Jon Xiong’s mother died when his family fled their home country. Before he discovers the truth, a murderous cult shows up at his door. A secretive organization called the Tuners comes to his aide. He learns that the Order of the Flame are harvesting teens with the rare ability to tune. Both the Tuners and the religious zealots want him because he can distinguish the subtle differences of the cosmic background noise between universes and use it to travel between them.
Dread Pirate Arcanist
While protecting the newborn griffins on the Isle of Landin, Volke Savan and his adopted sister, Illia, run afoul of the Dread Pirate Calisto, the same cutthroat who carved out Illia’s right eye. As a master manticore arcanist, Calisto’s strength and brutality are unrivaled, so when Illia suggests they bring him to justice, Volke wonders if they’ll have what it takes to fight the corsairs on the high seas.