The Secret of Azuron

What if your boy was the only one who could stop the greatest evil the world has ever known? Eleven-year old Landau discovers a treasure that will have every creature of myth and legend in pursuit of him. With the aid of his company, an odd teaming of a wizard, knight, assassin, gladiator, barbarian, mercenary and amazon, Landau must bring his treasure to the Capital to convince the Imperials who they are currently at war with to side with them and unite before the real enemy destroys them all. But the enemy constantly follows, Landau’s companions despise each other, and all he wants is to complete his quest so he can return home – but what chance does a kid have against the creator of all things evil?
The first book in ‘The Sword Empire’ series.


Meet J.R.Kearney

I have worked in retail for over twenty years. That’s bad. But I’ve also been writing the Sword Empire Series for fifteen of those years. That’s good. Living in Sydney, Australia for all my life, I began writing the series in 2005 as a series of short stories for my autistic nephew, set in the fictional world of Heldorn, that soon grew into ‘The Sword Empire’ series of today. A lover of music, anything from a Van Halen guitar solo to a Disney showtune, I’m also a big advocate for exercise while also lounging about playing the latest RPG. But mostly books are my passion, growing up watching a lot of bad movies to know what a good story should look like. Regardless of fame or fortune I will write this series purely out of enjoyment, I hope you can enjoy them too.

Georgina

A determined woman…

Wild and reckless, Lady Georgina Seton has plans for her future. Driven by the pain of past heartbreak, she will do whatever it takes to gain what she wants… and she is determined to control her own destiny. By becoming the best female archer England has ever known she will safeguard her future without the need to marry.

An ambitious man…

Born the spare, Felton Crauford is hell bent to secure his own future by amassing wealth. The mineral vein he discovered promises to be a boon, but there is one problem…the deposit runs into a neighboring estate. To his fury, the hoyden next door does whatever she can to get in his way. All while presenting a temptation he cannot ignore.

Felton and Georgina are caught up in an unstoppable yearning that threatens to destroy both of their plans. Worse, they are powerless to stop the white-hot desire blazing between them. Georgina must place her wager: Open her heart once more or risk losing everything.

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By the Hands of Men, Book One: The Old World

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A soldier fights for his soul in the trenches of France.  A field hospital nurse battles death every day.  Are duty and honor enough of a reason to go on in the hell of a world at war?

A mere mile from the blood-drenched front lines, Russian refugee and nurse Charlotte Braninov encounters English Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald, who helps her save the life of another soldier.  Robert’s calm, courtly manner lingers in Charlotte’s mind, a comforting memory amid the deluge of suffering that surrounds her when she returns to the hospital.

Wounded during an unauthorized mission of mercy, Robert Fitzgerald finds himself demoted to a Medical Supply Officer, where he once more meets the brave young Russian nurse.  When Charlotte volunteers to help the Lieutenant learn about his duties in this new life of service, a quiet friendship blooms and love grows in that harshest of soils, even as the war rages on.  But human cruelty and endemic disease claw at their lives.  Can love survive in a world torn by warfare, greed, and deception?

The Old World, a novel that readers are calling “deeply moving,” “stunning,” and “magnificent,” is the first volume of the By the Hands of Men series.  Epic historical fiction by Roy M. Griffis, the saga sweeps across four continents in a gripping tale of fate, loss, redemption, and love.

A truly remarkable historical novel– so finely rendered in period detail – that the reader becomes one with the plot and characters. – RICK FRIEDMAN, FOUNDER, THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB