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  • When every word that Shakespeare wrote was true; when clocks for Caesar chimed and cannon roiled for Hamlet, sullen time brought forth a new Dies Irae - England quaked beneath the collective lash. Cromwell's engines, smoke and frigid hate took all on Marston Moor; stout Rupert fell and Roundhead hounds howled poor King Charles' fate. Cold iron guns bespoke the Old Ways' knell. But spirits, sprites and love are Bard be told. Weird inns there are where heroes may abide. Fey rings pierce night. A fair maid may, if bold, find magic's key on Ariel's wild tide. Then Oberon's dread folk will make their stand...to help the rightful king regain is land.  The classic bardic tale of the England that never was...

  • Book I of Today's Sorcery. Jack never thought he'd find a job after a college, especially a job that combined his mathematical skills with his love of fantasy fiction.  But then he answered a classified ad and found himself teamed up with Merlin the Magician, battling the forces of darkness AND tracking down an ancient, savage demon...Well, the ad did say, "Some risks involved..." Cover art by Walter Velez.

  • Book I of The Ouroboros Cycle. How far would you go to avenge the one you love? Would you go beyond death?  Born into the stifling confines of upper French society, Babette never thought she'd have to answer that question.  Surrounded by wealth yet ostracised by her peers, Babette had no interest in love until she met the scandalous German Baron Korbinian.  When the intrigues of her grandfather's empire threaten to tear them apart, Babette will embark on a journey of vengeance, love and redemption that will take her beyond the limitations of mortality and reveal to her the dark forces that command humanity from the shadows.  Madness, murder, hidden cults and erudite vampires - does she have the strength to withstand the storm that rises against her?  Illustrated by Laurence Gullo.
  • Gyll Hermond was spawned by the dark streets of Neweden, a world torn apart by intrigue and blood-feud.  He'd moulded a ragged band of kinless outcasts into a trained killing force - the Hoorka Assassins' Guild - and was then deposed in a bitter power struggles.  Now Fate bring Gyll back to Neweden as  military commander of a powerful Trading Family.  Hoorka has become a lethal weapon in the hands of a repressive regime.  Gyll must risk his life in a final confrontation with his own deadly creation. Cover art by Jim Burns.
  • Book II of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence. After young Caldan’s parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked, and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic. But as he grows into his powers, the young sorcerer realizes that not all the monsters are on the other side. And though traps and pitfalls lie ahead, and countless lives are at stake, one thing is certain: to save his life, his friends, and his world, Caldan must risk all to defeat a sorcerer of immense power. Failure will doom the world. Success will doom Caldan. Cover art by Damon Za.
  • Book IV of The Ouroborous Cycle. Prague, 1899.  Dr Varanus and her mentor Iosef are still both recovering from the scars of the Shashavani civil war.  Iosef has found surcease from grief in the study of the 'Black Goat' cults, aided by a charming Prussian nobleman and a mysterious bookseller.  Under other circumstances, Varanus would find this troubling, but she has other concerns .  Her son Friedrich has taken up residence in Prague as well and is running about with artists, revolutionaries and other such rabble rousers.  As Varanus battles to continue her research and drag Friedrich back into respectable society she discovers there may be something sinister at work in the kingdom of Bohemia.  Can there be more to Iosef's occult studies than he or his new friends realise? The shadow looming over Prague threatens to drag Varanus and all she holds dear into the darkness of an endless night.  Illustrated by Lenka Simeckova.
  • Book II of Dreaming In Amber.  She was smothered in darkness, and nothing touched her senses but she had a compulsion to go forward. Someone was waiting beyond the darkness, someone who needed her... Her life torn apart by a sliver of amber, Meg Farmer flees to Summerbrook to marry and raise three children. When an invasion from the north forces Shess into yet another brutal conflict, Meg is wounded and her memory is erased. Now a refugee, she embarks on a journey to discover who she is. Pursued by mysterious Seers, and tormented by dreams of a trapped soul offering help, Meg brings an enigma from ancient Andrakis into her world. But at what cost? Cover art by Les Petersen and James Wakelin.
  • Arbonne, warm and sun-blessed, a land of olive trees and vineyards, of troubadours, love and the sensuous, flamboyant men and women who dwell in the castles and towns of a country dedicated to the worship of the Mother Goddess. Moving through this decadence is the sardonic, bitter Blaise, mercenary captain of Gorhaut, who must soon face the darkest secrets of his past. Gorhaut is a land of dour, hard Northerners who worship the god Corannos and who are rapacious in war. Their ambitious, debauched young king looks to the south and sees Arbonne, ripe for the taking, blasphemously worshipping a goddess and ruled by a woman. The men and women of the two countries will find their lives and the beliefs of life put in the balance, and Arbonne will learn that love and music may be powers only in a civilised time, for neither can combat the power of fire and sword. Cover art by John Howe.

  • Book I of Isavalta. 1899, Sand Island, Wisconsin: Bridget Lederle is a lighthouse keeper on this stormy, windswept shore of Lake Superior. One cold night she sees a boat foundering near the island's shoals, and rescues its lone occupant. The strangely dressed sailor tells her a fantastic tale, of Isavalta, a world where magic reigns, and where she is - incredibly - destined to play a key role in a power struggle between the Dowager Empress and her foes. Isavalta, where magic can be found in the pattern of knots on a string, the colors of a dress, or even smoke in the air, beckons to her. Bridget has the second sight of her family, but the magical land where she will go with the sailor holds far greater marvels, and terrible perils that even she cannot see. For she carries secrets within her that even she doesn't know, secrets that could change the fate of the fabulous magical world that calls her home...Cover art by Romas Kukalis.