In a world where Dragons – Gods once ruled, it all came to an end when a Great War nearly tore the world apart, but now humans and lizardiods have claimed the world. Two millenia later, an old enemy has began plotting to take over the world that brings new chaos. For Amarika, it causes turmoil, sending it into a war. Maryla, a Mystic Mage for the Mystic Cast, joined the DrakonCore on behalf of her Mother Superior now is sent on a mission to find out who was stealing Drakships and Drakboats, awhile sees the chaos that sends her squadron to D’raq. Jonnis, a youngling Dragon, is sent to a training program by the Draglians only to see a fellow youngling treated bad by the trainer. When he fights back against the trainer, he is punished and sent to a prison cell. After a chat with Maryla, Captain Kolkov, the mastermind behind the missing Drakship and Drakboats, has a change of heart and requests a meeting with Maryla’s commanding officer – General Swartzov. He agrees to help them in their cause for good and nearly gets assasinated. DrakonCore is sent to D’raq to resolve the continuing conflict by their Dicatator. Maryla remembers a vision she had upon seeing the Global Trade Center buildings attacked and collapsed. She goes and sees her Mother Superior to discover what she saw while she was in desert in Draglos. Once she realizes what she saw, Maryla rushes to save her squadron, but can she get there in time?
What happens when you start to write a book for your kids to compete with Pokémon but you take so long to write it, it ends up more influenced by Smallville, Lost, Lord of the Rings and The X-Files? (To name a few)
You end up with ‘Northfighters – The View from the Chrystallis’.
This is not your typical fantasy book, but it is a fantasy. And it has it all.
Eleven year old Chris Talbot is the likeable protagonist, with his nerdy friend Josh, his bully nemesis Mike, and his heart’s desire Sylvia. All four of them end up avoiding near death on their school trip near Seattle. They are being pursued by ghoulish monsters that have been sent after them by the charismatic yet maniacal super villain Salazon. Salazon ‘The Evil’ as he would prefer to be known has supreme psychic powers and a pretty big chip on his shoulder. He has an elaborate scheme to trigger a massive battle between two of his world’s people that, he just doesn’t want to have around anymore.
Salazon has been given a forewarning that this boy Chris is somehow going to be a thorn in his side. Luckily for Chris and his friends, they are taken through a portal to a strange and beautiful land by the heroic Talbar, a lord of the Northfighter people. Talbar, with three of his fellow men, make it their duty to guide the children on a trek with war and deceit all around them, to try to find the real reason the kids have ended up here.
The spectre of Salazon builds throughout the book, but he is not the only stuff of legend that is to be found in this land. Fables tell of great and powerful beasts, the true Northfighter’s, namesakes of the people that came after. Do they exist? Salazon and Talbar both believe that they do. And this may be where the children are to come in.
Back in the real world the tough and cynical detective Janet Lansing is perplexed by the mystery surrounding the missing kids. Where this is all going and why is anyone’s guess. But it’s an entertaining ride, come jump on.
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Rejected by her own community.
Cast away with a stranger.
Desperate for a place to belong.
Greeta knows she’s different. It’s clear—all anyone has to do is look at her. But now it’s more obvious than ever. Born in the Northlands, her father and aunt brought her to the Great Turtle Lands so long ago she can’t remember anything about her homeland. An adopted member of the Shining Star Nation, Greeta always assumed she belonged. But in a single day she’s rejected by her own family as well as the young man she’s loved all her life. Forced to leave home, she wonders if she’ll ever return. Greeta’s journey leads to an unexpected place with surprising ties to the mysterious past she can’t remember. And she’ll learn that the name given to her by the Shining Star Nation—Dragonfly—has a much deeper meaning than she could ever imagine.
5 early chapter book stories filled with adventure, intrigue and fun. Meet ugly space pirates, a boy who talks to animals, penguins, dinosaurs, and dragons! All tales are pulled from author Carole St-Laurent’s book collection.
The five stories are:
•Dinosaur totem pole : Adventure! Adventure! Dinosaur totem pole is a story for dinosaur lovers and avid sports player.
A tale about a young boy who loved sports even though he wasn’t very skilled at any of them. One thing the lad had a gift for was anything relating to dinosaurs. Discover the extraordinary adventure Mateo will experience on what started out as a very normal Sunday afternoon playing baseball. Follow him around as he runs for his life to avoid getting eaten alive, then out of the confusion he will make some very ancient new friends; the gentle giants.
Ages 6 to 10
•Henrik the animal whisperer : This is a story for animal lovers and nature enthusiast, it demonstrates the values of lending a hand and telling the truth.
Henrik has the wonderful ability to understand all animals. He has adventures on his magical red bike; racing at lightning speed, riding mountains even through the snow! Although Henrik has a magnificent ability to communicate with animals, people don’t always believe him, especially his father. Find out what event will change all that.
