Flight of the Vessel
The evil one snatched away her homeland and her family, changing her carefree way of life forever. But he could never crush her spirit...or her magic.
On her nineteenth birthday, Angelterra, princess of Palzintine, finds her peaceful existence shattered by an invading horde. Shutharja, a sorcerer and cleric of the Fallen Spirits, unleashes his war of shock and plunder against the kingdoms surrounding the Imperial Sea in his pursuit of ultimate power.
With her beloved kingdom captured and her dear parents presumably slaughtered in the failed defense of her homeland, Angelterra and her wheatish-skinned protector, a lady knight named Jeela, must flee Palzintine. During their desperate flight, these two young women are continually hunted by monstrous beasts and dark agents of Shutharja. Angelterra and Jeela must find away to reunite with the rest of their countryman, who are now refugees, huddled in a neighboring kingdom. Along the way, she collects an assortment of allies and friends to help her fight back against this menace that has swallowed her land and threatens all the kingdoms of this world.
Out of the necessity of her survival, she discovers the wondrous mysteries surrounding "First Magic" and what it means to bind with its essence and wield its power. She begins to ponder if she is indeed the unthinkable, a wizard herself. Then, in an intense and lucid dream, the "Vision Dream," from beyond the realm of man and magic, Angelterra is given two very cryptic quests by the Spirit of the Heavenly Father for her to unravel. She is convinced that these two quests hold the key to defeating, once and for all, the evil which Shutharja has unleashed upon the world. She learns that by the Infinite Spirit revealing such quests to her, and her alone, means that she has been chosen to be His next "Vessel."
Flight of the Vessel is written in the tradition style of epic fantasy with a bit of a twist.