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About Azalea Dabill
Never finding enough books with threads of clean adventure, romance, and mystery to read, she writes young adult and fantasy adventure.
Whether you are a warrior, a princess or newer to life's journey, enter worlds of breathtaking adventure where heroes and heroines battle tyrants, treachery, and their own demons to gain life and love and protect the kingdom.
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In Falcon Heart a kidnapped first daughter searches for the secret of a strange falcon dagger, the key hidden in haunting dreams of a tiger. Over sea and sand in mysterious Araby, Kyrin Cieri makes friends and enemies on her way as a slave to a house in Oman, a house divided by intrigue. Captive among the Caliph's court, Kyrin faces losing her companions to fates far worse than death. To save them and return to Cierheld she must gain the courage of a falcon in a fight to the death and wield the falcon dagger against a warrior's sword.
In Falcon Flight, Kyrin Cieri will save her stronghold in Britannia or seal its doom. She returns to Britannia to find her stronghold in the midst of treachery among the lords, a plot against the king, and a personal foe determined to bring down Cierheld stronghold no matter the cost. Besides keeping herself and her people alive, she must fulfill a life-and-death task set by the wazir as the price for the two friends she loves, hidden in Araby. The falcon dagger conceals an unknown key . . . will Kyrin find it, and the falcon's indomitable spirit she needs to overcome the enemies who would destroy them all?
Coming soon: Falcon Dagger
The last book of companion stories in the Falcon Chronicle series. It includes Kingdom's Fall, the story of a monk who rises to protect Britiannia in its hour of need; Armsman's Trial, the story of what happened to Berd and Celine after their adventures with Kyrin of Cieri, how their entangled hearts and a lost sword saved Cierheld from annihilation by a traitor; and Breath and Bone, the story of Myrna, who wages desperate battle against a creeping illness, hidden stronghold intrigue, rivalry in Rolf's scribe school, and the last enemy of Cierheld.
New books to come include:
1) A mysterious relic and Morn's soul must come together before queen Celestine Astyrion brings the darkness of sorcerous rule across the world. Morn flees her mother's damned house and stumbles upon a hidden weapon. A misfit band of friends gather around her on her journey for refuge in a rival kingdom. Rulers, courtiers, and commoners: Everyone claims a stake. For the one who holds the relic's secret will rule all. But Theon, son of the king, has other plans for the girl who carries the weapon's power. Can their lands and hearts survive the storm of treachery, the relic's unexpected power, and the house of Astyrion's deadly intention to rule every heart?
2) Fly with the last dragons before the dawn of recorded time. The dragons of light left in the world battle those who gave up the fire in their blood for power. Then one boy drags ahuman war into the middle of the conflict, setting a bone of contention across the world. For the ascendant dragon gave everything for the sake of rule. His blood turned cold and his scales dark, and he regards the boy as his lawful prey, as well as all life on this earth. Another dragon seeking to redeem his people must win the war of souls, and leave our world for another to save both.
3) A beloved sister of a sleeping princess must break the curse of her house with the help of two princes. And they must break it before the world of men is driven to ruin by an immortal who seeks to destroy the last free kingdoms that stand in his way. But first he must destroy their hearts ... for wars are begun in the heart, won in the will, and sealed in the soul.
Crossover: Find the Eternal, the Adventure!
Azalea took writing classes for her Associate of Science and devours fiction how-to books from James Scott Bell to Deborah Chester.
A member of the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network (the Christian PEN), she holds an editing certificate from the American Copy Editors Society. Fantasy adventure has always held a special place in her heart. Clean adventures or danger, love, and daring unfold a universe of meaning, expanding the delights of this world across many others.
For as you know, words hold much power.
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First daughter of her stronghold in Britannia, Kyrin Cieri wants only the chance to name the lord who will rule beside her. But her world ends when Arab slavers murder her mother and leave Kyrin for dead. Then Kyrin discovers a strange falcon dagger hidden on her mother’s breast, and fears her master and the blade by day while dreams of a captive falcon haunt her nights.
The falcon in her dreams is more than it appears. But Kyrin Cieri is determined to escape and find justice for her mother’s blood.
