Adelaide Te Ngawai was thirteen when Maunga Richards stole her voice.
Addy is plunged into silence when a high school bully inflicts her with an incurable disease that leaves her unable to speak, write, or create. Vox Pox—a man-made malady that’s been terrorizing the city for months. Resilient, Addy fights to survive. To not be silenced. But then her brother, Theo, is infected as well.
Desperate for any information that might help cure Theo, Addy follows Maunga into a newly developed virtual psychoreality simulator and discovers a conspiracy deeper than she’d ever imagined. How far will she go to save her brother?
Audrey (she prefers Odd) lives in a perpetual state of boredom. She tries to keep busy with small jobs around town and by listening to stories of adventure from a boy in the travelling circus—her only friend Kite. But Odd has always had one thought in her head: I want to go on my own adventure.
It appears that Odd's wish finally comes true as a flying island appears over the town and whisks Audrey and Kite away to a far-off place, into a forest of the magical Nightlands where mystic creatures and magical folk roam. It’s up to Audrey and Kite to learn how to master the strange workings of this new world in order to find their way home.
DYING MADE ME QUESTION EVERYTHING I KNEW ABOUT LIVING.
A strange illness ravages the countryside while Dr. Anna Roberts struggles to recover from her own near-death experience.
She’s falling in love with Jedediah, a three-thousand-year-old ghost, but his guarded alliance with a Council of ancient spirits frightens her. Can Jed’s allegiance be trusted?
Haunted by her dreams and driven by her calling, Anna is torn between the worlds of the living and the dead. Is she a healer or an executioner? Will Anna be able to protect those she loves from her nightmares when they come true?
Physician Anna Roberts runs a free health clinic in Kansas City where she spends her days taking care of the living and avoiding the spirits of the dead. A late night accident leaves Anna at the mercy of the strange man that saved her life, but Anna soon learns that meeting Jed was no coincidence.
As Anna is drawn into Jed's dangerous world and a feud three thousand years in the making, she must come to terms with her own secrets and decide what she will do, when they come calling.
The Fettered Flame is a genre-bending fantasy novel that continues the saga of two dying worlds, plagued by their own unique struggles for power. Follow the journeys of Cor – a woman striving to understand her powers of magic and how the connect to her past, Atesh – her contemplative dragon companion, and Jwala – a dragon plunged into a rebirth of ancient ideals. The Fettered Flame is the second installment in the Shkode trilogy: a quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.
Struggling to solve the mystery of her parents' murder, Cor comes across a mystery much deeper—a secret society who predicted that someday their world would be devastated. That time is now. In a world where women are not allowed to read, live alone, or pursue knowledge Cor presses forward, discovering a new magic and the power to wield it. A world away, Atesh works in the Imperial Labs, devoting his study to the turmoil destroying his home and endangering dragonkind. Instead he discovers a long-hidden truth. Humans are real.
A quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, The Banished Craft begins the genre-bending Shkode fantasy trilogy about a split world, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.
The Shkode trilogy is written for adults but is suitable for mature young adults.
Three hundred years prior to the events of the epic novel Spireseeker, Princess Byrn has been exiled from the castle at Riverbend Fortress, leaving her tyrant brother to rule all of Fayen. Faced with certain death if she reveals her own survival, she must choose between her own life and the well-being of the people that she loves, when her brother brings her home to the brink of a bloody war. Byrn soon finds that she is not alone. With help from her father's spy network and a race of elves claiming special powers, she sets her sights on the one place where she can end the violence: her father's throne. Follow Byrn's journey as she struggles to defeat her brother and reclaim peace and prosperity for all of Fayen.
As family and friends are taken from their midst and turned to a life of mindless devotion to their new Master, the creatures of Fayen begin to lose hope. But none of this suffering has reached the peaceful island where Beryl lives with her grandparents. Then one day her family is attacked, and Beryl is forced to flee the only home she’s ever known. As she travels, Beryl discovers who, and what, she really is.
Torn between self-doubt and the blind courage that comes from necessity, she marches bravely to confront evil, meeting friends and enemies along the way.