H. David Blalock. The story arc embodies the history of several Jarls, or rulers, of House Thran, a powerful political family living during the time of Atlantis. The story was originally told in a six-book series that appeared from Booklocker.com between 2002 and 2008. These titles were
In 2009 the first three books appeared rewritten under the title Ascendant  from Sam's Dot Publishing. In 2010, Cineline Productions of Lexington, Kentucky, US, produced a short film titled Swordbearer based on a portion of the book.