New releases: June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

Forever Promised by Amy Lane

Benny is ready to start her own future. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.  Forever Promised by Amy Lane, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Keeping Promise Rock: Book Four

Crick has been home from Iraq for five years, Jeff and Collin are finally married, and Shane and Mikhail are quietly making lives better for the dispossessed teenagers who come their way. Everything is right in Deacon’s world, but nothing ever stays the same.

When Deacon’s best friends, Jon and Amy, answer the call of an opportunity in Washington, DC, Deacon figures that’s life. You love people, and they leave you, and you survive. Even Benny, Crick’s little sister, is close to grown and ready to start her own future. But Benny loves Deacon, and she owes him—she may move beyond The Pulpit and Levee Oaks one day, but not without leaving something of herself behind. And so she offers Deacon and Crick an amazing gift… and a terrifying decision.

Benny’s offer forces Deacon and Crick to dredge up every past mistake and offer of redemption. And not just the two of them—everybody is forced to examine the chances they’ve been given and the promises they’ve made. In a real family, a child is a promise, and to the men and women of Promise Rock, keeping that promise will change their lives forever.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: June 28, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-859-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-858-7)

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A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell

Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever. A Knight to Remember by Anne Barwell, available from Dreamspinner Press.

“The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon.”

Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil. But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questioning those beliefs. The dragon tells him to find a sword in Sherwin Forest to save not only his kingdom but also his sister, Georgia, who must otherwise wed the prince of a neighboring kingdom.

At the start of his quest, Aric dons a disguise and meets Denys, an archer and herbalist who lives alone at the edge of the forest. Denys agrees to guide Aric into the forest, but then Georgia appears, revealing Aric’s true identity.

However, Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever.

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: June 28, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-861-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-860-0)

New releases: June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

And So It Begins by R.G. Green

Unexpected intimacy with Derek makes Kherin realize that his feelings go deeper than the friendship they have shared. And So It Begins by R.G. Green, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Prince and Trader: Book I

For hundreds of years, the kingdom of Llarien has maintained a defense against the barbarians. Now, activity at the border draws attention from Kherin Rhylle, the less-favored younger son of the king. Kherin suspects a deeper purpose behind the attacks, but his father refuses to grant permission to travel to the border, despite Kherin’s obligated tenure as a Defender. Not even unprecedented deaths or the serious injury of Kherin’s brother, the crown prince, can change the king’s mind.

Then Derek Resh, kingdom trader and Kherin’s closest friend, convinces the king to allow Kherin to travel with him, and an unexpected journey to the border proves the threat real—while an unexpected intimacy with Derek makes Kherin realize that his feelings go deeper than the friendship they have shared for most of his life. But even that turns devastating, as Derek won’t pursue anything more intimate when the king’s disapproval is certain.

Grasping at straws, Kherin is caught between a danger he doesn’t understand and the desire for a deeper relationship he can’t have. And then there’s the magic that threatens to return after being banished hundreds of years ago….

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: High Fantasy | Release Date: June 24, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-603-3) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-602-6)

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Little Boy Lost Series by J.P. Barnaby: Second Edition

New covers but the same amazing content. Grab all the books from J.P. Barnaby’s Little Boy Lost Series at 40% off all through June.

All the books in the series: Little Boy Lost Series

Harmony Ink New Release: May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

The Last Blade by Beau Schemery

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Ren’s finally a hero. But he misses Trian, even with new friends to adventure with—even when the quest he’s on could cost him his life. The Last Blade by Beau Schemery, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.


Verses of Vrelenden: Book Two
Ren Mallorian is finally a hero. He helped Celestrian, the lost unicorn, complete his quest, and he defeated the kingdom’s worst enemy, Grimthorn. Now Ren lives in the capital city doing odd quests for the king and his nobles—but he misses Celestrian.

One day the king summons Ren and the Prince of Toads, a noble who has taken the role of irreverent sidekick, and tasks them with assembling a team to combat an uprising in the Zombie Kingdom. On their journey across Vrelenden, they gather allies: Discimus, an accomplished wizard and a smug bastard (it’s a good thing he’s pretty). Jaron A-Dale, the captain of a city guard and an accomplished knight. Acorn, a tiny and mysterious elf girl. And an unexpected and extremely dangerous traveling companion.

But is there more to the Zombie threat and its newly raised army of the undead than meets the eye? Ren is having a tough time keeping his head straight, and with Ren and Dish distracted—both by their romance of convenience and the absence of the men they love—this may prove Ren’s most dangerous quest yet.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy | Release Date: May 30, 2013

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-454-1) | Buy as a paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-453-4)

New releases: May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

The God Hunters: Reunion by Mark Reed

David has traded life on Earth for superpowers and the Expanse. Now he and his boyfriend must battle the evil behind the God Hunters war. The God Hunters: Reunion by Mark Reed, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The God Hunters: Book Two; Sequel to The God Hunters

Months ago, David Ruger was an average human with a flighty boyfriend. Now he lives in an alien universe called the Expanse and wields supernatural powers. He’s also traded in his flighty ex for Doug Colt, a man with a heart of gold and nerves of steel—which is a good thing, because his occupation can get rough.

