|The Elf Saga books... (so far)
Book 1: DOOMSDAY
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Something has gone terribly wrong in the elf kingdoms of Vaenos. The mighty unicorns have vanished, the glittering faeries are few, and the monstrous dragons are running wild... so now five great warriors must save the world. (Spoiler alert: They do! And it's a really fun ride.) As you may have guessed, this is not your typical epic fantasy.
Explore a world of sword and sorcery that's as classic as it is bizarre with JENAVELLE, a knight who's sick and tired of fantasy clichés, AMINA, a desert princess with a fondness for pirates, NIYA, a hard-drinking mercenary in search of a her next ex-girlfriend, TOMOE, a samurai shaman who is coping well with her recent resurrection, and LOZEN, a beautiful hunter whose hobbies include fine cuisine, high fashion, and excessive violence.
Author's Note: This book is too long! As you can see below, it has FIVE parts and FIVE main characters, which makes it pretty darn long. I had no idea this would be a series, so I crammed all sorts of cool stuff into this one book. Sorry about that. But don't worry, the rest of the books only have three main characters, which is probably the right number. Carry on!
"Blood of the Dragon" - As Jenavelle and her friends search for a way to stop the coming dragon apocalypse, they'll have to deal with witches and curses, bounty hunters and refugees, portals in time and of course, more than a few dragons. So this is a particularly inconvenient time for Jena to learn she's adopted, and that she isn't who she thinks she is.
"Curse of the Unicorn" - When a raging dragon threatens her kingdom, Amina's only hope is to become an Alcani warrior and use the magic of the unicorns to protect her people. Which works out great, until an ancient curse starts turning her to stone. On a flying island, Amina confronts the only witches in the world who can save her, but they want her as dead as the unicorns.
"Nightmare of the Faerie" - Niya likes swords, women, and whiskey, mostly in that order. But after a harrowing journey through the dream-world, Niya learns she must give up the weapons she loves so much in order to become a faerie priestess like her mother, the worst fate Niya can imagine. Then they’re off to bring the unicorns back from the dead… but that's not all she brings back.
"Trials of the Kitsune" - Tomoe was dead, and now she’s not. And she’s barely recovered when a group of strange warriors ask her to help rescue someone from the vicious mermaids that plague her island country. As she casts her own spirit into the bodies of samurai and sages, she transforms her companions into legendary sword saints and gains new powers of her own, courtesy of a mysterious white fox.
"Knight of the Jaguar" - As the newly anointed jaguar knight, Lozen must save the spirit Raven from the graves of the first elves, and help the spirit Coyote seal the doorway to the underworld. Then she must sail through a volcanic hellscape, and see the suffering of legions of slaves, and battle an army, and even slay the greatest dragon in the world. But the worst part... is watching one of her friends die.
|Book 2: BLOODLINES
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Thirty years ago, an incredible group of elven heroines saved the world from the dragon apocalypse. Now their daughters are on a quest of their own... to save themselves! (Because the world is okay, for the moment.) Now they must embark on a terrifying voyage to a lost city and journey down into dark, forgotten labyrinths to confront ancient horrors in search of the miracles that can keep them alive.
Explore an epic fantasy world that's as classic as it is bizarre with GENESEE, an artist who desperately wants to get rid of her jaguar powers, RAJANI, a young healer with a fabulous flying ship and an entourage of faeries, AMARA, a gunslinging princess with a baby on the way, and NAHINA, an expert sailor trying to save her long-dead family.
"Curse of the Jaguar" - Genesee's brothers died of the jaguar curse, and she'll be next if she can't find her legendary mother soon. Her search takes her to strange ponds where spirits talk in riddles, dark caverns full of deadly monsters, and distant cities where her jaguar spots make her very unwelcome. Each step brings her closer to her fate and adds yet another stranger to her company. But when she finally comes face to face with her mother, will she find the answers she seeks, or just more questions?
"City of the Dead" - Princess Amara is dying, but nothing will stop her from living to see her son's birth. Her search for a mystical healing device brings her to the long-lost city of Yas Yagaroth, where she relies on her golden guns to survive and her golden cane to walk. She explores dusty libraries and forgotten palaces where ancient silver creatures roam the streets and masked warriors lurk in the shadows. Perhaps in the dungeons she can find the cure she seeks, or perhaps there's nothing but horror waiting in the darkness...
"Return of the Fallen" - Nahina Nakaroa has spent her whole life searching for a way to bring her family back from the dead, and now she's almost found it. In the darkest caverns beneath Yas Yagaroth, she makes a deal with a strange elf called Coyote for one chance, just one, to save her family. But first she has to escape from demons, rescue her friends from dragons and curses, and travel to the end of the universe all alone. But will she bring anyone back with her?
|Book 3: PEACEMAKER
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When four strangers are mysteriously summoned to a strange land at the top of the world, they discover that they are all descendants of famous heroes, and they must join forces to save a city torn apart by civil war and the angry spirits of the vengeful dead! Caught between warring shamans and gunmages, possessed witches and ancient giants, these four must set aside their vendettas and tragic pasts if they want to survive...
Explore an epic fantasy world that's as classic as it is bizarre with WINONA, a cursed gunslinger looking to start a new life after years of war, VALINDER, a dashing sky pirate who keeps losing his flying crystal ship, KSENIA, a dragon-mistress desperate to avenge her lost family, and TSETSEG, an exiled unicorn-rider who is secretly thrilled that she is no longer a princess.
"Path of the Gunslinger" - For five years, Winona was the hero of the Union, saving her people from countless invasions of dragons, crystal ships, maskmen, and alchemists. But now with the war over, she's desperate to escape from a life of gunfights and stalkers. Following the strange images in her dreams, Winona finds herself in a distant land with a dashing sky pirate and a grouchy old shaman, trying to save a city from ghostly parasites and reapers!
"Revenge of the Dragon" - All her life, Ksenia has dreamed of avenging her murdered family and restoring her people as the greatest dragon-riders in the world. But when she confronts her enemies for the first time, she discovers they are just as poor, lonely, and grieving as she is. Shifting her sights from revenge to justice, Ksenia sets out to bring peace to the spirits of her ancestors, and to a city plagued by the dead!
"War of the Spirit" - Ever since she became a princess, Tsetseg knew that one day the people would rise up to destroy her family. But she didn't know she would survive. Accompanied by her beloved unicorn Batu and raptor Enjin, she joins forces with a trio of foreigners to find the dark spirits that make her city erupt into violence every nine years. But can she soothe the raging phantoms while defeating an invasion of dragons, maskmen, and immortal war machines?
|Book 4: SOLARPUNK
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When the whole world is dying and the last cities are choked with desperate refugees, who better to put things right than the descendants of the greatest heroes in the world? Probably someone more experienced. But these three will have to do...
Is the ELF SAGA complete? Is it over? Probably not...
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