Burned in the past, Laura is surprised to find herself tempted. Is this a new
start to go with a new world? Or a mismatch doomed to failure?
Forewarned by her daughter’s experiences, Laura had anticipated as many
problems as she could, and didn’t doubt her ability to cope with the rest. But
she had not planned on Gidds Selkie, a military officer
and not at all the sort of man lifelong geek Laura had ever imagined would
find her interesting.
But Arcadian paradises do not come without complications. Laura’s include a
plethora of psychic grandchildren. Interplanetary diplomacy. Her daughter’s
immense fame. And KOTIS, the military watchdog that seems to consider Laura’s
entire family government property.
One does not simply walk onto another planet. At least not without the help of
a daughter who has developed unlikely powers, fought an intra-dimensional war,
and then arranged for a family relocation to a futuristic clone of Earth.
Laura Devlin would gladly have paid any price to have her daughter back, so
living in a techno-paradise with spaceship views is merely an added bonus. And
a dream come true.
Besides, Rennyn Claire - once the most powerful mage in the world - is a
shadow of her former self: ill, injured and unlikely to recover unless
she can hunt down the monster who once tried to make her his slave. But
that Wicked Uncle is nowhere to be found, and other dangers, once
slumbering dormant, are stirring…
Fallon and Auri’s best chance of untangling their lives is to win the
help of a mage of unparalleled ability. But how can they ask for help
when the warped spell prevents him from speaking?
And it’s slowly killing him.
Fallon DeVries has a sister who lives only in his mind. Paying the price
of magic gone wrong, Aurienne is trapped watching a world she cannot
touch, only able to communicate with her brother while he sleeps.
Saved by a stranger who claims her goal is to stop the woman, Kendall is
torn between admiring the mage Rennyn Claire’s strength, and doubting
her methods. What is Rennyn willing to do to win? Do the best of
intentions justify pragmatic sacrifice, or is Rennyn Claire no better
than the monster she is trying to stop?
When a motionless woman dressed in white appears in the village of Falk,
Kendall Stockton has no inkling that the strange apparition will soon
leave her homeless, and tangled in the affairs of mages and monsters.
For the white figure is the first sign of a spell which will shatter
cities, and make the caster as powerful as the gods.
Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on
Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem.
At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St
James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to
find out if the world is ending.
None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible,
spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying
clouds of sparkling dust into the wind.
Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the
Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect
subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin
him down for the sittings.
Assassins, armies, and desperate magic complicate Medair’s plan of escape, leading her inexorably to face the very people her choice has cost the most. She has learned that you can never to return to your past, or run from the consequences of your actions, but can she find a way to live in defeat?
Five hundred years after the Empire she served fell before the Ibisian invasion, Medair has betrayed her Emperor’s memory by helping the descendants of the invaders. She knows she will be reviled, that to thousands she is hero-become-villain. Her one goal is to return to the hidden cave where she slept out of time, and hope that she wakes in a world where the name Medair an Rynstar has been forgotten.
The conclusion of the story begun in "The Silence of Medair". A glossary of terms can be found at the end of the book.
With the skirmishes of war beginning, and hunters in near pursuit, it is her conscience Medair cannot escape. Whose side should she be on? What is she really running from?
But no matter how Medair wishes to hide from the consequences of her failure, there are those who will not allow her the luxury of denying the present. Her war is already lost, but she carries weapons which could change the course of new battles.
When friend and enemy have become the same thing, what use are the weapons Medair planned to use to protect her Empire? There is no magic, no artefact, no enchanted trinket which can undo the past.
Medair an Rynstar returned too late to drive back the Ibisian invasion. Centuries too late.
Time stole victory.
For those who truly just want to know what happens next, no matter how
mundane, read on for the everyday, ordinary lives of psychic space ninjas
What happens when the plot ends? A relentless barrage of weddings, babies, and
planetary colonisation! Meandering through the two years following the
conclusion of the Touchstone Trilogy, this self-indulgent collection of family
reminiscence is more saccharine than dramatic, with the most action to be
found in snowball fights.
Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world
discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?
Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable
Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was
primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people’s skulls, and few
have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass
finds herself processed as a , a refugee displaced by the gates torn
between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must
adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained
attitude that strays are backward and slow.
The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more
puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off
the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she’s being
On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into
a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in
any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing; alone, she will be
lucky to survive.