Book 5 of The Princess Maura Tales—a five-book series.
Empress Maura is now leader of Bhuttan and Hasan Daeg. All that remains is to capture the rebel stronghold of Bhuttani, controlled by the traitor Mikkotto who seeks to become queen of Hasan Daeg and Jezra, Dorak’s first wife, who covets the title of king for her son.
Aga Dorak and Empress Gitar of the Dinii are assumed to be dead. However, they are locked in another dimension due to an enchantment and cannot escape. The evil wizard Black Cacodemon, is a fellow prisoner in this netherworld as well.
Maura, convinced Dorak and Gitar have not perished, has dispatched an unlikely duo to find and rescue them––her spymaster KiKu, royal scribe Timon who team with a streetwise urchin named Akela.
Empress Maura leads an army against the city of Bhuttani in the ultimate battle for survival. But the city walls will not fall, and the gates will not buckle. Maura is determined that Bhuttani must fall into her hands before her troops rebel.
Will Maura finally sit on the Bhuttanian throne in the Imperial Palace? Or will victory be snatched away by means of magic? Will she find Dorak and reunite with her great love? Or will Maura have to kill him?
The fate of the Kaseri hinges on the outcome!
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Mona Moon is not your typical young lady. She is a cartographer by trade, explorer by nature, and adventurer by heart. But there’s a problem.
Miss Mona is broke. It’s during the Depression, and National Geographic has just turned down her application to join an expedition to the Amazon.
What’s she to do? Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl. Anything to tide her over until a next assignment.
There’s a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night? Holding a revolver, Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase.
“I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!” he says.
Mona’s response is to point her revolver in his face. If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him.
That’s how Mona does things in 1933.
Finalist in the USA BOOK NEWS Best Book List of 2011. Josiah Reynolds, a
former art history professor, was once a celebrity with wealth, social
position, and a famous husband. Now all of that is gone. The professor
finds her circumstances drastically altered. Retired, Josiah is now a
full time beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey
at the local Farmers Market. She finds her world turned upside down when
a man is found dead in her bee yard, only to discover that the victim
is her competitor and nemesis. The police suspect the brutal death is
murder and Josiah is their number one suspect. She is determined to find
out who is trying to frame her, along with her assistant, Matt, who is
twenty years her junior and gay, and her lawyer, Shaneika, a
African-American woman, rumored to be a descendant of a historically
prominent Lexington family. Josiah s powerful but secretive daughter
pops in and out of her mother s life, pulling strings to protect her
mother from danger. Set in the beautiful horse country of the Bluegrass,
Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in
Kentucky. Fighting an unseen enemy in the glamorous world of
Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum plantation houses,
Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a city that keeps its secrets