|Amazon - The Vampire of Rome|
|Amazon - Starship's Mage|
With no family or connections to find a ship, he is forced to service on an interstellar freighter known to be hunted by pirates.
When he takes drastic action to save the Blue Jay from their pursuers, he sets in motion a sequence of events beyond his control – and attracts enemies on both sides of the law!
|Amazon - Hand of Mars|
Now, trained in new skills by the Mage-King himself, Damien has been sent to the planet Ardennes alongside Alaura Stealey, Hand of the King. A rebel movement there has destroyed cities fighting a Governor seemingly lost to corruption.
But not all on Ardennes is as it seems. As allies becomes enemies and an entire world comes apart in chaos around him, Damien will find both his skills and integrity tested to the utter limit.
|Amazon - Voice of Mars|
As counter-accusations fly and an old flame re-enters his life, the newest Hand of the Mage-King of Mars finds himself in the midst of a bloody interstellar shadow war. With the death toll mounting, Damien must decide whether he should trust the world he came from – or the world that asked for his help.
The wrong choice will trigger a civil war that could shatter human civilization.
Part military space opera, part space whodunit mystery, all enjoyable.
|Amazon - The Wayward Apprentice|
But instead, he plunges into a web of murder and intrigue.
A death Attebrook rules an accidental drowning turns out to be a murder, and he must find the killer with little evidence pointing the way.
Then a commission to return a runaway apprentice pitches him into the midst of a conflict between a rebellious earl and King Henry III that is about to erupt into civil war.
Caught up in the twilight struggle among spies readying for war, Attebrook races to defend the apprentice against a charge of murder while dodging killers in the employ of one of the factions.
Thirteenth century England has never been brought more vividly to life than in the pages of The Wayward Apprentice.
|Amazon - Baynard's List|
But the game of spies is afoot. A valuable list identifying the secret supporters of both King Henry and his rival for power Simon de Montfort has disappeared following the murder of Henry’s master spy in the west of England. Whoever possesses that list obtains a significant advantage in the open war that is soon to break out between them.
Stephen Attebrook, the part-time deputy coroner for northern Herefordshire, has been forced to find this list by his former master, the grasping and ambitious crown justice Ademar de Valence — projecting Attebrook into a cesspit of murder, intrigue and betrayal.
Attebrook faces his greatest challenge as a discoverer of secrets as he races to obtain the list before a rival gets it first, while the life of someone close to him hangs on the outcome.
Step through this time portal to13th century England and relive the sights, sounds and sensations of a lost world as they have never been depicted before.
Vail has produced a cast of fascinating characters, from the sarcastic, legless Harry the Beggar to his protagonist Stephen Attebrook, a crippled knight, is still scraping by on his meager salary as a deputy coroner. Starvation is barely kept at bay, let alone being able to care for his horses (yes plural) and certainly not enough for the household required to be a gentleman. Good news, while he doesn’t have much money he does have lots of people who want to kill him. Oh and his son has been kidnapped, really kept in “protective custody” until he does this one “small” task. The characters come across as real people, not central casting stereotypes, toss in some great fight scenes with a good mystery and plot and I enjoyed myself.
|Amazon - A Dreadful Penance|
The English are uncertain, however, where and when the blow will fall. So, Sir Geoffrey Randall, coroner of Herefordshire, dispatches his deputy, the impoverished knight Stephen Attebrook, to the border town of Clun to make contact with a spy in order to learn Llywelyn’s plans.
At the same time, Randall directs Attebrook to investigate the murder of a monk found dead in his bed at the Augustine priory of St. George at Clun.
The assignment casts Attebrook into the middle of a desperate feud between the priory and the lord of Clun and reveals a forbidden love that can only result in suffering and death.
Attebrook has learned to avoid repeating his mistakes, not a not a two-dimensional stereotype, he’s a compelling protagonist but doubts linger, he still feels out of his depth. And Attebrook really, really wants a job or something the elevate him up from the near poverty he lives in. If he survives the Welsh.
|Amazon - Cursed|
Actually, that last part isn't true. I know why the death cult is after me. It's because I saved that damned girl from them. I didn't know who she was at the time, but I'd have done it anyway. I just don't like it when girls get beat up, call me old fashioned.
Still, I can tell she's hiding something behind those devilish eyes, and if I want to find out what it is, I'll have to help her.
If you want magical pulp this is the perfect book for you.
|Amazon - Marked|
Pierce Ambrose. A man with a secret I didn't uncover until it was too late to turn back, too late to give up on trying to kill him.
Now, if I want to see my sister and nephew again, I have to try one last time.
The worldbuilding is pretty good for a short book, and the character development was much better this time around. Each character has clear motivations and goals, and the secondary ones feel as real and complex. It was nice to delve deeper into Mac's past and learn more about him and why he’s in the mess he’s in.
|Amazon - Burned|
I should have known making a deal with a devil would end with me getting double-crossed, but what can I say, I'm an idiot who wanted his family back.
That demon may have put an army between me and my family, but if I've learned anything these last few days, it's that you can kill anything if you shoot it enough times.
And I've got a whole lot of bullets.
|Goth Witch of Philly|
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