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REALMS: STORIES OF THE HEART & MIND
From the desperate wish of a grieving father to the darkest nightmares of a tormented Martian, Realms is a collection of short stories that are humorous, thought provoking and whimsical.
From the first story I ever wrote, the Sanguinary Disciple, this collection is filled with short stories, musings, poetry, and ruminations. It also contains the first three chapters of The Rune that Binds.
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The Rune that Binds
BOOK 1 OF THE SOMMERSTONE CHRONICLES
A month from the rite of passage that will mark his transition from boy to man, young Jan is given a man's task, to journey to the nearby village of Miller's Down and settle his father's debt with the blacksmith. But what was supposed to be a simple thing quickly turns into a dark and terrifying struggle for survival as Jan learns what it really takes to be a man in a world where death stalks the living with the frightening power of the Beckoning, turning the dead into creatures imbued an erotic beauty and irresistible allure.
It's been ten years since TRTB was first published, and in that time it's sold thousands of copies. An updated cover and interior with minor corrections. Get your copy today!
The Undying Night
BOOK 2 OF THE SOMMERSTONE CHRONICLES
(FORMERLY "A SEASONS OF STORMS")
There is more than one way for the Beckoning to take a man, and not all require his death. Jan, now Sep of the Tair has learned this terrible lesson. Alive, but not alive. Dead, but not dead, his quest for vengeance has cost him more than he could have imagined. The price for his transformation into one of the dreaded Feral may well put the whole of creation at risk.
Now he must flee from the Fallen Virtue Malasephus and try to find a way to undo what has been done to him, or risk becoming the instrument of Malasephus's will, and the one thing that can save him is the thing Sep fears more than anything.
The Whisper of God
BOOK 3 OF THE SOMMERSTONE CHRONICLES
In the far north, beyond the indomitable Sepinal mountains, the Sul-Feral Sep has found a place where Malasephus cannot reach him, but he carries the corruption of the Fallen Virtue in his flesh, and as it whispers dark seductions to his soul, Sep fears he is losing his mind.
For in the frozen wastes of Es Elian Nothembra, even the rocks have voices, and the giant stone sentinels whisper to him. If he is to escape the doom he carries, a doom that threatens all of creation, he must learn their language, and discover the secret of the stones.
Believe - Available Summer 2023!
The last word her mother spoke before she died was a whisper, but it was spoken with such force that it moved through the room like a tempest and cut through Cassandra's grief and anger, piercing her heart like a dagger.
More fervent than a prayer, more potent than magic, if there had been any such thing as magic. The last word of a dying woman, spoken with all the force of her departing soul, seared itself into Cassandra's mind like a bright, burning coal.
The enigmatic word haunted Cassandra for a decade, whispering in the hidden corners of every thought. "Believe..." in what? God, herself? Years passed before she understood, and when she did, everything changed.
A Far Distant Home -Available 2023
Purgatory is the place between heaven and hell where souls awaiting judgment are sent. For the refugees fleeing a war that threatened to wipe humanity from the universe, it seemed an apt name for a world secreted away in a fold of space sealed on one side by a massive black hole in the real universe, and sealed on the inside by the loss of the technology to open the gateway back to the universe.
But for the Darwinists, whose world Purgatory is, the guests have outstayed their welcome and if a key to their prison cannot be found, then their devotion to build a world untouched by the taint of humanity will be fulfilled, whatever the cost.
Deathsong: The Scion of Grief -
It was in the high age of man, when wizards were as plentiful as grass on the ground, and dragons darkened the skies, that many powerful witches and sorcerers struggled for immortality. But it was no gift. The Dark Lady, whose realm is death, never gave the gift except to one, The Scion of Grief. He alone, among all men, obtained what all men desired, and he alone despised that gift.
Of all the great wizards who have lived and died there stood one who towered above them as the mountains do above the plains. For of all they who wield the bright, and sometimes dark flame of magic, The Scion of Grief, whom the dragons call Balan Dakai, was the greatest, brightest... and darkest of wizards.