Even villains need a hero. Gerard lost his birthright in his small island kingdom when he married the court minstrel. He fled to the only place that offered protection from his father and his vengeful local deity - the service of the High Priestess. Unfortunately, his superior officer, Silveo, takes an instant disliking to Gerard. Silveo has a reputation for cruelty, cunning, and a biting wit. He's a minority species, and rumors claim that he was once an assassin, who clawed his way to power from a childhood of poverty and abuse.
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Storm is born into a world of secrets - an island no one visits, names no one will say, and deaths that no one will talk about. The answers are locked in his species' troubled past, guarded by the fierce creasia cats. But when Storm's friends are threatened, he decides that he must act, pitting himself against the creasia to show that they can be resisted and outwitted. To prove his point, he must stay one step ahead of clever hunters, who have more to lose than Storm imagines.
"Enjoyed so much, had to listen to twice"
Anaroo is an airship slave, destined to spend her days running on a treadmill, winding the great springs of the Scarlet Albatross. When a storm threatens to sink the ship, Anaroo and her fellow slaves seize the opportunity to escape. Now, at last, she can go home. However, the airship nearly sank for a reason - violent unrest among the island kingdoms below. The world is changing, and the surviving inhabitants of the Scarlet Albatross will need to cooperate to survive.
"a stand alone entry into Abbie's amazing universe"
Crossroads is a collection of six stories. These stories tie into two series of novels, The Prophet of Panamindorah and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Whether you're a fan of the audiobooks or a newcomer, these tales of devotion, betrayal, love, and lust will entertain and surprise you. These are stories of characters at crossroads in their lives, making decisions that define them.
"Great addition to the Paramindorah"
Silas Ackleby is a young airship sailor looking for a job. He's had a run-in with a pickpocket, leaving him with barely enough coin to gamble for his breakfast. Silas rarely loses a card game, but he's displeased to find that the only game going involves a random partner. He's even more displeased when his partner turns out to be a wealthy student from the airship academy named Percival Bellwater. Silas is ready to strangle Percy within moments of meeting him, but Percy is less feckless than Silas originally assumes.
In the beautiful, savage islands of Wefrivain, four teenagers struggle to learn the answers to questions that will reshape their world. Before they became legends, they were just kids. Secret Things is a collection of four stories about characters from The Guild of the Cowry Catchers series - Thessalyn, Silveo, Lu, and Gwain. Whether you're a fan of the books or a newcomer, these tales of redemption, dysfunction, mystery, and wonder will entertain and surprise you.
"Wonderful Cowry Catcher background stories"
Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, wearing strange clothes and speaking a language no one recognized. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to recall the details, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She's from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. In addition, Corry can read a language that no one in Panamindorah has been able to read for 300 years.
"talking animals and magical creatures"
Lu is an 18-year-old apothecary, trying to get along as an immigrant in the port city of Seashine. Her closest friend is a young assassin named Silveo. Lu doesn't like to think about how Silveo makes his living, but she owes him her freedom, and she cares for him deeply. She also happens to be an excellent chemist with knowledge of dangerous substances. When Silveo asks Lu to formulate a new poison, her involvement brings her into contact with a dangerously attractive pirate captain, as well as thugs and slavers in the belly of Seashine's underground.
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Gwain is an 18-year-old half-breed, recently returned to the island of his birth. Maijha Minor is a secretive place, home to the despised and hunted fauns of his maternal ancestry. Fauns are killed for sport, as well as for sacrifices to the wyvern gods. Gwain believes that the island holds the clues that will change the way fauns are treated. However, between hostile natives, traps, hunters, blood-drinking bats, and a host of poisonous creatures, the island may kill him before he learns the secret.
Thessalyn is a gifted, blind child from a peasant family. She's been sent to the prestigious school of minstrels on the island of Mance, but she feels like an awkward outsider. Things seem to improve when the school loans her a griffin, Chesher, for reading and navigating. However, Chesher has her own handicap -- stumps where her wings should be. One day in the library, they find an ancient book in a language that Chesher can't or won't read to Thessalyn. Chesher seems frightened by the mysterious book.