This story is not just another tale of an orphan who finds a magic sword, discovers a forgotten lineage, finds a few friends, and conquers an overwhelming evil. This is a story that crosses a continent, transcends time, plunges deep into the very soul of man, and explores all the vastness and intricacies of life. It is a story of good and evil, love and war, truth and absurdity, courage and faith, hope and despair, humor and adventure, and everything that moves the human soul. Whether viewed as Truth or Myth, it is a tale to make one think and a story full of adventure, intrigue, love, sorrow, hope, and humor: much like this dance we call life. It is a fairy story in that it involves unicorns, dragons, and other uncommon beasts and certain aspects of magic, but it is also a human story that explores the questions, doubts, fears, and triumphs common to the hearts of men.Now the entire series is available in one volume and includes a world map; it has been completely updated, reedited, and revised.Book I and II:The Brethren are an ancient brotherhood entrusted with preserving and disseminating knowledge, truth, and justice since time began; they have survived indifference, hostility, disaster, war, plague, and obscurity but ever they persevere in their age-old duties. Of late, they have fallen into obscurity due to over-caution and the forgetfulness of the people they serve. A strange encounter rouses them from their secrecy and sends one of their most talented agents into the heart of a sworn enemy only to unveil an even older and more dangerous foe.Book III:An old foe and an ancient enemy join forces to conquer the known world. The Brethren are forced to confront the mostly contented and oblivious nations and prepare them for a war that might destroy everything. Even if the nations can unite, a much greater evil has yet to reveal itself and this may mean defeat in the very hour of victory unless a mission of dire secrecy is successful.Book IV and V:The armed conflict is over and the world anticipates a time of peace and prosperity, but a war of a different sort is looming, one for the heart and soul of humanity. Since time began, the Brethren have been the guardians of Knowledge and Truth, but their ancient stewardship is about to be challenged by those who seek Reason at any cost. Will they be able to adapt to the quickly changing world or become a forgotten relic of the Mythic Past?