Dawn of Defiance is the second volume of the thrilling fantasy short story series, Kingdom of Destiny. Launching the second volume is the first episode, The Dark.
A recent college graduate finds himself in an alternate world he never knew existed. Dealing with castles, kings, and betrayal, he will have to use his considerable wits if he is going to face his fate in the Kingdom of Destiny.
Ryder has spent all of his life dreaming of what lies beyond his father's small Baricoan farm. But when a mysterious man falls at his feet from the sky, he finds himself caught in a whirlwind of dangerous adventure that transports him beyond any dream he could have imagined. Now he has no choice but to venture into the unfamiliar territory of his kingdom's greatest enemy. However, when he and his companions are forced to flee south to avoid the greedy emperor, Ryder discovers an oppressed people desperate for relief and inadvertently lays the foundations for the land's Dawn of Defiance.
Once Ryder and Xander face the formidable gates of the emperor's city, they must risk everything to retrieve Tristan in a daring rescue. But to escape the clutches of the imperial guards, Ryder is forced to take an unlikely prisoner of his own.