Summary: Book One of the ‘Onidai Saga’ follows Ralph of Meadrow, the disgraced son of a long-dead coward, as he seeks to change his fortune through the claiming of an ancient title. Though his hands have not been trained to war, and the land of his birth is known only for farming and brewing, he will step forward to test himself against dangers beyond all but his wildest dreams.
Summary: The Cult of Dzur i’Oth wants its magical tome back. They can’t rule the world without it.
The only person who knows how to destroy the twisted tome is Meena, a testy heroine who accidentally inherited immortality from the tome’s pages centuries ago. Long turned to cynicism by the petty whims of mortals, she’s secretive and brusque, dragging her young companions into mortal danger without a second thought.
Yet the magical reach of the cult leader, the Hand of Power, is long. Even from the far side of the world, he causes chaos and death in order to retrieve the key to the tome’s magical prison.
A glorified librarian, a substitute prince and a secret-wielding swordsman must resolve their interpersonal conflicts in order to aid Meena in her quest. But when the Shanallar makes an unexpected sacrifice halfway to their goal, can they carry on without her? Or is the world doomed to enslavement at the hands of a magic-wielding madman?
Summary: Ice Empress continues after the events of Soul Shatter. Four years have passed and Silhouette is stronger than ever, earning herself the distinction of being the Last Ghostwalker. The Threads of Fate are finally falling apart, and only now she realizes that there are some consequences she isn’t ready for. Fate is cruel, and the only way to change the world is to throw it all away.
Summary: Enter a tale of intrigue, secrets, betrayals, and a continent on the verge of falling apart. A number of characters weave the story. A teenaged boy awakens one morning after a nightmare and sees it coming to pass in the waking world. He takes flight to escape a terrible fate. The Asgare, a fabled assassin that vanished fifteen years ago, has a surprise encounter that precipitates a trek across the land in search of his son. A dragon patrolling the border between draconic and human lands discovers a human child that is not all it seems. A princess watches her father’s health decline and dreads the consequences held in her future.
Their goals are not as disconnected as would first appear. In the end, they must all rely on each other to survive the coming trials.
Summary: Klast, loner, assassin and spy, has no idea that his destiny is linked to the maid he is sent to rescue. Or that both their fates are inescapably bound together to heal the wounds that Earth, source of all life, sustained from the war between Bargia and Catania. But before he can fulfill the role that Earth has set for him, he must wrestle with his own internal demons. He must also assist Lord Gaelen to unmask and bring to justice the traitor who plots to kill Lady Marja and the heir that she bears. Failure of any part of Klast’s journey could upset, even further, the Balance necessary for Earth to support Her people with good harvests, health and peace. Each needs the other.
Even Liethis, true seer, does not fully understand what makes it so imperative that Klast’s bond with Brensa not be broken. But Earth has shown her that Her healing, the future of the people, even the birth of the heir Marja bears, depend on it. Unless Klast completes his destiny, She will not heal, and more catastrophes, like the Red Fever that ravages the population, will follow. Time is short.
Summary: The Prince of Ravens has vanished.
Word spreads quickly from the Fortress of the Empress, through the dark streets of Lucien, and to the far corners of the Empire of Ages. The Children are summoned to the Fortress, and the people talk in muffled whispers, if they dare to talk at all, of secret plots and ancient prophecies. Some say the Prince was murdered, others that he was kidnapped; but underneath it all runs a darker word, one full of terrifying possibility:
Rumor begets rumor, and soon the whisper of truth is lost in the swirling winds of growing fear. For the Prince of Ravens is the prophesied Lord of Death, and on his shoulders rests the fate of the Empire.
Summary: Sallis ti Ath lies seriously ill and only a touch-healer, usually the preserve of the wealthy, can save his life. But when Elvallon heals the sick boy, he reveals that Sallis is Gifted, one of the few born to touch the power that allows the universe to exist.
But the boy’s skills turn out very differently from anything Elvallon expected.
Summary: The mystery of other worlds is not one Hannah Winters ever thought she’d solve. However, the day she spots a brown-robed stranger with a magical staff in a neighbor’s field is the day she also discovers Aerisia, a magical land beyond Earth’s sunset.
Here in Aerisia, Hannah is believed to be the Artan, a legendary heroine prophesied to deliver Aerisia from the Dark Powers. Plenty of people, including the Simathe, a race of immortal warriors, and the Moonkind, people of the Moon, are willing to help her discover her true identity, but Hannah’s just an ordinary girl from Earth. She doesn’t have any latent magical abilities and she’s not the Artan. However, her allies aren’t seeing it that way. Neither are her enemies. In fact, Hannah’s life is in jeopardy nearly from the moment she arrives in Aerisia. And becoming the Artan may be the only way to survive…
Summary: A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.
Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
Summary: When Damara received a message from the palace, she knew it could only mean one thing. Her husband was dead. She had prepared herself for this moment ever since he marched off to war. Following the news of her husband’s death, she comes face to face with her husband’s sister, the Queen. She has come to Damara with a request from beyond the grave. Writ on the aging parchment, her husband left her instructions and a confession. He was not the man she thought he was. He was the king’s spy and he died in his service. In his final letter to Damara, her husband asks her to find his killer and take his place as a royal spy. Whether Damara wants to or not, she has to find her husband’s killer. As Damara’s world crumbles around her she is dragged down into a world of secret orders and dangerous forgotten magic. She must follow the clues her husband left behind in order to find his killer to free herself of the secrets that bind her.
Summary: Maea is a diviner without a past. A spell took away her memories and left her dependent upon her foster mother, Damara. Though she pretends to have Maea’s best interest at heart, Damara uses Maea’s gift to see into the future to give her the advantage over her rivals in a political game of intrigue. Maea has done much to tip the balance [Read more…]
Summary: Kendril is a Ghostwalker, a man who is dead to his former life and bound by a solemn vow to seek penance for some mysterious dark sin in his past. When a chance encounter in the forest leads him to inadvertently rescue a woman named Jade, a woman who claims not to remember anything about who she is or what has happened to her, Kendril becomes her reluctant guardian.
But after a gang of ruthless bounty hunters comes after Jade, Kendril finds himself thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse where one wrong step will be his last. Now he must use every ounce of daring and cunning he has to escape with his life and to protect the woman he is growing to love, a woman with no past.
But can he trust Jade, or will her secrets lead to his undoing?
Ghostwalker is an action-packed novel of suspense set in the fantasy world of Zanthora. Filled with dark humor and a cast of diverse characters, it is the first book in the Chronicles of Zanthora, the relation of the Fourth War of Despair.
Summary: When shy and retiring Llandry Sanfaer discovers a mesmerising new gemstone, she suddenly becomes the most famous jeweller across the Seven Realms. Demand for the coveted stone escalates fast; when people begin dying for it, Llandry finds that she herself has become a target.
Lady Evastany Glostrum has her life in pristine order. Prestigious, powerful and wealthy, she is on the verge of crowning her successes with the perfect marriage. But when her closest friend is murdered for the jewellery she wears, Eva is drawn into the mystery surrounding the curious “istore” gem.
The emergence of the stone is causing chaos across the Seven. Gates between the worlds are opening at will, pulling hordes of creatures through from the shadowy Lower Realm and the glittering Uppers. As Eva works to discover the culprit behind the spreading disorder, Llandry must learn the truth about her precious istore stone – before she herself becomes a victim.