Special .99 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 then rolls to $3.99. Trouble continues for Kelly and Travis Bishop. Their older brother, Jon, runs away to New York City, the nation embraces Majik Juice, and the American Security Administration makes house calls at two in the morning. The good news? An assassin thinks he can save humanity from injustice. The bad news? Demons have discovered the perfect lure to get Kelly back into Pandora’s Cave. The deep mystery and heart-pounding terror of The Demon Conspiracy Series continue, in Book 2, The Doomsday Shroud.
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Song of the Oceanides is the story of how three quirky characters’ lives overlap one fateful summer. Emmylou is a Martian girl stranded in Blue Hill, Maine where the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s Extraterrestrial-Enigma Service constantly hounds her. Down the coast, Rory Slocum is a young lad forever taunted and tormented by a band of mean-spirited sea nymphs. Only one thing comforts both heroes: a freaky comic book entitled Sir Pilgarlic Guthrie’s Phantasy Retrospectacle authored by the mysterious Giacomo Venable.
Welcome the spring with a poignant suspenseful dreamlike tale about hope and art and rebirth.
In the city of Iru, capital of the planet Lydo, a nineteen-year-old research student at the Science Academy named Brad enters the Netherworld to research its little-known inhabitants. In the process he loses his memory and takes on the form of the Daganland inhabitants. He awakens in the town of Nofer in Daganland, and soon learns he has entered a world of darkness and fire, where the odd inhabitants live and work by night. Ruled by a Tyrant, social relationships are forbidden, and friendships are prohibited. Menace overshadows the inhabitants at every turn, and Brad does not feel at ease in the strange environment.
In this sequel to the award-winning dark fantasy novel, Wytchfire, Rowen Locke has achieved his dream of becoming a Knight of the Crane, and he now bears Knightswrath, the legendary sword of Fâyu Jinn. But as the war continues, Rowen battles his own doubts, as well as a growing list of enemies.
In the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning novel, Wytchfire, Rowen Locke has finally achieved his dream of becoming a Knight of the Crane, and he now bears Knightswrath, the legendary sword of Fâyu Jinn. But the land remains torn, and though Rowen suffers doubts, he would see it healed. His knightly order is not what it seems, though, and allies remain thin. When Rowen and his friends seek an alliance with the forest-dwelling Sylvs, a tangle of events results in a midnight duel that teaches Rowen a dangerous lesson and leaves him with a new companion of uncertain loyalties.
The sadistic Dhargots still threaten the kingdoms, but another menace lurks in the shadows, playing a game none can see. As Rowen struggles to prove his worth—to his allies and to himself—chaos raises its hand to strike. A price must be paid, and not even the wielder of Knightswrath will remain untouched.
Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy’s defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don’t know. He makes her feel safe–a feeling she’s never experienced except in her dreams.
When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous–maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who–or what–MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart–it could cost Maddy her soul.
In what was once the beauty of America, catastrophically decimated three thousand years before in the terrorist wars, and changed by nuclear radiation, the descendants of the surviving peoples of America live in a world of ritual and magic where ten dominions battle a threatening dark power.
In Nevaeh, where men are blessed with great strength and women have both strength and psychic abilities, one person has been chosen to be Nevaeh’s savior, Areenna of Freemorn. At eighteen, the only daughter of the King of Freemorn, Areenna is called to The Island, a place where all women of psychic power must go, but from where only some return.
Areenna, whose psychic abilities—her magic—are already stronger than most. is accompanied by Mikaal, the son of the High King of Nevaeh. The two must undertake a perilous journey to The Island, a place of great power, in an effort to save Nevaeh from the oncoming darkness. But, these dark forces will do everything in their power to stop Areenna from reaching her destination. Their journey is filled with unimaginable dangers as they cross Nevaeh’s dominions, and fight their way to what will either claim both their lives or give them the ability to save their world.
Rachel Brackett arrives in Sullivan, Montana with simple goals: relocate, settle an estate, and manage her own antique store. Her parents and friends back home called it running away. That’s just fine with her.
Rachel’s curiosity leads her into the forest, and she finds creatures who know more about her ominous heritage than she does. The creatures only exist in nightmares – grotesque mutants and shapeshifters. They seek vengeance for hideous crimes in genetic engineering, and Rachel is the prime target for retribution. While Rachel searches for the truth behind the family she never knew, a bounty hunter stalks her every move. Only Leonardo, a figure shrouded in the shadows, offers protection. A were lion with the perfect blend of human and feline features. Terrifying. Impossible. Alluring.
When Rachel’s home is ripped apart and a friend attacked, it’s clear there is no safe haven. She is no longer running from her past, but trying to survive to make it to her future.
