E.D.E. Bell

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E.D.E. Bell writes unique fantasy fiction that blends traditional and modern elements. She combines rich world building, magic, and fancy with philosophical themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, personal burdens, and the ways we are connected. With diverse characters including pregnant wizards, dragon politicians, talking animals, and genderless elves, Bell’s stories explore new territory in the realm of fantasy.

Born in Cleveland in 1976, raised in Southeast Michigan, and living in Northern Virginia and Southwest Ohio, Bell is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an MSE in Electrical Engineering. She works as an advisor in technical intelligence and runs her independent publishing company with the support of her husband and three children. A passionate vegan and enthusiastic denier of gender rules, she feels strongly about issues related to equality and compassion and loves to inspire thought through her writing. She eats a questionable amount of garlic. She loves cats and trees.

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Books by E.D.E. Bell

Shkode Book 1: The Banished Craft

TheBanishedCraftStruggling 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.

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Shkode Book 2: The Fettered Flame

FrontThe 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.

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Spireseeker by E.D.E. Bell

FrontCover 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.

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The Taking of Stonecrop by E.D.E. Bell

Stonecrop_Front_CoverThree 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.

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