EMPIRE OF RUIN PREQUEL:
BEFORE THE SHADOW
BEFORE THE SHADOW AN EMPIRE OF RUIN SHORT STORY
The unmissable prequel short-story to the epic fantasy ‘In Solitude’s Shadow’, The Magic Book Corner’s Best Book of 2021.
Disgraced and exiled, Zanna Alpenwood arrives alone at the remote citadel Solitude, ready to serve her empire until her final breath. But she soon learns violence and treachery lurk even here at the edges of the empire of Haltveldt and must decide once and for all which side she will stand on.
Meanwhile, beyond the walls of Solitude, a lone figure watches the guards high on the battlements. Things are changing for his people and Tilo finds himself tasked with a world-changing purpose, and must make a decision that will change the face of Haltveldt forever.
Separated by mountains and yet tied together by fate, Zanna and Tilo alone must face the weight of their choices against the backdrop of impending ruin. For better or worse, a shadow is falling on them all.
EMPIRE OF RUIN ONE:
IN SOLITUDE'S SHADOW
The Banished have returned, and they will have their revenge.
Zanna Alpenwood, a powerful mage, stands atop Solitude’s walls staring down at an army bent on invasion. Two hundred aged and forgotten Sparkers are all that stand between the Banished and the nation of Haltveldt.
With time running out, Zanna is forced to reach out to her estranged daughter, Calene, and set her on an impossible quest. In doing so Calene must decide between her masters and her own conscience, as she teams up with unlikely allies to forge their way over land and sea. Will they arrive in time to save the fortress of Solitude from destruction?
Only one thing is certain. Ruin is assured if Solitude falls.
EMPIRE OF RUIN TWO:
PATH OF WAR
THE BANISHED HAVE RETURNED, NOW HALTVELDT ANSWERS BACK!
Reeling from the events at Solitude, Calene Alpenwood embarks on a journey to find meaning in all that she's seen, and discover the answers she so desperately seeks. Finding herself more alone than ever, Calene is trapped between doing what's right, and doing what needs to be done.
Meanwhile, Kade Besem continues his search for his son, Arlo, and the strange warrior-monk Tilo. His hunt takes him deep into Banished territory and into the jaws of danger.
Revelations are revealed, ancient secrets are uncovered and those who stand in the Empire's way can't hope to win when Haltveldt walks the Path of War.
EMPIRE OF RUIN THREE:
BEYOND SUNDERED SEAS
The epic sequel to the award-winning ‘In Solitude’s Shadow’ and acclaimed ‘Path Of War’.
The Spark is no more.
Separated from her companions, Calene Alpenwood resolves to finish her task and bring an end to the bloodshed drowning Haltveldt. But violence breeds violence, and a corrupting darkness spreads where the Spark once lived in Calene’s soul.
Saved from death from a mind-spinning source, the elf Brina al’Loria is tasked with the ‘simple’ mission of uniting the warring factions of Haltveldt. Reeling from staggering truths, Brina must navigate a hostile world ruled by humans and succeed in her undertaking
before disaster strikes and faith is lost.
Kade Besem faces a reality born from his nightmares. Alone with the Banished host, the former politician pieces together the plans of a seemingly unknowable mind, and discovers plots and treachery millennia in the making.
Haltveldt edges closer to the brink of ruin. With events in motion that cannot be stopped, Calene, Brina and Kade find unlikely allies and face new enemies as they fight for a future they might never see. With the odds stacked against them from the beginning, but faint embers of hope still remain as an ancient threat shows its hand at last.
HELL IN HAVEN:
THE DEVIL WALKS IN BLOOD
Nick Holleran's back in this special edition containing book one Dead Man Walking and book two The Devil Walks In Blood.
Nick Holleran's had a bad day... and it's about to get a whole lot worse. Join Haven City's one and only Paranormal Investigator in this sprawling urban fantasy noir adventure that fans of the Dresden Files are sure to devour!
HELL IN HAVEN:
ONE LIFE LEFT
Nick Holleran returns... and you ain't seen nothing yet.
The blurb for nick holleran's worst day yet coming soon! fae, ancient monsters, nephilim, and teenagers combine in this hell-raising christmas tale.