Stolen away to Araby by Ali Ben Aidon, Kyrin faces her night terrors as she studies the unarmed art of Subak with Tae Chisun, an exiled warrior from the East. Hand, heart, and blade, Kyrin learns Subak from her husband-in-name to protect her from the raiders of the sands and the secrets of the caliph's court. Alaina Ilen journeys beside her over sand and sea, more faithful than a sister by blood.
But destiny calls them all.
As the three navigate between deadly raiders of the sands and the equally deadly secrets of the caliph's court, Ali Ben Aidon’s vengeance bears terrible fruit. Kyrin must choose who will live and who will die.
And the falcon calls,Spread wings where freedoms lie, rise over stone for hope to vie.
Defying the caliph’s guard, dagger against sword, Kyrin will earn her own swift end. Or she can defy her master’s command and condemn her companions to fates worse than death.
One will live, one will be taken, and one will break the bonds of earth. Fly, falcon heart, fly.
If you fancy adventure, historical fiction, or fantasy such as Jeff Wheeler’s The Queen’s Poisoner, Stephen Lawhead’s King Raven, or Lisa T. Bergren’s River of Time traveling series, then grab your copy of Falcon Heart today!
Do you crave flowing, fast-paced prose that transports you to another place and time, that wraps you in a spell with a magic all its own?
One reviewer calls this epic historical fantasy, “A captivating tale, vividly depicted at every turn. I could hardly put it down!”
Editorial note: Exciting, engaging, rich. Adventure, intrigue, battles, all the elements of a good tale. –Lynn Leissler
Seliam ran in, swinging. His blade would cut her in half. She evaded the edge by a hair, screaming defiance in his ear, and struck.
The falcon slid clean from his stomach to his back. She followed the blade and slid her other arm about his neck from behind. Her dagger tip pricked his spine.
With bated breath, the crowd waited for his belly to spill. His body arched back, Seliam wavered, his blade loose in his hand, his breath wrenching hollow through him. . . .
Kyrin shouted, “Yield!”
Seliam fell limp. She staggered, unable to hold him with one arm, but unwilling to slide the falcon in her sash. Her hand quivered at his back.
She had reversed the blade. If she killed him, she broke Ali’s wager. Her falcon’s blunt haft sped toward his temple . . .
Crossover: Find the Eternal, the Adventure
Long-lost keeper of the keys, Kyrin Cieri is the hope of Cierheld stronghold or its doom.
After Cierheld’s long-lost first daughter returns to Britannia from slavery, the king dies and a traitor wounds Kyrin’s father. Winter is coming, a winter of dreams and war.
My loyalty give I, to lord and land
first to world unseen, then to this soil some call damned
to this earth our Creator made, jewel in the sand.
Torn by love, loyalty, and intrigue between Talik Wyman, a lord’s son she’s sworn never to handfast, her father's life, and rival daughter Esther Govannon, Kyrin discovers that it will cost her far more than anguish of heart to hold the keys of Cierheld and keep her oaths.
Then Esther reaches for Talik and power. And ambitious lords close in. Trapped in Cierheld, Kyrin unearths a long-hidden treasure in her falcon dagger and learns that the intrigue she left behind in Araby threatens her stronghold.
As the caliph’s wazir comes with vengeance in his hand, Kyrin faces the annihilation of all she loves. When she offers the highest sacrifice in answer to the caliph’s justice, and the last veil of mystery around the falcon dagger is rent, the falcon draws friend and foe alike into an inexorable battle that will destroy them all.
Holding the keys to hope and a traitor deeper yet, Kyrin must unlock the heart, wit, and wisdom to take up her rule, or all will end in ash.
Evil yawls across stronghold, dale, and daughter; death creeps o’er all.
Heart, blood, and bone, beyond death I hear you call.
Answering the falcon’s clarion cry, one heart will find love, one will drink gall, one will rise, and one will fall.
Do you crave a wonderfully crafted story world with action-packed scenes and a plot and characters and that keep you hanging with every chapter?
Get your copy of Falcon Flight today!
Do you like a lyrical style and a distinctive voice?
How about court intrigue, deep friendships, and sharp spiritual conflict?
As these reviewers say, “Just when you think [the story is resolving], a new scene amazes you, twisting and turning in a mix of medieval romance, history, fantasy, and mystery.”
