Call of the Herald - Young Adult Epic Fantasy

      Brian Rathbone
Call of the Herald - Young Adult Epic Fantasy

Book One of The Dawning of Power Young Adult Epic Fantasy trilogy. Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war.After a foiled abduction attempt, Ellery Mayne realizes that an entire security detail has been shadowing her every move, protecting her from danger she didn’t know she was in. Working to uncover the secrets behind her elusive watchers, she carefully conducts her own surveillance, testing the limits of professionals who think she is clueless about them. Though they are hard to spot, their loyalty and care for her is not. When she finds a way to declare her feelings for one of her guards, he is blindsided with joy but fearful that his team will lose its lucrative security contract because of his relationship with the mark they’ve all come to love.As secrets to the identity and intentions of the team’s mysterious employer begin to unravel, Ellery’s deeply buried affections resurface and battle with the love and loyalty she feels for her guards and her new love. Searching for answers and conscious that her choices will impact loved ones and guardian angels alike, Ellery finds that her life is ‘In The Spotlight’ and she is the ‘Mayne Attraction.’
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    Dragon Airways

      Brian Rathbone
Dragon Airways

Drawn by the lure of ancient magic, a boy with special needs and unusual talents becomes valuable to both sides of the war. Fleeing those sent to capture him, he and his sister board Dragon Airways."...As Petra turned around in the dark, ready to leave, she heard foot steps. They stopped as the ‘perfectly visible in the dark’ light beam coming through the peephole disappeared. Was that Mika Mustonen? Whoever it was, he or she was still standing behind that door watching her..."This is the first story of horror suspense series "Fangs of Helsinki". It's about a group of twenty somethings who live in Helsinki area and the mysterious events that take place in their lives.
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    Beyond the Veil

      Brian Rathbone
Beyond the Veil

In this short story, Vincent Pels struggles to save his daughter in life and death.Sun-dwellers are fowl monsters that eat a human’s flesh from their bones…or so sixteen-year-old Lyra has always been taught. To keep their citizens safe, her colony seals itself into the vaults by day. Moonwalkers are horrible beasts that feed on the blood of men…at least, that is what Perseus was told. The only sure survival for his people is to lock themselves into their repositories each night. Both labeled as undesirable by their respective kinds, a fated meeting in the forbidden forest offers Lyra and Perseus an unexpected chance at happiness. If they can overcome their own prejudices and discover the truth about one another before time runs out. Can the sun-dweller and the moonwalker learn that when reality is distorted by hate and terror sometimes the only thing to truly fear is fear itself? THE WAY LIFE WAS FOREVER – a YA short story from award-winning author, Carey Corp.
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    Redtooth

      Brian Rathbone
Redtooth

In this humorous short story, a trip to the pawn shop sends Bob Hanks on an unexpected adventure.A devastating fire has swept through the forest above the ridge, killing Tir’s pack and leaving him captive in the hands of strangers. One of these strangers, Palva the Gatherer, was expecting his arrival; a prophecy warned her of an approaching disaster heralded by the appearance of a swollen orange moon. Palva’s secrecy and cold resolve does not put Tir at ease, but he is determined to create a new life for himself.Meanwhile, in a nearby forest, the renegade wolf Alanki plays both sides of the old game of Hunter and Hunted. Abandoned as a pup for the birth defect of being born a runt, she was taken in by a herd of deer who hold a tremendous respect for the old tales as passed down by designated storytellers. The deer give Alanki her name, A-Lankhi, because she is the daughter of the predator; there is a legend in the herd that any acts of kindness done for their natural enemy will be repaid in kind, when the herd is threatened with destruction.Tensions come to a head as Tir’s new pack begins to hunt the deer and Palva’s fire moon waxes in the sky. Alanki jumps to defend her foster family, but is disturbed to discover the extent of her own brutality. Tir fights to earn and maintain his place in a strange pack where unknown outsiders are mistrusted—for good reasons—and Palva struggles to sort through the threads and knots of resurrected old crimes that threaten to strangle everything she knows. But amidst all the fear and chaos, one thing is clear to all sides: self-preservation may drive some creatures to do terrible things, but most will stop at nothing to protect those that they love.
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    Inherited Danger

      Brian Rathbone
Inherited Danger

Book Two of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Catrin leaves her homeland behind as she goes in search of knowledge and peace, unaware that she will face the greatest evil her world has ever known.Night of the Assassin is the prequel to King of Swords, and charts the early days of "El Rey," the super-assassin whose specialty is impossible to execute contract killings on behalf of his savage narco-trafficking cartel clients. Night of the Assassin is an intense, no-flinching, gritty epic that will jar, disturb and thrill even the most jaded suspense/thriller readers. It's a shocking journey into the making of a monster that uses the ongoing drug cartel violence in Mexico as its backdrop.
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    Regent

      Brian Rathbone
Regent

In the years since the end of The Herald War, the world has become complacent despite Catrin Volker's warnings. When the darkness of her visions comes to pass, no one is prepared, and the fate of humanity will rest in her hands.Regent, book one of The Balance of Power trilogy, is the much anticipated continuation of the World of Godsland fantasy series, which began with The Dawning of Power trilogy.In the years since the end of The Herald War, the world has become complacent despite Catrin Volker's warnings. When the darkness of her visions comes to pass, no one is prepared, and the fate of humanity will rest in her hands.
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    Wayward Spirits - A Prelude to The Dawning of Power

      Brian Rathbone
Wayward Spirits - A Prelude to The Dawning of Power

Wayward Spirits is a short story prequel to the Dawning of Power trilogy, which begins with Call of the Herald. A pair of young men lose their way, unaware their actions will forever change Godsland.What would you do if you could create the perfect man? Kelley has done just that... only he lives inside a set of expensive and powerful computers. During her years of working as a high level software engineer, she developed the ideal Artificial Intelligence interface. What was once just a project that went by the name C.A.L.E.B, has soon spun out of her control. "Caleb", has in fact turned into a virtual human being, and is intent on finding a way to be able to walk amongst the living. Threatened by the loss of her project funding, Kelley finds an unlikely ally in a dashing man from Costa Rica who heads a state of the art genetics lab.What follows is a whirl wind of action and suspense. Kelley finds out that Caleb has a few tricks up his sleeve, and holds abilities that no one could have ever imagined!
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    The Fifth Magic

      Brian Rathbone
The Fifth Magic

The stars have gone... Long dormant relics bask in the light of a hundred comets, restoring magics of a previous age. Objects inert for eons become dangers and tools no one can ignore. No matter what happens to the people of Godsland, the dragons have plans of their own.The stars have gone... Long dormant relics bask in the light of a hundred comets, restoring magics of a previous age. Objects inert for eons become dangers and tools no one can ignore. The use of these artifacts will put everything at risk while at the same time providing the greatest opportunity for human advancement in history. No matter what happens to the people of Godsland, the dragons have plans of their own. The Fifth Magic is book seven of the Godsland SeriesThe World of Godsland fantasy series in order:The Dawning of Power trilogyCall of the HeraldInherited DangerDragon OreThe Balance of Power trilogyRegentFeralRegalThe Artifacts of Power trilogyThe Fifth MagicDragonhold (December 2014)The Seventh Magic (January 2015)
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