Markan Sword

      Nicholas A. Rose / Fantasy
Markan Sword

The throne is finally in Marcus Vintner's grasp, but enemies unite to keep him from his lifelong ambition.Verdin and Balnus are in Turivkan, where boys a certain age disappear and resentment against the prefect's rule builds towards revolution. Verdin must gain the rebels' friendship and alliance to further his own ambitions...General Kelanus is in Eldova, surrounded by enemy soldiers, and determined to prove Hingast a fraud. But does hate prevent the general from using his better judgment?Increasingly desperate to hand the throne to its rightful occupant, Zenepha knows that Marka's Senate is unwilling to accept Marcus Vintner as their emperor. And an old enemy Zenepha believed defeated has again confidently asserted his claim to the throne...An Ilvenworld novel of 160 thousand words, Markan Sword completes the Markan Empire trilogy.
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    Markan Throne

      Nicholas A. Rose / Fantasy
Markan Throne

An empty throne. The man who won the right to it in battle. The man who demanded it through hate. The sylph who never wanted it.Book One of the Markan Empire Trilogy.Two rival claimants to the empty Markan throne meet in battle. When Marcus Vintner defeats his cousin Branad Vintner, it seems the matter is settled. But when General Kelanus is accused of murder, Marcus is implicated and all claims to the throne are suspended.Zenepha, an intelligent and literate sylph, is plunged into the depths of Markan politics when he is thrust unwillingly onto the throne.A third claimant, Hingast, is traveling to Marka, determined to press his claim and prepared to use force to get his way.Marcus and Kelanus must prove their innocence before it is too late and the throne again falls into abeyance or, worse, to Hingast.
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    Markan Empire

      Nicholas A. Rose / Fantasy
Markan Empire

New enemies plot and old enemies wait. Only a sylph stands in their way.Book Two of the Markan Empire Trilogy.Cleared of all wrongdoing, Marcus Vintner is keen to press his claim to the Markan Throne. But he must first convince the Senate that it is time to replace the sylph-Emperor. Zenepha has proved himself an excellent monarch and the Senate is reluctant to push him aside.Hingast's army still waits in the west, plotting a fresh assault, and a new threat has risen in the east. Nobody in Marka is certain of Re Taura's plans, so Neptarik and Balnus are sent to learn what they can in Taura City, where spies have an unfortunate habit of getting killed. They must learn Re Taura's intentions quickly, because Marka cannot fight a war on two fronts...Markan Empire is the sequel to Markan Throne.
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    Gifted Apprentice

      Nicholas A. Rose / Fantasy
Gifted Apprentice

Sallis is a very ordinary boy, with an extraordinary destiny.Sallis ti Ath lies seriously ill and only a touch-healer, usually the preserve of the wealthy, can save his life. But when Elvallon heals the sick boy, he reveals that Sallis is Gifted, one of the few born to touch the power that allows the universe to exist.But the boy's skills turn out very differently from anything Elvallon expected.Novella of 24 thousand words.
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    Gifted Hunter

      Nicholas A. Rose / Fantasy
Gifted Hunter

The thief turned killer, the determined young bounty hunter, the City Guard who want him to fail.An Ilvenworld novella of 27 thousand words, sequel to "Gifted Apprentice".Sallis ti Ath is in Marka, driven to make a name for himself and be the best bounty hunter. The city's wealthy are plagued by a series of thefts and now the thief has committed murder.Sallis claims he will succeed where all others have failed and swears to bring the thief to face justice. But the young bounty hunter quickly learns that, not only do some want to see him fall, but there is much more to his commission than he realized.
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    Gifted Avenger

      Nicholas A. Rose / Fantasy
Gifted Avenger

A murdered family and Sallis is determined to see justice done. Or is his motive nothing more than revenge?Sallis ti Ath is now well established in his adopted home of Marka and is looking forward to settling down in the city with his love.Murder sets Sallis on a path of vengeance and he begins a chase to the furthest edges of Markan influence. On the way, he is forced to challenge his own beliefs concerning justice and the Gift.The Malefic Sephiroth is waiting to move against one of the most celebrated and feared bounty-hunters Marka has ever seen. If they can turn Sallis against the Gift, they will win a great weapon in their struggle against the ilvenworld itself.
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