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Carved Amidst the Shadows

When the gods shaped the continent into five kingdoms to be ruled by their progeny, they did not account for the greed of men. When they created the Order from their god-blessed followers to mediate between realms, they neglected to plan against the hoarding of power. War between the royalists and the godly was inevitable.

Five centuries later, the borders between kingdoms are impenetrable. No branded-born Marked can cross them without burning to ash, except the Order’s Stewards. But a damaging new war has been prophesied, one that haunts the Order, one that will come to pass if Carved traitors roam free and brandless-born Flawed are left alive.

It starts with one girl that survives the impossible. Kaianne, the Carved. It takes shape through one prince with ambition. Andreiyes, the Marked. It hinges on one grieving man who is ready to give up hope. Rau, the Steward. Three people bound by fate – whether they like it or not.

The first book in an epic new saga about family, vengeance, and determination with a varied cast of characters.

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Marked for the Pyre

To overthrow the Stewards' hold on the kingdoms, Kaianne and Andreiyes strike a tenuous alliance between their people - the Marked and the Carved. Yet uniting the two factions is proving a greater challenge than either of them anticipated.


The Carved blame the Marked for centuries of genocide.


The Marked are conditioned by the belief that all Carved are heartless and savage.


If they cannot put aside their differences, the rebellion is doomed. As more Stewards close in and with the king nearly on his deathbed, their window of opportunity is closing.


Meanwhile, Master Rau knows the royal couple is plotting. Torn between his allegiance to his Steward brethren and to his daughter, he struggles with how to proceed. When rumors surface that an old adversary has come out of exile for the benefit of the royals - the very same person who prophesied the Stewards' end - Rau must decide between what he knows is right and what is best for the person he cares for most.


Plans are made. Objectives are drawn. But their futures depend on more than their choices.


Carved on Flawed Dreams

The third installment in the Tales of Taelgir series, coming soon!

Book no.1
Book no.2
Book no.3
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