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But as the battle approaches, Abernathy’s has other plans. The oracle directs Helena to contact four ordinary people with extraordinary talents whose abilities will change the course of the war. Convincing them to join the fight challenges Helena’s persuasive powers to the extreme. If she fails, it will mean the deaths of thousands—including those Helena loves most.
Having no explanation for the oracle’s strange behavior, Helena reaches out to a new ally she hopes can answer her questions. Is the oracle trying to communicate with her? Is it under attack again? Or is Helena traveling through time?
Abernathy’s is the world’s only living oracle, and Helena is now its custodian. Without any training, she must navigate her new world and find a place for herself within it. But there’s still a murderer on the loose—and Helena might be next on his list.
Armed only with a few special talents and her desire to protect her magical charge, and with the assistance of her best friend Viv, her reluctant assistant Judy, and the enigmatic and handsome Malcolm Campbell, Helena navigates the treacherous depths of the magical world, where secret enemies lurk behind illusions capable of fooling even the most powerful of magical entities. Helena is the only one who can see past those illusions, but will her abilities prove strong enough to save the oracle?
Then the attacks begin.
As the enemy magi known as the Mercy wreak havoc on Warden strongholds, Helena and the oracular bookstore Abernathy’s play their role in guiding the Wardens. But the oracle knows a deadly secret, one Helena struggles to interpret while the enemy draws nearer. And the one question she needs the answer to is the one question the oracle will not answer:
Who are the weavers?
As Helena prepares for the Conference of Neutralities, reports of familiars breaking their bonds to attack and kill their masters raise tensions between the factions to an unprecedented high. Faced with the challenge of keeping her relationship with Malcolm Campbell secret from more than a hundred of her fellow custodians, Helena must also protect herself from rogue familiars—and they’re closer than she thinks.
Helena Davies knows all about keeping secrets.
Now her secrets will come to light.
Helena’s encounter with a terrible creature whose kind are
bent on destroying the world revealed a terrible truth: a cabal of rogue humans
works with those monsters, intent on gaining power. Charged to remain silent
while her superiors prepare to attack the traitors, Helena fears trusting her
friends, her colleagues, even her secret lover Malcolm Campbell. Any of them
might betray her.
When an unexpected attack by the hidden enemy devastates
magi around the world, it draws Helena deeper into the web of conspiracy. With
Malcolm suffering his own loss, and friends betraying friends, Helena confronts
the reality that no secret can last forever.
THE UNDEAD RISE
After finding two items they need to save Alaric’s people
from the wizard who enslaves them, Sienne and her companions feel confident
that success is just around the corner. But the quest takes a dark turn when
they learn the next step leads them into the forbidden world of necromancy.
Hired to locate a missing man whose studies in the dark art
could give them what they need, the companions soon discover how deep his
secrets run—and encounter a creature that may be impossible for them to defeat.
A thrilling tale of life, death, and the shadow world
A SPOT OF BLACKMAIL
For months, Sienne and her scrapper team have faced many
challenges in their quest to free Alaric’s people from the wizard enslaving
them. But when a new, unexpected challenge threatens to end their quest, the
companions have no choice but to give in to a blackmailer’s demand: retrieve an
ancient stone artifact from an abandoned village.
Their new adventure takes them north to the edges of the
Empty Lands, where monsters roam free and even the land is dangerous. Someone
else wants what they’re after—someone who will kill to get it. And in a
deserted castle past the borders of civilization, the companions encounter evil
unlike any they’ve fought before.
A thrilling adventure of powerful magic, dangerous foes, and
the triumph of free will.
With their quest nearly over and the coming of age ritual complete, Sienne and her companions prepare to challenge the wizard who enslaved Alaric’s people. But a message from an unexpected source reveals terrible news about the identity of the wizard’s latest hostage…Alaric’s beloved younger sister.
In a desperate attempt to save her life and destroy the wizard, the companions travel to a secret valley in the far north, challenging the combined might of the enslaved unicorns and the most powerful wizard in the world. All their adventures have led them to this moment—but nothing has prepared them for what comes next.
The epic conclusion to the Company of Strangers series, full of terrible danger and heroic sacrifice.
An unexpected discovery takes Sienne and her companions to the mysterious country of Omeira, Kalanath’s lost homeland. There, a surprising welcome for Kalanath leads to another discovery. To complete their quest, they must travel to the city of Ma’tzehar, swallowed up by the desert centuries ago.
Dangers lurk on every side on the journey to Ma’tzehar. But the real challenge begins when they reach the mysterious city, filled with dangers of a darker kind. And in the heart of the desert, they encounter an ancient, powerful creature whose magic and knowledge may be the key to their quest.
An exciting adventure of epic battles, family ties, and the desire for freedom.