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A city ruled by Gods, a mortal champion, a misfit girl and a disobedient dragon…
Stolen from his home, Corthie Holdfast has arrived in the City of the Eternal Siege as a new Champion.
He must fight alongside the Blades, whose lives are dedicated to the defence of the City against the hordes of monstrous Greenhides; or die at the hands of the Gods who rule.
Maddie Jackdaw, a young Blade, faces her last chance. Thrown out of every unit defending the City, either she takes on a new role, or she will be sent to the Rats, a company of misfits given the perilous tasks beyond the Great Walls.
Her new role, if she takes it, will bring her face to face with her deepest fears, for beneath the walls, in a secret and hidden lair, lies a dragon, imprisoned and waiting…
***** "Absolute must read if you enjoy magic and action..."
Six mages from five different lands, each with a destiny that will bind them together as friends, enemies and lovers, must join the battle for control of their world before facing the ultimate test, one that will determine the survival of the Magelands.
This box-set includes the first four books (complete arc) of The Magelands Epic, over 2000 pages!
The Queen’s Executioner
The Severed City
Needs of the Empire
Five peoples. Five powers. One land.
Millennia ago, five continents smashed together to create a new world – The Star Continent.
For countless years the earth shifted and settled and now, at last, the five peoples can meet each other on the fertile plateau that joins their lands together.
Two of these peoples, the Realm of the Holdings and the Rahain Republic, are advanced, rich and powerful, and the world is soon engulfed in war.
The Rahain grow dominant and eye their neighbours with greed, but the Holdings have a secret weapon – the creator of the world is their god and ally, and can speak to their mightiest vision mages.
With a god on their side, how can the Holdings lose…
What readers are saying:
***** “If you like this genre, you simply must buy this series. excellent storyline, teeth gripping action and suspense and a story you don't want to end.”
***** “Welcome to the Magelands series. It’s a weird and wonderful ride. Be prepared to get hooked from the get go.”
***** “I have read nothing in a long time that leads to an Epic series such as this.”
***** “There is plenty of action, intrigue, deception, unfortunate outcomes and other scenarios that made this a compelling read.”
***** “I just finished The Queens Executioner and immediately bought the rest of the series. To me that is the highest recommendation I can give.”
***** “Just an excellent story! Characters are believable and it makes it easy to fall in love with them (or want to kill them!).”
***** “A must read for fans of Fantasy Fiction”
***** “ I like the use of some 'new' races instead of the common elves/dwarves/goblins etc, and the author has put a lot of thought into building the world and its various cultures and societies. Plus there are some high-stakes dramatic moments and unexpected twists that make for an exciting read. Recommended!”The Magelands Epic series contains strong language.
A Champion in chains, a Demigod in hiding and a Dragon betrayed.
The new Prince of Tara rules the City of the Eternal Siege and nothing will get in his way – all must kneel before him or die.
But what is power without the woman he desires? For three hundred years, the Prince has longed for Aila, wanting her as his bride.
Now that the City is in his hands, he will do anything to possess her, even if it means plunging the City into a new Civil War.
Beneath the Great Walls, the heart of the black dragon is filled with despair. Back in chains with no hope of freedom, she longs for death. Her only reason to live is her rider – but is Maddie enough?
The nightmare has begun… but where is the Black Dragon?
After a thousand years, the Eternal Enemy has breached the Great Walls, devastating great swathes of the City. Thousands lie dead, while the survivors huddle behind the old and decaying walls of the inner defences.
With the greenhides on one side, and the corrupt and cruel regime of the ruling Gods on the other, the people of the City await their end.
All that stands in the way is a disgraced Champion, a tortured God and two Mortals from a forgotten legend…
Keir is in retreat, while Corthie and Kelsey are missing, abducted by enemy forces.
Only Karalyn remains.
With the armies of the Empire in full retreat, the Renegade Gods hunt for the Dream Mage.
