Sami would do anything for her father, but Darkness comes at a cost no one can afford.
In Junktown, under the jealous eye of the guardian dragon, Tiantur, the Eater of Words, anything can be bought, even ancient magical artifacts. And if they can’t be bought, they can be forged.
Sami is a gifted sorcerer reduced to using her skills as a forger and a mender of the broken magic of Junktown to pay for medicine to keep the malignant Darkness within her father in check. When a powerful trade lord makes her an offer she can’t refuse, her desperation leads her into a world of corrupt sorcerers vying for power, and she is faced with a choice: think of herself and her family, or the fate of the entire Shining Continent.
In a world where magic flows as freely as water, and dragons hunt those greedy enough to acquire more than their share, Darkness is a threat that always lies beneath the surface. Can Sami get the job done and save her father without bringing Darkness and Dragons down upon everyone?
Sins of the Poet is a fast-paced and exciting introduction to the epic fantasy world of The Shining Continent. If you like Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Name of the Wind, complex magic systems and high adventure, you’ll love Sins of the Poet.
A secret kept for a dozen years, a Darkness that brought the world to its knees, and the only one who can stop it from rising again is a clumsy baker!
Umbo has given up friends, love, and happiness to fulfill his vow to keep safe a young girl found in the depths of a tyrannical sorceress’s workshop, a girl who may hold the secret to the sorceress’s dark magic.
When an unknown power comes searching for the girl after more than a decade of peace, Umbo must learn to trust his intuition, abandon his quiet life, and take up the sword once more to protect her and, possibly, the entire Shining Continent.
What begins as a frantic escape becomes a wild journey through a world where magic has evolved bears, badgers, foxes, and apes into people, and different schools of magic compete for dominance under the jealous eye of guardian dragons.
The Third Secret is the first installment in the 3-part epic fantasy saga of The Shining Continent. If you love complex magic systems and world building in the spirit of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, buy The Third Secret and enter a world of strange magic today!