In Jewel of Nazleen—the sequel to Etherio’s Threat Book One: Key to Phodite’s Temple (2022)—Roy, Lincus, and Valera continue their search for the stones of power, with the help of new allies: Hannik, a man from the wilds, and an elven warrior, Teliryn Foehn, who finds himself bonded to Roy after losing to him in combat. From the forests of Astoria to the city of Aquis, the friends are forced to fight for their lives against a variety of enemies, sadly including Lyle, who has fallen still more deeply under the thrall of Etherio, pushed to support his nefarious agenda even if it means killing his former best friend. Their journey will take the group of friends to the ruins of an ancient city, and the temple of Vehthar, which offers countless dangers of its own. With their trials strengthening some bonds and straining others, it remains to be seen if the group will shatter or coalesce into something even stronger in the face of ancient evil, greed, fear, and unspoken love. Only one thing is certain: Unless they can stay strong and determined in their quest, the forces of darkness are going to win, spreading their darkness across the land and bringing to an end everything they hold dear.