SF author L. S. King

 

Sword's Edge Chronicles

 

Epic fantasy with science fiction twist
portal
 

 

"This series gets better with each new book. The story of the characters moves on logically, yet the reader is kept engrossed with each new development. I am anxious to see how the tale will progress."
  - P.M. Griffin, SF author

 

 

(stories listed chronologically)

  • Unlikely Prophet
  •   Unlikely Prophet
    the first book in the Sword's Edge Histories
    a prequel of the Sword's Edge Chronicles,which takes place over 1000 years before Sword's Edge

     

    The planet is dying.
    Security Chief Avadhron has lost hope.
     
    His people were forced to retreat to living in domes to escape the toxic atmosphere. But between earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, how long can they last? In anger and despair, the people turn on each other. Avadhron struggles to keep order out of a sense of duty, but he has no more optimism than anyone else.
     
    A long-dormant portal activates -
    An alien arrives.
     
    Is he truly of the race his people call the Elders? The ones who dumped them on this unstable planet and deserted them?
    Although Avadhron doesn't trust this alien or his offers of help, he is reluctantly is forced to back the plan which would move his people through the portal to a new planet, but can they learn the survival skills necessary to live on this new world? And is it already too late? Can they move an entire population before their planet destroys itself?

     

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    Elyria Map for Unlikely Prophet

     

     

  • Alcandhor
  • An e-book compiling these three previously published short stories:

    • "Alternate Path" published in Deep Magic, July 2005
    • "Bitter Storm" published in Deep Magic, January 2004
    • "Petition" published in Residential Aliens, November 2010

     

  • "Not Good"
  • Free: a fun vignette which takes place about six years before Sword's Edge

     

  • Sword's Edge (book one)
  •   Sword's Edge

     

    Ripped from her home...
    ...recruited as a spy.
     
    Can Tam successfully pose as a servant and discover which of the lords is a traitor? If she fails, not only will her family die, but their world will be thrown into chaos.
     
    Tragedy strikes -
    Tam's world crumbles.
     
    Amidst grief, she must undertake a dangerous rescue mission, aided by a mysterious alien relic. Can this young lass succeed or will the assassins at her heels cost her all?

     

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  • Children of the Enaisi (book two)
  •   Children of the Enaisi

     

    Nandhal is set apart by his alien blood.
    He is also a traitor.
     
    Lusting for power, he planned a coup, but it failed, and now he is on the run, searching for a band of Rogues with hopes they will shelter him and help with his plans for revenge.
     
    Tam fears her alien blood -
    of what it makes her.
     
    Away from her home in the mountains, she now lives in the city and feels even more alone, especially with her alien abilities. Her uncle is determined to use her to access the fabled portal and its secrets. Perhaps even the return of the aliens themselves.
     
    Marcalan cannot have alien blood -
    but he does.
     
    Haunted by this knowledge, he learned early on to hide his secret lest he bring shame on his family - on his mother.
    And now he has a new secret: he has fallen in love with his Thane's niece. Unable to stop his heart, he can do only one thing, even though it means losing her. But will he also lose his life?

     

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  • Laws and Prophecies (book three)   Now Available!
  •   Laws and Prophecies

     

    Treason in his clan...
    Conspiracies from kin...
     
    Plots against not only his rule but his person assail Alcandhor. If they succeed, he will lose not only his position as leader, but all ties to his family as well—cast out, riven from his children, his mother, sister, his dearest friends.
     
    A province rebels—
    splintering loyalties.
     
    Amidst the turmoil menacing his life, the corruption he fears has infected his kin, and provincial lords threatening to set up their own despotic princedoms, Alcandhor finds himself forced to choose. Does he uphold his vows to preserve their laws or give in to the ancient, haunting prophecies he seems destined to fulfill?

     

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