In a land where the greatest magicians are murdered by outlaw practitioners of blood magic, one magician kills himself to keep a secret from an assassin. Astarl seeks a magical cure to heal her dying father and leader of the secretive Order of Nizari assassins.
The magician’s records send Astarl searching for a mysterious item in the possession of the mad duke of Abasynia, but her quest is threatened when she falls in love with the castle healer. Though she tries to both save her father and keep her lover, she is betraying them both with her secrets. She must make an impossible choice between love and loyalty.
When her search for the magic item interferes with an evil man’s pursuit of immortality, she finds herself betrayed by everyone she loves. Astarl must decide who she can trust to save her own life, her father and her lover. (Status – with second round of beta readers)
Astarl accepts a request from the Council of Kings to ensure the final destruction of the assassins, corrupted by blood magic, when the Council offer the restoration of everything she loves. Deep in the assassin nest, she is trapped when she realises that she cannot escape and keep both herself and her lover alive. (Status – currently outlining).
Astarl’s lover sets out to save her life in the company of the mercenary, Kain, only to discover that the assassins were corrupted by more than blood magic. The entire world stands on the brink of destruction and Astarl’s safety may only be bought at high cost to all three of the company. (Status – concept only)
The Fires of Madness
Kain reluctantly accepts the task of defeating the awesome World-Makers, the Ulynn, who may only be freed from their mortal imprisonment by the destruction of the world. To succeed, he must face the ghost of the woman he loved and betrayed. (Status – first draft requiring significant revisions)
The Wrath of Fate
Kain and Cyaira must convince the Kindara and Syldam, immortal enemies, to work together to destroy the Ulynn and prevent the enslavement of all humankind. (Status – concept only)
Working title – number of books unknown
The Blood Infernal
Broken vows of blood must be paid in blood. Bound to vows she did not choose by priestesses who stole her away from her parents as a child, Ellieva is tempted by a man who sees past the black robes of a priestess of the Death Goddess. The ultimate punishment is small deterrent when the world stands at the gates of hell. (Status – concept only)