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New people, old friends, same old evil...with a twist .
Only a fool would chase after a cursed artifact through an abandoned city overrun by giant spiders.
A Lone Planet. One Complex.
Tom thought he'd left the war behind, not that it would follow him home. Nobody warned him he'd need to serve one more mission, or that the people calling him to duty would be a grizzled veteran and his beautiful, and quirky, daughter.
Grishna's burning mission in life is to avenge her family. To carve her clan's name into the hide of the dragon that destroyed all but her. To that end she will do anything and everything, so long as breath fills her lungs and she has strength enough to swing a weapon. When the Blades of Leander happen upon her they must decide, is the enemy of my enemy a friend?
The universe is a cold, dark, and inhospitable place. To survive a species must overcome hardship and long odds. Competition for resources is merciless and if the colonists want to succeed, they need to convince an alien world to share.
Allie was meant for something more.
The world of Kroth is full of amazing people. Men and women that did miraculous deeds. Kings and queens and knights and wizards. Allie wanted to meet some of them. Allie wanted to learn what it was like to make a difference and to escape the hot and dusty life on the edge of the desert.
Yet dark forces are moving in the shadows and trying to reclaim what was lost. A secret prophecy guides them on their quest for blood and fire. The path of the scaled splisskin people cross with Allie's, proving that the cost of her dreams might be more than she can bear.
Allie has escaped the clutches of the dragon worshipping cult, but she knows they're one step behind, lurking in the shadows. They hunt for her and her friends, seeking to find the answer to their prophecy.
In the heart of the Empire of Shazamir she finds an unexpected ally. A wanderer from the north, heavy with a quest of his own, joins forces with them and tells them of the path of a true hero. It is a path that stop them from running and sends them back, into the very treacherous fangs of the serpent they'd already lost so much to.
The snake-men seek a half-blood as a key to their reign of blood and terror. Allie and her friends must race to find the prophesied one first and then, if they can, destroy the plans of the snake-men before they begin.
The Goblin Queen is book 3 in the Serpent's War series
Grishna isn't from around here. In fact, Grishna isn't from around anywhere - as far as anyone on Kroth knows. She comes from a faraway place across the void between stars. But she's here now, and thanks to the meddling of dragons, she's here to stay.
Her burning mission in life is to avenge her family. To carve her clan's name into the hide of the dragon that destroyed all but her. To that end she will do anything and everything, so long as breath fills her lungs and she has strength enough to swing a weapon. When the Blades of Leander happen upon her they must decide, is the enemy of their enemy a friend?
The Blades and Grishna must both comes to terms with what extremes they would go to so that they would see justice done. What sacrifices are they willing to make?