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**NEW** Scions of Nexus Trilogy


Twenty years have passed since the Battle of Nexus. Although the forces of good prevailed, evil never rests, and bitter hatred spurs an overwhelming desire to destroy the Lady of Twilight and wrest Nexus from her control at all costs.

Taren and Elyas, the sons of legendary heroes, yearn for more than their simple life: for Taren, to follow in the footsteps of the parents he’s never known and discover magic and adventure; for Elyas, to escape the shadow of his father Wyat, the mighty warrior, and find his destiny as a soldier in the king’s army.

When war, driven by the fiend Nesnys’s thirst for revenge, unexpectedly engulfs the kingdom, Taren and Elyas are forced onto the path of adventure under circumstances they never envisioned. Their fates encompass great challenges and hardships as the gods once again seek to manipulate their pawns and influence events that will affect the entire multiverse.

This box set contains Scions of Nexus, The Way of Pain, and Trial of the Thaumaturge.


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**NEW** Trial of the Thaumaturge (Scions of Nexus book 3) 


Time is slipping away for the Kingdom of Ketania, now under siege and teetering on the brink of destruction, following a crushing military defeat at the hands of Nesnys’s invading army. Queen Sianna Atreus has been captured, and the heroic rescue effort mounted by Dakarai Creel has failed.


Taren and his companions, Mira and Ferret, return from Nexus to discover the Balance has shifted dramatically and the fate of the kingdom lies in their hands. Taren’s magical talents have flourished under the Lady of Twilight’s tutelage, and he’s grown in both power and control, yet he faces an impossible test against overwhelming odds.


The heroes and their allies must rally the kingdom before the sinister plans of Shaol, Lord of the Abyss, come to fruition. To stop Shaol’s minions, they must journey to long-forgotten planes, racing against time while battling Nesnys’s forces every step of the way.


Bound together by friendship, loyalty, and duty, the companions soon discover that the price of victory may prove to be the ultimate one.



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The Way of Pain (Scions of Nexus book 2) 


War rages across Ketania as the demon Nesnys wreaks bloodshed and destruction at the behest of her master, the evil god Shaol. But the war is only a cover for a more insidious plan—one that would result in the total destruction of the plane of Easilon and bring the entire multiverse under Shaol’s dominion.

Taren struggles to control his magic and avoid capture by enemy agents as he fights to reach Nexus of the Planes. There, he will seek out his mother, the mysterious Lady of Twilight, hoping to gain her insight into the daunting destiny that awaits him, as well as her tutelage for his talents. Elyas fights in the war but is captured on the battlefield, where he attracts Nesnys’s sinister attention and is sent to the brutal Pits of Leciras and forced into the life of a gladiator. When tragedy strikes, Princess Sianna Atreus abruptly finds herself the last of her line and rightful queen of war-torn Ketania. Taren’s staunch companions face their own tribulations along the way as Ferret undergoes a life-changing transformation and the monster hunter Dakarai Creel must embrace his true destiny.

The heroes’ struggles continue against seemingly insurmountable odds as they desperately seek to find a way to save the kingdom and prevail over the forces of evil.


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 Scions of Nexus


Twenty years have passed since the Battle of Nexus. Although the forces of good prevailed, evil never rests, and bitter hatred spurs an overwhelming desire to destroy the Lady of Twilight and wrest Nexus from her control at all costs.

Taren and Elyas, the sons of legendary heroes, yearn for more than their simple life: for Taren, to follow in the footsteps of the parents he’s never known and discover magic and adventure; for Elyas, to escape the shadow of his father Wyat, the mighty warrior, and find his destiny as a soldier in the king’s army.

When war, driven by the fiend Nesnys’s thirst for revenge, unexpectedly engulfs the kingdom, Taren and Elyas are forced onto the path of adventure under circumstances they never envisioned. Their fates encompass great challenges and hardships as the gods once again seek to manipulate their pawns and influence events that will affect the entire multiverse.

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Nexus Tales




Journey deeper into the planes with this collection of short fiction featuring earlier adventures of the heroes of the Nexus of the Planes trilogy, along with an introduction to Dakarai Creel, a major new character from the upcoming successor series to Nexus of the Planes.

Nera and Arron get more than they bargained for when they journey to a rain-soaked plane and attempt to steal a magical dagger from a mage. Their mission seems simple enough, but their luck runs out when they are captured and sent to the gallows.

Waresh Hammerhelm leads an expedition to retake Torval’s Hold, a fabled stronghold that fell under mysterious circumstances centuries earlier, in a bid to discover a truth buried in the past and win the respect of his father, the king.

Nera, Arron, and Wyat’s search for the cause of the slaughter of a village leads them to an isolated monastery where they learn of an ancient curse unleashed. Time is running out to prevent the evil from spreading.

