Mark of the Green Dragon (Limited ARC's Available)
Tormented by his former life, an incarnated beast recounts the pivotal moments of his youth, both tragic and heroic, that ultimately led to his transformed state.
What starts out as an innocent treasure-hunting excursion with friends turns into a life-changing adventure when Nud Leatherleaf uncovers a mysterious bog artifact. As its elusive powers emerge, Nud begins to unravel the mystery behind a series of vicious attacks in his community. But in doing so, a disturbing connection to his haunting past is revealed.
Mark of the Green Dragon is the first of the two-part epic fantasy SPARX Incarnation, an unexpected journey of self discovery. ■
Legend of the Bog Queens by K.B. Sprague
Teens travel along the Mire Trail at night. Kabor recites a scary story, improvising on a legend from the tumultuous past. Narrator: Robin Smith; Audio Production: Robin Dumas.
Order of the Undying (Limited ARC's Available)
Trapped in a cave system with only the light of a mysterious bog stone to guide him, Nud Leatherleaf struggles to find his way back home. But the catacombs play host to an underground world that he never knew existed – an echo of the forgotten past and a road to discovery.
The fate of his friends, the disturbing truth about the disappearance of his parents, and the growing force that threatens his homeland all lead Nud in the same direction… to the City of Harrow and the ruling madman that sits at the helm.
Order of the Undying marks the riveting conclusion of the two-part epic fantasy SPARX Incarnation. ■
All Nud Leatherleaf ever wanted was a normal life and his parents back. That seems impossible after he uncovers a powerful ancient artifact.
As its volatile powers surface, Nud pieces together the forces behind a series of disturbing events, and is drawn into a high stakes game orchestrated by a ruling madman with an unquenchable thirst for power. His reluctant role in the destruction to come appears inescapable. Worse, his actions lead to the capture of his close friends. With their lives hanging in the balance, Nud ventures into an underground realm afflicted with slavery, brutality and a system of misguided beliefs.
Forced to choose between love, friendship and family in a world where the boundaries between life, death and immortality are blurred, Nud makes the unthinkable sacrifice – one that forever changes who he is. ■
Out of the Grey (Coming Soon)
Technology exists, but is forbidden. Some believe a return to the old ways will lead to the end of humankind. Others have long forgotten the origin of the "Treaty of Nature" and dismiss it as old-world superstition designed to maintain oppressive control over society and suppress prosperity for those less fortunate.
But Hadamard understands the stakes. He understands what was lost and, most importantly, he understands that time is running out. Forces beyond his control have reached a tipping point and a sentient world, long dormant, is awakening. Hadamard must prepare now for the coming doom before it is too late – even if that sparks an all-out war with neighboring territories. A war his people cannot hope to win. ■
Trailer: Out of the Grey by K.B. Sprague
Reforged (Coming Soon)
By the pull of a mysterious and arcane power, an exotic striker sword has been torn from the hands of its young wielder and cast into a ripple of space during a training exercise. The consequences could be devastating. Amot—the scout who lost the weapon through his own reckless behaviour—needs to redeem himself and restore the honor of his Kith brotherhood.
Queensmen of the Royal Quarter, alongside Amot and his Kith brothers, mobilize the all-female Order of Valkyries and partake in a recovery mission. Together they must traverse a dangerous territory occupied by Wulvers (wolf-men) and wicked spirits, all the while keeping the Kingdom of Harrow in check. But the mission goes awry. The party is scattered, the weapon altered by a mystical beast of the forest, and the blade’s powers bent to a greater purpose. Amot’s path turns to one of deception, carnage and betrayal – a path from which he may never return. ■