Abigail Hilton is a traveling nurse anesthetist, based in Florida. She owns 3 cats—all veteran travelers, who’ve been x-rayed on various occasions by the TSA. She has spent time in veterinary school and done graduate work in literature. Learn more on her blog and website at abigailhilton.net.
In the beautiful, savage islands of Wefrivain, four teenagers struggle to learn the answers to questions that will reshape their world. Before they became legends, they were just kids.
“Secret Things” is a collection of 4 stories about characters from The Guild of the Cowry Catchers series - Sky Dance, Professionals, Chemistry, and The Secret. 34,000 words.
Gwain is an 18-year-old half-breed, recently returned to the island of his birth. Maijha Minor is a secretive place, home to the despised and hunted fauns of his maternal ancestry. Gwain believes that the island holds the clues that will change the way fauns are treated. However, the island may kill him before he learns the secret. 10,000 words
Lexis is a young tiger prince, born into a fierce and brutal dynasty. He knows that when he is old enough, he will face his brother on the Field of Bones in a battle to the death to decide who will rule Filinia. He is required to attend the sack of the wolfling city of Sardor-de-lor. It is the scene of his father’s greatest triumph, but Lexis has done nothing to distinguish himself. *Short Story*
By Abigail Hilton
Published: March 26, 2013.
Lu is an apothecary, trying to get along as an immigrant in Seashine. Her closest friend is an assassin named Silveo. When Silveo asks Lu to formulate a new poison, her involvement brings her into contact with an attractive pirate captain, as well as thugs and slavers in the belly of Seashine’s underground. As pressures build, Lu makes a mistake which may cost both she and Silveo their lives.
Lu is an apothecary, trying to get along as an immigrant in Seashine. Her closest friend is an assassin named Silveo. When Silveo asks Lu to formulate a new poison, her involvement brings her into contact with an attractive pirate captain, as well was thugs and slavers in the belly of Seashine’s underground. As pressures build, Lu makes a mistake which may cost both she and Silveo their lives.
THEY DID A TERRIBLE THING. THEY’VE RETURNED TO MAKE IT RIGHT. THE PRICE WILL BE HIGH. Chaos is sweeping the islands of Wefrivain—slave revolts, attacks on temples, and questions about the true nature of the wyvern gods. The catalyst is a single book. The authors are a band of pirates. This is the fifth and final book in the Guild of the Cowry Catchers series. *ILLUSTRATED*
Thessalyn is a gifted, blind child. She’s been sent to a prestigious school of Minstrels, but she feels like an awkward outsider. Things seem to improve when the school loans her a griffin, Chesher, for reading and navigating. However, Chesher has her own handicap - stumps where her wings should be. This is a 10,000-word tie-in story to the Cowry Catchers series.
A FORBIDDEN BOOK. A PIRATE PRINCE. AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME. Gerard and Silveo have made peace with their pasts...or so they think. They’ve joined the pirates they once hunted and are prepared to leave Wefrivain in quest for a new life. However, an unexpected cry for help brings them unwillingly back into home waters. *ILLUSTRATED*
Sevn has managed to avoid the harsh realities of living as a hated wolfing in faun territory. However, Sevn’s grandfather is ailing. Soon, even their skill at the forge will not be enough to keep them safe from the fauns who hate and fear them. This 3200-word story occurs several years before the events in the The Prophet of Panamindorah series. It is also available in the Crossroads collection.
Fifteen-year-old Silveo staggers home after a botched assassination attempt on the Maijhan prince. Silveo is not sure how his mentor, Malpin, will receive him. Things don’t get any easier when it turns out that Malpin is entertaining a lady. This is a 3200-word short story about characters from The Guild of the Cowry Catchers series. It is not for children.
EVEN VILLAINS NEED A HERO. When an honorable prince loses his position at court, he is driven to seek employment with the shadowy Temple Police. There, he must work with a jaded, disreputable assassin to catch a charismatic pirate, who knows too much about the Temple. Their hunt will lead them to dark places. On the other side, they just might find redemption. 300,000 words *NOT ILLUSTRATED*
By Abigail Hilton
Published: August 23, 2011.
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eve is an inquisitive baby rat who regularly escapes from her cage. One night she meets a strange creature in a glass tank across the room — a boa constrictor named Malach. What will happen to their fragile friendship when Eve discovers what Malachi eats? Can they devise a solution that will save both Malachi and Eve’s family of rats? Feeding Malachi is an illustrated children's chapter book.
Nothing unites old enemies like new ones. In Laven-lay, wolflings and fauns are sharing counsel for the first time in a generation. In Danda-lay, cliff fauns and cats have joined forces in a desperate attempt to save the city. In Kazar, cats and their shelts have been reunited. But reconciliation may have come too late. The ruin of Selbis is awaking to welcome her king. Gabalon is coming home.
Things have gone horribly wrong for the fauns at their spring festival. A princess has been kidnapped, and visiting dignitaries blamed. The young shape-shifter who saw the kidnapping has been sent hurdling over a waterfall at a deadly height. Meanwhile the wolfling bandits who unwittingly hold the greatest clues are about to be discovered by a bounty hunter, bent on their destruction.
THEY LOST EVERYTHING THAT DEFINED THEM. EXCEPT EACH OTHER. Gerard was only trying to do the right thing when he spared the life of a pirate. He gambled. And lost. He emerges from the slave deck of a ship a year later - free, but numb and scarred. While struggling to survive as an escaped slave in the wilderness, Gerard finds a friend in even more desperate straits. *ILLUSTRATED*
Crossroads is a collection of six stories from the world of Panamindorah. These stories tie into two series, The Prophet of Panamindorah and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Whether you’re a fan or a newcomer, these tales of devotion, betrayal, love, and lust will entertain and surprise you. These are stories of characters at crossroads in their lives, making decisions that define them.
Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, wearing strange clothes and speaking a language no one recognized. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to remember, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She’s from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. This is Book 1 of 3.
Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, wearing strange clothes and speaking a language no one recognized. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to remember, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She’s from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language.
HE CAUGHT THE PIRATE. HE DID THE RIGHT THING. HE’LL REGRET IT.
Gerard had a rough start in his new job as Captain of the Temple Police, and he's finding that he has more than a little sympathy for the pirates he's been ordered to eliminate. Despite this, he and the wily Admiral of the Temple Sea Watch track down the charismatic pirate leader, Gwain. However, Gwain is hunting, too. *ILLUSTRATED*
The querulous island kingdoms of Wefrivain are unified only by religion - a wyvern cult ruled by an eccentric and cruel High Priestess. The wyverns are under attack by a gang of pirates known only as the Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Now Gerard, the honorable and naïve new Captain of the Temple Police, is about to learn more than he ever wanted to know about the pirates...and the Priestess.