The Jasper Forest: The Guardian Cycle Book Two by Julia Gray
THE JASPER FOREST is the second book in the Guardian Cycle, a sweeping fantasy epic from one of the best new storytellers in the genre.
Exiled from Vadanis, the homeland he risked his life to save, Terrel finds himself adrift on the ocean. Delirious with hunger and exhaustion, he is on the point of giving up when he realises that he has found land. Rescued from the perilous waters by two fishermen, Terrel is nursed back to health. His situation seems desperate, but at least he is not alone. The ghosts of his friends - both dead and alive - are still with him.
For the time being, events on Vadanis are beyond his control. His new home, however, faces difficulties of its own, and Terrel may be in a unique position to overcome them. Leaving behind the villagers, he embarks on a remarkable quest to discover the truth - about the world and himself. For in Terrel's past is the key to his destiny.
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