This is an early chapter book for kids 6 to 8 years old.
•Dragon tale : Dragons threaten a peaceful village until a sorcerer finds the perfect solution. Dragon Tale is a wonderful short story about the importance of good communication to avoid misunderstandings. This tale is perfect for an early chapter book reader.
Ages 5 to 7
•Space pirates with barracuda faces : Adventure filled space story of a family who left earth in search of a better life.
Living in space can be an amazing experience, but the threat of cruel, ugly space pirates is always eminent. Follow Saaren on his adventures as he takes on the most notorious bandits in the universe, the Barracuda faces. Travel to far out planets where creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Find out how a normal earthling boy became one of the best pilots of the cosmos.
Ages 6 to 10
•Parad’ice – Learning an important lesson : Follow Zigi the penguin throughout his life as he goes from riches to losing it all, and learns an important lesson of appreciation. Parad’Ice – Learning an important lesson, teaches children not to be jealous of others but rather to be grateful for all the good things that they have. It is also a beautiful lesson about the benefits of helping others. This is an educationally fun short story for early chapter book readers.
Ages 6 to 10
Floating into the air with an enormous gum bubble, Alvin lands in a strange world where everything is gray. The trees, the flowers, the dirt, the sky, the animals, and even the people are all missing their color.
Confronted with the mystery of the missing color, Alvin teams up with some unexpected friends to battle man-eating plants, outsmart the bumbling Crimson Guards, cross the Sugar Desert, overcome the two-headed dragon, and find the color-stealing goblins to restore color to the kingdom.
Kids and adults alike will love this whimsical tale in the tradition of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Wizard of Oz, and A Wrinkle In Time.
In the medieval Northlands, a dangerous family seeks power. They slaughter all who get in their way.
Children’s rhymes hint at what’s to come, but no one recognizes the danger at hand.
Astrid doesn’t know she holds the key to this power. She’s just a blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers.
But Astrid has a dark secret …
A dragon once chewed her up and spit her out.
She hides the old scars covering her body through shapeshifting.
But the time for hiding is over.
Book 1 in the Dragonslayer series.
This YA Epic Sword & Sorcery Fantasy series is written for adults but appropriate for ages 14 and up.
There is magic beneath the mundane and in The Dragon in the Garden, Siobhan Orsini witnesses it all. No lie can fool her, no glamour or illusion can cloud her Sight. She sees through them all and wishes she could close her eyes. Returning to face her past, Siobhan inherits her grandparents’ house in California’s wine country. She encounters a talking dragon, a hot fallen angel, a demon lord, a Valkyrie, and, oh yes, her ex-boyfriend. And that is just in the first twenty-four hours.
It’s time to find out why she has this power.
Siobhan seeks out the Oracle and learns that only her Sight can help mankind navigate the travails of an ancient war. Our world is the prize in a battle between the dragons, who would defend us, and Lucifer’s fallen angels, who seek to take the Earth for themselves. Using her gift, she will have to make a choice that will decide humanity’s future.
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What would you do if you discovered nothing was as you thought, and the fate of your friends, perhaps even the world was in your hands?
That’s the reality Peter must face in this award-winning middle Grade adventure, The Viking’s Apprentice.
Campbell’s Cove is a small town surrounded in mystery and intrigue. The history of the Cove tells us of dragons, trolls, goblins and the evil Master who stole children, livestock and, strangest of all, eggs from the Cove every year. Aided by the hideous monster, Tolldruck there seemed no stopping their evil plan.
That was until, centuries ago, a Viking warrior came to Campbell’s Cove and vowed to rid it of all evil, and claim the prize offered by the mysterious church elders. The Viking succeeded and everything returned to normal. The evil was gone, and Campbell’s Cove was safe again… Until now.
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When Peter and George visit Peter’s Granddad’s amazing mansion in Campbell’s Cove for the summer holidays they had no idea it would change their lives forever. Deep beneath them in the caves of the Cove an evil has returned, an evil which threatens to destroy everything they believed to be true about the world.
Peter must learn who he really is, and what he must do to save the children of the Cove. Together with George and his Granddad they go on an adventure that reveals secrets, test friendships and confronts their biggest fears. Can Peter save the children? Can the Master be stopped? Find out in The Viking’s Apprentice.
The Chronicles of the Half-Emrys series boxed set contains Master of Lies, The Two Masters, and Master of Time. Follow the stories of the half-emrys—Immortal children who can harness the powers of light and darkness. The Chronicles of the Half-Emrys series are epic paranormal fantasy.
Master of Lies
Lost to the lies. Consumed by revenge.
Unaware of her immortal heritage, Ahnalyn learns she’s a child of two worlds—a half-emrys with the ability to wield the light and the dark power. When Ahnalyn is captured and thrown on a journey beyond her control, she must sift through the lies to uncover her true self and true potential, before the darkness consumes her.
