The Cipher

A Crosspointe Novel

Book 1
Bell Bridge Books
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"An original world, real people, and high-stakes intrigue and adventure. Great fun."



--New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs

In Crosspointe, surrounded by a dangerous sea, wild majick surges with the tides as do the fortunes of the royal family.

Lucy Trenton's ability to sense majick is one of her most dangerous secrets. But only one.

A blackmailer knows the other.

Suddenly, Lucy is caught in a treasonous plot to destroy the crown, and she's trapped in the tentacles of a desperate, destructive majick. Her only hope is ship captain Marten Thorpe, who--by every account--cannot be trusted. With time running out, Lucy must find a way to win a dangerous game or lose everything she holds dear.
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Publisher
Bell Bridge Books
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Published on
Jun 6, 2014
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Pages
365
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ISBN
9781611944570
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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Book 3
The fierce healer and guardian Reisil journeys with her goshawk to a realm of dark sorcery in the final battle of an epic fantasy trilogy.
 
Guardian priestess Reisil of the ahalad-kaaslane thought she had destroyed the stronghold of the Patverseme wizards, whose dark sorcery is wreaking havoc on all realms—but they were not so easily defeated. The plague decimating the population of Kodu Riik in Path of Honor continues with increasing destruction. Meanwhile, armies of the power-mongering Aare go on a murderous rampage in an attempt to usurp the throne. In doing so, they pit family members against one another, and sorcerers against the ahalad-kaaslane.
 
In order to save her people from the worst of all fates—obliteration—Reisil must outsmart the unrelenting wizards and render them powerless. Key to her success will be deciphering the mysterious wizard runes and, in turn, healing an ever-widening rift between two worlds.
 
Accompanied by her telepathic goshawk, Saljane, and her loyal lover, Yohuac, Reisil travels across a war-ravaged land and into an alternate realm. Only there can this strong heroine ascertain the form of magic needed to solve the problems that threaten existence as she knows it. Will Reisil choose the right path despite impossible odds and crippling self-doubt or will her destructive impulses and the dark will of the gods have irreversible consequences?
 
An intimate story of a strong female character and her profound bond with her animal companion—as well as a gripping saga of good versus evil—Path of Blood is a thrilling conclusion to acclaimed author Diana Pharaoh Francis’s epic fantasy trilogy.
 
Book 2
The healer Reisil and her goshawk companion must work with wizards—who were once enemies—in this tale filled with “likable characters and plenty of action” (Locus).

One year after the events of Path of Fate, in which the healer Reisil joined the ranks of the guardian and defenders, the ahalad-kaaslane, the young journeywoman feels disillusioned. Her fellow ahalad-kaaslane are fearful of her, and she does not fit in with the magilanes either—those priests and priestesses who, like her, share a telepathic bond with predator birds.
 
To make matters worse, the blessed Lady Amiya, the goddess of Kodu Riik, whom Reisil serves, seems to have abandoned her people. Deathly plagues, drought, and famine ravage the country; mysterious creatures attack people in the mountains; and the ruling lisand has gone into seclusion.
 
Reisil tries to help her countrymen, but is horrified to find that she has lost her ability to heal. When she catches wind of a group of mysterious ambassadors who are visiting the royal family in secret, she fears they have an evil agenda. Without power, and with only the companionship of her intelligent but enigmatic goshawk, Saljane, Reisil is determined to figure out what is truly ailing the land. She soon realizes that she must seek out the very wizards she once fought against in order to defeat the plague—and to do so, she must also come to terms with the destructive force within herself.
 
For lovers of strong female characters and compelling animal companions, Path of Honor is the suspenseful second installment of an emotionally gripping fantasy series, replete with a sinister plot, dark magic, and mystery lurking at every turn.
Book 2
The healer Reisil and her goshawk companion must work with wizards—who were once enemies—in this tale filled with “likable characters and plenty of action” (Locus).

One year after the events of Path of Fate, in which the healer Reisil joined the ranks of the guardian and defenders, the ahalad-kaaslane, the young journeywoman feels disillusioned. Her fellow ahalad-kaaslane are fearful of her, and she does not fit in with the magilanes either—those priests and priestesses who, like her, share a telepathic bond with predator birds.
 
To make matters worse, the blessed Lady Amiya, the goddess of Kodu Riik, whom Reisil serves, seems to have abandoned her people. Deathly plagues, drought, and famine ravage the country; mysterious creatures attack people in the mountains; and the ruling lisand has gone into seclusion.
 
Reisil tries to help her countrymen, but is horrified to find that she has lost her ability to heal. When she catches wind of a group of mysterious ambassadors who are visiting the royal family in secret, she fears they have an evil agenda. Without power, and with only the companionship of her intelligent but enigmatic goshawk, Saljane, Reisil is determined to figure out what is truly ailing the land. She soon realizes that she must seek out the very wizards she once fought against in order to defeat the plague—and to do so, she must also come to terms with the destructive force within herself.
 
For lovers of strong female characters and compelling animal companions, Path of Honor is the suspenseful second installment of an emotionally gripping fantasy series, replete with a sinister plot, dark magic, and mystery lurking at every turn.
Book 3
The fierce healer and guardian Reisil journeys with her goshawk to a realm of dark sorcery in the final battle of an epic fantasy trilogy.
 
Guardian priestess Reisil of the ahalad-kaaslane thought she had destroyed the stronghold of the Patverseme wizards, whose dark sorcery is wreaking havoc on all realms—but they were not so easily defeated. The plague decimating the population of Kodu Riik in Path of Honor continues with increasing destruction. Meanwhile, armies of the power-mongering Aare go on a murderous rampage in an attempt to usurp the throne. In doing so, they pit family members against one another, and sorcerers against the ahalad-kaaslane.
 
In order to save her people from the worst of all fates—obliteration—Reisil must outsmart the unrelenting wizards and render them powerless. Key to her success will be deciphering the mysterious wizard runes and, in turn, healing an ever-widening rift between two worlds.
 
Accompanied by her telepathic goshawk, Saljane, and her loyal lover, Yohuac, Reisil travels across a war-ravaged land and into an alternate realm. Only there can this strong heroine ascertain the form of magic needed to solve the problems that threaten existence as she knows it. Will Reisil choose the right path despite impossible odds and crippling self-doubt or will her destructive impulses and the dark will of the gods have irreversible consequences?
 
An intimate story of a strong female character and her profound bond with her animal companion—as well as a gripping saga of good versus evil—Path of Blood is a thrilling conclusion to acclaimed author Diana Pharaoh Francis’s epic fantasy trilogy.
 
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