In the wake of the Great Calamity, the world of Etherea stood divided. Three distinct realms, one forever shadowed, one drenched in light, and one caught in the grey between, battled for supremacy. A fragile peace now exists. To preserve it, two emissaries from each realm are chosen to partake in an epic quest: the Trials of the Innermost.
In the left hand, knowledge. In the right hand, combat.
The six Truthseekers must learn to look beyond the birthplace of their companions, or risk failure as they face challenges designed to test their deepest fears. Haunted by lies and secrets in their pasts, their struggle to understand each other will take on a new urgency. An ancient threat is about to emerge, capable of unraveling time, light, and even life itself—and only united can they stand against it.
Book 1 of the Etherea Cycle.
Kristina graduated with a BA in Psychology, a minor in Music, and a concentration in Computer Science. Many of her writings have a fantasy or science fiction theme, and music often finds its way to add a fine arts touch to her characters. Kristina played golf on her college team and trumpet in the jazz and symphony bands.She was inducted into the honor societies Phi Eta Sigma and Psi Chi. Her first published novel was Trials of the Innermost.
In her spare time Kristina takes photography, attends conventions (and cosplays), makes various crafts, plays video games (RPGs are her favorite), works on her flower garden, and hangs out with her husband and dog. Nature plays a strong role in her photography as well as her writing. She is an Indiana native.
Jonathan is the proud owner of a BA in English, and a minor in Spanish. His writing bears the influence of his studies, as well as the legacy of the many science fiction and fantasy authors he reads.
Jonathan played soccer and tennis for many years. He is relatively skilled at the former, and a decided amateur when it comes to the latter. He also plays piano and sings. In his spare (aka not writing) time Jonathan binges on YouTube videos of high performance cars, and classic YouTube personalities like Tyler Oakley and Mamrie Hart.
Follow Eskandar and his friends in The Pirates of Brisa, Book 2 of Wyrms of Pasandir, a grand fantasy adventure in a world of wyrms, steamships, magic and mayhem!
Anna is clearly different from others. With obvious physical differences and powerful abilities, she’s never quite fit in… anywhere. Having no knowledge of her parents, she sets out to discover her true origin. On the run for most of her life, she’s become a master at eluding capture, even a little cocky you might say. When a sticky situation forces her hand, she hitches a ride with a wizard, who whisks her away to another world, where, according to him, she’d been exiled from as a child. This new magical place seems oddly familiar as Anna discovers powerful enemies and treasured allies on her quest for answers. The dangerous journey thrust her headlong into the arms of Kriston, who finds himself caught between sworn-duty and insatiable curiosity.
Tyyr is a member of Valsair’s secret police. As part of the House of Ravens, she is the first to gather information for her king. She’s a killer, a spy; efficient and self-reliant.
Rumors of a dissenting lord passes through the Houses, and Tyyr is sent to investigate. The heart of the matter is a mysterious jewel known as the Dragon’s Tear. Tyyr must take the gem back to the capital, but the mission becomes a game of cat-and-mouse when the new owners want their possession to remain a secret.
Inside Valsair, a killer is leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. The corpses of two missing girls and a knight send Warden Zaka and his guardsmen on a mission to find the killer responsible.
The fates of Tyyr and Warden Zaka intertwine as they seek their truths, and fight for survival against the secrets of the kingdom.
[Complete edition of The Dragon's Tear and The Hunt]
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This should be read after reading Born To Magic, Volume I Tales Of Nevaeh
Prelude To Nevaeh is the prequel to the Tales of Nevaeh series, is a mix between Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks and The Hundred Series by Kass Morgan, combining futuristic dystopian societies ruled by magic and visionary and metaphysical elements with sorcerers and warriors that young adults, adults, and teens alike will love in this Epic Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Fantasy series based upon the magic that grew from the science & technology of the 20th & 21st centuries.
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Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands.
The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen.
With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction . . . or die trying, in this sequel to The Novice by Taran Matharu.