When David joins Doug and his brother, Bryan, on a job to track down a group of vengeful trolls, the journey takes them across the Expanse to the Shards of Exeter, a magical place made of continent-size landmasses shrouded in atmosphere. There, supernatural beings abound and formidable adversaries lurk in the shadows.

But the mission is more than it seems. Through visions, David learns of the role he must play in reshaping the Expanse—and of the unspeakable evil that caused the God Hunters’ war so long ago. With that same threat resurfacing, David must embrace his destiny to save the family he has come to love.

Length: Novel (344p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Other Paranormal| Release Date: May 6, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-481-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-480-0)

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Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison

Feeding from pack beta Liam leaves vampire Cormac consumed with bloodlust. Meanwhile, Simon and Gray hunt a being that shouldn’t exist. Soul Magic by Poppy Dennison, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Triad: Book Three; Sequel to Body Magic

Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.

Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal – Werewolves/Shapeshifters, High Fantasy Release Date: May 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-580-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-579-1)

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Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes

Guest violinist Alex is not conductor David’s type—too many tattoos. But Alex’s music speaks to him, and David has been alone so long…. Prelude by Shira Anthony & Venona Keyes, available from Dreamspinner Press.

A Blue Notes Novel

World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul.

David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he’ll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around David’s heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.

David’s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.

Length: Novel (250p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: May 6, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-597-5) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-596-8)

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Horn Gate by Damon Suede

Librarian Isaac meets lust demon Scratch in a club. Together, they flirt with damnation and escape slave traders to open the Horn Gate. Horn Gate by Damon Suede, available from Dreamspinner Press.

HORN GATE: Open at your own risk.

Librarian Isaac Stein spends his lumpy, lonely days restoring forgotten books, until the night he steals an invitation to a scandalous club steeped in sin. Descending into its bowels, he accidentally discovers Scratch, a wounded demon who feeds on lust.

Consorting with a mortal is a bad idea, but Scratch can’t resist the man who knows how to open the portal that will free him and his kind. After centuries of possessing mortals, he finds himself longing to surrender.

To be together, Isaac and Scratch must flirt with damnation and escape an inhuman trafficking ring—and they have to open their hearts or they will never unlock the Horn Gate.

Length: Novella (100p.) | Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal: Angels & Demons | Release Date: May 6, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-881-5)

New releases: April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013

The Art of the Deal by B.A. Stretke

Coleman passed Sean over for a job. Sean has been snubbing him since. He can’t live up to Coleman’s standards—or can he? The Art of the Deal by B.A. Stretke, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sean Robbins’s life rarely goes according to plan, which leaves him suspicious and determined to make it on his own. But when he learns why he failed to win a coveted internship with Chicago’s leading lawyer, Coleman West, he soldiers on and takes a lesser position in West’s firm instead. It won’t stop him from snubbing Mr. West whenever he runs into him. Never mind that Mr. West is not only brilliant but gorgeous. Sean has his pride.

People assume Coleman West was handed everything he has on a silver platter. Not so—he fought and scraped his way to the top of Chicago’s elite. That hard work taught him to set high standards for those he chooses to work with… or date. So when he gets on an elevator and runs into the very man he dismissed as being beneath him, the instant chemistry surprises him.

Sean and Coleman could be happy together, but first they must overcome everything that stands in their way: backstabbing, jealousy, and their own pride and prejudices.

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-425-1) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-424-4)

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Off Stage: Right by Jaime Samms

Damian and his band could go right to the top—but only if he and guitarist Lenny can each find someone to keep them grounded. Off Stage: Right by Jaime Samms, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Damian Learner and his grunge band, Firefly, are on a meteoric rise to success. If they get the right break, fame awaits. Seeking more professional management, Damian independently strikes a bargain with the best agent in the business, Stanley Krane. Unable to afford the penalty for breaking old contracts, Damian agrees when Stan’s best friend, country and Western megastar Vance Ashcroft, offers to buy him out of his old contract.

Overwhelmed by a crippling loan, secretive guilt, Stanley’s expectations, and a volatile relationship with Lenny, Firefly’s lead guitarist, Damian disintegrates. Bad habits of too much sex, booze, and drugs create a rift in the band. Finally Vance, with his understanding of Dominant/submissive behavior, sees that submissives Damian and Lenny are falling into chaos, clinging to each other to try to avoid the inevitable crash.

