Greed and ambition have nearly driven the kingdom of Aefither into ruin. Lily, one of Aefither's faithful guardians has suffered greatly. Imprisoned and punished for a crime she never committed, Lily sets off a series of events that threatens to destroy everyone. Aurnia is haunted by the promises she could never fulfill. A simple mission to find a slumbering goddess could be the answers to all her problems, there's just one problem. Old grudges have a habit of coming back to bite you. Orion is lost. Raised by two bickering aunts he's never had much time to figure out what he wants. Without much of a purpose he spends his time trying to live up to expectations, then one mistake catapults him into the center of an ancient dispute. As their paths begin to merge, both Orion and Aurnia begin to realise just how close they are walking the line between destruction and salvation. [COVER] The beautiful cover was made by @MoranaGlinka! [UPDATES] Once a month [NOTE] "All Rights Reserved" means that no part of this work may be replicated elsewhere. I am only publishing this on W A T T P A D. I have not given anyone permission to repost my work. Read this anywhere else, it's a mirror site and you're at risk of malware attacks. [ACHIEVEMENTS] March 2021 - Featured in @WattpadDarkFantasy's A Kingdom in Shadows reading list. September 2021 - @Fantasy's Dark Fantasy reading list. October 2021 - @StoriesUndiscovered's Into the Abyss reading list. Third place in the 2021 Eunoia Awards!