Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew Cratsley slated for release in September

About the book: At 120 years old, Corinth is young by elf standards. But even as a young elf, Corinth is haunted by his sordid past. When he emerges from his solitude within the eternal forest around Enzlintine, Corinth is sent away to quell the troubled region plagued by Khalid, the Lord of Conquest. But this will be a journey like no other. Corinth bands together with two curious companions–the human ranger Aventis and the oh-so-spirited Nadine–until the trio is captured by an insidious necromancer, Mortiscet. A vile dark elf who forces the group to help his daughter Rieka find a mysterious object, Mortiscet thrusts the group into increasingly dangerous circumstances. Can Rieka escape the clutches of her wicked and overbearing patriarch? And what will happen when the group launches towards a frigid wasteland in search of the bane of the evil that stalks them? On this perilous journey, they’ll have to battle assassins, ominous creatures and the forces of Khalid. Expect the unexpected–because sometimes, the best intentions come from the darkest recesses of the heart…