Ule is Xiinisi, a race of trans-dimensional world builders. Shunned by her peers and spurned by a love interest, she retreats into Elish, a planet she built during her youth while being incarcerated. When she attempts to return home, she is blocked by a mysterious force and must find another way. As she searches for help, she discovers an unusual phenomenon never before expressed in worldbuilding:
Demons walk the Root Dimension.
After an encounter with Istok, a cactus demon, Ule is bound by his magic. Transformed into a gemstone, she succumbs to a dream state. Upon awaking, she is thrust back into Elish where merchants and farmers struggle to recover from a one hundred year war, and even worse…
Ule cannot remember who or what she is.
Join Ule as she searches for clues to her true nature and identity in a world that doesn't want her to remember.
"There is a true shimmer of shapeshifting in the essence of the narrative: just as Ule can change her form at will (and has it changed for her), so Daven keeps the story morphing so subtly that it is only in retrospect that you can see that there was a plan and purpose all along." —Jen Frankel, author of Undead Redhead
In the conclusion to The Forgotten Gemstone & The Other Castle…
Ule’s current male form, Ulmaen, is on the verge of deathmorphing when he realizes what he truly must be—a monster. It explains why his kind, the Xiinisi, keep him imprisoned in the world of Elish. Accepting his fate, Ul decides to become a tree demon, only to discover that being a demon has its consequences. After deathmorphing back into a female-looking Elishian, Ul is captured by two bounty hunters and learns that, due to a prison break at Sondshor Castle,
Mithreel, the deadliest of demons, walks free.
During Ul’s pursuit of Mithreel, she gains unexpected allies along the way, learns to push beyond the limits of her abilities, but strangest of all, she finds a way out of her own prison. Upon returning to her home world, the realm of Xii, she discovers
the Xiinisi are no where to be seen.
As Ul struggles to restore her realm, she is forced to let go of what she thinks she knows about herself and embrace a part of her nature that will assure her place among her kind once and for all.
Join Ul as she pursues a demon and learns she can’t escape the call of her true nature, and undergoes her most authentic transformation of all.
In the sequel to The Forgotten Gemstone…
As Xiinisi, Ule is a Sentinel-in-training, assigned to protect the world of Elish and keep watch over the demons that roam there. She settles into a comfortable covert existence at Sondshor Castle, where life couldn’t be better. As an Elishian, she’s happily married and has just been promoted to Adept Scribe. When a rare form of election is called by the people of Sondshor, promising to usher in an historic and exciting era,
Ule is poisoned.
Instructed by her Master to leave behind her established life and begin another, she resolves to figure out who murdered her and why, even when she is unexpectedly challenged by the next phase of her training.
Ule must deathmorph into a form she’s never taken before.
Uncomfortable in her new body, she re-immerses herself in the politically charged everyday life within Sondshor Castle and discovers that everyone she knows keeps some part of themselves hidden. Even more surprising, the castle grounds extend much farther than she ever realized, hiding a long forgotten treasure, and clues to the identity of a murderer.
Join Ule as she investigates her own murder, and learns how true nature, no matter how well hidden, reveals itself eventually.
She’s heard all the creepy stories about the abandoned town beneath the water, but she’s not afraid. After living on the streets of Edgeport City as a kid, the only monsters she’s ever encountered have been human.
And she doesn’t believe in ghosts.
No matter how often she kills the spider, it keeps coming back.
And every time, it’s bigger than before.