Those gifted with power don’t get to choose a normal life.
Kitty Fairlow’s hunting skills come from more than years of protecting her secluded village. She inherited an ancient spirit, a secret long kept, even from her. Until now.
Grey-skinned creatures out of portals to a barren land rip Kitty away from her idyllic life. Her quest is to gather a group of heroes capable of defending their world against a race that devours life energy. Though she hasn’t prepared for this duty, she was born for it. She is a Constellation.
And she’s not the only one.
Kitty, along with a high-born dancer and snarky juggler who can’t stand each other, must find the rest of their kind soon. Because otherwise they’ll be dead before they even realise they are the last hope to save the world.
The worlds are broken. Cataclysms wreak havoc. Nations are at war.
The people of Trianon live in fear and those who practice the ancient arts of magic have been hunted and killed. When Valana turns from personal tragedy to join forces with Okano and Mukori, she begins to believe that peace in Trianon might soon be restored. But the struggle for peace has a price. A powerful Nightstalker, a mythic Protector, Valana must turn from her previous identity and take up her swords to rid Trianon of those spreading chaos and fear. To achieve her dream of peace, she must be the hand that brings death. Now she must choose between the values of Strength and Honour that once united her people, and the future of Trianon.
Can order rise from the chaos?
Or will Valana succumb to the darkness consuming the hearts of Aurelia?
If you enjoy unique fantasy worlds where swords and sorcery combine, then you should read this book.
Glorhelm, the exiled elven prince; Carant, the wry druid; Rozeka, the mysterious witch; and Anagil, the dour dwarf. Unlikely travelling companions, they are nonetheless thrown together through various quirks of fate, and when they stumble upon news of a strange quest, at first it seems to be nothing more than another way to make a living. Along with some new companions – a priest, a princess and a thief – they set off in search of five precious and rare artefacts that will save the life of Princess Faro, sole heiress to the ancient throne of Lerwichamian. Of the Seven Magic Kingdoms of Tala, a land now ravaged by the consequences of a violent and deadly war, only Lerwichamian now remains; but it is diminished, the line of Kings broken, and under the rule of the amoral Baron Fro.
As the party journey through Tala, subtle clues begin to emerge that embroil the party in a tale far more important and desperate than they could have realised. Why has Kajan Thar, the Baron’s Chief of Staff, chosen a greenhorn such as Baranil the inexperienced priest to accompany them? Why has the Baron not been seen in public for months? Who is this curious necromancer who has allegedly ensnared the Princess in her sleeping state? Can they really trust the seemingly kindly Payadanian, head of the Church of Haltor? And then there are the secrets held deep inside the members of the party themselves…
Five tales of men and women who are not yet heroes.
Five tales of fabulous creatures and monsters.
Five tales from history in a world very different from our own.
Three women … Escaping from the harsh demands of society. Refusing to live their lives according to the rigid rules of narrow-minded villages and towns. Slipping out of the clutches of tyrannical men and discovering who they really are. These are tales of women who are not strong warriors or sexual predators.
Spend a while with Eran, a man despised, who cannot lead the life he wants because of a disability. Meet Lored, a taku-kevir who experiences life as a series of tests …
Mermaids, monsters, unicorns and butterflies. Nirunen is a place to face your worst nightmares and to live your most delightful dreams.
A Shaper’s Promise is the first instalment of the epic fantasy Aura Shaper series of books which tell an extraordinary, highly original tale of good versus evil.
Set in a world far from Earth without electricity and conveniences like cars, telephones and planes, this is a planet with eight-coloured rainbows and a universal religion dedicated to the light where some are born with ‘gifts’. They might be Musicians or Artists, gifted with the Elements, like Stone, Light or Air, learn a language in minutes or have Speed, Strength or a million other possibilities. They’re not mutants. They’re not aliens. They’re just extraordinarily talented.
One of the rarest gifts is Reading the auras that surround every living thing: understanding the patterns of light that reveal a person’s thoughts and feelings, their very being. The rarest gift of all, though, is the ability to not just Read an aura but manipulate it, control it or even destroy it… to Shape it. It’s no wonder ancient lawmakers decreed Aura Shapers be wiped out or that Shaping is still punishable by death.
A Shaper’s Promise begins with Anna. She’s just eighteen and possibly the first Aura Shaper born in The Kingdom in centuries. Her Healer mother’s always warned her to never let anyone know what she is, but she’s determined to head to Ionantis to try to join the Quorum of Gifted. Fate seems to think she should follow a different path and she soon finds herself embroiled in events beyond her wildest dreams. For there is evil heading towards The Kingdom and Anna’s gift might be the only weapon that can save them.
“An entertaining and exciting tale from a convincing and attractive fantasy world” “The finale is crashingly epic. I read it at the speed of sound. People! This is an excellent read!” “Absolutely loved this book. Cost me some sleepless nights cause I couldn’t drag myself away from it!” “The whole concept of this magical world is enchanting. Would thoroughly recommend and can’t wait for the next instalment!!” “The first in a trilogy, that draws you in to a wonderful world of fantasy. Great characters, well thought through plot, page turning.”
The Aura Shaper Series is dedicated to the author’s friend, Ann Clark, who passed away much too early after a lifetime dedicated to healing others.
Please note that Karen MacRae is a British author who writes in British English.
For two thousand years the Teeth have stood, three immense barriers of divine light rising high into the heavens, encircling the world, dividing it from Paradise. Like others of the Penitent world, Dreen and his telepathically impaired son, Bartu, cling to a dream. A dream that one day a savior will arrive to fell the imprisoning Teeth. Unlike others, however, their dream rests on more than mere faith. It rests on the promise of an artifact that came to their family centuries ago. A holy relic that is key to a future savior’s success.
To keep the relic safe, Dreen and Bartu must keep it secret. A task not easily accomplished in this world of telepaths. Making the task even more difficult is an obscure prophecy that foretells of the sacred artifact. A prophecy that Rue-A-Kai, the Destroyer, knows well. With the strength of a hundred wizards, the reincarnated savior of the Vile hordes imperils not only the Penitent kingdoms he now threatens to overrun, but also the promised arrival of a true future savior. Were the demonic Rue-A-Kai to acquire the holy relic, his perverse interpretation of prophecy would transform the relic from a device of deliverance to one of damnation, ensuring that the Teeth never fell, that the world never saw Paradise.
Yet the relic remains safely hidden, as it has for centuries. And there is no reason to believe it will not continue to remain so for centuries to come. No reason at all, that is, until the accident. . . .