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The Legends of Tivara

The Legends of Tivara is a collection of novel series, short stories and other media.  The stories combine the political intrigue of Game of Thrones, the magic diversity of The Last Airbender, the epic fantasy setting of Middle Earth and the cross-cultural conflicts of Civilization.

Dragon Songs Saga

The Dragon Songs quadrology follows the story of Princess Kaiya, who starts as awkward 16-year-old and rediscovers the lost art of channeling magic through music.

Book 1:  Songs of Insurrection

The Empire of Cathay teeters on the brink of rebellion, and only the lost magic of Dragon Songs can prevent the realm from descending into chaos.

Blessed with an unrivaled voice, Kaiya dreams of a time when music could summon typhoons and rout armies. Maybe then, the imperial court would see the awkward, gangly princess as more than a singing fool.

When members of the emperor’s elite spy clan uncover a brewing rebellion, the court hopes to appease the ringleader by offering Kaiya as a bride.

Obediently wedding the depraved rebel leader means giving up her music. Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her.

 

 

book-2_front-cover_v2-smBook 2:  Orchestra of Treacheries

Kaiya’s voice could charm a dragon.

It’s been two years since she put down a rebellion with the magic of the Dragon Scale Lute. With the instrument destroyed, her musical talents are inconsequential compared to her value as the last unmarried child of the ailing emperor.

Potential suitors see her as a stepping stone. One ruthless cousin would rather step on her gravestone. Not one to get walked over or buried, Kaiya is holding out for the exiled foreign prince who inspired her to sing. The only one who appreciates her abilities more is the world’s last dragon, Avarax, and it’s not because he enjoys a good song.

Conspiracies eat away at the empire from the inside, while aggressive neighbors wait to consume what’s left. Raw and unproven, Kaiya faces tasks worthy of an imperial princess: defuse escalating conflicts between rival lords. Negotiate peace with foreign powers. Vanquish a dragon.

The magic of her voice is untrained. However, as crisis jolts her from a pampered palace life into an adventure of court intrigue and international diplomacy, Kaiya finds mentors in unlikely places. An elf courtier. An ancient healer. A martial arts master. And an evil sorcerer. She’ll need their guidance to survive the final showdown between a girl finding her voice, and a dragon who has no intention of being fooled a second time.

Book 3:  Dances of Deception

To Be Released in January 2017

Book 4:  Symphony of Fates

To Be Released in January 2017

Daughter of the Dragon Throne

The Daughter of the Dragon Throne young adult series follows the story of Princess Kaiya, who starts as awkward 16-year-old and rediscovers the lost art of channeling magic through music, told from her perspective only. Available for FREE on Wattpad.

Book 1:  Dragon Scale Lute

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The Empire of Cathay teeters on the brink of rebellion, and only the lost magic of Dragon Songs can prevent the realm from descending into chaos.

Blessed with an unrivaled voice, Kaiya dreams of a time when music could summon typhoons and rout armies. Maybe then, the imperial court would see the awkward, gangly princess as more than a singing fool.

When members of the emperor’s elite spy clan uncover a brewing rebellion, the court hopes to appease the ringleader by offering Kaiya as a bride.

Obediently wedding the depraved rebel leader means giving up her music. Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her.