When the pressure to perform becomes too much and the unthinkable happens, Damian and Lenny have to decide: accept that they need something they can’t get from each other, or burn out and take Firefly with them. Vance is ready to claim Lenny, but even Stan’s hesitant agreement to give Damian the direction he needs might not be enough for Damian—or the band—if he loses Lenny.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: BDSM/Kink, Contemporary | Release Date: April 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-560-9) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-559-3)

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Prelude to War by Maria Albert

“Never make a mistake, Beryl. Never, in your youth or ignorance or arrogance, do something that might endanger your people, that might cause others harm.” – Elven Prince Eladar


Descent of Kings: Book One

Eladar, second son of the Elven King of Riviera, can never atone for his disastrous initial foray into the Lands of Men, but he yet hopes to make his family proud. Before his simple mission to meet Prince Talon of the shattered kingdom of Amontir is done, he saves lives and takes them, finds love, and stands to lose all he holds most dear as he leads Talon’s cousin, Beryl, to sanctuary amongst his people.

Caravan guard Alnas is searching for an unconventional love and thinks he’s found it in Hardred, but he must first overcome the former mariner’s tragic past. Neither man dreams their act of kindness in freeing Master Trader Oberas’s snagged cargo vessel will trigger events that alter the fate of their world.

The destinies and lives of these men and others become inescapably intertwined with that of Rion, son of a minstrel and a City Guard, in a world about to be consumed by war. Their trials and tragedies, mistakes, and triumphs will either save the world or destroy it.

Length: Novel (380p.) | Genre: High Fantasy |Release Date: April 22, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-358-2) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-357-5)

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Anthology: Closet Capers Edited by Anne Regan

A dash of intrigue keeps any relationship fresh: laughing breathlessly over a little thrill, feeling clingy after a shiver of suspense, mucking through a minor mystery. This anthology offers a dozen light and humorous romantic short stories in which a quickly solved caper may be just the ticket to spice up any romance.

Kitsch Me by Mari Donne

Leveling Up by Jude Dunn

Philip Collyer vs. the Cola Thief by Amy Rae Durreson

A Kiss in the Dark by Eli Easton

Calberg’s House Specialty Blend by Skylar Jaye

Small Change by Danni Keane

Lawrence Frightengale Investigates by Aidee Ladnier & Debussy Ladnier

The Whole Kit and Kaboodle by Ari McKay

Le Beau Soleil by Christopher Hawthorne Moss

Joie de Vivre by Pinkie Rae Parker

Made Good Under Pressure by Maja Rose

Tempest for a Teacup by Andrea Speed

Length: Novel (282p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Historical (American) | Release Date: April 22, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-650-7) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-649-1)

New release: March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Unfinished Business by Mia Kerick

If Brett wants to save Cory, he’ll have to see through Cory’s deception in time. Unfinished Business by Mia Kerick, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Beggars and Choosers

After struggling through dishonesty, betrayal, and the kind of pasts they’d like to leave behind them, Brett Taylor and Cory Butana are back together and starting to build a new life. Brett has a good job. Cory has started college. But not everything goes the way they planned.

Still recovering from the emotional and physical repercussions of a brutal assault, Cory finds himself trapped by his own insecurity and fear, unable to believe that his heart is safe with Brett or that his body is safe without him. On the other hand, Brett has total faith in Cory’s love and commitment, even though he still struggles with his own ghosts.

With girls flocking to Brett’s side and a wannabe-lover lab partner feeding his doubts, Cory can’t find a way to tell Brett about the unfinished business that haunts him. If Brett wants to save him, he’ll have to see through Cory’s deception in time.

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: March 15, 2013 |Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-510-4) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-509-8)

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Ice and Embers by Augusta Li

King Garith must strike a balance between supporting his friends and assuaging the nobles who want Duncan punished—and Sasha executed. Ice and Embers by Augusta Li, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Blessed Epoch: Book Two; Sequel to Ash and Echoes

Despite their disparate natures, Yarrow, Duncan, and Sasha united against overwhelming odds to save Prince Garith’s life. Now Garith is king and the three friends may be facing their undoing.

Distraught over Yarrow’s departure to find the cure to his magical affliction, Duncan struggles with his new role as Bairn of Windwake, a realm left bankrupt by his predecessor. Many of Duncan’s vassals conspire against him, and Sasha’s unorthodox solutions to Duncan’s problem have earned them the contempt of Garith’s nobles.

