A Storm in Amber
The War of Lions has fallen dormant in the wake of Emperor Lotor's uprising, but a different rift spreads throughout the land of Arus: are the other royal families so vulnerable that they should be protected in case someone else like Lotor comes along? Or should the royals be under suspicion for fear of following in Lotor's violent steps?
Prince Matthew Holt can only speak for himself, but he's certainly not interested in taking over the kingdom as it is. If anything, he'd rather withdraw from the life of royalty. Renowned gladiator Shiro, on the other hand, is only concerned with keeping his half-brother Keith safe from the Empire. But when the Black Lion, Rajalti, carries Shiro out of the arena, he and all of Arus know things are about to change; of course it's not until Shiro meets Matt than anyone can suspect how great those changes will be.
- Part 1 of A Storm in Amber
Haggar's chimaera, Velqa, has established her Dark Heart bond with Prince Matthew, but no one is quite sure what this malevolent curse entails. All Matt knows is he's going to be facing the darkest parts of himself and those closest to him, especially Shiro, who doubts himself as a leader and protector. Allura, too, now in the wake of her mother's death, must learn to become the leader Altea needs despite her people losing faith in her for protecting Galran-blooded Keith.
The Galran Empire looms ominously over the land of Arus, ghosts of Zarkon's past destruction and threats of his armies' destructions yet to come. Matt, Allura, and the Leonic Angels must work to protect the magic of Amaria before Velqa and the Druids are able to obtain its power under Haggar's command as she convinces Arus Emperor Lotor is to blame, despite the rightful Galran heir having been held her very prisoner.
Our heroes must learn to work as a team, and then a family. Some will fall in love. Others will relive their pasts while trying to escape it. Others still catch only a glimpse of what yet may be. The worst part for them all is the not-knowing, but at least they'll be not-knowing together.
- Part 2 of A Storm in Amber