The author (M. L. Forman) had originally planned to create a seven-book series. (See Facebook post for June 21, 2017.) In 2014, while working on Book 5: The Axe of Sundering, the author had a stroke, which significantly inhibited his ability to write. (See Facebook posts for August 4, 2014, and January 1, 2015.) Accordingly, the author and the publisher decided that the fifth book would become the last book in the series. However it is possible that M.L. Forman will decide that the series needs to be finished.
Because of this abrupt change, there are many unanswered questions from the series. Below are some of those questions.
- 1 Who was Joshua Taylor?
- 2 What happened to The Dark Shadow?
- 3 What happened with the Order of Malgor?
- 4 Who are The Watchers?
- 5 What will happen with the lost Magic Bags?
- 6 What will happen to the Tower of the Moon?
- 7 Does Alexander Taylor have to stay at The Wall?
- 8 Who are the other Guardians?
- 9 What will happen to the Dark Elves (Sea Elves)? How will the curse be broken?
- 10 What will happen to Stonebill, the raven?
- 11 What will happened to the Voiceless (Golden) Dragon from book 5?
- 12 What about Alex's magic sword, Moon Slayer?
- 13 Who is Mr. Clutter really, and what is his background?
- 14 How did the Known Lands, magic, and the Unknown Lands come to be?
- 15 Does Alexander Taylor ever explore the Unknown Lands?
- 16 Who hexed Dobkin?
- 17 What are the other Objects/Seats of Power?
Who was Joshua Taylor?
In the first two books, we learn that Alex's dad, Joshua Taylor, was an adventurer and member of the Order of Malgor. Beyond that, we know almost nothing about him, but it seemed that he would play an important part later in the series, especially due to his lineage. However, he was not really mentioned after the third book.
What happened to The Dark Shadow?
We first encountered the Dark Shadow in Book 1: Slathbog's Gold, then met it again in Book 2: The Horn of Moran. In Book 3: Albrek's Tomb, we met Bane, who was hunting the Dark Shadow. It seemed that the Dark Shadow would play an important part later in the series, but it wasn't really mentioned after the third book.
What happened with the Order of Malgor?
As we learned in books 2, 3, and 4, the Order of Malgor was a prominent magical organization that apparently was becoming corrupted. They may have a further part to play in Books 6 and 7, if they ever come out.
Who are The Watchers?
Encountered only in Book 2: The Horn of Moran, the Watchers are a mysterious group of magic wielders who are keeping an eye on Alex. When Alex met one, the Watcher refused to tell him. The Watcher that Alex met was very powerful, it can be assumed that the others are too.
What will happen with the lost Magic Bags?
In Book 1: Slathbog's Gold, Alex recovered seven lost magic bags. He was able to return three of them; however, the fate of the other four remain a mystery.
What will happen to the Tower of the Moon?
In Book 2: Alex has a vision about returning with another wizard, to save the Tower of the Moon in Norsland. Then you never hear about it again. But it was hinted at that he would be a descendant of Indigo or Lilly.
Does Alexander Taylor have to stay at The Wall?
Who are the other Guardians?
As we learned in Book 5: Axe of Sundering, Salinor says that there are other Guardians. We just don't know who they are. they could be all Dragons, a mixture of creatures, or just really powerful beings. So far we know of two Guardians: Salinor, Guardian of All living things, and Invictus (Alexander Taylor), Guardian of The Wall.
What will happen to the Dark Elves (Sea Elves)? How will the curse be broken?
Apparently, Alex should go back and break their curse, but we don't know how. Will they return to their lives as Dark Elves? We don't know.
What will happen to Stonebill, the raven?
He might return with Alex when he goes to save the Tower of the Moon with another wizard. He certainly is helpful as an advisor and scout.
What will happened to the Voiceless (Golden) Dragon from book 5?
Well, we know that the curse on him is broken, so he's free and now has a voice, meaning that he can go wherever the heck he wants, but most of us feel that he has a further part to play in the series, if M.L. Forman decides to finish the series.
What about Alex's magic sword, Moon Slayer?
Well, we know he's going to retrieve it from the Dark Forest Lights, we just don't know will happen when he does.
Who is Mr. Clutter really, and what is his background?
We know he's several hundred years old and that he knows Whalen Vankin closely, but other than that, nada.
How did the Known Lands, magic, and the Unknown Lands come to be?
This is a really complicated subject. Somebody please supply info in the comments.
Does Alexander Taylor ever explore the Unknown Lands?
Well, the books said he intended to, but he never really got around to that.
Who hexed Dobkin?
In the end of Albreks Tomb, Alex takes the hex off Dobkin. But we Never find out who was hexing him. Was it the Gezbeth? If so, why did they choose to hex Dobkin in particular?
What are the other Objects/Seats of Power?
We know one is the Kings Ring (Nezza) in Book 4: The Sands of Nezza; another is the Horn of Moran (Alusia) in Book 2: The Horn of Moran; another is the dwarf's Ring of Searching (Thraxon) in Book 3: Albrek's Tomb; another is the Tower of the Moon (Norsland) from Book 2: Horn of Moran; and the last one we know of is the Axe of Sundering (Jarro) in Book 5: The Axe of Sundering.