When word reaches Duncan and Sasha that Yarrow is in danger, they want nothing more than to rush to his aid. But Duncan’s absence could tip Windwake into the hands of his enemies. In addition, a near-mythic order of assassins wants Sasha dead. Without Yarrow, Duncan and Sasha can’t take the fight to the assassins. They are stuck, entangled in a political world they don’t understand. But finding Yarrow may cause more problems, and with his court divided, King Garith must strike a balance between supporting his friends and assuaging the nobles who want Duncan punished—and Sasha executed.

Length: Novel (350p.) | Genre: M/M/M or More, High Fantasy | Release Date: March 15, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-512-8) | Buy as Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62380-511-1)

Exile by Lola Lebellier

February 8, 2013

Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world. Exile by Lola Lebellier, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Once, in the land of Nier, five elemental spirits terrorized the land. To contain them, five humans sacrificed themselves, losing their bodies and minds. It wasn’t until decades later, when a set of restraints was formed, that the vessels could live normal lives and take their rightful places as leaders of their clans.

Now Aless of Serac, Guardian of Water, has returned from exile, a punishment for embarking on a killing frenzy when his restraints broke. He soon discovers all the restraints are breaking, and if he cannot find a solution, chaos will follow. But Aless can’t solve this problem on his own.

Though Corin of Zephyr has large reserves of mana, the trait that signifies proficiency with natural magic, he shows little aptitude for casting spells or using his power. But that doesn’t bother him as much as the threat from the breaking restraints. Together, he and Aless might find a solution—but as the restraints begin to crumble, it becomes clear that their situation is more dangerous than anyone could have foreseen: Aless, Corin, and the other guardians will face abuse, attack, and even death in their quest to save their world.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Length: Novel | Genre: High Fantasy, Bittersweet Dreams | Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon

February 1, 2013

Farrell pushes himself to the limit as he and Miceral fight not only to stop Meglar but for their very survival. The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Champion of the Gods: Book One

In a war that shook the earth, the Six gods of Nendor defeated their brother Neldin, god of evil. For the three thousand years since, Nendor and the Seven Kingdoms have known peace and prosperity.

But then a new wizard unleashes the power of Neldin. Meglar, wizard king of Zargon, uses dark magic to create an army of creatures to carry out his master’s will.

One by one, the sovereign realms fall. Soon the only wizard who can stop Meglar is Grand Master Farrell, the Prince of Haven, the hidden home of refugees. An untried wizard, Farrell carries a secret that could hold the key to defeating Meglar—or it could destroy the world.

While helping Nerti, queen of the unicorns, Farrell saves Miceral, an immortal muchari warrior the Six have chosen to be Farrell’s mate.  But Farrell approaches love with caution, and before he can decide how to proceed, Meglar invades a neighboring kingdom. Farrell and Miceral find themselves in the middle of the battle. Farrell pushes himself to the limit as he and Miceral fight not only to stop Meglar but for their very survival.

Length: Novel | Genre: High Fantasy| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Greenwode by J Tullos Hennig

January 18, 2013

In a risky bid for happiness, Rob dares the Horned Lord to reinterpret the ancient rites—to allow Rob to take Gamelyn as a lover instead of a rival. Greenwode by J Tullos Hennig, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Book One of The Wode

The Hooded One.  The one to breathe the dark and light and dusk between….

When an old druid foresees this harbinger of chaos, he also sees whom it will claim: young Rob of Loxley. Rob’s mother and father, a yeoman forester and a wisewoman, have raised Rob and his sister, Marion, under a solemn duty: to take their parents’ places in the Old Religion as the manifestations of the Horned Lord and the Lady Huntress.

But when Gamelyn Boundys, son of a powerful nobleman, is injured in the forest, he and Rob begin a friendship that challenges both duty and ideology: Gamelyn is a devout follower of the Catholic Church. Rob understands the divide between peasant and noble all too well. And the old druid has foreseen that Gamelyn is destined to be Rob’s sworn enemy—to fight in a blood sacrifice for the greenwode’s Maiden.

In a risky bid for happiness, Rob dares the Horned Lord to reinterpret the ancient rites—to allow Rob to take Gamelyn as a lover instead of a rival. But in the eyes of Gamelyn’s church, lust is a sin—and sodomy is unthinkable.

Length: Novel | Genre: Historical – Europe, High Fantasy| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback

Brute by Kim Fielding

December 3, 2012

As Brute gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, but he also learns doing what is right can bring its own danger. Brute by Kim Fielding, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

Rumors say the prisoner, Gray Leynham, is a witch and a traitor. What is certain is that he has spent years in misery: blind, chained, and rendered nearly mute by an extreme stutter. And he dreams of people’s deaths—dreams that come true.

As Brute becomes accustomed to palace life and gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, first as a friend and a man and then as a lover. But Brute also learns heroes sometimes face difficult choices and that doing what is right can bring danger of its own.

Length: Novel | Genre: High Fantasy| Buy as eBook | Buy as Paperback