Epic Fantasies: World of Samar
Novels 1 - 11
Book 1 | The Talisman of Eldon (Emerald)
In one terrible instant, Kai is thrown from his comfortable life and plunged into a conflict that began before he was born. Worse yet, he learns that the one man who can help him is his enemy.
Kiameron is the crown prince of DiNolfol. He is torn between two destinies -- taking the crown upon his father's death or answering the call of his non-Human-like traits, traits associated with the mysterious Stravad.
The decision is made with the destruction of everything he holds dear. Armed with his strange powers and a mysterious talisman he doesn't know how to use, Kai decides to attack Gava, the despot who destroyed his life.
Crippled by self-doubt and fear, he falters in his quest, until he meets a man who forces him to take action. However, his new ally is hiding secrets, secrets that will rob Kai of everything he held sacred.
Book 2 | The Heirs of Eldon
Tav and Tash might have been born twins, but they both want something different from life. Tav would love to study with the great scholars in Voltarian, while Tash wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, becoming a hero. Neither is prepared for what fate has in store for them.
With Loden once more facing war, an upstart king decides he has the answer. Unite the seven protectorates under one flag. Can he accomplish his dream? Can the sons of Kiameron keep him alive long enough to find out?
Book 3 | The Star of Eldon
The Seven Protectorates have enjoyed years of peace under Tav’s leadership, but a growing worry has surfaced. What about the land beyond Loden’s border? Where once there had been overtures of trade, now there is nothing. Tav decides to send a diplomatic expedition to re-establish contact, but who should go?
Adventure runs in the blood of Tash’s children, especially in his head-strong daughter, Shara. Shara wants nothing more than to be part of the expedition to Nevaisser, but her father will never agree. He fears for her safety, but a rash decision on his part takes the choice out of his hands and sets up a chain of events that will have far reaching consequences.
Nevaisser is a land teeming with conflict and at the heart of it is a mysterious stranger, hiding secrets that will test the alliance of the Seven Protectorates. A journey begun to protect Loden may result in tearing it apart.
Continue the adventure with the third installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 4 | The Spirit of Eldon
One fateful mistake changed the course of Talar’s life. It cost him his mother, his sight, and his freedom. He swore never to return to Loden, but Shara changed that. Now he finds himself entangled in the very existence he fled from, hounded by the Nazarien, stalked by Erram, and trapped by the Lord of Loden.
More pressing is his struggle with his own demons. He can no longer control his power and no one seems able to help him…except perhaps the Stravad. Wanting to save his marriage and himself, he pleads with Shara to go with him to Temeron, but Erram is waiting.
Once he swore he would never become a pawn in his father’s history, but prophecies are not meant to be ignored. Talar knows he will eventually have to face what he fears most, but does he have the strength his father lacked or will the battle destroy him?
Continue the adventure with the fourth installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 5 | The Sanctuary of Eldon
Talar doesn’t believe in prophecies and he certainly doesn’t believe he is the subject of one. He wants nothing more than to be a husband and a father, but the world has other expectations. When the Kazden Cult bring him information that his son is in the hands of the despotic King of Sarkisian, Talar realizes that nothing he desires counts any longer. He must brave the dragon’s maw and rescue him, no matter what the prophecy says.
And yet Terra Antiguo beckons – the hope that one day he might find a safe haven, perhaps not for the people of Nevaisser, but for himself and his family. Can he ignore the call of his father’s legacy and be simply a man?
Continue the adventure with the fifth installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 6 | The Scions of Eldon
Kalas gave up everything to save his sister. He watched his family walk away, leaving him with his mother and the man who destroyed his father. When the King of Sarkisian, Rarick, promises him the crown in exchange for his cooperation, Kalas feels he finally has a chance to make a difference, a chance to change the course of his life and save the people of Adishian.
He dreams of restoring the Protectorate to its former glory with the help of his sister, but Rarick has other plans – the King of Sarkisian sees Tyla as the key to domination of Nevaisser. With her power, he will finally end the war with Dorland and cow the region.
Tyla has no intention of being used by either of them. When an escort arrives from Chernow, she plans to escape Adishian and flee to Temeron where she will be safe, but Tyla’s choice fills her with guilt for the people she leaves behind.
And she knows that only one solution remains: Rarick must die.
