Being a witch isn't for sissies . . . Contemporary witch Cara Augustine is wanted by the Portalkind police. She broke a major covenant when she accidently made a werewolf her witch's familiar. That crime is considered enslaving a human--and the punishment is death. But even on the run as a fugitive, she quickly learns a Synemancer's life is never simple. Throughout her journey, she has to contend with fending off the advances of three supernatural beings--Nephilim who has just learned he's a powerful combination of half-angel and half-witch, a treacherous and deranged French werewolf who wants to enslave her, and, finally, the darkly handsome, formidable Nightkind who is determined to marry her. Each male has his own reasons for wanting to possess Cara, body and soul. And nothing will stop them from pursuing her. While escaping the Portalkind police, Cara and her companions stumble into another dimension and find themselves in a strange Garden of Eden. But they quickly discover that this dangerous world, filled with creatures that are both deadly and beautiful, is no paradise. Will Cara ever find her way home? And if she does, will it only be to face her execution for a crime she didn't mean to commit?
As the eve of the great Wizards' Summit approaches, wizards from all over Rockfall Mountain descend on the school at Shadow Tower to refine their craft. When professors start disappearing, it's up to magic-fearing monster sleuths Tank and Fizz to solve this spell-packed mystery and find the missing mages. Aleetha, their detective partner and a wizard-in-training, has dragged Tank and Fizz into the heart of the Shadow Tower, where libraries fly, spells fill the air, and an ancient army of darkness stirs, when she receives a mysterious message from her missing teacher. Using their detective skills, a pinch of magic and a trickle of technology, the friends stumble into a battle that's been brewing for decades. And what starts as a simple missing-persons case turns into a clash of light versus dark magic. Can Tank and Fizz overcome their fears and track down the missing mages before the black magic makes them disappear for good? The Case of the Missing Mage is the third book in the Tank & Fizz series about two crime-solving monsters living under a mountain, following The Case of the Slime Stampede and The Case of the Battling Bots. Stay tuned for book four, coming spring 2018.
After battling the hyenas, Eric gets a notification that something called a Place of Power has been found. That is the only clue that might help him get back to his native world. But there's a problem. The system needs mana to calculate a route. Eric simply doesn't have any and he doesn't know when he will. That is because, due to the strange laws this world lives by, Eric's mana supply isn't filling up. But the Great System also exists here, though its laws are only partially functioning. Having found himself in this alien and dangerous world without magic or the support of his loyal Gorgie, Eric understands that the kid who saved him, Badger, is currently his only source of useful information. That is a chance to understand and gain knowledge about this world and, in all likelihood, find a way to rustle up some mana.
After generations of war, the fragile new peace hangs by a thread, as Ryuven attacks continue despite the treaty. Shianan leads an exhausted army facing a fresh and magically superior foe. Worried for Ariana, not yet returned from her own deployment, and as demoralized as his soldiers, Shianan is unprepared in every way when Flamen Ande, high priest of the Gehrn cult, reappears to demand Luca back. Luca was once enslaved to Ande, but that was a lifetime ago, before the fall of the shield, before the battle that nearly killed the prince-heir, before the desperate truce and the unexpected massacre by magics they could not resist. But that was also only months ago, and thanks to Luca's devastating honesty, Ande is newly absolved by the court. Tamaryl has sacrificed too much for this peace, and he will do whatever it takes to preserve it—even bring more Ryuven to fight in Chrenada. When he is given a cruelly impossible choice, he must decide where his faith lies and who can be trusted with the salvation of his people. Ariana has irrevocably committed herself against the king's will, but that may be the least of her troubles as she is targeted by those who would use her for revenge. Between human and Ryuven assailants, she must risk all on a defense no one else can use. Kin & Kind is the final novel in the action-packed Shard of Elan series!
A young man Practically on his own. suddenly thrust into a world of war and magic against a terrible evil. finding his place in this new reality won’t be easy. An unknown evil and powerful creatures bent on destroying the world as he knows it, but with the help of his Guardian and the Mage Council and the Sisters of the Dragon order there is hope.
The complete collection is now available in a box set! Discover the mystical world of the Healer Series, from New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder. Touch of Power Avry of Kazan is the last Healer in the fifteen realms. Hunted, with a bounty on her head, she must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Scent of Magic Coming out of hiding, Avry is on a mission to find her sister, stop a megalomaniacal king by infiltrating a holy army, and stop a looming war. Taste of Darkness With the armies of the Fifteen Realms in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry’s healing powers are needed now more than ever. And her heart-mate is missing, possibly forever. Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully.
Continue the mystical story of the Healer trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder. As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle. Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat. War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible…again. Originally published in 2013
There is nothing extraordinary about Travis Taylor, a thirteen-year-old who has a knack for telling a good adventure story. But Travis' ordinary life is about to change forever when he and his two best friends, Abigail and Joshua, witness a peculiar looking bird that hovers above them and then quickly disappears into thin air right before their very eyes. Just when Travis starts to believe that what he saw was just his imagination, the orange and red feathered bird reappears, eventually drawing him to a large portal that suddenly opens in front of him, revealing a seven-foot horseman wearing a suit of armor. When the bird unexpectedly digs his claws into Travis' back and carries him into the portal, it seems that Travis is lost forever. Led by his enigmatic protector Raven Phoenix, a brave elf named Syd, and a spirited pixie named Labyrinth, Travis embarks on a quest to find his way back home, only to discover the magic world he has entered holds many secrets from his past. Join Travis as he embarks on an adventure filled with knights, a princess in distress, a tyrant emperor, an evil sorceress, and of course, a mighty dragon!