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War has engulfed the continent of Risharr for two decades. The vast empire of the Associated Sovereignties has tried to crush the rebels of Cera, but the two sides have reached deadlock.
Stripped of citizenship and exiled for a crime he did not commit, disgraced former officer Liam Colley now lives an isolated life, desperate to return home.
Ostracised for her phenomenal magical ability, thirteen year old Aleysa yearns to start a new life far away.
When they meet it seems that both of them will get a chance to start again.
But Aleysa’s magic makes her the most valuable person alive – and both the Associated Sovereignties and Cera will do anything to win her loyalty. It is up to Liam to keep her safe.
All of these stories are set in the same world as Beneath Starlight; however, they do take place in different countries and different periods in history. Two of them (King’s Men and Silver) directly introduce characters from Beneath Starlight. You can read them online, or download them for free from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Sony or iTunes.
‘The narrow stretch of grass separating the chapel from the cloister had saved it from the fire, but not from desecration…’
Mick and Aidan are mercenaries on a simple errand – collect the third member of their crew and report back to the king. What they don’t know about is the surprise that awaits them at the end of their journey. One that will force them to fight for their own sakes for the first time.
‘Now is the darkest time of the night; the darkest time of the year…’
The festival of Longest Night is Bryony’s favourite time of year. However, this year will be different from any other, as a newcomer to the village reveals something that will change her view of the world – and herself – forever.
‘We are the priests of Arandarta, Caitria. We deal with the dead, not the living, and while we do not seek to hasten death, nor do we attempt to prolong life. The goddess comes for all of us when she will, and the Book of Nine states that she has no need of healers among her servants.’
As snow blankets the city she lives in, Caitria seeks refuge in the temple of the goddess of death. While stranded there, she seeks to change the minds of the brothers, to convince them that one day she too will serve their goddess.
Some might say that a princess always has an easy life. But what value is an easy life if the price is freedom? Princess Zahrah takes the weapons she has – her intelligence, her education and her beauty – to embrace her own destiny.