The population of the island of Turios is mercilessly exterminated by the workings of black magic. Only Bashinoir, badly wounded, his wife Lil, and the Priestess Miril have survived. Determined to give their loved ones a worthy burial, the three soon discover that the corpses have disappeared. Their only hope for salvation now lies in the magical protection of the Temple, as sinister threats continue to pursue them. A shadow spreads over their hearts, dividing and destroying them, as their bodies appear to be fading away. Feeling increasingly isolated, Bashinoir watches as the two women grow closer…
In the Kingdom of Isk, wizards and wisemen alike must bow down before the insatiable King Beanor, whose greed for power and war is matched only by his hunger for sex. A young woman he has chosen as his next bride does not, however, wish to surrender her freedom to love and live. Will games and tricks under the sheets turn the tide in a war that has lasted thousands of years?
The 50’s were filled with change, optimism, and social turmoil. This novella follows a young male named Brian in the mid 1950’s who travels across America seeking exposure, adventure, and opportunity. As the world was beginning to adapt to post World War II America, many people felt themselves disenfranchised of the various opportunities available at the time. Brian tries to become self aware of the world through his own eyes, and escape the life of his dogmatic father.
Some of the themes in this book include self-discovery, increase in personal wealth, mass consumption, war, immigration, and racism to name a few. The book follows a linear plot line while using secondary characters to support and give context to the story.
There has always been something wrong with the sinister and secluded town of Lakefield View. Witness the birth of fear when five unsuspecting workers of a picturesque café witness a family member’s murder. A chain of events ensue and they are all catapulted down a spiralling road of mystery and magic, each struggling to overcome constant obstacles that threaten their lives and the safety of their families. They must fight to keep breathing in a world where every dangerous being is out for their heads… Psychos. Killers. Stalkers. Witches. Monsters.
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.
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?
“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.”
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.
A powerful curse holds the ancient land Ceartas within its grip. No offender ever escapes the countries’ harsh law system. Even when they haven’t been caught! This is the reason for many speculations and not in the least directed towards the mysterious young queen Artride Cumhachd.
When one morning young knight Tirsa Lathabris awakens to hear that her twelve year old brother will soon be hanged for a petty crime, she takes matters into her own hands. She decides it’s about time someone has a word with the queen about the absurd and old-fashioned law-system and to try and free her brother. Impulsive, unplanned and hot headed she is confronted with the captivating queen and soon learns the true story and well kept secret behind their country’s harsh law system. The ancient Law Book is cursed.
As long as the curse exists no new rules can ever be added and the existing ones never amended or denied. The law simply had to be followed – had to – as well as the punishments. No trials, no pleas, no nothing other than the penalty.
Stealing meant loosing a hand, killing meant loosing your life, banishment for betrayal, but mainly paying fees for a numerous of things to enrich the ruler of Ceartas even more.
Many people suspect magic and therefore try to follow the law and stay away from crimes. But more people seem to have been mutilated and killed in Ceartas by the curse than by any actual wrong- doing. It’s time for change!
After many years of failed attempts, from both the old king and the queen, to find someone powerful enough the young queen finally has renewed hope. Together; the queen and Tirsa as her bodyguard, undertake a perilous quest to find the great sorceress in the Magical Land of Dochas. She might be the only person powerful enough to be able to lift the curse. But they have to hurry as they only have three weeks to save Tirsa’s brother’s life before the penalty is to be paid.
On their journey they have to deal with unfinished business from both their pasts and present. Whilst they grow exceedingly fond of each other; their relationship is pushed to the limits as they try to break through the sorceress’ powerful magical traps and overcome all sorts of dangers. New questions arise; it becomes clearer with every day of their search through this enchanted land, that its lies in the sorceress’ power to help them, but if so… will she be willing to and for what price?
Even with a little help from the local Silent Folk, the search gets more and more desperate. Especially as it looks as if the sorceress, who appears to be the Dominator of Dochas and everyone in it, is in fact trying to prevent them from coming closer. Or is she just taunting and testing them and if so for what purpose?
She is slowly wearing them down by cunningly playing with their minds, body and soul as they travel through her magical protected domain. Confused and tired they struggle to know who to trust and distrust. But their friendship remains strong; if anything they have become the best team to fight against the evil they come across; fighting demons and finding themselves in the process.
Just when they finally meet the twisted sorceress and believe they are close to their much needed counter spell, they are in for another surprise.
As involved as they are by now; they find themselves facing a difficult choice. To not only free their own country, Tirsa’s brother and themselves – for their romantic relationship will never be tolerated by the law book and their lives will be at stake- but also Dochas and the innocent Silent Folk. In order to free everyone someone has to be saved or be killed… That someone is just as cursed as Ceartas is; not by a real spell but by her own history and the prison she has built around her heart over the years. That person is the evil sorceress and queen of Dochas herself. She is their last and only hope and their biggest challenge…