Dakarai Creel is a monster hunter, a fugitive of Nexus, and a lone traveler who wanders the realms and pits his sword and wits against the evil creatures the law has no means or interest in dealing with. He takes on a contract to find some missing villagers who are disappearing one by one, but how can he fight a malevolent killer who hides in plain sight and leaves no trace?

More of the past and motivations of the two retrieval officers, Haskell and Vhijera, are revealed in two intertwining tales of high adventure.


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The Twilight City



“Most on this world know nothing of such a dark place...” 

Nera, a plane-cursed thief, lives in Nexus, a city forever cast in twilight, constructed around a great Machine built by immortals to align all the planes together. Nera grew up an orphan on the streets, scorned and mistrusted for her fiendish heritage, and was sentenced to ninety-nine years of slave labor in the great foundry for a petty crime. She would like nothing better than find a way to somehow reduce her onerous sentence or remove altogether the cursed collar clamped around her neck.

Malek is a young apprentice mage with a bizarre and dangerous power that he struggles to control. After his teacher is kidnapped by a strange group of soldiers, he tracks the group to Nexus, seeking to rescue his master.

Their fates will be forever intertwined as they are swept up in events beyond their control. A fragile truce holds in Nexus, maintaining a balance where neither good nor evil can gain the upper hand. Yet all is not well in Nexus, for in the darkness festers the wicked ambitions of those who seek to swing the balance of power forever in their favor.

The Twilight City is the first volume in Nexus of the Planes.

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Doors of the Dark


The great Machine of Nexus has fallen silent, the foundry destroyed. The city is isolated—cut off from all other planes—with neither escape nor any way to gain entry into Nexus. Food, water, and even air are becoming scarce commodities. Chaos and violence fill the streets.

Nera is now a wanted fugitive who has lost much in the events leading up to the chaos. She must find a way to escape Nexus and find Malek, if he yet lives. Her search will take her to the sinister Gray Lands, a world dead of all magic and life and sealed off from the rest of the planes, centuries before.

Friends are in short supply as she has already been betrayed once before and no longer knows who can be trusted. To make matters worse, a priestess and paladin of Sol approach Nera, trying to convince her she may hold the key to Nexus’s salvation.

Doors of the Dark is the second volume in Nexus of the Planes.

 

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Dawnbringer

Nera and Malek are reunited and have escaped from the Gray Lands after defeating the evil that destroyed that world. Fresh off their victory, the pair now turns their attention to saving Nexus. Nera’s path has become clear—she has been chosen by the goddess Sabyl to find a way to restore the Machine of Nexus to working order and end the violence in the city. Unfortunately, the path she and Malek are destined to walk is a dark one, and should they survive, they will be changed forever.

For they must gather together a stalwart party to venture into the depths of the Abyss and locate the mysterious Engineer of legend—who claims to be Nera’s father and is the only one capable of repairing the Machine. The powers of the Abyss will stand in their way while demon hordes mobilize to attack Nexus and spread slaughter and destruction across the entire multiverse.

Dawnbringer is the thrilling conclusion of Nexus of the Planes.

 

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Nexus of the Planes Trilogy



“Most on this world know nothing of such a dark place...” 

Nera, a plane-cursed thief, lives in Nexus, a city forever cast in twilight, constructed around a great Machine built by immortals to align all the planes together. Nera grew up an orphan on the streets, scorned and mistrusted for her fiendish heritage, and was sentenced to ninety-nine years of slave labor in the great foundry for a petty crime. She would like nothing better than find a way to somehow reduce her onerous sentence or remove altogether the cursed collar clamped around her neck.

Malek is a young apprentice mage with a bizarre and dangerous power that he struggles to control. After his teacher is kidnapped by a strange group of soldiers, he tracks the group to Nexus, seeking to rescue his master.

Their fates will be forever intertwined as they are swept up in events beyond their control. A fragile truce holds in Nexus, maintaining a balance where neither good nor evil can gain the upper hand. Yet all is not well in Nexus, for in the darkness festers the wicked ambitions of those who seek to swing the balance of power forever in their favor.

This box set includes The Twilight City, Doors of the Dark, and Dawnbringer.

 

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Extensis Vitae 

Michael Reznik is a soldier who wakes up in a mysterious underground bunker, with a technologically advanced body he doesn't recognize. The people around him have cast aside fighting and warfare. They haven't needed them--until now.

Reznik is charged with tracking down a band of ruthless killers and finding a kidnapped doctor. He finds himself honor-bound to do what is right for the people who brought him back from the dead. A peaceful people are depending on him to do what is right. Can he live up to their expectations, even when he finds out that his new body has an expiration date?

Extensis Vitae is a gritty, post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure.