Continue the adventure with the sixth installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 7 | The Watchers of Eldon
Ten years ago, Jarrett Murata walked away from Tyla and their marriage, leaving her with no explanation. Now he’s back. Tyla can’t forgive him for leaving, but most of all she can’t forgive him for giving up everything he believed in to become part of the Nazarien order.
As a plague tears through both Loden and Nevaisser, Tyla faces the reality that she must venture into the unknown in search of a cure. Jarrett has been summoned to Temeron as her escort, but their past makes such an alliance difficult. Of course, Tyla’s secret doesn’t help.
A pact made with the Nazar haunts Jarrett, but nothing can keep him from Tyla when he hears of her need. However, fanatics in the Nazarien order have long memories and will do anything to uphold Tomlin Trauner’s dying wish – Jarrett must never return to Temeron. If he should, Tyla’s life is forfeit.
Continue the adventure with the seventh installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 8 | The Followers of Eldon
Aiden Cerik reluctantly accepted the Dorlandian crown after his father’s death, but in his heart, he would rather have spent his time riding the countryside with his horse, Dancing Thunder. Little does he know his entire world is about to be upended.
Amaroq Taheny spends his days exploring the Tirsbor maze, never dreaming of leaving the sheltered canyon or the safety of the Nazarien faith. However, one fateful act forces Amaroq to face his birthright and the reality that an entire world awaits beyond Tirsbor’s walls.
Brought together through the love of a woman, Aiden and Amaroq each learn that sometimes change comes amidst hardship, and the destiny of Eldon’s line can never be denied.
Continue the adventure with the eighth installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 9 | The Apostles of Eldon
Farad, past Stravad Leader, cannot fathom why he’s outlived everyone he ever loved, until the dead Lord of the Nazarien, Talar Eldralin, summons him through the shard of the Karhartadon emerald.
Talar urges him to embark on a journey that will take him across Samar to the strange land of the Delphi, where he will rescue Talar’s great grandson – a boy with no name and no knowledge of his auspicious lineage. Farad’s one saving grace – Talar promises him a champion.
Problem is this champion is a gambling, boozing, whoring mess.
Kael Razmus is no one’s hero. He likes his life simple and he has no intention of becoming anyone’s champion – until he meets a boy with wide blue eyes that looks suspiciously like his long-dead hero, a man Kael has vowed to follow in all his most hedonistic ways.
The resulting journey will test all three of them as they find there is no one they can rely on, except each other.
Especially in a world gone mad.
Continue the adventure with the ninth installment in the World of Samar series.
Book 10 | The Renegade of Eldon
Orphaned as a babe, Alix has known only the mission in Marsino. It has been both a sanctuary and a prison. As the only full-blooded Stravad in residence, she has suffered prejudice and isolation, except at night.
That’s when her dream lover visits.
Beyond the dreams, Alix feels certain that this is the life she’s meant to lead, until the day she’s ordered to translate for a Stravad prisoner. Suddenly her dream is now a nightmare and she is caught in the middle of it.
Survival means she must betray everything she believes to save herself, but saving herself means he must die!
Continue the adventure with the tenth installment of the World of Samar series.
Book 11 | The Fugitive of Eldon
Alana Eldralin had everything a young Stravad could ask for: a loving family, a powerful legacy, and the leadership of Temeron in her future. She wanted nothing more than to follow in her father’s footsteps, becoming Stravad Leader in his stead. She wasn’t prepared for her entire life to be turned upside down.
Trey Almsden was Alana’s polar opposite. Trey struggled for every scrap of food he got, contending with ridicule at his mother’s illicit occupation. Trey didn’t even know who his father was, a man who gifted him with emerald eyes, but nothing else. Still, Trey had always managed to escape trouble, until he was accused of murder.
Stravad do not commit murder, especially in Temeron, but when Trey is arrested and brought before the Stravad Leader for punishment, his path collides with Alana’s and the two of them are suddenly thrust into an adventure that neither of them are prepared for.
With the Nazarien in turmoil, the Stravad Leader is torn between saving his youngest daughter or fulfilling the call of Eldon to take command of his legacy. Ultimately, the choice comes down to whether he can accept the help of the man who stole his daughter from him.
Continue the adventure with the eleventh installment in the World of Samar series.