From Time’s conception the Guardians have led the way. Theirs is a position and a duty given by Sanctus, earned by Trials and kept by Right. They are a force beyond the confines of nature, immortal, wise, just and fair in their ways, and above all, powerful. Their supremacy has been a Golden Age when every Race, nation and living thing were united into one great society led by the wisdom and Light of the Guardians. But that glory has been breached from within by Arawn’s choice. Now Darkness comes.
In secret Darkness has festered since the dawn of time but with the shields of the earth crumbling, bringing chaos in the wake of the Great Guardian Exodus, everything is changing. A world hangs in the balances. The earth has turned against its inhabitants; its seasons have been wrung out of their courses and the Sun grows weaker by the hour.
A Resistance gathers yet who can tell friend from foe, reality from illusion or even hope from despair? Time passes—its measure diminishing with the Light as both fade more and more into Darkness. Generations rise and fall too soon. No one is safe. Not even the timeless wielders of the Light whose access to the eternal Flame is at the heart of it all. Flame—the most mysterious and valuable substance in the universe. It is life, power, and the promise of so much more yet it is not the prize, but the tool.
A new age has dawned. For Darkness too has access to the Flame so begins the Time of the Prophecy of Hope. Only with the Light fading away, Hope is just a word. All life is bound up in a new kind of war; its only front is the soul; its only weapon is temptation, and there is only one way out, survive the illusion! No one is immune. Not even the Guardians themselves…
A Guardian—one in whose heart this treasured Flame burns, one capable of breathing and wielding its untold power. He is the first son of the Mother and Father; Head of Sanctus’ noble legions of the Light who are by their Flame linked irrevocably to the Source. Cadclucan is the creature of Light who once led three of his brothers back in Time to rescue one of their number from the grip of an ancient evil. When the hope of that journey failed, his brother, Arawn, willfully chose to defy the laws of the Light and not even the Flame could withstand the infection that followed. By Arawn’s fall, the Guardian bloodline was broken; the Flame divided and a great war was fought talon to talon, brother against brother till blood rained from the heavens. Now, following the Exodus in which the Guardians retreated into their secret realm, Cadclucan is the last of his kind remaining in the world. He cannot stay; he cannot leave till Mhorag, the Promised Guardian King comes to claim the key to immeasurable power—the Stone of Existence of which he is the Guardian. No peace and no rest remain. Hiding and hunted, Cadclucan faces fear unlike any known to his kind before. It is a fear that comes from within his mind—a mind that is plagued by memories of a black future yet unmade.
He is the eldest offspring of the fallen, Prince of his race, but he is tortured by his own existence. He lives with his people in a remote and nameless forest to keep all life safe from the insanity brought on by their uncontrollable hunger. It is the curse of all Samhail to hunger for the Flame, which is their lost birthright as the dreaded children of Arawn. Traces of Flame are hidden in the life blood of every living thing. No longer under the protection of the Guardians the monster within has come unleashed. Always hungry, never quite in control, Lorshin stalks the night, and fears the Sun all the while silently harboring the torturous memories of the past. Seeking peace in all the wrong ways, the predator soon becomes prey to the Dark One’s illusion. With a single kiss he enslaves his people to Death. His crime and its price was foretold in Prophecy, yet he failed to heed its warning. Now Lorshin, as the lover of Death, undertakes a desperate attempt to redeem himself and free his people from everlasting Darkness. Through his bond with his twin, Isentara, who alone escaped slavery, he still knows Light, and Light is a powerful defense, but also through their bond Isentara knows Darkness. Two halves of a whole, separated by forces greater than themselves, they each must ultimately face the Darkness alone.
In the Darkness, strength becomes weakness. Anyone who gets in the way of the Dark One’s will faces a horrible end, and the Dark One wants Lorshin to be his Weapon more Worthy.
Playing dangerous games with the Dark may cost Lorshin more than he knows.
That dark entity who emerged from the heart of the first created life when Time was still unmeasured. Despite his stolen existence, he is a being who was never meant to exist. Cast down from the Kingdom, stripped of flesh, bone and identity, he remains becoming The One Whose Name is not Spoken, the bane of the Light. Existing in formless Darkness long held at bay by the Guardians’ dominion, Sgarrwrath has never forgotten the object of the lust that first birthed him into being, Sanctus’ Orb of Power.
Within the Orb is contained the Source, hidden in Flame, who is the most incomprehensible and powerful being in the universe and the one thing Sgarrwrath craves above all else. The Source has always been beyond evil’s reach, yet Time has a way of changing everything. Sgarrwrath never forgot and he never surrendered. His lust, like the Darkness, festered in the recesses of world in love with the Light. Now the ways of the Light lay in ruin and Flame is within his grasp. The time is fast approaching when either Light or Darkness will have to rise and lay claim to the soul of the Source by whom both are now uncomfortably linked. But all moments bare a price.