The Two Masters
Choose the light or choose the darkness, but you cannot have both.
Einion is fearful of the dark power inside that could lead to his corruption. Rhianu, a ruthless Dark Emrys, stumbles into his life, challenging everything that was once always so black and white. As despairs over Einion’s heart increase his uncertainty, he is thrust on a path where he must face his worst fears to save who he truly loves. Meanwhile Rhianu is torn between power and love, between the past and the future. Knowing betrayal, she must follow her master’s plan—no matter what her heart tells her.
Master of Time
Time is only one enemy.
A malicious shadow trails Catrin and Meuric after they find themselves thrown back in time. Only Meuric knows the enormity of this evil that wants to claim Catrin. Meuric’s light could save her, but using it will diminish his dark power, hindering his ability to pass through the ether to their own time. Discovering the way home has just become the least of his problems . . . if there’s a way home at all.
He Searches for Answers…
Dragon shifter Stefan Baudin’s future depends solely on answers from the past. As a boy, his mother willingly walked out of his life, escorted by a small contingent of unknown soldiers. Over a century has passed and the hole in his heart has never filled. Now a hundred questions entwine with the mystery…but the journey will lead him into dangers he never expected and to a woman who enthralls him as no other.
She Searches for Approval…
Isabela Florin is the only female in the Caeli Guard. She has fought her way up the ranks, determined to be the best. In so doing, she hopes to recapture the attention and respect of her parents—even if it means spying on the one man who awakens her desires. However, the commander of her kingdom has other plans for her: Marriage, so he can steal her magic and become the most powerful ruler of their time.
Together, Can They Find Happiness Before Death Finds Them?
When Stefan and Isabela meet, neither want to admit the attraction brewing between them. But as they work together to defeat the evil surrounding the kingdom and to find the answers Stefan seeks, passion boils to the surface until they are forced to make a choice: die together or sacrifice their happiness for the chance to live. In the midst of betrayal and civil unrest, will the lovers be consumed? Or will love, in fact, conquer all?
Some wounds are too wide to heal…
The world changes one bright morning. The ageing king of Angere turns to necromancy to prolong his existence, and the price of dark magic is paid in innocent lives. The land descends into chaos as loyalties are tested and friends become bitter foes.
For Black Meg, eldest witch of Angere, time is desperately short. She receives a vision from Hyrn, the horned man of the woods. The future is worse than anything she could have imagined. But Hyrn also shows her an answer, a way out.
It’s a terrible and desperate path. But the free people of Angere have no choice but to take it…
What if you were the monster of your own story?
Armed with Excalibur, Rhi comes to Las Vegas to learn to control both her ability to see magic as color and her hunger to possess it, but from the moment she arrives, she’s consumed by the colors of flame. Rhi has to find her mother—the earth witch Guinevere—before Merlin decides she’s outlived her usefulness, but an ancient artifact of the earth magic keeps calling to her with a fire she may not be able to resist, even at the cost of her life.
The choices caught up in color and magic are never black and white.
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).
Lyra McCauley is a writer and loves fantasy novels, but until she opens a selection from bookstore owner Cullen Drake, she has no idea he’s a wizard character who lives a double life inside that volume…or the story’s magic will compel her from the edge of depression to adventure, danger, and love.
His gift to Lyra, the Book of Dragonspeir, was actually her copy, misplaced years ago. Lost in her pain following divorce and death, she fails to recognize him as her childhood playmate from the fantasyland. Friendship builds anew. Attraction sparks. But Lyra doubts whether a wizard is capable of love. She’s torn—should she protect her fragile heart or risk new love?
Opening the book’s cover, she confronts a quest: save Dragonspeir from destruction by the Black Dragon before he utilizes power of August’s red moon to expand his strength and overthrow the opposing Imperial Dragon. Lyra accepts the challenge, fearing Cullen will perish if evil wins. Along with magical animal guides, Cullen helps her through many perils, but ultimately Lyra must use her own power…and time is running out.
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.
Dragon Nemesis is the prequel to the series Dragons in the Mist.
The Palmir People teeter on the verge of utter destruction. They are loosing their long battle with the creatures from the north. The Volastoque devastate the Palmir population, destroying all in their path. To stop the Volastoque, it is time for desperate measures. Can any of the Palmir People or their dragon allies survive?
Readers of The Pern novels have given rave reviews of this series!
About the Author
B.J. is an avid reader of Fantasy and SF for almost four decades. She has numerous articles published in horse magazines, her latest being a column in The Western Horse UK.
An animal lover, she raises horses, has several dogs and cats. Also an ongoing love of turtles and tortoises. Although she does not own any, as she thinks are meant to be free. She has been known to stop on a highway to remove a turtle from the road, to the vast annoyance of passengers