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Demesne' Valley of Mystery By S.F. & D.A. Swem
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No one seems to notice the old man any more. He is just one more of the unseen ones with the slumped shoulders and bent back, the gray hair tangled when not covered by the tattered, well-worn brown... More > cloak over torn and dirty jacket and trousers, mud-caked worn boots. His bony, dirty hands are always clutching a gnarled piece of wood that he uses as a walking stick to help him stay upright. His face is always downcast, withered, and weathered by the elements with eyes not often seen, but when seen, his lifeless, dark eyes show a sense of loss and extreme sadness, causing anyone looking into them to shiver and turn away, for no one wishes to look into such deep wells of despair. He was once more than this—powerful, respected, and loved. Now he is just an old man. She is an orphan who was raised by a caring, loving couple, wise in the ways of magic and life. With her mare Tinabara and a bird of prey named Chaka, her companions and protectors, she travels and learns. Yet the Dragon Back Mountains call to her.< Less
Demesne' Aithera By S.F. & D.A. Swem
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A girl child, assassinated at birth by spirits of evil, brought back to life through the magical essence of others. Yet, Aithera Kilbray has bigger obstacles ahead. Orphaned at 5 summers of age by... More > the dark one who destroyed her family's estate, she is raised Tera by those who recognize her potential for magic. As she grows to an adult and strikes out on her own to learn more, she meets others willing to teach her how to expand her gifts, but even they are amazed at the magnitude of Tera's talents. Those lessons are put to the test as the dark ones find her once more, chasing her towards her destiny.< Less
Demesne' New Beginnings By s.F. & D.A. Swem
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By staying in the valley, Aithera is hidden and safe, but when she leaves to visit her friends in a small settlement near Haulden, a new menace shows himself -- someone from her past that promises to... More > harm her friends to get to her. Jira learns from visiting her family that there is a secret about her mother's origins -- a secret confirmed by an unexpected source -- that reveals she is more than just a mere farm girl. This news sends her on a journey of discovery that brings on more surprises. While Jira is on her quest, Aithera decides that she must become the hunter instead of the hunted. When she finally confronts the one from her past, she gets answers that are very painful and not what she was expecting. Aithera survives the encounter, and when she and Jira return to the valley, they each have surprises of their own. Devon reveals the truth about Aithera's origins, and with this newfound knowledge, she sets out to mend the pain and seek the happiness she longs for.< Less
Demesne' Valley of Mystery By S.F. & D.A. Swem
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No one seems to notice the old man any more. He is just one more of the unseen ones with the slumped shoulders and bent back, the gray hair tangled when not covered by the tattered, well-worn brown... More > cloak over torn and dirty jacket and trousers, mud-caked worn boots. His bony, dirty hands are always clutching a gnarled piece of wood that he uses as a walking stick to help him stay upright. His face is always downcast, withered, and weathered by the elements with eyes not often seen, but when seen, his lifeless, dark eyes show a sense of loss and extreme sadness, causing anyone looking into them to shiver and turn away, for no one wishes to look into such deep wells of despair. He was once more than this—powerful, respected, and loved. Now he is just an old man. She is an orphan who was raised by a caring, loving couple, wise in the ways of magic and life. With her mare Tinabara and a bird of prey named Chaka, her companions and protectors, she travels and learns. Yet the Dragon Back Mountains call to her.< Less
Demesne' New Beginnings By S.F. & D.A. Swem
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Aithera and Jira decide to stay in the Dragon Back Valley. This decision causes confusion and uncertainty in others. Solen departs when he believes he is doing more harm than good, and Aithera... More > accepts what she believes is a future of pain that duty and honor bring with that decision. By staying in the valley, Aithera is hidden and safe, but when she leaves to visit her friends in a small settlement near Haulden, a new menace shows himself -- someone from her past that promises to harm her friends to get to her. Jira learns from visiting her family that there is a secret about her mother's origins -- a secret confirmed by an unexpected source -- that reveals she is more than just a mere farm girl. This news sends her on a journey of discovery that brings on more surprises. While Jira is on her quest, Aithera decides that she must become the hunter instead of the hunted. When she finally confronts the one from her past, she gets answers that are very painful and not what she was expecting< Less
Demesne' Aithera By S.F. & D.A. Swem
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A girl child assassinated at birth by evil spirits of evil, brought back to life through the magical essences of others. Yet, Aithera Kilbray has bigger obstacles ahead. Orphaned at 5 summers of age... More > by the dark ones who destroyed her family's estate, she is raised as Tera by those who recognize her potential for magic. As she grows to an adult and strikes out on her own to learn more, she meets others willing to teach her how to expand her gifts, but even they are amazed at the magnitude of Tera's talents. Those lessons are put to the test as the dark ones find her once more, chasing her towards her destiny.< Less