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In The Enemy’s Service

The invasion of Alasia by the Malornians is deadly, swift and heartbreaking. Ten year old Anya finds herself torn from those she loves and forced into servitude to the ruthless conquerors. Life looks hopeless, or so it seems. After a time, little Anya finds clever ways to spy on these invaders from the south and… Continue reading In The Enemy’s Service

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Should I Choose to Die Again

There’s a special place called King’s Barrow. Special folks live there and have for hundreds of years. These are the gifted people; flamemakers, jewelers, weathermakers, growers, artists, seers, alchemist and healers. Everyone has a gift that they were born with and usually determines what they do in life. Hamal is a young man who considers… Continue reading Should I Choose to Die Again