In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the magickless, young Ilan has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection among a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand. Will lan's magic and the power of her enchanted bow be enough to save her?
"Poor narrator, maybe good story"
In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival: concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand.
Compelled to join forces with her life-long enemy, the Praetor, Ilan sets out to defend her friends in Dimmingwood from the murderous raiders across the border. But when Ilan, Terrac, and the Fists in their command enter Skeltai territory through a magic portal, they find themselves in more danger than they bargained for. Their only hope of returning home alive may lie in sacrificing the thing Ilan values most - her enchanted bow.
"Enjoyed these greatly although short books"
Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she'd never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.
"Book might have been bearable without the narrator"
In the wake of a painful betrayal, Ilan abandons her friends among the river people to return to the peace of shadowy Dimmingwood. But things in the forest are not as she left them. A deadly new enemy is attacking the local villagers, threatening the very existence of the forest outlaws. When Ilan mounts a rebellion against Rideon the Red Hand, the brigand camp is divided between those loyal to their old captain and those prepared to follow Ilan in a war against the mysterious magical raiders.
"Good story, but..."
Returning home, Ilan finds nothing is as she left it. After a year of peace, Skeltai raiders are once again threatening the province, even as the Dimmingwood thieves find themselves betrayed by the praetor. From within the castle in Selbius, Ilan must guard against an unknown enemy plotting her assassination, while uncovering a mage's secret that could help her protect the province. When old friends turn against her, will a new alliance prove powerful enough to defend against the dark magic of the enemy?
"Ending is Better"
>Sworn To Raise Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire's seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder - intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations. Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion.
"Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy, More like bad Mills and Boon"
Ciardis Weathervane fought for the living dead and won. But worse than taking on a mass murderer, was her discovery that she had been deceived by her friends. Now she needs to not only fight a war in the North and survive, but also decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides. A threat to all she holds dear lies in the North and her heart is not the only thing she might lose. A massive army awaits in the mountain pass, surging closer to the gates of the southern lands.
"Complex and attention-holdingo"
Ilan has narrowly escaped her last encounter with the soldiers of the evil Praetor but many of her outlaw friends have not been so fortunate. When her closest companion is dragged off to Selbius for execution, Ilan has no choice but to defy the captain of the forest brigands and journey to the stronghold of her enemies.
"Why is this a separate book?"
Upon leaving Dimmingwood, Ilan thinks she has finally escaped the influence of her old enemy, the Praetor. But the secrets of her past catch up to her when she and her friends are trailed across the provinces by a mysterious assassin with a haunting connection to her childhood.
Have you always dreamed of being a writer, but found yourself frustrated by one rejection letter after another? Well, maybe they're trying to tell you something. In this definitively awful guide, Daniel Selikowitz guides you through the process of crafting and publishing your terrible book. From selecting an appropriately inappropriate topic, to alienating your friends with an intense marketing blitz, this book covers all the bases and still leaves time for a healthy breakfast.
She'll fall in love again... with a man and the island. Charlotte returns to her Aunt Bess and Mackinac Island, a quaint retreat that welcomes summer tourists and allows no cars to renew herself and write about the island's ghosts. She's come to help Bess with her heartache, an ended love with Shaun, and to renew a friendship with neighbor Hannah.
"A good listen."
Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. The Ameles Forest lies unprotected and it's inhabitants are dying. As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.
Two years ago Emma Preston walked away from Jesse Daniels. It is a decision she has regretted ever since. Plagued with the knowledge that Ally's lies tore them apart, Emma enlists Jesse's former best friend, Andy, to help her search for him. When he left California, Jesse was determined to start over in West Virginia with his mother. Now the past is determined to catch up with him - first with the appearance of Ally and when Emma and Andy come back into his life.
Evan Sanders was destined to a life of fighting. He wasn't an ordinary man. He was a lycanthrope. Not only was he a werewolf but he was the pack's leader. His mission in life was to protect humankind from vampires. Everything was on track for their big gathering of the full moon. Battle plans were laid out for the upcoming war between the werewolves and the vampires. Nothing would get in the way. That's what he thought until she walked into his life. Cheyanne Willows was banging on his door one night needing help. She was on the run from vampires.
It's funny the things that go through your mind when you realize your future - or at least what you thought was your future - is at stake. And everything that you've worked your whole life believing in isn't really what you want after all. This is the story of me - a little girl from Santa Anna, Texas; Maggie, short for Mary Margaret Malone. I'm the one who thought I could have it all. I just didn't know at the time what that meant. This is my story. It's a love story, although I never really believed in all that fairy-tale, love-at-first sight kind of stuff until I met Jackson Riley.