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A lot of redesigning and relaunching is happening at Raventide Books, as we enter into our fifth year of publishing. It was time for an emblem that encapsulated the bright and dark of what I write, or more specifically, the brightly dark dreamscapes that I visit, via entities of equally mottled emotions and psyches. Of course, the raven had to be included, and now, finally, the unicorn(a symbol of tremendous emotional and spiritual significance for me) has been incorporated.

Look for the new design on all Raventide books, including the forthcoming relaunch of the Blood Wars Trilogy, the ongoing Dryth Chronicles, and all else under the Raventide banner.


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Cover Reveal: The Bone Tree

Ma Shou, disgraced mystic of Sheng Fan, is captured by imperial forces during the Southern Campaign of the Celestial Year 279 and sentenced to stay at the school on the top of Mount Ding Fa.

Having spent months in the presence of the necromancer, Lei Kui, Ma Shou feels that the darkness of the shunned mystic has followed him. It is hoped that the Supreme Astralmancer Che Wen Tai will be able to sever the threads of the necromancer’s enchantment, but they seem spun of the essence of the Spirit of Death itself, and they seem to be pulling Ma Shou ever nearer to the depths of the Infernal Regions.

All the while, the mysterious Bone Tree looms over the school, promising the ruination of the land and the destruction of its people.  For Ma Shou, it is a beacon, a marker at the gates of the eternal prison of the damned.  The souls of the dead seek release.

In the summer of the Celestial Year 280, Ma Shou disappeared from the school on Mount Ding Fa without a trace.

Coming December 30th, 201…

Cover Reveal: Three Fates (Celestial Empire Book 4)

Cover Illustration by Charlie Creber (creberart@gmail.com)
Coming January 2017


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Cover Reveal: Raventide (Fifth Anniversary Edition)

Some secrets are better left forgotten... 
Drayden Torvannes has made a career out of uncovering secrets of the past. When he receives a peculiar summons to one of the more elite houses in the city of Vindra, he is prepared to take on a new research assignment for a modest fee and more experience to his career. He is not prepared for the proposition offered to him by Elarien Fannael, a compelling young man whose past has been left to him in fragments that begin with a ring, a family heirloom carrying memories and truth. Elarien is willing to pay a prince's fortune for answers. All Drayden has to do is uncover them, but can he against the disapproval and secrecy of the Fannael family, and against obstacles and adversaries that continue to grow as his research brings him to the nearby and haunted town of Raventide? 
Enshrouded in the mystery of a famous and grisly murder, the town promises not only answers, but danger for Drayden as he sinks further into a well of conspiracy, betra…

Cover Reveal: Four Barbarian Generals (Celestial Empire Book 3)

Cover Illustration by Charlie Creber (creberart@gmail.com)
Han Quan’s dragon has been put to rest.  The Empire beholds a moment of peace, a brief hour of victory, though at great cost.  
The Imperial City has suffered significant damage from the dragon’s assault, the turmoil between the Five Kingdoms has escalated in the face of a continuing rise of dark forces now attributed as a curse upon the Song Dynasty, and Han Quan himself remains at large.  Pursuit of the geomancer uncovers secrets connected to the persisting influence of the late Scholar General, and to the School of the Seven Mystics itself. 
While the Phoenix continues to rise through Xu Liang, the dragons of the mortal plane begin to awaken.  And as the southern kingdoms unite and rise against Xu Liang and his barbarian allies, the people of Ji continue to look to their ‘Silent Emperor’, some believing that he is favored by the gods, even above the Empress herself. 
With Ying threatening to turn away from the Mandate and Du…

Available Now ~ Five Kingdoms (Celestial Empire Book 2)

With the Celestial Swords and their bearers united, Xu Liang heads for his homeland.  Having lost his spiritual connection with the Empress, he is unprepared for the severity of Chaos’ grip on the land and its people.  Fear is spreading throughout Sheng Fan.  War is in the air.  There is dissension in the ranks of the Empire and Xu Liang’s favor with the Empress seems to be in question, his once influential position now tenuous.  The coming together of the Blades seems for naught while enemies from within threaten to tear apart his allegiance with the outsiders he dared to bring into Sheng Fan by spreading dangerous rumors.  It seems that Xu Liang can do little more than watch as the Dragon continues to rise, every hour clawing its way deeper into the heart of the Empire, which slowly rends itself apart with the governors of the Five Kingdoms taking up arms against each other, as well as against the Song Dynasty.  Those allied by the Swords must put Chaos to rest—be it an actual drago…