Shadows of the Highridge
Moving on the soil is the quickest way to die; for Tolly to survive she must learn to stay silent. Life on farms like hers was difficult enough in the face of plague and a decade of drought, but something worse has come to the foothills under the Highridge Mountains. Something that will destroy everything she loves. Mere miles away, Vanig’s search for water to revive his farm is cut short when soldiers arrive bearing dark news of disaster striking farms throughout the region – and they suspect he is the root cause of it all. Those suspicions spike when a disheveled warrior appears hundreds of miles from home and takes Vanig hostage. Death looms in the shadows of the Highridge.
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Chakra must survive the next two nights, or Melina will die. Melina has contracted a disease no one has seen in decades that will kill her in a matter of days. There is no cure; unless one believes an outcast sorcerer. Chakra has no choice but to believe. Pitted against vicious monsters and lethal puzzles, Chakra must live long enough to gather seven pieces of magic armor and use them to save the woman he loves. Setting – The village of Alda sits in the shadow of a broken fortress that most would rather forget existed. Within it lives an old man: an outcast, a sorcerer – someone the poor people of Alda would kill if he didn’t terrify them so. The Black Flux ravaged this region before, killing everyone whose lungs it filled with a deadly tar that could not be exhumed. Now the woman Chakra loves has it – and she will die of it. Though he has signed to join the army in their march to the south, Chakra must break that vow and leave his friends to keep another: to save Melina. There is only one person to whom he can turn to save his love, the one person his village fears most.
INTO THE NANTENThe World's First Real-Time Fantasy Story
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The first season of Into the Nanten came to a close on March 30th, 2015. There were 195 entries in total. The Kickstarter to fund a second season surpassed its funding goals on April 4, 2015. Join in his adventures in the Nanten as they are posted on intothenanten.com in real time. You can read Marceles’ story from the beginning at intothenanten.com/journal
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The Vitalis Chronicles TrilogyThe heart-pumping action fantasy trilogy
In the aftermath of the Continental Wars, young Ardin Vitalis’ family is murdered by his own nation’s army in a plot to undo a woman known only as the Witch. Furious, he strikes out for revenge, but is thrust into events that will change his world forever. Suddenly he finds himself driven to save the Witch’s beautiful daughter from the nations, Magi, and King of the Shades who seek to destroy her. Should he survive that, his struggle with the dark powers he has been given still threatens to consume him. Ardin must choose to sacrifice his own freedom and flee enemies that are not his own, or allow events to unfold to the detriment of the planet. Buy it now for Kindle or in paperback.
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Ardin Vitalis’ last waking memory is of killing the Mage who betrayed him. He awakes to find himself incarcerated in a rundown mental institution, asked to escape by a mysterious winged warrior, and charged with the rescue of a people an ocean away. Little does he know that his own people are being corrupted, compromised, and turned against each other by the returning influence of their former enemy: the Relequim. If Ardin can’t overcome the demons in his dark past, he may succumb to them, and become the tool of his own worst enemies. Buy your copy today!
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