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.
Because of this abrupt change, there are many unanswered questions from the series. Below are some of those questions.
Who was Joshua Taylor?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
As we learned in books 2, 3, and 4, the Order of Malgor was a prominent organization that apparently was becoming corrupted.
Who are The Watchers?[edit | edit source]
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.
What will happen with the lost Magic Bags?[edit | edit source]
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
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.