In addition to Dragon Rider, Beginnings features four previously published fantasy adventure novels, all with new introductions from the author:
The Emperor’s Edge
Balanced on the Blade’s Edge
A fourth volume in the prestigious series of space opera collections emerges, featuring ten authors telling bold new tales. Join these award-winning writers as they take you on a journey... beyond the stars.What readers are saying about the BEYOND THE STARS space opera series:
The most talented code breaker her people have.
When deadly secrets from the ancient past are unearthed, secrets capable of fracturing the world and destroying all life on the planet, these two enemies will have to work together. They are humanity’s only hope.
The Forgotten Ages series is recommended for fans of epic fantasy, action-adventure, mystery, and romance. This bundle includes:
Enigma (short story)
Bonus extras with the author
An assassin wanted dead for crimes he did commit…
Normally, they would be enemies, but they both seek the same thing: exoneration.
Unfortunately, a nefarious underground organization is attempting to kill the one man who could grant it to them, the emperor. If they want to win their freedom, they’ll have to battle powerful wizards, outscheme master schemers, and defeat bloodthirsty monsters, all while dodging friendly fire and evading the law. Exoneration isn’t easy.
This boxed set includes the first three novels in this high fantasy adventure series: The Emperor’s Edge, Dark Currents, and Deadly Games. The books are recommended for fans of epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, and steampunk.
If you’re a fan of epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, or just good old adventure stories, you’ll want to pick up this bundle and prepare yourself for hours of enjoyable reading. These free books feature dragons, assassins, wizards and warriors in adventures of epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, and more.
The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo
A war has gripped Myranda's land for generations, but the chance discovery of a mysterious sword may set her on the path to restore peace once and for all.
The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker
He’s the empire’s most notorious assassin. She's a protocol-quoting enforcer. They're an unlikely team, but somebody has to save the city. . .
The God Decrees by Mark E. Cooper
Julia is a nineteen year old Olympic gymnast training hard for the upcoming Games, when she’s summoned by a wizard to save his people.
Defender by Robert J. Crane
Someone is stealing weapons of unlimited power, and only Sanctuary stands between the world of Arkaria and total destruction.
Draykon by Charlotte E. English
Shy Llandry Sanfaer finds herself at the center of a sensation when she discovers a new and mesmerizing gemstone. Unraveling its mysteries may change Llandry's life—and her world—forever.
Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen
Blinded by his desire for revenge, a sorcerer unleashes a force that he needs fellow magicians to control, but no other magicians are keen to help him.
Lost City by Jeffrey Poole
The mysterious appearance of a large mark on young dwarf's back has fueled speculation that it's a treasure map in disguise. Five dwarves and one dragon band together to try and solve the most cryptic treasure hunt anyone has ever seen.
Reversion: The Inevitable Horror by J Thorn
Samuel arrives in a forest littered with caution tape and artifacts of the deceased. He struggles to regain his memory and outrun the ominous cloud eating away at his world before it collapses upon itself. Samuel must escape the reversion before it’s too late.
When trouble arises in his homeland, a mysterious blight that could cause widespread starvation for his people, he’s invited to take several old friends to travel to his country to investigate. If Basilard can solve the problem, perhaps his people will finally realize he’s not a bad influence on his family. But unlikely obstacles stand in his way, including a strange Kendorian woman that he’s ordered to take along on the mission.
A Kendorian fugitive hiding in Turgonia, former tracker and assassin Ashara Longbow wants to start a new life, so she can sneak her children out of her country to join her in the republic. Not only is she hunted back home, but the Kendorian ambassador in Turgonia has learned she exists and wants a favor in exchange for keeping her secret. If she doesn’t help him thwart Basilard’s mission, she may never see her children again.
A bookish paleontologist with a love for mysteries.
An ancient stronghold full of secrets that will take both of them to unearth.
Professor Lilah Zirkander (yes, she’s related to the famous pilot, and no, she can’t get him to autograph your undergarments) is looking forward to a summer in the paleontology lab, researching and cataloging new fossils. But that summer takes an unexpected turn when the king sends her into the Ice Blades to a secret mine where ancient dragon bones have been discovered. Rumor has it that they’re cursed and dangerous, but Lilah is more concerned about dealing with the outpost commander, a fierce officer with the temperament of a crabby badger.
As punishment for irking the king, Colonel Vann Therrik is overseeing the hardened criminals working in the remote Magroth Crystal Mines. He would like a chance to redeem himself—and escape the loathsome duty station—but nothing is going his way. Cursed fossils have delayed production, miners are trying to escape, and now a scientist has shown up, making demands on his time. Worse, she’s the cousin of his nemesis General Zirkander. As if one Zirkander in his world wasn’t bad enough.
Investigating the fossils leads Lilah and Vann into the depths of Magroth Mountain where centuries-old secrets lurk, and a long-forgotten threat stalks the passages. To have any chance at survival, they’ll have to work together and perhaps learn that neither is what the other expected.
Shattered Past is a stand-alone novel set in the author’s Dragon Blood world.
Yanko White Fox doesn’t remember his mother, but as the only gifted child in the family, he is expected to erase the mark she left on them all. With an affinity for earth magic and communicating with animals, he’s not the most natural candidate to become a warrior mage, but it’s the only sure route back into the Great Chief’s good graces. He has resigned himself to training for that destiny, whether it matches his passions or not.
Long before he’s ready for his first battle, insurrection comes to his distant corner of the empire. Rebels take over the salt mine his family manages and slay the only relative who ever supported Yanko. On the heels of the tragedy, a courier brings a message from the Great Chief’s son. Whether he is prepared or not, Yanko must undertake a quest, one that could save millions of lives… or fail utterly, leaving him dead, his family forgotten, and his people the victims of starvation and endless war.
But, with Amaranthe captured by the nefarious Forge coalition, and Sicarius off to find her, the team is lacking in leaders. Also, Sicarius has made it clear that Maldynado’s life may be forfeit should anything happen to the emperor while he’s gone.
To make matters worse, Forge’s cutthroats are after Sespian, and the young emperor believes Maldynado's loyalties are suspect. As if it’s his fault that his older brother is working with the coalition to usurp the throne. If Maldynado can’t figure out how to earn the emperor’s trust quickly, Sespian will go off to confront their powerful enemies on his own.
Meanwhile, Amaranthe must find a way to escape from the coalition’s newest ally, Master Interrogator Pike, a man who plans to pull all of the secrets from her head, one way or another…
Blood and Betrayal is the fifth book in The Emperor's Edge fantasy series.
Other books in the series:
The Emperor’s Edge, Book 1
Dark Currents, Book 2
Deadly Games, Book 3
Conspiracy, Book 4
Blood and Betrayal, Book 5
Forged in Blood I, Book 6
Forged in Blood II, Final Book
The Blade’s Memory is the fifth installment in the Dragon Blood series.