dormant during the deep winter, they will
meet again in 789 for one more head to head confrontation that Duke Morgin hopes will end the long war. This time, as both sides petition the Gods for support, these ethereal beings actually
intervene in the action, for the great Donn Rhy, Allfather, will refuse to tolerate that Morwenna should waken and employ Arch Demons that were thrown down in ages past. Magic, mayhem, and the
ethereal power of the Gods themselves all become a part of the great final battle here. And oh Yes, the Samurkon return in all their might to fight for the Northmen, along with heavy knights and
guardsmen from the far eastern lands. It’s a real Donnybrook.
At the end of this volume Wilem Doran and Sachi return to find Kaspar on the Starseed, who is
planning a big exploratory voyage to find the last unknown lands of this world, That’s where we’re going next, a volume focused entirely on Kaspar, Wilem, Sachi, Lieutenant Rheen and the
others on Starseed, but where they will end up remains a great mystery.