Sardentia. It’s a planet where the chief source of energy resides in the crystals which lie deep beneath its surface. Most crystals are used for everything from lighting one’s home to powering a hover car’s engine. However, there are certain crystals, when handled by gifted individuals, that unlock a wide variety of spectacular abilities. These gifted people are called the Guardians of the Shard. The color of one’s crystal determines which powers may be harnessed. Dedicated to protecting not only their fellow citizens but their planet as well, their numbers are now dwindling.
The temples that train future Guardians become emptier with each passing year. Thon is one such young Guardian. Unlike many, he comes from the mining class. In a group consisting of a powerful princepol’s son, a wealthy merchant’s child, and an intuitive energy user, he proves unremarkable. Even the crystal he chooses inspires ridicule. Though he displays abilities unseen in many generations, his place at the temple remains in constant peril.
But the greatest heroes often arise from the most unlikely places. Against the backdrop of increasing political greed and alien influence, the challenges of being a temple outcast, and the rising threat of an ancient and forgotten evil, Thon must make a desperate choice. Does he become a hero to his people or does he surrender to the challenges thrown his way? Will he bring doom or salvation? Find out as Thon begins his epic journey.