“A fantastic and clean read that keeps you turning pages long into the night. Watch for adventure around every corner!”
This historical fantasy is a treat for fans of Mary Pearson's Kiss of Deception, and a coming of age epic similar to Shannon Hale’s Book of a Thousand Days.
Crossover: Find the Eternal, the Adventure
His word, my fear encompassed.
"My gift thou wilt find thou hast."
Blood from his hand, a drop on my flesh fast
declares the promise from immortal past.
"Traitors rise and are downcast.
Love, loyalty, courage marks the steadfast."
By the sacrifice of the first and the last
the moment is vast.
I make my cast. - Falcon's Ode
Kyrin Cieri's fantastic journey begins in Britannia, when the mists of trouble close around and a falcon of swift courage. Enslaved and given an impossible task, will their tumultous journey across sand and sea save Kyrin’s stronghold from power-hungry lords and an even darker threat?
Falcon’s Ode can be read as a stand-alone epic poem or with the medieval fantasy series.
If you enjoy Falcon's Ode, get the Falcon Chronicle series for the rest of the story.
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Crossover: Find the Eternal, the Adventure
So begins a war for justice, love, and freedom. Alaina flees the wazir's rose perfume and court gardens to seek refuge with a Twilket prince of the mysterious sands. The wazir raises an army against Faisal’s tents, revealing a traitor hidden in the Oasis of Oaths. Alaina may prove a pawn of intrigue, the greatest traitor, or the key to salvation. For the wazir’s reach is long. Every slave who runs must be caught.
Alaina holds disastrous choice within her forbidden love, martial skill, and one wiser than her heart. While her sister by hearth and salt sails for Britannia to free her from the sentence of death, Alaina puts down her quill and her healer’s bag to take up the staff of war. If she can grow the skill to outwit a traitor, keep her prince alive, and rescue the people she has brought in reach of the wazir’s vengeance, then she will be a true daughter of the sands.
In a timeless war between a Prince, his love, and his rival, one will die, one will rise, and one will change the sands forever.
Lance and Quill is a fantasy adventure where Shannon Hale's The Goose Girl meets Mary Pearson's The Kiss of Deception. Alaina's tale of secret loves of the heart parallels most of Falcon Flight, Falcon Chronicle Book II, where Alaina at last joins Kyrin in a battle to save Cierheld stronghold from a last powerful, unexpected enemy.
She rested her forehead against Etain’s warm flank with a wordless groan. Dark pits of choice opened. There was no one to show her the way.
She hated blood. And her own thought worse yet, that she would leave Hafiz to die; for advantage, for fear, for a path that led in old, sure ways; to Kyrin, to safety. She was strong, and feared that strength. Whatever she chose, she could never go back. Help me!
She stared down over the rock. Surely the sheyk or Tae would stop the Baghdad warriors. Below her, the archers Tae had posted in reserve moved toward the mountain’s foot—shadowy shapes flitting from rock to tree to tamarisk. But there were not enough. The Twilket line would not hold much longer. If she did not try, and Hafiz fell … her people would be surrounded. It had come to that.
Down there screams would ring in her ears. She would spill blood. Or die in a puddle of her own before she reached the man in red. It was likely.
Who was she—a scribe, not yet a prince’s wife—to ride down the hillside and raise her staff to stop a tide of death?
Alaina found her teeth chattering, her face wet. Shivering, she pulled off her hattah and cast it away. Whether Faisal, Hafiz, or the warriors wanted her or no, they were her people. If she was going, if this was the end, she would give them something to look at.
She withdrew Tae’s hair pins and tucked them in her sash, fumbling around the sharp points. If she had to use those it would be close work … a shudder shook her. Her hair tumbled around her shoulders, and cold swirling snowflakes rushed to meet her on the air, tugging at the red-gold. She drew her staff from its thongs and mounted Etain. Wiping her running eyes and nose on her sleeve, she pointed Etain’s head downward.
The path she’d picked for a swift descent after the battle ran in a rough zigzag, often in the open. She’d not thought to ride it in heavy leaps and jolting, sliding turns. Alaina gripped Etain with hands and knees and shivered and could not stop. Kyrin would tell her to go on.