As the sole mage capable of stopping the gods from destroying her world, Karalyn faces a terrible choice – continue to hide away, or endanger everyone she loves and take the fight to the approaching enemy.
Keir Holdfast, elder son of Daphne and Killop, is always in trouble. Already an accomplished vision mage at 16, his life is turned upside down with the news that he also shares the same powers as his aunt, the infamous fire mage who brought down the old empire.
Can he learn how to harness his powers in service of the new empire, or will his arrogance lead to his downfall?
Hundreds of miles from the fighting, within the depths of the Sanang forest, a visitor arrives with a message for a family of hedgewitches; a message that will transform their lives, and change the destiny of the Magelands forever.
Rahain - a land where the mage-born rule and everyone else is expendable.
A slave, a politician and an assassin find themselves the unlikely heroes that could bring the republic to its knees.
Killop is a slave with a secret: his sister is a renegade Fire Mage. Hunted by the Rahain, her capture could lead to the death of thousands.
Laodoc is a politician who loves his country but has grown to hate many of its ancient traditions. He risks losing his family, his career and his liberty to fight for what he believes in.
Battle Mage Daphne Holdfast is on the run. Working in Rahain as a killer for hire, she is biding her time until she can clear her name and return home, when a chance meeting with Killop changes everything.
When half a million migrants arrive at the Rahain border with a newly crowned Queen and her Dark Mage sister, there will only be one winner - and the Magelands will never be the same again.
The Magelands Epic series contains strong language.
Two young rebel mages hold the future of the world in their hands. Together, they are all that is keeping the invading Rahain from overwhelming the empire.
As the Archmages renew their assault upon the world, can the Soulwitch and the Stormwitch step up to fill the gap in the empire's defences, or will their own ambitions and lust for power send them on a different course?
Burdened by grief and guilt, Karalyn and Lennox retreat from the war, making their separate ways to the remotest corner of the world. When they meet, a chain of events is set off that quickly moves out of their control, threatening not only their lives, but the future of the Magelands.
Karalyn, the 18 year old daughter of two war heroes, is trying to find a place for herself in the world. Her own powers were deemed so dangerous she spent much of her childhood in exile.
Now, the lure of the Imperial Capital and the prospect of service to the Empress is pulling her out of isolation and into the affairs of the world.
Hundreds of miles to the south, within the repressive land of Rahain, Lennox trains for the war to come. He and his comrades-in-arms, the children of slaves stolen from another land, have been trained as soldiers their entire lives for one purpose...
…to bring the Empire to its knees.
Killop & Keira, the twins of fire have grown up amid constant tribal warfare, each destined to become the champions of their clan.
As Keira’s powers have grown, so too have her people’s expectations of her.
When their homeland is invaded in an overwhelming attack aimed at the destruction of their culture and the enslavement of their families, together can they unite the clans to defend their land?
Or will the old rivalries tear them apart?
Promoted due to her family’s connections and mistrusted by the garrison’s officers, Daphne must find the strength to unite her troops and repel the advancing enemy hordes.
She has one advantage – she is an elite vision mage, endowed with supreme fighting skills.
Can Daphne learn to master her growing powers before the enemy attack?
Or will her first command be her last…?
On the run - again.
Branded an enemy by the Church and Emperor, Daphne Holdfast is forced to flee the Imperial City with her young daughter Karalyn, whose own mage powers are now beginning to reveal themselves.
They intend to travel to Rahain, a land in turmoil following the devastating invasion and occupation by Alliance forces.
With Holdings missionaries converting the newly-freed Rahain masses, and the overthrown aristocrats fomenting rebellion against the new regime, Daphne and her infant daughter must undertake a perilous journey to find the safe haven of Slateford, ruled by Karalyn’s father, Killop of the Kellach Brigdomin.
All Daphne desires is to settle down with her family, but as one of the most powerful mages alive, what if the world won’t let her?
What if the world has other plans for Daphne?