Friend and traitor. Conqueror and king. Hero and villain.
Shane is just a boy, but in order to free his people, he's resolved to do whatever — to become whomever — his mission requires. Throughout their journey to save Erdas, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have faced this dangerous foe again and again. But none have learned the truth of the boy who nearly changed the course of history forever.
Now that truth is revealed. With an introduction by Tui T. Sutherland, this collection of stories sheds a light on the past, present, and future of the boy who would be conqueror — and the role Shane has yet to play in the dangers still to come.
There are two sides to every story!
Throughout their quest to save the world, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have faced off against a brutal enemy force: the Conquerors. Their vicious tactics have toppled countries and devastated families.
Shane is a Conqueror. A boy himself, he's been both a mysterious friend and cunning foe to the heroes — with a past more complicated than any of them realized.
Now Shane's story will finally be told . . . and history will be written by the victors.
Now and then, to accomplish something great, you have to do something bad. Shane intends to end the conflict that's devastating Erdas... and to achieve that, he's just done something very bad.
While returning home from a fateful victory, the young Conqueror discovers he's being pursued, and must seek cover in a war-torn jungle.
But the forest holds dangers of its own, and before long Shane is fighting for his life. If he's going to win this war, Shane will need to outmaneuver a deadly pursuer -- and his own guilty conscience.
The war is over and Erdas is rebuilding. It seems everyone is celebrating a new age of peace.
Everyone except Shane. Shane wants revenge.
The young Conqueror is on the hunt, tracking a target who knows his every move before it happens. He's closing in on his prey — but the closer Shane gets, the more he begins to see patterns in the shadows.
Shane can sense a trap is waiting. He's being led down a path that he may not be able to return from. Will he abandon his quest for vengeance . . . or follow it into the darkness?