The Book of War

The Book of War

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Helena and the oracular bookstore Abernathy's stopped an attack by the alien invaders' human allies and destroyed their attempt at a second oracle, giving the Wardens much-needed victories. Now, after months of fighting a defensive war, the Wardens plan a direct assault on the enemy stronghold. 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.
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Call of Wizardry

Call of Wizardry

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

THE FINAL CHALLENGEWith 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.
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The Book of Harmony

The Book of Harmony

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

With the Mercy's attacks on the Wardens neutralized, Helena prepares for her upcoming wedding to Malcolm Campbell. But when Helena steps into the oracle's space and finds herself somewhere unfamiliar, the mystery threatens to destroy the Wardens' tentative peace. 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?
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The Book of Mayhem

The Book of Mayhem

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

With two threats to the oracular bookstore Abernathy's behind her, Helena finally feels secure in her role as custodian. But when a new danger rises, it threatens not the store, but the magi of Portland. As tensions between the factions grow, and monsters terrorize the city, the conflict tests Helena's neutrality and requires her to solve the mystery—before she becomes the next victim.
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Sands of Memory

Sands of Memory

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

A CITY LOST TO TIMEAn 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.
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Guardian of the Crown

Guardian of the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

When Serjian Kerish showed up on her doorstep with the heir to the Crown of Tremontane in tow, Willow North thought her involvement would begin and end with getting him out of the capital and away from his murderous uncle. But bringing the boy-king Felix to the safety of Eskandel was only the beginning of the journey.Now, as the King's guardian, she must navigate the murky waters of Eskandelic politics, trying to build support that will allow him to take back his kingdom. Amid the challenges of assassination attempts, cultural misunderstandings, and her growing attraction to her former fiancé Kerish, Willow must discover who she really is: a sneak thief, or the guardian of the Crown.
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Tales of the Crown

Tales of the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Where THE CROWN OF TREMONTANE and THE SAGA OF WILLOW NORTH leave off, TALES OF THE CROWN begins...This spoiler-filled companion volume to the Tremontane novels contains stories, novellas, scenes, and excerpts that never made it into the books! Here you will find:Four new short stories revealing details of the lives of Willow, Zara, Telaine, and othersHalf a dozen scenes from the books, retold from other characters' points of viewAn alternate version of Rider of the Crown, told from Jeffrey North's perspectiveThe complete text of the four-part novella Exile of the CrownThe short stories "Long Live the Queen" and "Night Be My Guardian," previously published in Servant of the Crown and Agent of the CrownThe Tremontane Encyclopedia, with background information on the geography, history, and customs of the world of TremontaneWhen you've read the novels of Tremontane, pick up TALES OF THE CROWN...
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Mortal Rites

Mortal Rites

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

THE UNDEAD RISEAfter 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 between.
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Ally of the Crown

Ally of the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Fiona, cursed with the power to ignite fire in a country where magic is illegal, wants to start a new life for herself, far from the mistakes of her past.A case of mistaken identity tangles her fortunes with those of the mysterious Sebastian, who intends to stop a blackmailer from destroying his family. Asked to help Sebastian infiltrate a sacred temple to find the damning evidence, Fiona soon goes from reluctant companion to trusted ally.But Sebastian's secrets go deeper than Fiona realizes. What began as a simple heist becomes a web of intrigue entangling the governments of two countries. As Fiona's deceptions grow deeper, she must find a way to redeem her honor—and embrace a future she believes impossible.
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Pretender to the Crown

Pretender to the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Willow North is a thief, and despite her secret magical talent for sensing worked metal, she has never wanted to be anything else. But when her former fiancé appears on her doorstep with the eight-year-old King of Tremontane in tow, she is drawn into the political conflict surrounding the boy King's ascension. His uncle, a powerful Ascendant with the magic of manipulating the elements, murdered the old King and intends to kill young King Felix.Willow intends only to take the boy to safety, but as the days pass, she finds herself increasingly attached to Felix and unwilling to leave him once he's safe. But the pretender to the Crown has a long reach, and as his men close in on the fugitives, it seems nowhere may be safe.
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Shifting Loyalties

Shifting Loyalties

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

The four hundredth anniversary of the city of Fioretti's founding brings Sienne's family to Fioretti, with news that changes her life and threatens her association with her companions, as well as her relationship with Alaric. To escape her fate and Perrin's vengeful father, the friends accept a job that takes them far from the city, to the eastern mountains.The job seems simple. A struggling community of settlers needs scrappers to clear out a ruin where something dangerous lurks. But the companions soon discover that nothing is as they expected. What the settlers actually want proves complicated even for these experienced scrappers. And a confrontation with a terrible enemy may end in someone's death.A thrilling tale of duty, honor, and the choice between the two.
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The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

For over seventy years, the use of familiars—monsters bound by magic to fight beside humans in the Long War—divided magery into two factions. Now, the monsters strike back.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.
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Company of Strangers, #1

Company of Strangers, #1

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

The wizard Sienne hopes to make a name for herself as a scrapper—someone who scours the ruins of the Empty Lands for treasure and lost magical artifacts. But first she must find someone willing to take a chance on a desperate beginner.When Sienne finally catches a break, she becomes part of a ragtag group of adventurers—a desperate scrapper named Dianthe, her wizard-hating partner Alaric, a drunk priest, and a young fighter.But finding the treasure proves only the beginning. They must learn to work together as a team. Their very survival may depend on it.
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Stranger to the Crown

Stranger to the Crown

Melissa McShane

Fantasy

Elspeth North, born and raised far from her Tremontanan homeland, wants nothing more than the peaceful, holy life of a priestess. Although born a princess, she believes her father's abdication means politics and intrigue have nothing to do with her. But her cousin King Francis's untimely death and a twist of Tremontanan law changes her whole life...and makes Elspeth Queen of Tremontane. With no formal training, no experience, and very little support, Elspeth must learn the complex rules and traditions of a role she never expected to fill, and she must learn them fast—because the fate of a kingdom lies in her hands.
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