For a thief, getting caught is never a good thing. But when a wizard coerces a man into stealing a mythical prize, threatens his very life, and compels him to cooperate with his worst enemy—well, a man's got to do what he's told. Until, of course, he can think of a better plan.More info →
A warrior with a steel will, Telic Ruan plans everything ahead, is always in control. It's his job to protect the work farms and maintain their peace, but someone is stirring the shadow of rebellion. When he confronts Ashkar Dathan, though, he may have misjudged the character of the renegade mage.More info →
A vengeful mage. A powerful gift. A naive youth.
Sherakai never wanted to become a warrior like his father and brothers. Satisfied with being fourth in line to inherit title and responsibility, he wants only to be Master of the Horse. But on the eve of his sister’s wedding, a terrible gift arrives and Sherakai’s course changes forever. His magic is the key to secrets he does not know or understand, and he must learn to fight to escape a future he doesn’t believe in. Now he must use what he hates to regain what he loves.More info →
In Blood and Shadow, readers were introduced to "a great cast of three-dimensional characters (and) a deliciously disturbed villain that somehow manages to be as believable as he is deranged" (Amazon Reader). Now the story continues as Sherakai dan Tameko discovers there is no easy escape from the tangled destiny laid out for him.
“He is… like copper in the sunlight, magnificent wings lifted, ruination and healing in every line and motion.”
When Sherakai dan Tameko is remade both physically and magically, then trained to become Bairith Mindar's personal weapon, even his Gift cannot help him control the creature he becomes. Now, with his volatile skills painting a bloody path across his beloved country, he must outwit the man who enslaved him and destroyed his life.
Sherakai's quest for freedom could break the magical leash that binds him to the mage who would be his master—or it could break his mind and loose a monster.More info →