The Tree of Souls

Ganache Media
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A murky past. A forbidden love. A deathly power. 

When the river spits Umbra onto its bank, naked and shivering, the only clue to her identity is the arcane brand seared into her skin. A brand hunted by both a murderous necromancer and a handsome stranger. A brand that thrusts Umbra into a simmering conflict between the ascendant Clans and the nomadic Gherza. A brand that may make her the key to averting all-out war.

The Tree of Souls weaves an intimate tale of dark sorcery, doomed love, and implacable revenge, amid an age-old clash of nations, with all the souls of the living hanging in the balance.

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About the author

Katrina Archer lives and writes on her sailboat in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She has worked in aerospace, video games, and film, and has been known to copy edit for fun. She is the author of the dark fantasy The Tree of Souls, the young adult fantasy Untalented, and the nature photography book Shorescapes of Southern British Columbia. She owns 500 books, four vehicles (none of which is a helicopter), one dog, too many Apple devices, and is tolerated by her cat, who is more famous in Germany than she is. 

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Publisher
Ganache Media
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Published on
May 1, 2016
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Pages
402
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ISBN
9780988051287
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
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This content is DRM free.
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