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Dark Fantasy Serial Novel
Contains genre-typical violence and adult situations
After reaching the Evenacht upon her untimely death, Vantra joins the hallowed Finders and eagerly Chooses her first Condemned to Redeem. She quickly finds out that neither her mentor, Nolaris, nor the Finder organization and its parent organization, the Hallowed Collective, wants Laken Redeemed. Outrunning her unexpected enemies leads her to the Joyful Caravan, a group of spirits who has no fear of anything associated with the Hallowed Collective.
Vantra and her new allies must discover the resting places of all five of Laken’s sundered spiritual essences, retrieve them, and complete his Recollection before the Finders and the Hallowed Collective, stops them. How far will Vantra go, to Redeem the UnRedeemable?
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Finder Vantra flees the city of Evening after her mentor, Nolaris, attacks her for Choosing to Redeem an elden Condemned, Laken. As a young ghost in the Evenacht without friends or family support, she has no help in her outrageous endeavor until she stumbled upon the Joyful Caravan. Led by two ancient spirits, Katta and Qira, and the elfine Kjaelle, they decide to aid her in her quest.
To retrieve Laken’s first essence, they must visit the Snake’s Den, a desolate desert filled with danger and deception. If Vantra is to succeed, she must elude the Hallowed Collective’s agents and reach the Snake’s Den ruins first–and then face the Snake.
Vantra and company’s adventures run in Evenacht: Snake’s Den. The serial chapters are released bi-weekly on Fridays by 2:00 PM PST at World Anvil Manuscripts.
Dark/Science Fantasy Serial
Contains genre-typical violence and adult situations
Lapis has spent the last eight years plotting revenge against the rebel traitor who led King Gall’s men into her childhood home and slaughtered her family. Believing herself abandoned by her older brother, and as the sole survivor of that terrifying day, she hid in the Jilvayna capital city of Jiy and abided her time. Under her city guise as chaser Lady Lanth, she joined the rebels with her partner Patch, and waited.
She discovers vengeance must wait even longer. Reunited with her brother, she is thrown into rebel intrigue and discovers that a rebel traitor is not her only, or most deadly, enemy.
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Lapis has trained for one thing over the last eight years; to exact revenge on the rebel traitor who helped the puppet king slaughter her family.
While waiting for her chance, she built a new life for herself as a chaser in the streets of Jiy. When unexpectedly reunited with her brother, she is thrown deeper into rebel intrigue and must decide if vengeance is worth sacrificing the larger rebel cause.
Furious at her inability to bring revenge to the rebel traitor, Lapis attempts to cut herself off from the Jilvayna rebels, only to find her brother Faelan and her partner Patch pulling her deeper in.
After Faelan breaks the Jilvayna rebellion, other problems arise. A Dentherion Empire skyshroud darkens the skies of Jiy, and a death-driven hunter threatens Lapis’s life. Patch believes their current difficulties stem from an underboss who fled to the ruined city of Ambercaast, and capturing him would solve their problems. Lapis hopes the retrieval is that simple.
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Ambercaast raised more questions than it solved, and the Jilvayna rebels are in a race against out-country entities who are interested in unearthing past technology to aid in their desire for conquest.
Lapis, overwhelmed with the renewal of childhood relationships, training street rats in the art of the chase, and still on the lookout for the rebel traitor, leaps at the chance to investigate another ruin with her partner Patch and a select group of allies. Will they discover the tech before their enemies?
Lapis, Patch and company’s adventures continue with Knavish Canto. The serial chapters are released bi-weekly on Fridays by 2:00 PM PST at World Anvil Manuscripts.
Dark Fantasy Series.
*Covers are from the second editions, released at the end of 2022
Contains genre-typical violence, domestic violence and adult situations.
Shiobe took a chance by following a foreign spy into the unknown, and now her dreamed-of dawn as a legendary swordswoman is at hand–if her bloodmage enemies do not destroy her first.
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The Wellspring Dragons Books 1-3.
Shiobe wanders the lower city streets of Iova, alone, the shadows of betrayal swallowing her. Her dreams of becoming a legendary swordswoman have broken on the shattered remains of her ex-friend and ex-lover, who saw court ambition as more attractive than a relationship with her.
Sikode, a foreign spy, offered her the adventure and companionship she desired. She snatched the opportunity, but at what cost?
Accepting her new dawn with Sikode brings the adventure Shiobe craves. A map describing a way into the Glass Volcano, the Flame Dragon’s lair, triggers a quest to achieve Sikode’s lifelong dream of dragon mastery.
But not all goes as planned. Assassins target the Illenan king’s cousin, and Sikode and Shiobe discover the dead Merren despot’s bloodmages are not as vanquished as the Merren and Illenan crowns assumed. With such dire enemies to defeat, how will they reach the Glass Volcano before their Solin rivals?
Neither assassin nor bloodmage prevented Shiobe and Sikode from reaching the Glass Volcano, home to Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. With local climber Ceten as their guide, they enter the volcano in search of the Kandari, the dragon’s controlling artifact.
They are not alone within the dark interior. Rivals for the artifact from Solin and Oritan hound their steps, and enemy bloodmages have tracked Shiobe to the lair, intent on retrieving their sylf-blessed stone she accidentally stole.
Will Shiobe’s knowledge of the lair lead them to the Kandari first?
Shiobe and Sikode’s adventures continue in the upcoming fourth book, The Abyss of Dreams. Accompanied by Ceten, they visit Sikode’s childhood home, which stands in the shadow of the Abyss, the lair of Lajaka, Ice Dragon of Lassa. Anticipating Solin and Oritan interference in their quest for the Vendari, Lajaka’s artifact, they rush to enter the lair–but find that rivals are not their primary enemy.
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Ambercaast Chapter 28: A Sequence of Unlucky Escapes is Live! And so is the Epilogue; yes, Ambercaast has drawn to a close. But never fear, Lapis and co continue their adventures in Knavish Canto, the first chapter of which will go live on Friday, May 13. Lapis is certain things are drawing to a close…
Check out Chapter 27 here. Lapis, Patch, Brander and Dagby rush to prevent the evacuation of the coder and retrieve the khentauree research they flee with. Oddly, the markweza is not part of the flight, and more information about who and what underpins the events at Ambercaast comes to light through him. Chapter 27 is…