Seasons in Sansward Quarternary
fantasy set in a medieval world
Autumn Spells, published Autumn 2017
Saisha, a Green mage with healing power, left her home to fulfill a prophecy that she is not even certain will come true. The Mage Council claims that she is fere, a rare wielder of power who can be a companion to her fated mate. For the past three years, as Saisha waited for her predicted companion, she has watched evil grow in Mullen.
Trying to decide if she should return home or wait longer, she attends the Harvest Festival in Baien. Soldiers of the Watrani horde fill the town, a clear sign that Mullen is falling to the evil OverLord Summa. She also meets a swordsman from northern Mullen, one Hethan, the bastard son of a wealthy Mullen lord.
Hethan is as wary of the Watrani as Saisha is. He helps her free a wounded Prica, a man cursed in the shape of a wolf. Trapped by his position as castellan for his father, Hethan never expected to meet a Green mage who fires his blood with need. But he is the product of the rape of a mage. He will never expect more from Dame Saisha than friendship.
When he returns from the Harvest Festival, his father publicly overlooks him again, and Hethan decides to quit his position. He will find the Green mage and guard her return to Frenc. Before he can leave, he is trapped in a dark spell by the dame of his keep.
The dame Neehla wants Hethan to bring the Green mage back to Senric Keep. There she will reincarnate herself in Saisha’s younger body. She bespells Hethan to rape Saisha, in order to rip her power away.
The dame’s dark spells bring them back together. Can Saisha disentangle Hethan from the sorcery? Or will she be trapped and turned into a wraith while the dark dame inhabits her body?
Summer Sieges, published Summer 2016
Honor and death? Or cowardice and life? Stark choices, and not that easy.
For years, Beren had no trouble keeping to her oath of defending Caldew Keep’s lord and lady. She relished her hard-won rise to the rank of warder, and she absorbed all the swordcraft her father, Caldew’s castellan, had to teach. Then the Watrani horde, allied with the Gitane witches, invaded southern Mullen to begin their inexorable march to Caldew—for the keep guards the Eye, a crystal that can increase a mage’s power hundredfold, can free the Prica from their cursed wolf-shape back to their manhood, can trap sorcerers in stone—and free them again.
Caldew’s lord sacrificed himself, Beren’s father, and most of the keep’s garrison in a futile battle to defeat the Watrani. The sole survivor, Beren is aided in her escape by a Prica, who thinks to use the crystal to shift back into man. She returns to Caldew to help prepare for siege only to discover the Lady Treasache intends to steal away with the Eye in a desperate bid to keep it from the dark spells of the Gitane. And power has more in store for her as she shares dreams with the Prica—a man named Storr is fights against the wolf instincts that have controlled him for so long.
Can Beren survive a journey through the Shadow Path and battle with the Watrani? Or will she sacrifice herself in another futile attempt to guard the Eye? With only a sword as defense against sorcery, can she survive a battle against the Gitane? Or will she discover that the road to death is littered with people who chose honor over life?
Edie Roones :: Available now
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- coming up ~ Winter Sorcery
- following ~ Spring Frost
Neil Gaiman ~~ gotta love the guy :: “I want people to imagine. I think that imagination is the most important tool that you possess.”
Albert Einstein ~~ “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”