All Akira's life, he dreamt of being more than just a samurai. His sensei finds his martial arts inadequate, and he's taunted by another young samurai who has killed a dragon. But Akira has a secret. He's been training with the Tengu - magical wind-spirits who excel at fighting. Only things aren't what they appear, and unbeknownst to Akira, he isn't quite human. A dragon threatening his home island reveals his true identity and he's sent on a journey where if he chooses to use his magic, he'll be put to death.
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To end a war nearly 1,000 years ago, a great warrior named Lachlan sought to unify his people using the power of the Three Swords of Destiny. Before his victory, Lachlan was killed by his trusted friend, Allarun. Now, Allarun is still in power, but he is haunted by dreams of Lachlan's death curse: that Lachlan would return to avenge his death.
Three months after Lachlan slew the Emperor Allarun, the Eleion are on the verge of civil war. Torn between their hatred for the half-blood king and their duty to him, two of the clans renounce their loyalty in the hopes of destroying the alliance. In the midst of negotiations, disaster strikes. A daring raid and kidnapping of Lachlan's queen forces Lachlan to confront Allarun's son, Vaurgar. Half demon and part god, Vaurgar has found a talisman so powerful that it can destroy Lachlan.
Which earrings look best with fur? Kira Walker is a geek and UNIX systems administrator who has a bad hair day at least once a month. But when a wolf attacks Kira and her BFF in downtown Denver around the full moon, she's devastated. Now, like it or not, Kira is unemployed, and the head of Denver's werewolf pack is getting a little too friendly for her tastes. And, oddly, she keeps finding herself naked in front of road workers. Caught in this new world, Kira discovers there are sinister forces at work.
For over fifty years, fireworms have ravaged the city of Citadel Heights. Warriors and wizards have sought to find the answer to the attacks, but to little avail. Each raid has decimated the Chilan warriors, the elite guard of King Romarin, the son of Rhynathel, the warrior god. Kalena, a young squire to Cahal, the Kings Champion, knows all too well the peril that the fireworms bring. As she watches her friends and fellow warriors die in the attacks, she knows something must be done.
Ninja chase Akira Stormhammer and Kasumi Neko into a dangerous forest filled with demons and dark creatures. When Akira and Kasumi think they've escaped their captors, they discover that a spirit wolf follows them. They enter a forbidden temple, hoping to escape their new pursuer. But their sanctuary may prove a trap, as great evil lurks in this forest....
At 17, on his first adventure as a mercenary, sailors pitch Shadowhelm off a boat because they think he is a witch. About to drown, a fae rescues him when he agrees to find the fae's pup in exchange for his life. But once on land, Shadowhelm finds himself the target of two evil sorcerers - one who is driven mad by ghosts from his past. Can Shadowhelm prove himself a mercenary, or will a sorcerer's demons kill him first?
The future is grim. Wars are fought between grunts and drones in the hearts of cities where people walk by and don't give a second glance. Those who die are eaten by zombies or drained by vampires. When one vampire finds a woman that reminds him of his long-dead wife, can he turn her to end his loneliness?
Sea serpents and demons and trolls, oh my. Even before Shadowhelm became embroiled in the fight of his life against the demon emperor Allarun in Prophecy of Swords, Shadowhelm was fighting on the side of good. Join in his adventures as he battles slavers, sea serpents, trolls, shape-shifters, pirates, and a very nasty demon in these three stories sure to entertain and delight all who love epic fantasy and sword and sorcery.
"Short adventures of Shadowhelm in his world."