The Book of War

The Book of War

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Helena and the oracular bookstore Abernathy's stopped an attack by the alien invaders' human allies and destroyed their attempt at a second oracle, giving the Wardens much-needed victories. Now, after months of fighting a defensive war, the Wardens plan a direct assault on the enemy stronghold. But as the battle approaches, Abernathy's has other plans. The oracle directs Helena to contact four ordinary people with extraordinary talents whose abilities will change the course of the war. Convincing them to join the fight challenges Helena's persuasive powers to the extreme. If she fails, it will mean the deaths of thousands—including those Helena loves most.
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The Book of Mayhem

The Book of Mayhem

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

With two threats to the oracular bookstore Abernathy's behind her, Helena finally feels secure in her role as custodian. But when a new danger rises, it threatens not the store, but the magi of Portland. As tensions between the factions grow, and monsters terrorize the city, the conflict tests Helena's neutrality and requires her to solve the mystery—before she becomes the next victim.
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Sands of Memory

Sands of Memory

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

A CITY LOST TO TIMEAn unexpected discovery takes Sienne and her companions to the mysterious country of Omeira, Kalanath's lost homeland. There, a surprising welcome for Kalanath leads to another discovery. To complete their quest, they must travel to the city of Ma'tzehar, swallowed up by the desert centuries ago.Dangers lurk on every side on the journey to Ma'tzehar. But the real challenge begins when they reach the mysterious city, filled with dangers of a darker kind. And in the heart of the desert, they encounter an ancient, powerful creature whose magic and knowledge may be the key to their quest.An exciting adventure of epic battles, family ties, and the desire for freedom.
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Guardian of the Crown

Guardian of the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

When Serjian Kerish showed up on her doorstep with the heir to the Crown of Tremontane in tow, Willow North thought her involvement would begin and end with getting him out of the capital and away from his murderous uncle. But bringing the boy-king Felix to the safety of Eskandel was only the beginning of the journey.Now, as the King's guardian, she must navigate the murky waters of Eskandelic politics, trying to build support that will allow him to take back his kingdom. Amid the challenges of assassination attempts, cultural misunderstandings, and her growing attraction to her former fiancé Kerish, Willow must discover who she really is: a sneak thief, or the guardian of the Crown.
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Mortal Rites

Mortal Rites

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

THE UNDEAD RISEAfter finding two items they need to save Alaric's people from the wizard who enslaves them, Sienne and her companions feel confident that success is just around the corner. But the quest takes a dark turn when they learn the next step leads them into the forbidden world of necromancy.Hired to locate a missing man whose studies in the dark art could give them what they need, the companions soon discover how deep his secrets run—and encounter a creature that may be impossible for them to defeat.A thrilling tale of life, death, and the shadow world between.
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Pretender to the Crown

Pretender to the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Willow North is a thief, and despite her secret magical talent for sensing worked metal, she has never wanted to be anything else. But when her former fiancé appears on her doorstep with the eight-year-old King of Tremontane in tow, she is drawn into the political conflict surrounding the boy King's ascension. His uncle, a powerful Ascendant with the magic of manipulating the elements, murdered the old King and intends to kill young King Felix.Willow intends only to take the boy to safety, but as the days pass, she finds herself increasingly attached to Felix and unwilling to leave him once he's safe. But the pretender to the Crown has a long reach, and as his men close in on the fugitives, it seems nowhere may be safe.
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Shifting Loyalties

Shifting Loyalties

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

The four hundredth anniversary of the city of Fioretti's founding brings Sienne's family to Fioretti, with news that changes her life and threatens her association with her companions, as well as her relationship with Alaric. To escape her fate and Perrin's vengeful father, the friends accept a job that takes them far from the city, to the eastern mountains.The job seems simple. A struggling community of settlers needs scrappers to clear out a ruin where something dangerous lurks. But the companions soon discover that nothing is as they expected. What the settlers actually want proves complicated even for these experienced scrappers. And a confrontation with a terrible enemy may end in someone's death.A thrilling tale of duty, honor, and the choice between the two.
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The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

For over seventy years, the use of familiars—monsters bound by magic to fight beside humans in the Long War—divided magery into two factions. Now, the monsters strike back.As Helena prepares for the Conference of Neutralities, reports of familiars breaking their bonds to attack and kill their masters raise tensions between the factions to an unprecedented high. Faced with the challenge of keeping her relationship with Malcolm Campbell secret from more than a hundred of her fellow custodians, Helena must also protect herself from rogue familiars—and they're closer than she thinks.
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Company of Strangers, #1

Company of Strangers, #1

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

The wizard Sienne hopes to make a name for herself as a scrapper—someone who scours the ruins of the Empty Lands for treasure and lost magical artifacts. But first she must find someone willing to take a chance on a desperate beginner.When Sienne finally catches a break, she becomes part of a ragtag group of adventurers—a desperate scrapper named Dianthe, her wizard-hating partner Alaric, a drunk priest, and a young fighter.But finding the treasure proves only the beginning. They must learn to work together as a team. Their very survival may depend on it.
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Champion of the Crown

Champion of the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Willow North has safely brought the boy-King Felix out of Tremontane and secured the support of neighboring Eskandel in his bid to recover the Crown. Now she faces her greatest challenge yet: convincing the Counts and Barons of Tremontane to support Felix as he confronts his uncle, the pretender to the Crown. With Tremontane on the verge of civil war, success hinges on discovering true allies amid those who would take the Crown for themselves.But Willow's true plan—to choose a new ruler for Tremontane and give Felix a chance at a happy life—hits a snag when it seems none of the potential candidates for the Crown are suitable. With her army racing to meet the pretender's, time is running out. Willow will have to choose a King...and that choice will be one even she doesn't expect.
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Stone of Inheritance

Stone of Inheritance

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

A SPOT OF BLACKMAILFor months, Sienne and her scrapper team have faced many challenges in their quest to free Alaric's people from the wizard enslaving them. But when a new, unexpected challenge threatens to end their quest, the companions have no choice but to give in to a blackmailer's demand: retrieve an ancient stone artifact from an abandoned village.Their new adventure takes them north to the edges of the Empty Lands, where monsters roam free and even the land is dangerous. Someone else wants what they're after—someone who will kill to get it. And in a deserted castle past the borders of civilization, the companions encounter evil unlike any they've fought before.A thrilling adventure of powerful magic, dangerous foes, and the triumph of free will.
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