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Spellbreaker

|| Book 3 in the Spellwright trilogy. As chaos spreads across Ixos, Leandra and her troubled family must race to uncover the shocking truth about a prophesied demonic invasion, human language, and their own identities—if they don't kill each other first.

Death’s End: The Death of the Magician

|| Book 3 in the Remembrance of Earth's Past series. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation 50 years after the Doomsday Battle. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?

Invasive

|| Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI—a futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. Her latest case is a horrifying murder that points to the impossible—someone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way.

Ghost Talkers

|| Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force of the Allies in World War I that can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. But when she discovers the presence of a traitor in their ranks, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things.

Nightshades

|| Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known.

The Kind Folk

|| As a child, Luke's uncle Terence enchanted (and frightened) the lad with tales of the "Other"—eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth. But how serious was Terence about the magic in his tales? Now an adult, Luke will have to confront forces that may be older than the world in order to save his unborn child.

Four Roads Cross (Chapters 6 and 7)

|| Book 5 in the Craft Sequence. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back—and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church.

Four Roads Cross (Chapters 4 and 5)

|| Book 5 in the Craft Sequence. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back—and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church.

Four Roads Cross (Chapters 2 and 3)

|| Book 5 in the Craft Sequence. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back—and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church.

Four Roads Cross (Chapter 1)

|| Book 5 in the Craft Sequence. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back—and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church.

Eterna and Omega

|| Book 2 in the Eterna Files. The hidden occult power that menaces both England and America continues to grow. Far from being dangerous, Eterna may hold the key to humanity's salvation.

The Devourers

|| On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man’s unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Alok’s interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent.

Nightshades

|| Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known.