Zathi's job is to capture renegade mages, but Keilos isn't like any other mage she's dealt with. Her drive to bring him in only leads them deeper into a cursed forest. Together, warrior and mage will face deadly beasts and grapple with decisions that compromise every principle. Until they stumble upon a place of ancient, forgotten magic. Zathi must choose - allow Keilos to claim it, or kill him once and for all.
Mortally wounded, Cylass is abandoned on the battlefield by comrades who would just as soon have him out of the way. But as he waits for death, a strange savior appears. The dancer, Tisha, heals him with her forbidden magic, but also draws the wrath of his cruel former lord.
Soon guardsman and renegade mage are on the run. Will Cylass help Tisha, as she helped him? Or will he do the smart thing, and turn her over to the vicious Count Ar-Dayne?
Meven is a renegade, hunted by the cruel regime of master mage Dar-Gothull. Her desperate desire is to lose herself in the treacherous Fang Marsh. Only there can she live the life she wants, in freedom and safety. To reach the marsh, Meven must sneak through the town of Eshur, where her old enemy, the wicked Countess Ar-Torix, commands dozens of spies and guards. It should be no problem!
What Meven doesn't know is that she's already being tracked. Ozlin was thrown out because of his emerging magic. Now he's starving on the streets of Eshur. Caught stealing, he's about to be imprisoned in the brutal temple school.
Until Meven recognizes his power and intervenes. Suddenly she has a new, desperate desire - to save this mageling boy, and maybe save herself as well.
All Berisan wants is a place to hide. The insignificant village of Opshar seems like a perfect haven. Disguised as a beggar, he can lie low and evade the brutal hunter-guards. But Berisan isn‛t the only one with secrets.
Widowed and pregnant, Yamaya struggles to hold the farm she and her husband built, but she can‛t escape her sordid past. In desperation, she hires the one person who hasn‛t taken a side in Opshar‛s murky politics - the beggar, Sand.
Common sense tells Berisan to walk away, but his code as a minstrel compels him to help Yamaya if he can. Soon he faces a decision that challenges every principle he holds. Will he give up the safety of his secrets, or allow another to suffer in his place?
The Renegade of Opshar Alden L. wrote, "...the series feels very much like classic fantasy adventure, but moves in a direction that's different than anything I've seen in classic fantasy. It rather gives me a "Darn it, I wish I would have thought of that!" feeling.
The Ice Witch of
Fang Marsh Goodreads Review! "A fascinating world where love and hate, right and wrong, and friend and foe are such a twisted mix."
Dancer in the Grove
of Ghosts Alden L. wrote, "I just finished reading Dancer in the Grove of Ghosts... I literally cried at the end."
Tower in the Mist Over on Amazon.com, Mandeno said "I love the all-woman band of warriors and their new course of action. And the dragonox (sp?) was very inventive! I've met a lot of dragons, but none like Ar-Keilos. I look forward to the next installment."