Beneath the Canyons

Daughter of the Wildings

Book 1
Kyra Halland
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Cowgirls and gunslingers in a world of magic...

Silas Vendine is a mage and a bounty hunter, on the hunt for renegade mages in the sparsely-settled Wildings. When he rides into the town of Bitterbush Springs on the trail of strange, dark magic, he lands in the middle of a deadly feud - and discovers that a local rancher's daughter is hiding a dangerous secret.

Lainie Banfrey has been taught all her life that wizards are unnatural creatures with no heart and no soul. If anyone finds out she has magical powers, she could end up on the wrong end of a hanging rope. But when a gunslinger shows up searching for the man who has brought Lainie's hometown to the brink of open warfare, she learns that he shares her secret and agrees to help him.

As they find themselves falling for each other - an attraction forbidden by the strict laws of the Mage Council - Silas and Lainie must find and stop the renegade mage before the dark power he has unearthed destroys everyone who makes the Wildings their home.

Beneath the Canyons is the first book in the innovative Daughter of the Wildings fantasy-western series. If you love magic, adventure, and romance in a unique setting, come discover the wonders and mysteries of the Wildings today!

Contains language, violence, and mild to moderate sensual content.
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About the author

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. She combines those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she likes to read.

Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds.

Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She's a wife, mom and mom-in-law, proud grandma, and devoted cat servant.

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Publisher
Kyra Halland
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Published on
Nov 3, 2014
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Pages
257
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Westerns
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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