Darkness grows out of the East, sweeping inch by hard won inch across the world. The Resistance falters until a Prophet, branded by Flame emerges to proclaim the Hope of the Promised. Sgarrwrath has not grown so strong that he is beyond doubt, and when something not of his making burns into the encroaching shadows of his Void, all his plans come to disruption.
Comes in the form of a mere Human. He was born to this time, and bred to this destiny, being of a pure descent in a long concealed line of Men whose purpose is shrouded in mythology. His name is Armahad. Marked by a Guardian, bearer of the crown of the royal house of Caladrius, he is a man whose face shines like the Sun. Armahad soon finds himself at the center of the war. The Resistance gathers to his throne for refuge, yet he is endowed with all the weaknesses of humanity, and the weight of the world and the Prophecy have come to rest upon his shoulders.
Darkness follows, forcing Armahad to decide whether he is as noble as his ancestors to suffer that others may have Hope or whether he will choose another way.
Four lives bound in Prophecy
A world oppressed and on the brink suddenly embrace the coming of the Colorless.
Young, unproven Guardians find themselves alone in the face of unimaginable testing, in the grip of ancient evil.
There is only one choice for all: Absolute Surrender or Despair.
Who will rise and who will fall? Who will live to fight another day, and what will be the price of this Darkening Age? Trust no Hope.
An epic, dark fantasy saga continues…
Cast down from the Kingdom, cursed, condemned, stripped of flesh, bone and identity for his crime, Sgarrwrath has become The One Whose Name is not spoken, the bane of the Light. He has long existed in formless Darkness, held in check by the Guardians’ dominion, but he has never forgotten the object of the lust that first birthed him into being, Sanctus’ Orb of Power. Within the Orb of Power is contained the Source, hidden in Flame, the most mysterious and
powerful entity in the universe. This treasure is the one thing Sgarrwrath craves above all else and it is the one thing that has always been beyond his reach, until now. Even the Guardians, in whose hearts Flame burns, who breathe and wield its power, have never seen its Source nor harnessed its full potential. They are content to serve the Light. Arawn is not like the others. He is young, untested and he seeks more power though a prophecy reveals the predominance of the Flame belongs to another yet to be revealed. Arawn is easy prey for Sgarrwrath who lures him into Darkness to corrupt Arawn’s Flame to his will in the hope that Flame alone is the key to life, power– everything! Arawn’s brothers, three powerful, incorruptible Guardians
refuse to abandon hope. They journey into Darkness; how far will they go to save him? Will they have the strength to do what must be done even if they are forced to turn the full extent of their power upon Arawn? Or will Sgarrwrath destroy them all?
Winner of three Honorable Mentions to date: one in Fantasy (Halloween Book Festival 2013), one in Science Fiction (New England Book Festival 2013), one in Genre- based Fiction ( London Book Festival 2013).
Only a dragonblood, one who can transform into a mighty dragon, can again bring peace and justice to Almar, but all those of that mystical race have been murdered by the evil High Lord Kargoth who now rules the land. The Followers of the Blood oppose the High Lord, waiting for the fulfillment of a prophecy that a dragonblood will come and bring peace once again to Almar. Delina, a young elven girl who lives alone in the forest, wants nothing to do with men or even other elves, but now she has become the center of attention for the forces on both sides, and she must learn the truth of who and what she is before it is too late.
From the immortal kingdom of the Samurai, Imperial Leader Yokami Sukani and his eternal wife Tomoe Gazen, yearned for the child they knew they would never create. Her Katana keened bereft, for the next Daughter of the Sword. Bishamon, the God of War and his blade, wreak havoc in his endless pursuit of pain and suffering.
The Sword of War must disappear, forever.
The Scottish Highlands, 14th April, 1746. The battle of Culloden Moor—is just forty eight hours away. Epona, goddess of horses, dogs, healing springs and crops prayed with the old mothers for the come of the girl child prophesized to be born with the Sight for the magnificent Friesian horses.
The Samurai’s Katana recognises Marie MacDonald.
A bargain struck.
In modern Australia, the awaited one, Connor MacDonald is birthed. In the far distant sky, a low grumbling sound thrummed across the horizon, as the blood of the ancient Scottish Horsemen stirred and woke from their three-century slumber. The girl child of their blood, in her first cry, Summonsed them, awakened them, and they smiled.
Brutality found her. Her cries Awakened the ancient Samurai. Those who spill the holy blood of the Samurai, will feel the bite of the Katana. Clan justice befalls those who would harm a Scot’s kin.
Bishamon, mad with rage, hunts for his blade.
Will he regain his instrument of destruction?
