A widow of the war with Quarlon, Wanildra Offley attempts a good deed by pushing a stranded sea creature back into the water. She is shocked to find not a sea creature, but a young girl thrashing about on the beach. Other than a blue pendent around her neck, she is completely naked. After a month-long search, no family is found that reports a missing daughter. Eight-year-old Linada is awarded to Wanildra to raise with her other two children, twelve-year-old Kelwin and four-year-old Karci.
Fast forward four years. At the Fall Harvest Festival, a stranger who offers to help the family turns out to be Gryndahl, the Master Wizard of Quarlon. He has been sent to exact revenge on the Offley family because their father had killed the king of Quarlon’s only son in battle. When the children find their mother encased in a block of ice from a spell cast on her by Gryndahl, they flee the cottage. Linada bravely leads her siblings into the Kyrene Forest to escape. With her strong faith in God, a heavy dose of courage, and help from four very unusual new friends, she may be able to return and rescue her mother—but it could cost her everything, even her very life.
Jamie is looking forward to an exciting summer with her best friend Elliott. Little does she know just how exciting it is about to become. Things take an interesting turn when the two friends stumble onto a hidden cave. While exploring it, they discover a world they never knew existed. A world where trees speak and shadows act as doorways.
When they are captured by the cave’s strange inhabitants, the Elendir, the quest for escape begins.
Jamie takes a kind approach, trying to win over the creatures. Elliott, however, chooses a much darker path. In his effort to defeat the creatures, he looses an ancient evil, and it changes him in ways he is only beginning to understand.
Forces of light and dark collide, with the two friends caught in the middle. Neither of them will escape unscathed.
Ninja are hired to depose tyrants and protect kings, but they aren’t just assassins. The ninja have a sacred covenant, by which they guard the world from shadows.
Isamu Raiden’s family have been the keepers of this Covenant for thousands of years and the time approaches where this task will fall to him. He has one last mission as an apprentice. He sets out, with his partner Amaya, but when he returns home, things have gone terribly wrong. His clan and family are dead. The ninja responsible plans to break the Covenant and free the Shadow Warrior, plunging the world into darkness.
With Amaya at his side, Isamu pursues the ninja in hopes of catching him before he can reach the Shadow Warrior’s prison. All the while knowing, if he fails, there is no hope for world.
In this crossover fantasy novel, a cataclysm transports a group of computer-gaming heroes to a mythic land where evil shades and fallen dragons encroach on a fledgling creation.
The survivors find themselves transformed into other beings with superhuman abilities, fighting and fleeing to escape the shadows of death. Aided by faithful warriors and the denizens of a dwarven city of refuge, a triumvirate of long-time friends rises to leadership. They oppose the fallen ones who taint the innocence of the races—safe in their cities from sin and death until now.
Armed with weapons of the Elf King and acclimatizing to their newfound powers, heroes determine to fight the good fight while others slink away from alien challenges. The trials of this new world winnow a remnant of enduring allies determined to run the race set before them to whatever end the God of all worlds has designed.
In this otherworldly account of the fall, discover the beginning to a literary epic girded with truth revealed through cinematic style and delivered by compelling characters experiencing the human condition.
Marisa MacCallum always believed the man of her dreams was out there somewhere. The problem is—he’s in a parallel universe.
After the death of her father, eighteen-year-old Marisa’s life is on the verge of imploding. With nowhere else to turn, she seeks comfort on her daily ride in the woods of Gold Hill. But when a mysterious lightning storm suddenly strikes, Marisa is hurled into the ancient alternate dimension of Carnelia where she meets the arrogant but attractive nobleman, Darian Fiore. With no hope of returning home on her own, Marisa has no other choice but to join Darian on a risky mission to negotiate peace with his cousin and archenemy, Savino da Roca.
As she struggles to survive a world teeming with monsters, maniacs and medieval knights, Marisa sees a softer side of Darian and begins to fall in love. But when she discovers he is locked into an arranged marriage, her heart shatters. After Savino falls for her charms and demands her hand in exchange for peace, Marisa is faced with an impossible choice: marry the enemy of the man she loves or betray them both and become the catalyst for a bloody war.
The king continued: “From this day forward we will refer to our four sons as The Four Faces. The future of the kingdom is in the hands of The Four Faces. It’s vital that they find the right answer. I don’t even want to think of the possibility that they could come back without the answer.”
Human, Lion, Ox, and Eagle are sent on a journey to find out what their purpose is. On their quest, they journey through interesting and wonderful places; they meet strangers, friends and foes; they are challenged with the unknown and with themselves. Will they succeed?