Christian Vogt, Judith Vogt
The 13 Choosen Ones
The Bent Man from the Depth
The story is set in the city of Sygna which is ruled by 13 guilds and occupied by an enemy army. Sygna is the source of mystical symbols that magically refine the products of craftsman. Every master craftsman must command at least one symbol before he is allowed to claim the title of master. Yet several symbols have been lost over time, namely, the blood symbols of the swordsmen.
Ever since the army of Emperor Yulian conquered the city, its inhabitants have been forbidden to practice the magic of symbols. A resistance group refuses to accept this. Dawyd, as a member of the swordsmen‘s guild, is also enlisted for the goals of the rebels. The Emperor‘s secret police are trying to bring the powerful word-symbols under their control. If they possessed them, they would be able to manipulate emotions and thoughts, and that must be prevented at all costs.
An action-packed dark fantasy about the struggle between occupying forces and the resistance, and an exceptional type of magic that uses mystical symbols to refine the creations of craftsman
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