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 Extensis Vitae: The Shattered Land

 Time is running out for Michael Reznik as he searches for a way to deactivate his body's kill switch before his time literally expires. Reznik makes his way to the surface with the mysterious Rin as his guide and discovers a post-apocalyptic wasteland that is brutal and unforgiving, a land totally foreign to the country he knew.

Gangs of vicious marauders and slavers, nefarious corporations, and mysterious creatures preying on people in the night will challenge Reznik every step of his journey. His potential allies are far outnumbered by the growing number of enemies standing in his way. As Reznik struggles to survive in this new world, Rin searches for her own redemption, to make up for past failures. Will Reznik be able to find his solution with the clock ticking down?

Extensis Vitae: The Shattered Land is the second volume in the gritty, action-packed Extensis Vitae series.

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 Extensis Vitae: City of Sarx



Skin City: a festering blight of depravity and crime where those who hit rock bottom end up—yet at the same time a high-tech jewel, the last refuge of high society in the desolate wasteland. It is a discordant place, beckoning all with the promise of satisfying any desire. The path to Skin City can lead to ruin or redemption; the outcome depends on what one seeks.

Michael Reznik is about to find out which as his quest takes him to Skin City in a long-shot attempt to fulfill a promise and rescue a group of colonists abducted into slavery. Rin Takahashi seeks her own path, one that will lead to either vengeance or destruction. Skin City is an opportunity for both of them to set things right, but it could also prove to be their undoing, especially when they realize there is a price on their heads. For they are walking into a trap, and life expectancy can be very short for those that upset the delicate balance of power between the ruthless factions controlling the city.

Extensis Vitae: City of Sarx is the third volume in the gritty, action-packed Extensis Vitae series.

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Extensis Vitae: Empire of Dust


Skin City has been liberated, offering a flicker of hope to all who live in the wasteland—hope that times are changing. But it has been a Pyrrhic victory, coming at great cost to the few who remain and seek to carry on the fight. War looms on the horizon as the survivors now seek to take the fight against the overwhelming might of Thorne Industries.

Rin Takahashi finds herself thrust into the spotlight at the forefront of the struggle, one she never wanted, yet she feels honor-bound to carry on in memory of a fallen friend. Meanwhile, Marcus strives to save the woman he loves from the soulless corporation threatening to consume them both. And James Mason nears the end of a long road, attempting to make things right after a lifetime in which so much went wrong. These three find themselves in a desperate battle as they seek to topple Thorne Industries in a war that will shake the foundations of the continent.

Extensis Vitae: Empire of Dust is the thrilling conclusion of the gritty, action-packed Extensis Vitae series.

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 Extensis Vitae: The Complete Series


This is the complete Extensis Vitae series, books 1-4.

Michael Reznik is a soldier who wakes up in a mysterious underground bunker, with a technologically advanced body he doesn't recognize. The people around him have cast aside fighting and warfare. They haven't needed them--until now.

Reznik is charged with tracking down a band of ruthless killers and finding a kidnapped doctor. He finds himself honor-bound to do what is right for the people who brought him back from the dead. A peaceful people are depending on him to do what is right. Can he live up to their expectations, even when he finds out that his new body has an expiration date?

Extensis Vitae is a gritty, post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure.

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 Obsolescence 

CorpSec officer James Mason enjoys his work for Thorne Industries. He routinely gets to kick in doors, round up dangerous criminals and terrorists, and eliminate the dregs of society. Plus, he has access to all the latest toys: weapons and equipment he could have only dreamed about in his previous job as a District cop.

Surrounded by genetically enhanced clones and augmented grunts, he wonders if he still has what it takes to keep up in a unit full of men and women who are stronger, faster, and more obedient. When his former colleagues suddenly start to get transferred, replaced, and even turn up dead under suspicious circumstances, he wonders if he will be next. With the impending doom of the approaching Cataclysm, will he be able to protect his family and stay alive?

Obsolescence is a 13,000 word short story set in the world of Extensis Vitae.

 

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Seren1ty 



Nick Novak enjoys his life in the dusty Old West town of Agua Verde, Mexico. He can't remember much before the time he woke up in a seedy motel room with a syringe in his arm and a loaded gun on the nightstand. Freedom from any past obligations may have a certain appeal, but he often wonders what happened in his old life that led him to his current situation.

When a glowing blue door that isn't really there appears in front of him, Nick starts to seriously wonder if his brain is fried. Soon after, a slickster claiming to be his friend shows up and tells him his family has been trying to locate him for the past two years. Nick realizes he must unravel the mysteries of his past even though he fears he won't like what he finds. Will he be able to cope with what lies beyond the blue door? 

Seren1ty is a 30,000 word novella.


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