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The saga of the SPIRALCHAIN begins in the novel GATEMAKER. Everyone feels, at one time or another, like they just don’t belong—sometimes they’re right. Adam Childers is a seventeen year-old closeted gay high school student in middle America with an eccentric girlfriend and no one in whom he can confide. When Jara, a mysterious little girl from another world, reveals to Adam that he was born a Gatemaker, one of very few in all creation able to open doorways from one world to another, everything changes. Jara’s world suffers at the hands of a mighty warlord, and when she makes her way to Adam’s world she sees in him potential that he could never see in himself. Together, Jara, Adam, and Adam’s friends must travel to the medieval world of Onus and confront both terrible danger and their own fears if they are to set Jara’s world free and discover, once and for all, where it is they truly belong. Gatemaker is Book 1 in the Spiralchain.
GATEMAKER is now available in eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback formats.
The saga of the SPIRALCHAIN continues in the novel MINDSHAPER. Every day, the people in our life try to define us—but do they really know who we are? Tatyana Harper is a college student with a complicated past and a future that she will do anything to assure. Six months ago, her world was turned upside-down when she discovered she was a Mindshaper, one of the very few in all creation able to connect with and manipulate the minds of those around her. Drawn into the struggle between the others like her—the Children of the Line—and the monstrous Obliviates that lurk in the shadows of her world, she must confront the echoes of her own past and determine who she is going to be. Tatyana and her friends must travel to an unknown world in search of the technology that will end this war, but what cost will this journey demand of her? Of all of them? Mindshaper is Book 2 in the Spiralchain.
MINDSHAPER is now available in eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback formats.
The saga of the SPIRALCHAIN continues in the novel METALBREAKER. Can we know courage without first knowing fear? JC Stein was just sixteen years old when he threw away fear with a chain of magic bindmetal, but now he wants the fear back. Almost a year after the final, fatal confrontation with the Obliviates, he finds himself consumed with the need to travel the Spiral of Worlds again–this time in search of the only people that can free him from his false courage to find out what kind of man he’s really become. He must convince his friends to travel with him back to Onus in search of the Metalbreakers, and to do this he must convince them that it is finally time to learn the names of the last three Children of the Line. The two quests will lead them to enemies both new and old, a world of endless winter, and an event that will change the Spiral of Worlds forever. Can JC find the courage to break free of his fear… or will everything fall to ruin? Metalbreaker is Book 3 in the Spiralchain.
METALBREAKER is now available in eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback formats.
The saga of the SPIRALCHAIN continues in the novel FATEWAKER. If the future has already been written, is there any room left for choice? Jara Abison is fourteen summers old. She is the last of her kind–a Wyr, a member of an ancient order from the world of Onus gifted with the power to see into the future and charged with carrying out the grand, cosmic Purpose that drives the universe forward. She has carried this burden for two years now. Her visions have filled her with secrets and forced her to lie to her friends and family, and she has had enough. As an incredible war that now consumes two worlds grows ever more savage, Jara discovers that her visions lead to an end she cannot abide. With her friends at her side, she will seek out the truth of the Purpose on a new world and find–with any luck–a way to end the dangers that have haunted her dreams. If Jara can not find the courage and wisdom to defy the Purpose, the Spiral of Worlds will be undone. But if she can… what happens then? What is the cost of fate denied? Fatewaker is Book 4 in the Spiralchain.
FATEWAKER is now available in eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback formats.
The saga of the SPIRALCHAIN continues in the novel SHADOWBENDER. What happens when everything you believe about your Purpose comes apart at the seams? Steven Mollison has been many things—he’s been a student, a soldier, a police officer, and even a mystical shaper of shadows. But with the door between worlds slammed shut in his face, he and all of the other Children of the Line must consider the possibility that their future is not the grand adventure that was prophesied. After months of living mundane lives back home, the glimmering possibility emerges of a way back once more into the Spiral of Worlds. But what perils await along this new road, and what discoveries lurk in the shadows that will test Steven and his friends? When all the forces of destiny have been turned aside, what choices will be made by these young people as the darkness of the Rot closes its grip on the eight worlds? The battle to turn back the Foreverot begins here, and Steven stands at its center. Shadowbender is Book 5 in the Spiralchain.
SHADOWBENDER is now available in eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback formats.
The saga of the SPIRALCHAIN continues in the novel BOLTSENDER. Do we leave behind the mistakes of the past, or are we forced to carry them with us forever? Colton Taylor was born to fix things, but for far too long, he’s been failing. A lifetime of struggles with drugs and emotional abandonment didn’t prepare Colton for his destiny as a Boltsender, one of the rare beings in the Spiral of Worlds able to create and command raw energy. After years of bad decisions and dangerous choices, he finds himself in the center of the violent battle between the Children of the Line and the abhorrent forces of the Rot. The Purpose has brought them to this place—confronting the intelligence at the heart of the Foreverot directly. But as Colton and his friends slowly uncover more of the secret origins of the Spiral and its dark foe, they will be drawn once more across the spaces between worlds. The possibility of victory has never been more real, but the cost of failure has never been deadlier. If the Rot is to be overcome, Colton will have to finally fix the thing that’s been broken the longest… himself. Boltsender is Book 6 in the Spiralchain.
BOLTSENDER is now available in eBook, with Hardcover and Paperback formats following in early 2018.