Defenders!For centuries the feline people of Ar and the powerful Lords of the East have been at peace. Legends surround the Eastern Lords and their servants, the liskash—lizard warriors—but few have ever seen them. This series tells the exciting story of the sudden rise and devastating assault of the Eastern Lords against the people of Ar, the catlike Mrem. The Council of the Three—a group of powerful Mrem wizards—must fight with their every resource to protect their vulnerable world.In the Steps of the Shadow Warrior ...It was too late now for caution. More sinister creatures, naked in their demonic hideousness, were now pouring through the entrance into the temple. Now they were surging after him, their angry cries like the hissing of vipers. He did not have the strength to run. Step by wearying step, the young warrior drove himself forward.Nothing could discourage him now; no power in this dimension or any other could daunt him, no force drive him back. Too much was at stake: the great city of Ar, the very survival of his race, his beloved Srana. Clutching the Demon Sword, his jaws clenched determinedly with the strain, Branwe continued his way into the innermost recesses of the temple.