Curtis Craddock

-Writer of wrongs. Vile punster. Radical believer in true things. Science Nerd-

THE RISEN KINGDOMS SERIES

A brilliant princess and a dashing musketeer take on immortal madmen, deranged sorcerers, and deadly assassins in a world of soaring continent, ancient sorceries, impossible puzzles, and deadly intrigues.     

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

ISBN: 9780765389619

In a world of soaring continents and bottomless skies, where a burgeoning new science lifts skyships into the cloud-strewn heights, and ancient blood-borne sorceries cling to a fading glory, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs is about to be married to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war.

Born without the sorcery that is her birthright but with a perspicacious intellect, Isabelle believes her marriage will stave off disastrous conflict and bring her opportunity and influence. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Aided and defended by her loyal musketeer, Jean-Claude, Isabelle plunges into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, she unravels the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception.

A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery

ISBN: 9780765389633

Isabelle des Zephyrs has always been underestimated, but after discovering the well of hidden magic within her, unraveling a centuries-long conspiracy, and stopping a war between rival nations, she has gained a newfound respect amongst the cutthroat court.

All that is quickly taken away when Isabelle is unfairly convicted of breaking the treaty she helped write and has her political rank and status taken away. Now bereft, she nevertheless finds herself drawn into mystery when her faithful musketeer Jean-Claude uncovers a series of gruesome murders by someone calling themselves the Harvest King.

As panic swells, the capital descends into chaos, when the emperor is usurped from the throne by a rival noble. Betrayed by their allies and hunted by assassins, Isabelle and Jean-Claude alone must thwart the coup, but not before it changes l’Empire forever.

The Last Uncharted Sky

ISBN: 9780765389671

Isabelle and Jean-Claude undertake an airship expedition to recover a fabled treasure and claim a hitherto undiscovered craton for l'Empire Celeste. But Isabelle, as a result from a previous attack that tried to subsume her body and soul, suffers from increasingly disturbing and disruptive hallucinations. Disasters are compounded when the ship is sabotaged by an enemy agent, and Jean-Claude is separated from the expedition.

In a race against time, Isabelle must figure out how to ward off her ailment before it destroys her and reunite with Jean-Claude to seek the fabled treasure as ancient secrets and a royal conspiracy threaten to undo the entire world.


 

STANDALONE BOOKS

Sparrow's Flight

Erupting from the depths of a madman's nightmare, a foul tide of twisted magical abominations sweeps across the kingdom of Neffrom, devouring everything in its path. Behind this mighty vanguard marches the unstoppable host of the immortal Hezra-Thrall spreading his terrible, soul-corrupting curse like plague across the land.

In the frigid depths of winter, hope burns small, its feeble flicker sheltered in the hearts of two young nobles, the disiherited lordling Sparrow of Blackaker and the blind swordswoman Kisha. Bound together by a damning prophecy, this wretched pair must survive Thrall?s legions, confront their own most horrible fears incarnate, and stand together against a god in a battle wherein the ultimate sacrifice becomes the ultimate weapon.

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