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The Devoted Trilogy - Book One: The Zi'veyn

When disembodied magic starts gathering in the wilds of the world, ripping and rending the lands of Arasiin, the Order of Mages are the first to be blamed. But one man doubts that the mages, though powerful, were truly capable of such a thing, and seeks to investigate. Banished ex-warmage, Rathen Koraaz, is the only mage without ties to the Order or the stirrings of their rebellion, and so is the only one who can be trusted to repair the matter. Recruited by Inquisitor Garon Brack of the Hall of the White Hammer, the pair join with a young, enthusiastic historian and set out to discover the nature of the magic and why it is only gathering at the ancient ruins of an extinguished civilisation, the original users of magic.
When it becomes clear that the matter isn't as straight forward as any of them first believed, Rathen is dragged into an exhausting quest to recover an ancient relic, supposedly possessing the power to obliterate magic even within another's veins. But its existence is accredited to myth alone. If they cannot find it, how much time will they have to find an alternative solution before the world is torn open beneath their feet?

But another has also turned his eye towards the legendary relic. Head of the Arana, the royal department of espionage, Salus seeks to turn its power upon the Order of Mages, who he is convinced are responsible, his duty to the protection of his country stretching far beyond the bounds of his position.

In a story of devotion taken too far, what will befall their world, and their unfortunate allies, before the wild, cataclysmic magic can be quelled?

[Adult & mature YA fantasy trilogy; politics, destruction, war, & cults]

The Archguardians of Laceria

'Gargoyles', violent beasts of stone, surge up from beneath the continent of Laceria every month like clockwork. Their suppression has been a simple matter for 400 years, even if their numbers seemed ever unaffected. But, when these attacks double in aggression, Queen Rysana Vokun, the latest in the line of Archguardians, seeks to put the matter to rest once and for all. Abandoning her position in the palace to her husband, she ventures out into the world to seek a solution beside the court mage and two equally trained guardians.
But when the threat they had battled against for so long stops her in her tracks with a plea of their own, her entire world shifts upside down.

With war approaching from the south, driven by the fervour of a maddened god, Queen Rysana must leave the peril of the lands to the hands of her husband and advisors and venture to the cold, black world beneath, before the threat from below can crumble the country, leaving her army with nothing left to save.

[Adult & mature YA fantasy trilogy; war, beasts & gods]


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