Born of the blood of the ancient Scots. Named daughter by the immortal Samurai. Doubly blessed or doubly cursed, will Bishamon make Connor MacDonald his instrument of revenge against Yokami Sukani?
At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one of the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.
As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time.
There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.
Queen Celeste rose to power a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother.
When Marcus, a Virduran farmer, claims that his cow was stolen and brutally slaughtered by his neighbour, Queen Celeste agrees to hear the case personally. This is unheard of in Virdura, but Celeste is desperate to prove herself to her subjects.
Unable to decide who is guilty and who is innocent, she orders the help of her royal wizard, Solon, to divine the truth for her. But Solon has a terrible secret. He is unable to perform magic, and he cannot afford to let the Queen find out why.
Around Lake Fibian, Max, Cristobel, and Spyder are notorious. Stories of their pranks and troublemaking ways have followed them all of their lives. When they hear the tales about a creature called the Hoppernot, they believe the Elders are making up stories to keep young frogs (okay, mostly them) in line.
But when frightened Elders announce a Hoppernot sighting, the trio think they know exactly what to do. With a nose for adventure—and because the Elders are all talk and no hop—they sneak off to find out if the legendary creatures are real and discover Hoppernots not only exist, but they are destroying their home and putting lives at risk.
The adventure begins when Max, Cristobel, and Spyder issue a call to action to drive the dangerous creatures away from their beloved home. Along the way, they discover a secret weapon, an unlikely alliance, and they must find a way to make the Elders forget their troublemaking past and trust them enough to follow them into a battle of survival and fight for the lake they call home or risk losing it . . . and their lives.
Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help a little girl as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are their intentions as innocent as they seem, or is there something else on their agenda? A story that will indeed leave you asking… Who, When, Where? WHAT!
My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive… This is my story.
Not many authors have the ability to capture your heart and make you think about the story even after you’ve put it down… Patti Roberts is remarkable at it. Charidy Book Reviews.
Khaya’s life, a life the Order say was never meant to be, is thrown into turmoil when she discovers she has a second ability. The Company who employs people like her – with rare and special abilities – insists that having more than one inevitably leads down a dark spiral into madness. So they are watching and waiting, ready to terminate her at the first sign of trouble.
Now, on the run from the Company’s agents while trying to prove her sanity, Khaya realises they are not the only ones she should fear. Angels are working towards her demise as well.
The question that haunts her is this: What did she do that was terrible enough to elicit the wrath of angels? And can she trust the mysterious Derrin, or is he the cause of all her tribulations?
About The Guardian and the Rogue Shadow by S L Lewis
Greenfield is no longer safe and as Eden’s defenses continue to fall, a red cloaked figure begins stalking Daniel Smith like prey.
After Daniel’s first year as the Wizarding Guardian he hoped he had seen the worst, but as his summer holidays drew to a close, and Gilbert asks him to take down a destructive group of wild Imps, Daniel’s secret identity and location is soon revealed.
This is the second book of The Guardian series which follows on where book one – The Guardian and the Dream Crawler – left off. Find out what happened to the main group of Characters that survived the Dream Crawler and also meet some new ones along the way. Retaining the fun, excitement, magic and fast paced action from book one, The Rogue Shadow is the next step along Daniel Smith’s road to becoming the greatest Guardian in history.
Sixteen years ago, the strongest of the dragons who once flew free over the kingdom of Auland escaped extinction the only way they knew how; releasing their souls to reside in unaware humans. With a debilitating sickness now spreading through their hosts, time is running out for them once more…
On the streets of the capital city, a teenage gold smuggler named Giselle struggles to survive with the help of the Voice inside her head. Her world is turned upside down when she catches an opportunity to travel to the mountains just as she has always dreamed, but there is a price to pay which she cannot avoid.
Far south in the country, Corran is the youngest son of the dragonslayer who led the battle all those years ago. He clashes with his brothers daily in a battle to prove himself and when he hears of dragon sympathisers in the area he is determined to turn it to his advantage. But with the first footstep outside his home, he sets his destiny to never return.
Two souls cannot live in one body forever. The hibernation is over.
Political struggles within a power vacuum bring dreams of dominance to some among the lower levels of the city’s underbelly. Common thugs and guild bosses alike conspire together, their goal to eliminate the figure of Kron Darkbow.
Kron has become a symbol on the streets, and his removal would not only clear the way for others, but also would be a sign of who has the real power in Bond.
Amidst the chaos, buildings burn, riots go nearly unchecked, and even the city guard find themselves forced to retreat.
Through it all sits the Asylum, a building in ruin, a building with history, a history that involves Kron Darkbow. For if the street scum fail to get the man in black, perhaps the spirits of the dead will prevail.