Legends of Scythia - Yulia Handy Summary
For Arcadius and Terra, son and daughter of the local innkeeper, life in the coastal village of Bata in the land of Scythia is idyllic. Until Teomon, a barbarian warrior pirate and practitioner of black magic, invades the town with his murderous horde before the sun has a chance to rise. But Arcadius and Terra escape and soon find themselves on an epic journey of danger, sacrifice, and self-discovery, for the birthmarks on their wrists signify them as the secret keepers of an all-powerful book of spells known as the Golden Book. Discovering the book in the mountains, they are soon tragically separated and nearly drown. Raised in different lands by different people, they each experience the meaning of jealousy, corruption, pain, and loss, but also learn of true friendship, forgiveness, and love. Their lives, however, are intertwined, and fate weaves with legend to bring them face-to-face with the ultimate evil: Teomon in possession of the ultimate power of the Golden Book. In a final battle for survival, many races of warriors must band together to save Scythia from complete destruction. A spellbinding fantasy full of action and suspense, Legends of Scythia: The Secret Keepers is an extraordinary adventure filled with hope, love, and the power we hold to change the world.