Reiffen's Choice : Twelve-year-old Reiffen is the exiled heir to the thrones of both Wayland and Banking. He and his friends Avender and Ferris live in a magical world of talking animals, dwarves, and shape-shifting bears but . . . he lives with the shame of knowing that no one will ever let him rule these kingdoms and that their crowns will bring him nothing but betrayal and sorrow. And then he is kidnapped by three powerful wizards and tempted with fame and fortune and his rightful place on the throne of his kingdoms. Reiffen will be granted great Black knowledge, more furious than anything he had ever imagined - he need only surrender his humanity and it will all be his.