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London, 1871. When I applied for the position of bookkeeper with Professor Twickham and his daughter, I lied about my qualifications. In turn, they lied about the job for which I was applying.
Had we not been so untruthful with each other, there might have been fewer night terrors stalking the inhabitants of the City. Fewer unexplained disappearances. Fewer deaths.
Now, nobody is safe from the vengeful spirits we’ve unleashed.
With no time to spare, we face an impossible task: we must discover the mysteries in metal in order to right this wrong.
But is it already too late?
Strange events bring Earth Ward Inspector Dalton Kingston and his team to southern Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Unfortunately, it’s to investigate the murder of his friend: Earth Ward Inspector Sean Chalmers and his team.
One concern is that everything points to Lightville, a lightmire stronghold. Lightmires are nonhumans who eat diseases and heal people, are natural enemies of vampires, and typically do not involve themselves in events. Now they’re at the center of a murder investigation.
Another issue is that Sean’s team had been investigating strange occurrences, and his notes on the case were stolen.
The nonhuman world’s eyes are on Dalton’s team, and the Earth Ward’s reputation is at stake. Dalton will do what he’s always done and rise to the occasion, displaying one of his core attributes—resilience.
Nearly a century after a plague ravaged civilization, a secluded matriarchal society thrives in the mountains. In this village there are no brothers, no fathers, no sons. In this village men exist only to serve the women, and boys have no mothers. In this village men do as they are told and defiance is severely punished.
This is the only life Wilderness has ever known, but when Jameson is brought in from the outside to be her husband, everything she thought she knew about strength and love is tested. As they struggle to find their place in the village, they suddenly find themselves face to face with outsiders who threaten to destroy everything they love, and it doesn’t take long to realize that they will have to work together, men and women alike, if they want to survive.
He suddenly becomes an alien target and quickly finds himself embroiled in an off-world adventure. Relying only on his training and streetwise skills to survive, Brad struggles to understand the bitter conflict between the aliens in an intergalactic war that has been waged for many millennia.
Every day is a battle for survival which brings him closer and closer to the truth!
One day, he learns that one faction threatens Earth’s very security, while the other wants something entirely different…All Brad wants is to return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life
In a land ravaged by civil war mages battle for supremacy whilst warlords rule the remnants of a broken population. And, sensing weakness, dark forces gather beyond the Veil, ready to punch a hole into this reality…Into this arena step two reluctant saviors.
Maegwin, a tormented priestess, is the last of her kind. The sole survivor of a murderous attack on her temple, she knows her goddess would preach forgiveness for her enemies. But Maegwin dreams only of revenge.
Rovann, a loyal mage, bows under the weight of expectation. As King’s Mage, the people look to him for leadership. But after the death of his wife, he dreams only of following her into oblivion.
Somehow these two damaged souls must learn to trust each other, for only united will they have the power to face the ancient evil that is stirring. But that’s easier said than done.
Because the Songmaker is waiting and if they falter, he will crush them utterly.
Minx, a royal Fae has been tasked with saving her people. Problem is, the only way to do that is by slaying a dragon and bringing their hide back to Paddling Grounds. The magic that resides inside dragons is strong and without it her people will die.
Except Minx has never slayed a dragon, she hasn’t even ever seen one, but she knows where to find them. With help from her Faelyr, half fae and half tiger companion, Minx sets out to Talon Range.
Kaleb, the dragon heir to the Pyra clan isn’t looking for war. But then again no one has ever asked him what he wants. He has a duty and he will do whatever is needed to keep his people safe. Even if that means taking on the darkness himself.
When Kaleb and Minx come face to face, a battle erupts. Neither are giving up, neither will fail. Until they realize they share a common enemy and only together can they defeat them.
With a pull between them that is strictly forbidden, Minx and Kaleb find they are on their own and time is running out.
A fae, a dragon and a war neither are prepared for. The end of both species is near and only they can save each other.
There is a hole in the sky. They call it the Rift. A portal to the gods. The scar of a suffering world. Through it, the gods rule the last scraps of civilization, harkening war. As chaos beckons, two leaders emerge from the ashes of a dying planet.
Julian Kyder is the son of an abusive rape victim who compensates for his abandonment through psychopathy. Sira Rune is a cancer survivor who dedicates her life to living free and fearless while experiencing the taboo and the unorthodox. Rune is the only one unafraid of Kyder, and that terrifies him, because he only knows how to function through fear. Even though she gives him more chances than he deserves, how much violence can she forgive? When is a person beyond redemption? While he struggles to control his demons and she struggles to find purpose, the gods drag the ruined world into war.
CONTENT WARNING: The Rift Cycle is a highly graphic series intended for mature audiences.
‘Children of Shadows’ is the first book of the epic fantasy series ‘The Seer’.
As the most powerful healer in three millennia, Calandra has been raised to save the all-female undine race using siren magic to bond a human man. She’s always done what’s expected of her—except that time she promised to free her childhood friend, a boy named Osaze, even if discovery means a death sentence. But with her powers getting weaker instead of stronger, following through on her promise might mean she can’t fulfill her destiny—and then who would save her island?
Across the sea in England, her brother Zale has been trying to outrun his merman identity ever since the accident that killed his father. When a young woman claiming to be an angel tells him he’s the first male of his kind in three thousand years, he’s thrust on a quest to save his mother and the sister he’s never met from an Order as old as the Earth itself. But if he can’t control his fearsome elemental powers, he may destroy everything he’s trying to save.
Meanwhile, Calandra is desperate to prevent the Madness that plagues all the powerful healers before she causes an accident like the one that sank Atlantis. When a mysterious man appears in her dreams and promises the answers she seeks, she jumps at the opportunity to train with him. But the more she learns, the darker and more far-reaching his intentions appear, and the closer insanity looms. If she can’t find the brother her mother fled their island to raise, she doesn’t have a hope of saving anyone—unless she re-bonds Osaze.
With the fate of their people and all of humanity in the balance, can Calandra and Zale break the bonds of their past in time to prevent a war with cosmos-impacting consequences . . . and to save the people they love most?
The Undine’s Tear is the first book in the mind-blowing young adult epic historical fantasy series Rise of the Grigori. If you like complex characters, lush world-building, ancient cultures, mermaids, dragons, angels, and demons, join Calandra and Zale in a search for redemption that will threaten the very fabric of the universe.