Bad enough that Lord Morvilind is forcing her to work with the Rebels. Even worse that the murderous Rebels want her dead.
But this time, the Rebels want her to rob a bank.
Specifically, the Royal Bank itself, the best-defended building in North America.
And unless Nadia uses all her magic and all her cleverness, she’s going to take the fall for the heist of the century…
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Three hundred years after the Conquest, the exiled Elven High Queen rules an orderly but stagnant Earth, with humanity forced to fight in the High Queen’s war against the traitors on the Elven homeworld.
Nadia Moran doesn’t care about that. She doesn’t care about the High Queen, or the Rebels seeking to overthrow her. All she cares about is getting her baby brother the treatments he needs to recover from his potentially fatal disease…and those treatments have a steep price.
Fortunately, Nadia has magic of her own, and she’s a very, very good thief.
Unfortunately, the powerful Elven lord Morvilind has a hold on Nadia. If she doesn’t follow his commands, her brother is going to die.
Of course, given how dangerous Morvilind’s missions are, Nadia might not live long enough to see her brother’s death…
The High Queen's Inquisition is coming for her, led by the Lord Inquisitor himself. Desperate and trapped, Nadia has no choice but to cut a deal.
Nadia is a master thief, and even the Lord Inquisitor needs things stolen.
But the price of Nadia's freedom might destroy her utterly...
Ridmark Arban is the Shield Knight, the only Swordbearer in the realm of Owyllain. He is allied with the noble King Hektor Pendragon, who fights to reunify the Seven Swords and to end the destructive war they have unleashed.
But the tyrannical King Justin Cyros is marching to war against Hektor, and King Justin knows the secret of the malevolent New God, a secret that will kill everyone in Owyllain.
Starting with Ridmark and his family...
To redeem himself, he seeks the secret of the return of the Frostborn, and the sinister Elder Shamans of the bone orcs might know the truth.
But the Elder Shamans do not part with their secrets willingly.
And their most dangerous secret might mean Ridmark's death...
Originally published as the novellas THE BONE ORCS, THE SKULL TREES, THE DAGGER JAWS, THE GHOST HALFLING, THE RUIN GATE, and THE ELDER SHAMANS.
Specifically, she carries the Ring of Rasarion Yagar, a relic created by the tyrannical necromancer-king who once ruled Ulkaar. The deadly sorcerers of the malevolent Umbarian Order wish to seize the Ring for themselves, as do the sinister priests of the ruthless Temnoti cult.
And to make matters worse, the Ring is not the only powerful relic of Rasarion Yagar.
And unless Caina can escape her foes, the wielders of those relics will kill her...
But even the mighty Frostborn themselves have been duped, for the shadow of Incariel has used them as its weapons.
Unless Ridmark can defeat the Shadowbearer, the shadow of Incariel shall rise and devour the world for all time...
But it is far too late.
The host of the Frostborn marches to war, bringing terror and death in their wake, and a weakened Andomhaim is not strong enough to defeat them.
Only the sword of the Dragon Knight has the power to drive back the Frostborn, and it is calling to Ridmark Arban.
But the sword devours anyone bold enough to wield it…
Now the gates of ruin have been thrown open, and the Frostborn and their armies threaten to overthrow the High Kingdom.
Only Ridmark stands in their way. Distrusted by his countrymen and broken by grief and loss, he will nonetheless show the Frostborn why the Gray Knight is the most feared warrior of the age.
Or die trying…
The power of the dwarves of Khald Tormen might turn the balance, but the dwarves face their own ancient enemy.
And that ancient enemy has plans of his own for Ridmark...
RIDMARK ARBAN has sought to stop the return of the evil Frostborn. Now the malignant wizard Shadowbearer is ready to summon the Frostborn once more. Unless Ridmark stops him, Shadowbearer shall cover the world in killing ice.
SHADOWBEARER has spent a hundred thousand years preparing for the end of the world, and his victory is at hand.
No mere mortal shall stop him.