Where To Start

There are five entry points into the Legends of Tivara:

Thorn of the Night Blossom is Part 1 of the Scions of the Black Lotus series. It is shorter, serialized fiction, which takes place 10 years before the core stories. It follows Jie when the half-elf spy is a courtesan-in training in the elite Floating World.

Prelude to Insurrection also stars Jie, which you can either BUY or DOWNLOAD via Bookfunnel. It is a prequel to any of the core series, though it directly sets up:

Songs of Insurrection, Book 1 of the Dragon Songs Saga. It follows Kaiya, an awkward princess with the perfect voice to evoke the lost magic of Dragon Songs. In a secondary arc, Jie uncovers a conspiracy.

Masters of Deception, Book 1 of the Dragonstones Chronicles, explores the pyramids and forms of magic in Tivara. On a mission to root out a traitor, Jie meets with a Diviner, Sorceress, and Paladin. Even though they all have sometimes-conflicting agendas, they must work together to protect a dragonstone.

Crown of the Sundered Empire, Book 1 of Heirs to the Sundered Empire, releases this October. It follows the conflict between the Bovyans, a race of men descended from the mortal son of the Sun God, and they Eldaeri, the Sun God’s Chosen People. Of course, Jie figures prominently in it.

My Recommended Reading Order

Prelude to Insurrection
Songs of Insurrection
Masters of Deception
Crown of the Sundered Empire
Orchestra of Treacheries
Dances of Deception
Symphony of Fates
Thorn of the Night Blossoms
White Sheep of the Family
Wretches of the Trench
Temptress of Fate
Last Heir of the North
Last Bloom of the Jade Lotus


Scions of the Black Lotus: Tales of the Floating World is LIVE!

The entire six-installment series is now available as one product, just 99c for a limited time.

Includes two bonus stories and exclusive first-look artwork.

Pick it up on Amazon now!

The Dragon Songs Saga Bundle Is 2 Years old!

Lunar New Year Sale!

In celebration of Chinese New Year, I’m offering all of my single books for 99c/p in the US/UK from 1/22-28. In addition, Thorn of the Night Blossoms is FREE 1/22-26.

Click on the images below to go to their Amazon pages.

Scions of the Black Lotus (Complete Novella Series)

Dragon Songs Saga (Complete Novel Series) plus Two Standalones

Prelude to Insurrection is always FREE via Bookfunnel

Crown of the Sundered Empire is LIVE!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YXC24YH

The demon in Tomas’ glass eye can save his village.

It might cost him his soul.

In a broken land where conquerors dream of empires, Tomas dreams of a day when the townsfolk won’t taunt him. After all, he’s the fishing village kid with a misshapen face.

Only the Rune vendor’s daughter treats him well. To win her heart, he relies on a quick wit and local superstitions to convince her he has Diviner’s Sight.

But if he did, he would’ve foreseen magic-fearing invaders plucking out his mismatched eye.

Or the demon trapped in the glass replacement. It reveals a world beyond human vision, while whispering temptations in his mind.

Now, with his village caught between the advancing armies of the Sun God’s mortal descendants and His Chosen People, Tomas must use a combination of calculation, cunning, and demonic insight to maneuver the forces of his world against each other—prince against prince, princess against princess, army against army—or see his home crushed forever beneath the wheels of war.

To do so carries a dire risk.

Because using a demon could condemn your soul.

Get this epic fantasy now for a tale of war, intrigue, and magic, with twists layered atop twists.

Gen Con 2019

I just got back from Gen Con, which is probably one of the largest gaming conventions in the US. Upward of 70k people attended, and the size of the exhibition hall was easily 10x larger than any other con I’ve been to.

Regrettably, I didn’t bring many books to sell, yet managed to secure several online orders. I had a blast, however, meeting readers and fellow authors.

Check out the pics!

With Anna Smith Spark, author of Court of Broken Knives
With my idol, Margaret Weis

Pardon The Mess!

Because of a server snafu, I have to rebuild this page.

In the meantime, here’s where to start with my stuff:

There are currently four entry points into the Legends of Tivara, with a fifth coming in October.

Thorn of the Night Blossom is Part 1 of the Scions of the Black Lotus series. It is shorter, serialized fiction, which takes place 10 years before the core stories. It follows Jie when the half-elf spy is a courtesan-in training in the elite Floating World.

Prelude to Insurrection also stars Jie. It is a prequel to any of the core series, though it directly sets up:

Songs of Insurrection, Book 1 of the Dragon Songs Saga. It follows Kaiya, an awkward princess with the perfect voice to evoke the lost magic of Dragon Songs. In a secondary arc, Jie uncovers a conspiracy.

Masters of Deception, Book 1 of the Dragonstones Chronicles, explores the pyramids and forms of magic in Tivara. On a mission to root out a traitor, Jie meets with a Diviner, Sorceress, and Paladin. Even though they all have sometimes-conflicting agendas, they must work together to protect a dragonstone.

Crown of the Sundered Empire, Book 1 of Heirs to the Sundered Empire, releases this October. It follows the conflict between the Bovyans, a race of men descended from the mortal son of the Sun God, and they Eldaeri, the Sun God’s Chosen People. Of course, Jie figures prominently in it.

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