“Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder–intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.
Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.
But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.
This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.”
Follow the lives of two immortals, Dorian Thorne and Mathias Sorensen, from their early years, to the apocalypse and beyond. These two men first cross paths in Victorian London, an encounter which does not leave them on friendly terms. They are fated to meet again though, in the present, the year 2095. From the Embers is not only a story of civilization trying to rebuild after the end of the world, but also one of two men trying to rebuild their wounded and shattered souls out of the ashes of their pasts. It is a voyage of self discovery that takes three hundred years and along the way they find that their lives may not have been by chance. There is a plan behind their immortality and it may be one of sinister design.
Mathias Sorensen was born in 1776, near Copenhagen, Denmark. The son of a fisherman, he’d always dreamed of being a painter, but that dream was not meant to be. Instead, his life spirals downhill when, at age nineteen, he meets a man named Gunnar Pederson. Gunnar takes him in, but his cruel appetites destroy Mathias’ life. He eventually flees, but a broken shell of the man he was, whose only recourse is to rebuild himself in the image of his tormentor.
Dorian Thorne was born, thirty-six years later, in the East End of London, England. Caught up in the cholera outbreak of 1832, he learns of his immortality early in life, but at an awful price. Cursed to walk the earth for over a century, unable to remember his early years, he eventually learns that he suppressed these memories because they were too painful. Shunned and forced from the only person he cared about, the experience would scar his ability to let anyone get close to him for the rest of his life.
The two men meet, for the first time, in London in 1862, but part three years later after a volatile and unhealthy relationship. It will be over two hundred years before they see each other again, both having found love and loss, been involved in some shady and less than legal situations, witnessed the end of the world, and tried and failed to gain peace and understanding of themselves. In the end, they begin to realize that their lives are somehow, inexplicably, entwined and they find the keys that may just lead to the ultimate explanation of who they are and how they can begin to heal.
With the war beginning Conal finds his paws full. Things are beginning to push him to the edge of his own beliefs. His toleration for his brother, Akil, is wearing thin. Just when he thought things could not get any worse he learns his father Phantom, the God of death, has plans for his best friend. Time is running out for Conal when he finds himself in a race against time to save Tao from the fate he had been hiding from him ever since they were pups. Though Conal’s obstacles are not the only things to clash into mysteries unexpected as there are other wolves falling into fates they had never dreamed possible. The darkness that cloaks the world is beginning to seem only darker as time passes by. With someone in the shadows spying upon the packs of Whistling Waters a mysterious new character is born.
Lady Alisson Heartstone has dedicated her life to furthuring her mastery of the arcane arts, with little time for family or romance. As court wizard to Lord Protector Aldmere, she enjoys status and power, but little in the way of true happiness. When an invading army pushes Aldmere’s forces to the breaking point, they are offered an out, a gamble of the entire war on the outcome of a wizard’s duel. But when a face from her past resurfaces in the form of the roguish wizard Therias Prenthal, can she follow through with her duty in the face of her regrets? Or will the bold Magus Prenthal conquer her without a single spell?
In the land of dreams, anything can happen; epic battles, adventure and even humor. In the case of D-Nine a fantasy root is layered inside a unique story arch and concept.
Dr. James has always enjoyed fantasy books because he had been reading them ever since he was a little boy. What he doesn’t know, however, is that he is about to embark on a fantasy quest that he will never forget. James had been suffering from severe migraine attacks, or so he thought. During an episode of syncope, he is brought into the fantasy world of Edonia where he is in unfamiliar territory, in more ways than one. He is in a new land that he has never seen before, in a different time period, he has a different hairstyle and color, and he has an unfamiliar face. As it turns out, he has transformed into a she, an assassin magnet, where he must acquire his skills that he learned in the 21st century to save a land from political scandal and an even bigger conflict in the heart of everyone’s worse imagination. The split between the two worlds is a smooth reboot of old concepts, including the complications of gender identity and responsibilities of the human spirit. Alternating chapters spread a clear view of the situations in both worlds and the conflicts presented. The transition from the real world to Edonia holds the reader’s attention with charismatic dialogue, powerful characters, and cutting edge scenes that spill action and adventure, feeding all styles of hunger in an easily accessible journey that anyone will be able to pick up and enjoy, even those who don’t like fantasy.
This riveting fantasy adventure emphasizes the triumph of good over evil in a young prince’s journey of enlightenment and growth into the responsibilities of manhood. In the Empire of the Seven Kingdoms, the forces of evil test the faith of the royal bloodline in the peaceful city of La Ataviada. The warlock Eduen conspires with the evil King Jonaed to oppressively rule his subjects after winning a battle for the Seven Kingdoms. The surviving soldiers and generals of the Empire, loyal to the fallen King Alexis, hide in waiting for the day their Redeemer comes to lead them to victory. The plot revolves around young Prince Eli, Jhaveh’s chosen Redeemer, and his adopted brother Liam, as they journey from Paradise through many mystical lands, learning valuable lessons and skills along the way. With the help of Rolsta, Prince Eli’s winged lion, legions of angel warriors and the elusive Princess of the Waters, Eli and his soldiers victoriously reclaim La Ataviada and the Empire.
Out of a young woman’s ambition comes a love triangle that could destroy more than her heart.
Firia has always wanted to be a witch, but even though she’s a natural in magic, there’s a problem: She’s human.
Considered by the elven elite to be inferior, Firia needs an edge to be accepted into the Magic Academy. Out of sheer desperation, she summons the demon Varuj, a terrifyingly gorgeous spirit who helps her win the entrance competition. But at what price?
As the commanding demon does everything he can to penetrate every aspect of her innocent life, Firia still finds herself drawn to her study partner, Mae’lin. Not only is the sweet elf completely different from the powerful Varuj, but their relationship is forbidden.
How is she supposed to choose between the demon she owes her life to and the innocent elf who makes her a better person?
Curses are not subtle.They are things of pain, and for a very long time Santo has been caught in one. She haunts the roads of the country of Kurdak as a mercenary, fighting back sleep every night so that she won’t have to face the horror that comes for her when she rests. Weary, with sanity almost gone and no end in sight, Santo doesn’t know who did this to her or why.As the mythical Week of Colors arrives, she receives a visit from Traken, a sharp-tongued sorcerer with a sadistic streak. He comes bearing an “invitation” from his master, a secretive lord who has been watching her for far too long. Santo isn’t thrilled, until she receive an ominous prediction: following the sorcerer will mean the answers she wants, but she’ll likely die in the process. That’s fine with Santo, though, because she isn’t searching for a way out…she’s searching for revenge.