A Fire Beneath the Skin

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977 ratings

Ink Mage Publisher's Summary

In the first installment of the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy, the city of Klaar has never fallen. No enemy has ever made it across the Long Bridge or penetrated the city's mighty walls. Even when a powerful invading army shows up at the gates, the duke and his daughter, Rina Veraiin, are certain that it poses little threat.

But they are cruelly betrayed from within and, in a horrific spasm of violence, the city is brought to its knees.

With the help of her bodyguard, Kork, the battle-trained young Rina narrowly escapes the slaughter and makes her way to the lair of an ancient sorcerer - the Ink Mage - who gifts her with a strange, beautiful set of magical tattoos.

Now a duchess in exile, Rina sets out on a quest to reclaim what is rightfully hers, aided by a motley assortment of followers who will help her in her cause - some for noble reasons and others for their own dark purposes.

With the enemy's agents nipping at her heels, Rina must learn to harness her new and startling magical powers if she is to assert her rightful place as ruler of Klaar.

©2014 Victor Gischler (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Ink Mage

    • A Fire Beneath the Skin, Book 1
    • By: Victor Gischler
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,845

    In the first installment of the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy, the city of Klaar has never fallen. No enemy has ever made it across the Long Bridge or penetrated the city's mighty walls. Even when a powerful invading army shows up at the gates, the duke and his daughter, Rina Veraiin, are certain that it poses little threat. But they are cruelly betrayed from within and, in a horrific spasm of violence, the city is brought to its knees.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Chars, Weak Story

    • By Jenny on 01-12-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Tattooed Duchess

    • A Fire Beneath the Skin, Book 2
    • By: Victor Gischler
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912

    Rina Veraiin has youth, beauty, and strength. She is a born warrior, able to outride any man, deal death with her fierce blade, and command awesome and mysterious forces granted to her by a set of magical tattoos. Now as the newly minted duchess of Klaar, Rina confronts a menace that threatens her world in a divine conflict that will push her newfound abilities to their limits.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Incomplete Story

    • By Ted Hale on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • A Painted Goddess

    • A Fire Beneath the Skin, Book 3
    • By: Victor Gischler
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886

    In the thrilling conclusion to the A Fire Beneath the Skin trilogy, the enchanted kingdom of Helva faces a nightmarish future of endless bloodshed, and Rina Veraiin - a young warrior-duchess armed with mysterious, magical tattoos - must use her fantastic powers to save her home from eternal war. As her far-flung friends scour Helva for additional tattoos to increase her formidable abilities, Rina reckons with an enigmatic death priest...the one whose contract grants her extraordinary magic but demands an awful price.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bad ending

    • By Jhean Wolfsbrother on 07-16-16

    Regular price: $10.49