Fia's Journey; the Five Gems series
Jeweler's Apprentice: available as an e-book on Amazon.
On her first visit to the palace 16 year old Fia Brithin stumbles onto a court secret. To keep the secret safe, the Chancelor sends her off as apprentice to a famous, reclusive, high mountain jeweler.
...And straight into adventure.
Discovering gems with deep secrets and new friends with the same, Fia learns a whole lot more than just modeling wax. When to trust a stranger, and when not to; why not to try stealing from gem thieves; what heroism is, what royalty ought to be, and that the mountains themselves can sometimes be the greatest danger of all.
Traitor's Knife: available as an e-book on Amazon.
When the loyalist cause enlists the mountain house into a weaponry, apprentice Fia is confronted with three refugee children, a disturbingly upstart former messenger, and accidents happening everywhere. Are saboteurs out to nix the weapons works... or is it the incognito crown prince they're after?
Traitor's Knife continues where Jeweler's Apprentice ended, and nearly seventeen year old Fia Brithin from the foothills still has a lot to learn about the mountains, and the people now in them.
The Thaw series isn't merely a Snow Queen retelling... it's so much more. Beginning with aspects from the The Snow Child, Snegurken, The Snow Queen, plus numerous other well known tales... it's a ride into the world of the unknown, on glittering icy swans and a wind that can blow you anywhere you'd least expect it.
#1 Winter's Child
A barren king and queen pray for a child, and when in their loneliness, they make one out of snow, their prayers are answered in a special, and unusual way.
Sometimes, when we get what we wish for, we don't know what to do with it.
#2 Winter Queen
A slightly pampered girl allows her avoidance behavior to isolate her from the world... and it's only when she takes the final step that the realizes the wall she's built in the name of safety is also the one that will hold her prisoner forever... unless she discovers how to destroy it.
The only one who can break a neurosis... is the one who has it.
#3 Prince of Demarken
The whole world knows his guilt, and is absolutely correct about it, but how far can a man go to regain respect so swiftly lost?
Or is an honorable death the best a fallen star can hope for?
The only person who can help him... is the one he most deeply wronged.
#4 Reindeer King
When an amnesiac orphan gets tricked into a journey toward his beginnings, will the enigmatic past solve the riddle the queen asks, or present a bigger one?
No man is an island... and the waves have crashed more than one dream.
#5 Princess of Noren
A headstrong princess has jumped feet first into more political puddles than should be legal for a lifetime... but one last question leads her to take her most daring leap ever; and possibly head-long into the one man who was born to be her check mate.
Thaw: series spin-off novels
#1 Twelve Dark Knights
A kingdom's twelve princes go missing every night... but the guards and watchers always fall sound asleep. Will the king's reward draw someone who can solve the puzzle? Or is the one person who can turn the tables already trapped in the dazzling, and dark, world of the fairy court?
#2 The Beaded Slipper
A young prince uncertain of his future meets a shining damsel in the library where he'd gone to hide from the party. But when she mysteriously disappears, he's left with a crime and a clue... one out-of-fashion beaded slipper.
#3 The Book of Keld
The High Isle of Mona has long held the beacon of culture safe, and like a moth, Prince Keld is drawn to the Tower of Books. But who else is trapped nearby, and will the shimmering illusion merely fade with the moonlight?